Item description for Unspoken-Bathsheba (Lineage Of Grace V4) by Francine Rivers...
Overview The familiar biblical account of Bathsheba and David unfolds in a new light in this retelling through the eyes of Bathsheba; includes a study on the biblical text for personal or group use.
Publishers Description The compelling story of Bathsheba and David as told by award-winning author Francine Rivers. Readers will see the familiar biblical account unfold in a whole new light through the eyes of Bathsheba. This timeless story has contemporary meaning for today's readers. A study on the biblical text is included for personal or group study.
Community Description Five women whom God chose. Each was faced with extraordinary, even scandalous challenges. Each took great personal risk to fulfill her calling. Each was destined to play a key role in the lineage of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world! With her hallmark touches of brilliant prose and gripping characterizations, Francine Rives tells these womens' stories in a way you've never heard before.
Remaining true to the facts given in Scripture, she brings these long-ago women to life and lets them speak to us in new and life-changing ways. Unspoken tells the story of Bathsheba. Difficult times, poor judgment, and a broken heart drew her to King David, and him to her. Despite forbidden love, and even death and betrayal, God salvaged a union that would give birth to Solomon--heir to the throne of David. Through Solomon and through Bathsheba, flows the royal blood of Christ. Learn along with her the overwhelming truth that God is a God of 2nd chances.
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Citations And Professional Reviews Unspoken-Bathsheba (Lineage Of Grace V4) by Francine Rivers has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Romantic Times - 07/01/2001 page 112
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.32" Width: 5.23" Height: 0.84" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2001
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series Lineage Of Grace
Series Number 4
ISBN 0842335986 ISBN13 9780842335980 UPC 031809035986
Availability 0 units.
More About Francine Rivers
Francine Rivers began her literary career at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market and her books were awarded or nominated for numerous awards and prizes. Although raised in a religious home, Francine did not truly encounter Christ until later in life, when she was already a wife, mother of three, and an established romance novelist. Shortly after becoming a born-again Christian in 1986, Francine wrote Redeeming Love as her statement of faith. First published by Bantam Books, and then re-released by Multnomah Publishers in the mid- 1990s, this retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea set during the time of the California Gold Rush is now considered a classic work of Christian fiction and continues to be one of the Christian Booksellers Association’s top-selling titles; it has held a spot on the Christian bestseller list for nearly a decade.
Since Redeeming Love, Francine has published more than 20 novels with Christian themes - all bestsellers- and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for numerous awards including the RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion in Honor of Outstanding Literary Talent. In 1997, after winning her third RITA award for Inspirational Fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers’ of America Hall of Fame. In 2007, the feature-length film version of her novel The Last Sin Eater was released in theaters by Fox Faith. In March 2010, Francine officially became a New York Times bestselling author, when Her Mother’s Hope debuted at #12 on the hardcover fiction bestsellers lists. The sequel, Her Daughter’s Dream, debuted at #12 on the same list just 6 months later, in September, 2010. Francine’s novels have been translated into over twenty different languages and she enjoys best-seller status in many foreign countries including Germany, The Netherlands, and South Africa.
Francine and her husband Rick live in Northern California and enjoy the time spent with their three grown children and every opportunity to spoil their five grandchildren. She uses her writing to draw closer to the Lord, and that through her work she might worship and praise Jesus for all He has done and is doing in her life.
Francine Rivers currently resides in the state of California. Francine Rivers was born in 1947.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Unspoken-Bathsheba (Lineage Of Grace V4)?
Wonderful Mar 27, 2006
I enjoyed this fictional tale of King David and Bathsheba. Their love story was one for the ages. David, as God's chosen leader of the Isrealites, is painted in very human terms. We can understand his motivations as well as those of Bathsheba. Even though their love for each other was very real, the acts they committed to enable their love, caused them to sin.
Their betrayal had many unintended repercussions: her husband's death, her disownment from her family, their son's death. It really showed how one sin can cause the innocent to suffer.
Their story also allowed the reader to see that although they sinned, when they repented God forgave them and blessed them. Their story is one of love, redemption and hope. The Seek and Find section also offered additional insight into how reconciliation with God offers hope for all sinners.
Powerful !!! Mar 6, 2006
This book opened my eyes to the devastating consequences of adultery and the impact it must have had on Bathsheba, something I never really thought of before reading this novel. Much of the teaching I have heard regarding the interaction between David and Bathsheba has been focused on David. This is the first book I have read that describes what Bathsheba must have felt and experienced. How she could have been treated by her family, the people in the King's palace, and by others in Jerusalem. Under the law, Bathsheba should have been stoned since she was an adulteress. People most likely despised her.
One of the things that caught me off guard in this book was how Francine Rivers portrayed Bathsheba & David knowing each other before the incident. How Bathsheba's grandfather and father were soldiers and close friends with David. Bathsheba, who was 8 years old when the book begins, had a crush on David. David even attends her wedding with Uriah. Although it is evident that when David witnesses Bathsheba taking a bath he does not realize who she is. Francine Rivers clearly takes creative license in including this in her book. It is something to ponder.
God's mercy and grace extended to both Bathsheba and David are wonderfully portrayed. That God would use an adulteress who was probably despised by her people in Jesus Christ's lineage shows that God is much less interested in the sins we commit (since everyone of us sins greatly against God), but much more interested in repentance.
I highly recommend this series. It helps one to understand some of the women in the bible who are typically over looked. The entire book series is very well written.
Bathsheba and the sin you cant put down Mar 21, 2004
This book is based on the romance between Bathsheba and King David, from the bible. It is full of emotion and just written fabulously. The emotion Francine Rivers puts in to the book is just so grabbing. In it, bathsheba is madly in love with David. She is so in love with him, that it hurts; and the way ms rivers describes that made me fall in love with David! Bathshebas story is all about Gods mercy and his neverending grace. Bathsheba and David commited a terrible sin, and had to pay for it dearly; bathshebas own family disowned her and she was spat upon is hatred, plus her first born son died and she had to watch her beloved love, david share his affection with dozens of other wives and concubines! Nevertheless, Bathsheba sought out God and raised her children to be great children of God. Gods mercy was spread upon both Bathsheba and David as they repented and got a taste of Gods love and tender mercy. A must read for any believer.
Thumbs Up for Francine! Feb 10, 2004
Unspoken is a poignant Biblical love story between Bathsheba & King David (one of the most beloved Biblical characters). This book gives you an insight of one of the most scandalous love affairs in Biblical history. Francine Rivers did a wonderful job of bringing their story to life with her gift of storytelling. This is the first book I've ever read by Francine Rivers, and it certainly won't be the last one either.
a great series Mar 2, 2003
What else can I say? Francine Rivers is awesome and so is this entire series. Easy reading that you can't put down until you are finished.