Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Unfolding King David

Historical fiction is my favorite genre to read.  I am currently in the middle of three historical fiction books.  I have a hard time finishing them.  Hopefully this summer I will be able to finish at least two of them.  A few months ago I did read a book which I have been wanting to share with you for a while; this one I even finished.  It is called David: The Warrior King.  It was written by David J. Ferreira.

Mr. Ferreira let the reader know at the beginning of his book that he spent a great deal of time researching the life of King David and wrote his book in such a way that he did not take anything away from Scripture.  Obviously when we read the story of King David in the Bible, we are not given a lot of detail.  In the same way most historical fiction books are written, Mr. Ferreira added people and events to allow the story of David's life to flow better as a novel.  He, in no way, was untrue to Scripture.  That which you find in Scripture was also found in his book.

From what I was able to find out, he was only 25 when he wrote David: The Warrior King.  He is an amazing author.  I was riveted from the beginning of this book.  I had trouble putting it down.  He added such great detail that I could actually picture the events in my head as I read it.  There were a lot of scenes of war that were described, so it is not a book suitable for anyone younger than maybe 15 or 16.  I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want my 13-year-old reading it.  If you are looking for a great historical fiction book to read though, I highly recommend David: The Warrior King.

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