3, 2, 1. Launch!!
It's time. Today, I'm notifying my circle of friends and acquaintances that I've written a novel that I hope will at the very least be an enjoyable read and at best a creative work that blessed you in some way.
The novel is about the childhoods of King David (Old Testament: Beloved Shepherd who became Israel's greatest King) and Abigail (Stunning/Wise Woman Married to a Brute/Ends up married to King David). This first book in the "Souls Of Roses" series further explores David and Abigail's parents' lives and their love stories.
In ancient Israel, people lived in a monotheistic society (One God as Ultimate Sovereign) so for many Israelites, their view of God (His rules, character, and mercies) was incredibly significant, coloring their thoughts, actions, and lives. Their culture was very different than the nations that surrounded them, Saba (Sheba) the south and east, Egypt to the south and west, and the Phoenicians and other tribes that lived to the west on or near the Great Sea.
To the best of my ability, I've written a story meant to encourage and touch the heart wherein people who overcome adversity become more of who they are born to be and less of who they aren't. I've interwoven and considered the food, social customs, dress, attitudes, jobs, social structures (family-based) and more all with the purpose of giving you a hopefully authentic view into 1050 BC.
The book is available in print and e-book Kindle/Nook and is sold on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and you can ask your librarian to order one for you if you prefer. The ISBN number for the print version is: ISBN-13: 978-1-54561-264-4. You can follow me on the Amazon's author's page and/or subscribe to this blog: Hear Your Soul Speak. If you are into contests subscribe at my site www.DeborahBronson.com. I'll be running them not only on Amazon, but also GoodReads for freebies and prizes.
The blog's name (Hear Your Soul Speak) is a phrase traced back to Shakespeare, except he wrote "hear my soul speak." For me, that expression means "give voice, attention, and respect to your deepest wounds and greatest hopes." Healing can't happen without going deep to the source and not just facing the fact that "xyz" happened but also being willing to honor those scars and learn from the experience. Joyful passion is squelched by difficulties if you dull your Light and hopes because disappointments have taught you it's safer to snuff-out dreams, hopes, and ambitions than to risk.
Along with a couple of auto-immune diseases, I have stage 4 arthritis in both knees, hip, lower back and neck. Who knew that toting all those crazy suitcases and workshop supplies would cause such problems? Other difficulties in my life piled on top of one another to the point that I just grew numb.
Eventually, and by God's grace, I've been growing, learning and rising above my new normal. A life very, very different than I had for a long while. And that's okay. Personally, I'm more than okay and I'm passionate about encouraging, blessing others and being a learner-for-life. By now becoming an author, I have full-confidence that it's what I was born to do at this new stage of my life.
Feel free to contact me at: Author@DeborahBronson.com
Rejoice! Aim for restoration, comfort one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you! (2 Corinthians 13:14)