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Samson MTI Edition
Contributor(s): Wilson, Eric
ISBN: 1629995150     ISBN-13: 9781629995151
Publisher: Charisma House
    OUR PRICE: $15.29  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: January 2018
Annotation: Destined to defend his people against the opressive Philistine empire, Samson's attraction to a Philistine temptress costs him evrything, and only God can help him avenge his people.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Religious
- Fiction | Media Tie-in
Dewey: 813/.6
LCCN: bl2018002398
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.50" W x 1.00" (0.65 lbs) 288 pages
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Contributor Bio(s):
Eric Wilson is a New York Times best-selling author and recipient of a Retailers' Choice Award. His books include the novelizations of the films Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and October Baby. From an early age Wilson wanted to be a writer. Although he was raised in Oregon, his more enduring memories started in Europe, where, as a missionary kid, he traveled with his parents as they took Bibles behind the Iron Curtain. Life was an adventure, full of exotic cultures and peoples. After high school Wilson traveled in eastern Europe and China. Eric and his wife, Carolyn Rose, have two grown daughters and two grandchildren. He loves God, and asks, “If Jesus is the answer, why are we so afraid of the questions?”

Reviewed by PW Annex Reviews (Publishers Weekly Annex Reviews)

In this excellent movie novelization—releasing concurrently with the motion picture—Wilson (Fireproof) expands and embellishes the Biblical exploits of the legendarily strong Samson. In 11th-century B.C. Gaza, an angel of the Lord comes to Samson's parents to tell them of his upcoming birth and to make them promise to raise him as a Nazirite, one consecrated to God. Years later, after Samson has grown into the strongest Nazirite, the Hebrew people, treated harshly by their Philistine leaders, turn to Samson in the hope that he will lead a rebellion. All Samson wants is to marry Taren, the Philistine woman he loves, but she is a servant of the conniving Prince Rallah and is forced to betray him, a decision that will have harsh consequences for all involved. Over the years, Samson continues to elude the vengeful Rallah until the prince finally resorts to using Samson's lover, Delilah, to find the source of his strength. Wilson uses multiple characters to tell the story; the chapters from Samson's perspective are the most lively and vivid. Though the story has a simple premise, the characters are well developed, the hero is flawed, and the villains have complex motivations. Wilson's adaptation is an outstanding faith-filled adventure. (Jan.)

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