Monday, July 4, 2016

Delilah--Angela Hunt-Book Review

About The Book . . . 

Publisher's Description

A Complex and Compelling Glimpse at One of the Bible's Baddest Girls
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.
And I thought . . . I was pleased to get the opportunity to read this book; and looked forward to it's arrival!  I wasn't disappointed.   Almost at page 1 I was drawn into the story.   I was a little ambivalent about the author taking characters and stories from the Bible and weaving them into fictional stories.    But I was pleasantly surprised at the authors expertise and ability to make the story real and interesting to read.  Miss Hunt is known for the extra care she takes in research which makes the fiction part of the story seem real and come to life.   The Biblical story of Samson and Delilah is in this writers opinion is superbly brought out through this fictional work.  
The characters are well developed (fictionally) and makes you think about their individual circumstances.   The story made me want to read my Bible and reread their stories.  And that's a good thing!
I would recommend Delilah as a great read!  Because of the of the way Delilah's story is depicted and the struggles she went through I would not suggest this as a read for an impressionable teenager.    
Miss Hunt and Delilah deserve my 5 star praise.  
Information about the author . . .  The author of more than 100 published books and with nearly 5 million copies of her books sold worldwide, Angela Hunt is the New York Times bestselling author of The Note, The Nativity Story, and Esther: Royal Beauty. Romantic Times Book Club presented Angela with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. In 2008, Angela completed her PhD in Biblical Studies in Theology. She and her husband live in Florida with their mastiffs. Learn more at
I received a complimentary copy of Delilah from Baker Publishing in exchange for my honest review. 
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