Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Book Review: Delilah


From the Back:

A Complex and Compelling Glimpse at One of the Bible's Most Notorious Women
Life is not easy in Philistia, especially not for a woman and child alone. When beautiful, wounded Delilah finds herself begging for food to survive, she resolves that she will find a way to defeat all the men who have taken advantage of her. She will overcome the roadblocks life has set before her, and she will find riches and victory for herself.

When she meets a legendary man called Samson, she senses that in him lies the means for her victory. By winning, seducing, and betraying the hero of the Hebrews, she will attain a position of national prominence. After all, she is beautiful, she is charming, and she is smart. No man, not even a supernaturally gifted strongman, can best her in a war of wits.
My Reflections:

Ah my heart sings when I see the next installment of the Treacherous Beauty fresh from the presses. I find my eyes scanning earnestly waiting eagerly for Hunt's newest release, and then it happens..and oh so quickly it is devoured, gone and finished, the last page turned, then starts the cycle one again...

I absolutely love Hunt's style, the way she takes a Biblical story and creates scenarios that may have taken place.

Hunt mentions in the back of her book that there aren't that many details written about Delilah, we don't even know her heritage. Some may not enjoy the liberties this author has taken, I know some of my close friends will not even read a fictional Biblical tale, but I love the way these stories open up my imagination to the possibilities of these times, also they always spur me on to re read the passages to get a clear understanding of the factual events, love it!

There are some disturbing scenes in this novel, Achish is pure evil, and seriously gave me the creeps! I did however fall in love with the sweet mothering widow at the well. She takes Delilah in and cares for her and teaches her the trade of weaving. This woman was actually one of my favorite characters with her wise words and willingness to teach and guide a young girl who is so lost and hurting.

This novel, Delilah is one you won't want to pass up.
The messages of forgiveness, temptation and faith are interwoven into the beautiful tapestry of life, real and unadulterated. It was such a great reminder that if we hold onto past hurts the very fabric of our lives becomes so entangled that the beauty that was intended becomes messy and disfigured.

Truth is those rough and uneven threads of our life story truly make our character and uniqueness that is perfect just the way it is... flawed, broken and ready for the skilled hands of the master weaver.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc

THE AUTHOR

  1. Angela Hunt

    The author of more than 100 published books and with nearly 5 million copies of her books sold worldwide, Angela Hunt is theNew York Times bestselling author of The Note, The Nativity Story, and Esther: Royal Beauty. Romantic Times...
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