Bathsheba: A Novel
Can love triumph over treachery?
Bathsheba is a woman who longs for love. With her husband away fighting the king’s wars, she battles encroaching loneliness–making it frighteningly easy to succumb to the advances of King David. Will one night of unbridled passion destroy everything she holds dear? Can she find forgiveness at the feet of the Almighty? Or has her sin separated her from God—and David—forever?
With a historian’s sharp eye for detail and a novelist’s creative spirit, Jill Eileen Smith brings to life the passionate and emotional story of David’s most famous—and infamous—wife. You will never read the story of David and Bathsheba in the same way again.
The story of David and Bathsheba in Scripture is one of great tragedy and great grace. I hope my take on how things might have come about and why they might have occurred, justly compliments what truly happened.
Why the author wrote this book:
To understand why. To explore David's motives for falling into such a grievous sin and risk all he had been given.