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Author:
Jill Eileen Smith
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978-0800733216
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0800733215
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Revell; Reprinted edition (February 1, 2010)
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4.6
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Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling author of Michal. Jill lives with her family in Michigan. Yet Abigail can't escape the marriage because the betrothal was made to get her family out of debt to Nabal's unscrupulous father. Thus, Abigail spends years surviving an abusive marriage and clinging to faith, but not truly expecting anything to get better. When an encounter with David, Adonai's chosen king of Israel, changes Abigail's life, will she be prepared for everything the changes entail?

Abigail, as well as book one in the Wives of King David series, Michal, are hands down two of the best Biblical .

Abigail, as well as book one in the Wives of King David series, Michal, are hands down two of the best Biblical fiction books I've read in a very long time! I have always wanted to know about David and his life from his boyhood all the way to his place as Israel's king. Instead, Once again Jill Eileen Smith whisked me into bible times while introducing us to a tender, young Abigail who loves the Lord and anxiously awaits her arranged marriage with Nabal. This author’s illustration of Abigail’s loss of innocence, heartbreak, agony and struggle, is so powerful I could feel her pain, her sorrow.

Abigail (The Wives of King David Book A Novel. Bathsheba is a woman who longs for love. Abigail's hopes and dreams for the future are wrapped up in her handsome, dark-eyed betrothed, Nabal. But when the long-awaited wedding day arrives, her drunken groom behaves shamefully. With her devout husband away fighting the king's wars for many months at a time, discontent and loneliness dog her steps-and make it frighteningly easy to succumb to King David's charm and attention. Though she immediately regrets her involvement with the powerful king, the pieces are set in motion that will destroy everything she holds dear.

Smith Jill Eileen (EN). Nevertheless, Abigail tries to honor and respect her husband despite his abuse of her. Meanwhile, Abigail's family has joined David's wandering tribe as he and his people keep traveling to avoid the dangerous Saul. When Nabal suddenly dies, Abigail is free to move on with her life, and thanks to her brother, her new life includes a new husband-David.

Jill Eileen Smith's love for King David transmits to the reader, who can identify deeply with Abigail, David's third wife, sharing her joys, jealousies, and heartaches.

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by Jill Eileen Smith. The result is a riveting page-turner that will keep readers looking forward to the next book in this trilogy. Books related to Abigail (The Wives of King David Book Skip this list.

Abigail's hopes and dreams for the future are wrapped up in her handsome, dark-eyed betrothed, Nabal. But when the long-awaited wedding day arrives, her drunken groom behaves shamefully. Nevertheless, Abigail tries to honor and respect her husband despite his abuse of her. Meanwhile, Abigail's family has joined David's wandering tribe as he and his people keep traveling to avoid the dangerous Saul. When Nabal suddenly dies, Abigail is free to move on with her life, and thanks to her brother, her new life includes a new husband--David. The dangers of tribal life on the run are serious, but there are other dangers in young Abigail's mind. How can David lead his people effectively when he goes against God? And how can Abigail share David's love with the other wives he insists on marrying? Jill Eileen Smith, bestselling author of Michal, draws on Scripture, historical research, and her imagination as she fills in the blanks to unveil the story of Abigail and David in rich detail and drama. The result is a riveting page-turner that will keep readers looking forward to the next book in this trilogy.
  • Abigail of Carmel expected her marriage to Nabal would be happy, if not perfect. Instead, the somewhat forceful man she met at her betrothal has become selfish, arrogant, and abusive. Yet Abigail can't escape the marriage because the betrothal was made to get her family out of debt to Nabal's unscrupulous father. Thus, Abigail spends years surviving an abusive marriage and clinging to faith, but not truly expecting anything to get better. When an encounter with David, Adonai's chosen king of Israel, changes Abigail's life, will she be prepared for everything the changes entail?

