Geraldine Brooks 'The Secret Chord'

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Audio Book Review ‘The Secret Chord’ (King David) by Geraldine Brooks [Video] Written by a Pulitzer Prize Winning Author! The Hebrew Bible claims; God loved King David most. Whether you view The Bible as a religious guide, history book, or a timeless work of literature, you likely find this idea perplexing enough to have a few questions pass through your mind’s eye. After all, King David was a warrior, a military leader that was responsible for many deaths, albeit to claim an earthly kingdom for God, many shed blood. Obviously addicted to power, for many, what makes this celestial favoritism even more compelling is David’s narcissism that often manifested as philandering with the wives of other men, and ultimately claiming them as his own.…show more content…
Told by Natan (Nathan), whose father lost his life to the youngster that ultimately became King, despite the tragedy, his visions of the future led him to serve as David’s lifelong prophet and confidant. Perhaps, the only man that could reprimand the King, his intimate relationship with David, and those closest to the King, allows the story from Natan’s perspective to reach depths that would not otherwise be possible. Conclusively, The Secret Chord crosses nearly all genres’ as the King’s life exemplified the experiences of being human; he just had all of them. The author’s story comes across as if we found in a cave somewhere original well-written texts. Love, hate, murder, and jealously, the delivery makes it all feel real. The Secret Chord published by Penguin Random House categorizes the novel as literary fiction, spiritual fiction, and historical fiction. It is available in hardcover, ebook, and audio at Amazon and other book
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