Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
About the book:
A Complex and Compelling Glimpse at One of the Bible’s Baddest Girls
Life is not easy in Philistia, especially not for a woman and child alone. When beautiful, wounded Delilah finds herself begging for food to survive, she resolves that she will find a way to defeat all the men who have taken advantage of her. She will overcome the roadblocks life has set before her, and she will find riches and victory for herself.
When she meets a legendary man called Samson, she senses that in him lies the means for her victory. By winning, seducing, and betraying the hero of the Hebrews, she will attain a position of national prominence. After all, she is beautiful, she is charming, and she is smart. No man, not even a supernaturally gifted strongman, can best her in a war of wits.
You know you have to be a talented writer to write about the women in the bible that everyone scorns and have people enjoy it!
I did really like this book, although I did not always find her a sympathetic character as much, Ms. Hunt wove a tale that makes you realize and understand what she did.
Often Samson is portrayed as a womanizer, Delilah, a scheming evil woman simply looking to line her pockets. This story will help you see past that and to the possible inner workings of this man and woman. I found it fascinating that it mentions that Samson is talked about in the hall of faith as someone to look up to. We often seek to judge others, not as God judges.
This was given to me for review by NetGalley and Bethany House publishers. The opinions contained herein are my own.