    Abigail leaps off the page and becomes a woman worth cheering for and caring about. After the schemes of Michal, her righteousness, discernment, and wisdom are breaths of fresh air. But as with all Jill Eileen Smith's characters, she's realistically flawed. Abigail sometimes takes on guilt for things she shouldn't, giving her a bit of a martyr complex. Other times, she has the right idea about how to approach situations but tries to solve them selfishly, so that she benefits more than anyone else. Of course, some of that can be blamed on her years in an abusive marriage, but while Abigail's actions are true to that, she never comes across as a victim. She gets sympathy and empathy from readers not because she's pitiful, but because readers know she's doing the best she can in less than ideal circumstances.

    Speaking of which, David comes across like this in Abigail's story, too. Once again, he is deeply flawed. Abigail's story, more than Michal's, shows the complications of polygamy and why it never works--not just because of Old Testament law, but because it is not God's ideal or plan. Like all of us, David rationalizes wrong actions, but his repentance is always true. He and Abigail share some gratifying tender moments, but I think I liked some of their tension-filled interactions better. Their marriage shows the truth of any marriage--yes, it's romantic, but it's real. It can be raw; sometimes it can hurt. There will always be complications, and only God can walk us through those with fairness and mercy.

    Once again, Jill's research shines through in this novel, making the events of 1 Samuel feel as real and relevant as if they were happening right now. She also delves into the personalities and stories of some minor Biblical characters such as Chileab, the son born to Abigail and David. Artistic license exists, but it doesn't dishonor Scripture or damage the spirit of the real Biblical story.

    If I had to pick one negative thing, I'd say Jill used the words "foolish" and "fool" too much. Also, despite the fact that it was historically correct, the idea that Chileab would never be king because of a disability pricked my heart. However, these are minor and perhaps nonexistent issues when taken with the whole book. I'm so glad I found this series.

  • First off, I want to thank Jill Eileen Smith because this book series has got me into studying the life of David in the Bible AND I AM LEARNING SO MUCH. So it's a testament to a good Biblical fiction author.

    I did struggle with some areas of this book. I felt like maybe the focus sometimes were on the wrong things. Though Abigail only has that one "featured" story in the Bible, her and Ahinoam are mentioned a bunch of times as David is running from Saul and enters into Hebron. We were half way through the book before she even met David, and then some of these areas were just rushed into in my opinion. There was also some mention of her in the first book which I thought we would go into greater detail about in this book (ie David choosing her to lead the women after Michal refused, as he is bringing the ark of the covenant back to Jerusalem), which never happened. Also, since she wanted a baby so badly I was kind of surprised that this book skipped through the part where she found out she was pregnant.

    I think what I"m struggling with so far in the series as a whole, is David. Now I know there is evidence in the Bible that David wasn't a great husband or father so I think it's good that I dont find his relationships with his wives or children that genuine throughout the series. HOWEVER, the one thing that I shouldn't question about David is his love for God. David as he is portrayed in the series is a pretty flat character so even when he is talking about God I"m not feeling moved. Yes, he asks God for strength and creates songs and says a lot of praises but I want to feel that deep, personal love for God in him. My opinion might change when I read the last book, after he is reprimanded and humbled by God but we'll see!

    Also there is one inconsistency I found from the first book. David mentions in "Michal" that Abigail wanted to comfort him after Jonathan died, but he refused. I took this to mean that he didn't sleep with her that night. But in this book, he straight up tells her I need you physically for comfort and they sleep together. I dont know if I am remembering wrong but I'm pretty sure that happened!

    Anyway, I am still excited to read the next one!

  • Good read. It was helpful, I felt, that I had read Michal, the first book (& King David's first wife) before this, to set the stage. However, that being said, Abigal certainly had her own story to tell, & the author does this in a believable, sympathetic way, which like the first book, draws the reader right in to that ancient time & place beautifully. I will, no doubt, read the last in the series, Bathsheva, sometime soon. That may prove interesting, as it should show David in a less than perfect perspective. If you know about King David, you know what I'm referring to.
    I find that reading about biblical heroines in this kind of format brings them to life for me & I can feel their lives more intensely. This, in turn, gives me a renewed appreciation for them, their husbands, their struggles, & indeed the ancient teachings as a whole. It really makes one think about important history.