Tuesday, July 13, 2010

David and Goliath (Book Review)

David and Goliath: The Guardian Angel ChroniclescoverAbout 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 consists of three separate but related stories which are tied together at the beginning and end of the novel.  As part of the premise of the overarching story, author Bryan Hathaway explores the relationship between faith and works; he also shows God at work in situations, even when we are unaware of how He is working.

While I am not in complete agreement with the theology of the book, I enjoyed the story.  It isn't the most well-written book I've read, but I found the story to be fast-paced and interesting to read.

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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book, at no cost to me, for review purposes.  Thanks to Rebeca at Glass Road PR for the opportunity!  This post contains affiliate links; if you click through my Amazon.com links and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission.  Thank you!


  1. Sounds like an interesting concept for a story, regardless of the theology.
    I've got a giveaway w/ my book review this week.

  2. Sounds like a very interesting plot!! Interesting that the David in the nursing home is unable to speak and the second-chance-David is also unable to speak.

  3. This definitely sounds like an interesting premise! Thanks for the review!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  4. Again my dear you write the best honest reviews.

    I'll have to check it out :)


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