Rise to Power
#1, The David Chronicles
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Here is the story of David as you have never heard it before: from the king himself, telling the unofficial version, the one he never allowed his court scribes to recount. In his mind, history is written to praise the victorious—but at the last stretch of his illustrious life, he feels an irresistible urge to tell the truth. In the first volume, Rise to Power, David gives you a fascinating account of his early years, culminating with a tribal coronation. Rooted in ancient lore, his is a surprisingly modern memoir.
In an era of cruelty, when destroying the enemy is deemed a sacred directive, the slayer of Goliath finds a way to become larger than life. His search for a path to power leads him in ways that are, at times, scandalous. Notorious for his contradictions, David is seen by others as a gifted court entertainer, a successful captain in Saul’s army, a cunning fugitive, a traitor leading a gang of felons, and a ruthless raider of neighboring towns who leaves no witnesses behind.
How does he see himself, during this first phase of his life? With his hands stained with blood, can he find an inner balance between conflicting drives: his ambition for the crown, his determination to survive the conflict with Saul, and his longing for purity, for a touch of the divine, as expressed so lyrically in his psalms and music?
Rise To Power
Full disclosure: I narrated the audio version of this book. This is a modern retelling of the story of King David from the Old Testament. The modern language allows the reader to penetrate the centuries in a way that reflects modern politics and the vagueries of fame and celebrity, youth and old age. A compliment to the ancient bible story!
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- Category: Historical
- Published: Mar 03, 2015
- Publisher: Uvi Poznansky
- Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
- Print Length: 313 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: #1, The David Chronicles