The Giant Slayer

The Giant Slayer

by N.A. Hart

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Born to serve, destined to lead…

Twelve-year-old David, a skilled musician and bold risk-taker, tends his flocks in a rural backwater of ancient Samaria, eager to prove himself and join his brothers on the battlefield. A youngest son who would never have a household of his own, no one is more shocked than David when a powerful prophet summons him for a cryptic blessing, hinting that he--and not his brothers--is destined for greatness. So begins David's epic adventure. As the nation readies for war against an age-old enemy, David secretly trains as a soldier. He soon comes face to face with a terrifying foe and ultimately finds himself in the center of a life or death struggle that will alter the course of history for Israel--and the world.

A hero's journey and young adult coming-of-age novel, The Giant Slayer imaginatively retells the Biblical story of David's meteoric rise from shepherd boy to fearless warrior and future king.

As a novel, it can be read for fun, but Hart has included resources for the curious and the studious: a glossary of terms, a list of Bible verses quoted (more or less) directly, and discussion questions for use in small groups or classroom settings.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156015801
Publisher: N.A. Hart
Publication date: 03/14/2019
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 859 KB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

N. A. Hart grew up in Toronto, Canada and Brisbane, Australia, but wound up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Family and cheap real estate drove her to it. She has been telling Bible stories to kids and teenagers for over twenty years. The Old Testament is her favorite because it's full of real people who are mixed bags of failure and faithfulness, fear and trust-just like she is.

Table of Contents

1. Bethlehem. Late summer, 1028 bce

2. Gibeah. One year later. Early summer 1026 bce

3. The fortress

4. Three moons later. Fall 1026 bce

5. Bethlehem. Six moons later. Early spring 1025 bce

6. Playing at war

7. Gibeah. Eight moons later. Early spring 1025 bce

8. Bethlehem. Three moons later. Later winter 1024 bce

9. Finally: battle

10. It is you

11. A single stone

12. Someone else, someone better

13. The first spear

14. Sacrifices

15. Joining the giant slayer’s unit

16. Battlefield. Two years later. Spring 1022 bce

17. Doubling the requirement

18. Road outside Gibeah. Two years later. Spring 1020 bce

19. The second spear

20. Escape from Gibeah

21. Too awful and too wonderful

22. Someday


Bible Verse List

Discussion Guide


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