David and Goliath by Bryan Hathaway

About the book:

David Liberty is trapped within the walls of a nursing home, inside a failing body. No longer able to move, speak, or respond to communication, David longs for escape and welcomes his impending death. His plans are changed when he is confronted by an angel, Joelle, who questions his past and irrevocably changes his future. David is given a second chance at life, but not in the manner he had hoped. His renewed body and unchanged self are thrown into the lives of others, and he is commissioned to assist them in their struggles and bridge the chasm that separates them from God. As a penalty for a lifetime of merely “talking the talk,” David is unable to speak; instead he must use actions to demonstrate his love for God and others. David’s first task is to help a major league baseball player put aside pride and once again place his family above money and fame. Next, he is thrown into a new family, in which envy threatens the life of both siblings. In the climactic conclusion, David encounters a young boy whose family is held captive to sloth and anger.
David and Goliath has three different stories which are all related. If you've read any of my reviews, you know that I am not a fan of this kind of story telling.

We see a complex relationship between faith and works in the novel, pointedly part of the theme is how God works within and through us sometimes without us even knowing how we are being used by Him or how situations are used by Him for His purposes.

I have a problem with the theology within the story, but I can't explain without a spoiler alert. On second thought, I think I'll let you judge for yourself.

Frankly, this isn't one of the best written novels I've read, in fact it really rates about a one star for readability, although there aren't any real flaws that I can point to, the story just doesn't flow like a river. The back cover information promises a super premise, So enjoy.

I received this book courtesy of Rebeca Seitz at Glass Road Public Relations free of charge for the sole purpose of a book review, not a book promotion.

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