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Wisdom's Daughter: A Novel of Solomon and Sheba

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    Wohoo! First Review

    This was a perspective altering book. I am shocked there are no reviews for this book so I feel obligated. A caution for sensitive readers. This author has been accused of butchering our Biblical stories or saying she is a God/Christian hater. Which I feel is short sighted and not backed up by anything besides a sense that the speakers need to make a bunch of unnecesary noise about it.
    I felt this book was well researched and one of the best books I have ever read especially of its genre. I do not feel that she hates God or Christians or whatever you may be but she merely gives a different perspective to the story of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.
    She portrays it like the phanatical and over zealous people of those times would be. For example, spiteful of other religions and or gods as well as blatantly sexist. The men of that time would have been up tight and self entitled about any woman who did not stay at home make bread, be chaste and get pregnant when she was expected to. This was how it was and the thought of anything else is ignorant the Hebrews as we were taught were tollerant of nothing that was not the norm, but back it up with the fear of thier God.
    These are the complaints I am tired of hearing about this amazing author from bible thumping old people. So please read and formulate your own opinion.
    India Edghill is a brilliantly vivid writer who chocks full her works with wisdom that is still applicable today.

    The point that spoke to me was her pealing back the layers of her would be Solomon the wise. Hailed throughout the whole known world as the wisest and richest of kings. He was but a man made to seem larger than life, endowed by God yes but just a man. A man with heartbreak, unresolved issues in his past, accute self doubt and the want the undying need to live up to his father King David the Great. Always put in his father's shadow he is plauged by feeling unworthy and lacking in almost every sense. While expected to maintain apperances for the ever growing kigdom of Jerusalem. Someone who is a King is a people pleaser to a fault and who only wants peace he is turned into a man

    The Queen of Sheba the connotation strikes images or infinate riches and fertility of resources. Her beauty as well as wealth is all we can really attribute to her name. Edghill gives her a personality like fire and blinding beauty as the sun, after the goddess she worships. A woman with an endless drive for her country and her people, as well as her capacity for love and exceptance.

    Solomon's daughter Baalit, who becomes the centerpoint in the story. An idescribable girl who ultimatly holds the fate of two kingdoms in her hands.

    This book needs to be read now what are you waiting for?!

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    Posted March 2, 2010

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