Ivochen Chen Chen từ Samukawa, Koza District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Nhật Bản
Tuyệt vời. Tôi chỉ thích đọc tiểu thuyết lịch sử.
Đọc khoảng một nửa số này và không thể tiếp tục ... Tôi không thích nó. Tôi thường không phải là người bỏ đọc một cuốn sách, nhưng tôi thực sự không quan tâm đến cuốn sách này chút nào.
Cuốn sách này trở nên kooky, thảo luận về số học, Chúa Kitô, người ngoài hành tinh và sự bất tử.
Tôi đã có một cuộc hẹn, và khi kết thúc lúc 3 giờ tôi đã đến Starbucks để uống, và họ đang thiết lập một cuốn sách đọc với tác giả. Vì vậy, tôi đã mua cuốn sách, có khoảng 50 trang vào đó và sau đó đến gặp anh ấy nói chuyện. Anh ấy thật tuyệt vời, nói giỏi và có căn cứ. Hài hước quá ở các bộ phận. Khi tôi về nhà, tôi đã hoàn thành nó. Nó thật sự rất đáng lo ngại. Tôi ngạc nhiên khi anh ta còn sống, ít viết một cuốn sách về những trải nghiệm của anh ta.
Jill has skillfully crafted together a compelling and heart-wrenching book on the well-known story of David and Bathsheba. Never erring from the truth of the Scriptures, this book explores the thoughts and feelings of what David and Bathsheba might have been experiencing before, during, and after they fell into sin. The last in the Wives of King David series, this is a powerful and thought-provoking book! The characters in Bathsheba were well developed and extremely well written. I really connected with Bathsheba, David, and even Uriah. Digging down deep, Jill brings the depth of these character’s feelings to life, vividly describing Bathsheba’s longing, then her betrayal to her husband by giving herself to another, and then the consuming guilt over her sin. David’s reactions were also extremely well written and sobering as he attempted to cover the matter up. I could literally feel and understand his frustration and desperation as every attempt to send Uriah home fell through. The undercurrent of emotions throughout this book is vivid and powerful. Because of the story – David and Bathsheba’s adultery – one can guess that it does contain some adult content. But honestly, I thought it was incredibly clean for the events that took place. When David watched Bathsheba bath from his balcony, nothing explicit was described except that he was filled with desire to have her. When David seduced Bathsheba, it was very minimal. The actual act of sin took place “off scene”. Jill’s focus on writing this book was mainly on David and Bathsheba’s thoughts and feelings – something the bible does not give us. While we can never know what the two of them where thinking before or after the act of adultery, I think Jill’s adaptation of the event is the most believable and accurate I have ever read. It was so well written that I could feel Bathsheba’s remorse and David’s desperation. The scene when Nathan confronts him with his act of adultery was powerful. It reminded me of Numbers 32:23, “…be sure your sin will find you out.” Bathsheba has earned a permanent place on my favorite’s bookshelf! I was pulled into this story from the very first scene, unable to put it down. As I read, an old saying from my mother continually came to mind – “Sin always feels good for a little while.” David and Bathsheba’s story is a prime example. Before and during, they thought of nothing but their desires and longings. But almost instantly after the act was committed, feelings of guilt began to fill their hearts and consume them. And because of that one night, the “sword” never departed from David’s house. It’s sobering to see how the rest of his life was affected because he disobeyed God’s commandment to not commit adultery. In all, Bathsheba is one of the best books I’ve read this year!