Abigail Author:Lois T. Henderson In the exotic setting of King David's world, Lois Henderson spins the fascinating tale of Abigail, the free-spirited and beautiful wife of the warrior monarch. The story is colorful and credible, based on the two dramatic books 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel, and embellished by the author's rich imagination and faithful attention to biblica... more »l fact.
We see Abigail first as a child in a loving home, surrounded by kindness and care. She is then thrust into an unhappy marriage to Nabal, who shows her greed, indifference, and drunkenness. Without the support and love of her husband, she draws ever closer to God, who provides her comfort and joy.
We watch as God builds her courage, her devotion to the teachings of Samuel, her faith in Yahweh and in Israel. These, and her independent spirit, are qualities that endear her to David and eventually lead her to becoming his third wife.
Gripping narrative, rich plot, meticulous historical accuracy, and fully realized characters blend in a skillful reconstruction of the story of this woman who rose from humble origins, triumphed over adversity, and became a model for deep love and enduring faith.
Read for yourself and meet the extraordinary woman to whom David said, "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, which sent thee this day to meet me, and blessed be thine advice."« less