He was Israels beloved champion. Not only had he saved the kingdom, but the lives of Hassar Jonathan and King Shaul as well. Even so, Shaul took away his freedom . . . and then gave him the generals mantle. A bittersweet reward indeed for Yahwehs chosen one.But he wasnt ready yet to lead the armies of Israelor to accept his true status as Mashiah. He needed timeand the hassars relentless training. Roeh Shamuels steady guidance calmed his fears: If you are to fulfill Yahwehs task, you must accept the place He has for you and conduct yourself in such a manner as to bring honor to the One who gave it to you."And so, despite Abners blatant contempt and Shauls persistent censure, regardless of his own failure or triumph in battle, he chose unswerving loyalty to Yahweh. No one would ever fully understand the consequences of such devotion.No one but Jonathan.
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Here we go again: Terri Fivash is about to take her readers into the life and times of David (or "Dahveed," as he is called in this series). Now, don't get me wrong, initially when I first saw the title I was thrown for a loop as I simply thought that it was simply a misprint or maybe there was something more Fivash was getting at... maybe she wanted to stress the pronunciation: |dah-veed| and not the traditional |day-vihd|.
However, even after reading the prequel to this series, "Ruth & Boaz: Strangers in the Land," it still had not truly dawned on me, as the concluding four words of the aforementioned book didn't really clarify it to be taken as a personal name. That being said, however, I quickly learned (after reading the first book in this series, "Dahveed: Yahweh's Chosen," I all too soon realized it was the actual name).
If you haven't read the first book, I highly suggest that you do, even though the reader is [albeit] briefly updated as to what took place in the first book, but it is nothing as elaborate as if one has actually read the book itself. The second book, though longer than its predecessor, is much more quicker in pace, and more than once I found myself having to reread several sections (and chapters) in an effort to fully understand why some things happened in some places. Likewise, this book explains a little more on the prequel, so inmust throw in an advertisement for reading it as well -- trust me, you will find yourself lost if you don't, but Fivash seems to expect that there might be some who haven't, and so she drops a few hints here and there.
Book 2 ends at a critical stage, and even catches you unawares, so the safest thing for you to do is either have your Bible ready to pick up where it [this book] drops you, or read every page as if it was the last one, so you don't feel like you were left hanging.
Well, readers, enjoy... until the next installment: "Dahveed: Yahweh's Fugitive," is released (and read and reviewed by me), I hope that you are blessed.