Sunday, July 24, 2016

Delilah - a fictional account by Angela Hunt



This is another book that's hard to put down.  It's a fictional account of the biblical narrative of Samson and Delilah.  Told from the perspective of both main characters, the reader gets to peek into the culture and life of Bible times.

From the publisher:  "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."

Hunt is a very good author.  Her storylines are interesting and easy to follow.  Themes throughout the book remind the reader of God's providence, God's protection, God's faithfulness, God's calling for our lives, God's forgiveness, and God's presence.

I would recommend this book to readers over age 16, because there are some graphic scenes and some sexual innuendos. There is also sexual and physical abuse.

This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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