Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes to understand them. Dive deep into the Bathsheba Bible Story and walk away with new understanding!
Bathsheba in the Bible does seem to be a battleground story. You could argue about whether she was innocent as a lamb or guilty of every sin in the book. There’s also all of those crossroads David ignored, where he chose not to fight his desires.
But take the time to get to know more than just the Bathsheba Bible story, but also the woman behind them. See yourself in her, and wow!!
I was a little surprised when I saw just how much she and Hagar have in common, having just finished this wonderful Hagar Bible study.
The Bathseba Bible story is totally applicable to women today. We may not have been “taken by the king” in the same way as Bathsheba, but we have battles every day with shame, fear, trauma. We need to take the time for an emotional baggage check so we don’t carry around unnecessary baggage that comes with dealing with other people.
Come along with me as we “Read With Audra” and enjoy a Q&A session with the author after I share my review.
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The Bathsheba Bible Story Examined
The Bathsheba Battle is not my first study of the Bathsheba Bible story. But I’m in a different place in life than I was last time. I am more mature, more experienced in life. Not as naive, and have the wounds to prove it. (Nothing Huge, but still significant)
The Bathsheba Battle has 12 short inspirational devotions (about a 5-minute read) that pack a punch. Each one walks you through a big truth and has excellent scripture with application questions at the end.
Battle 1: Bathsheba in the Bible
Recognizing Bathsheba in the Bible as a real woman who went through a ton of ‘stuff’ is very helpful. The Bathseba Battle doesn’t gloss over anything, but doesn’t roll in the mud either.
Battle 2: The Bathsheba Bible Story’s Shame
The Bathsheba Bible story is one that has often been used to cast shame. But we can, and should take a pace from the Bathsheba story, and refuse to own that shame.
Battle 3: Trauma in the Bathsheba Bible Story
The lessons on shame and trauma were particularly helpful. Recently, I had the idea that Trauma or “Post Traumatic Stress” is something most everyone encounters. I do not in any way minimize what our soldiers are experiencing. But I want average ‘normal’ women to realize that we experience trauma too.
Recognizing that gives us the chance, the freedom to heal.
I received a copy of this book from @NetGalley and chose to review it here. all thoughts above are my own, and I would recommend this book to every Christian woman!
Related to The Bathsheba Bible Story:
- Behind the SEEN: A Hagar Bible Study (Nonfiction)
- Lydia In the Bible (Fiction)
- The Royal Life: Esther Bible Study (Nonfiction)
- Who was Hadassah, Queen Esther of Persia (Fiction)
- Are You Ready to Dwell in the Shelter of the Most High? (Fiction)
- 40+ Short Inspirational Devotionals (Nonfiction)
Meet the Author
Natalie Chambers Snapp is an author, blogger, and speaker known for her refreshing authenticity and practical approach to life and God’s Word. Not choosing to follow Jesus until the age of twenty-seven, she is passionate about sharing the grace, mercy, and truth of God’s love with others “regardless of your track record.” Her transparency and humor endear her to women of all ages.
Snapp is the author of the book Heart Sisters: Be the Friend You Want to Have, Becoming Heart Sisters: A Bible Study on Authentic Friendships and The Bathsheba Battle: Finding Hope When Life Takes an Unexpected Turn. She has written for various blogs and online devotionals, including Proverbs 31.
Snapp lives in West Lafayette, Indiana with her husband and their three children.
Q: What is the single most important thing you hope readers will learn from their study of The Bathsheba Battle?
I wrote The Bathsheba Battle because so many women approached me after speaking engagements to confide that they relate so much to Bathsheba. Yet, there is little out there on this remarkable woman of Scripture!
My prayer is that those who are suffering will find hope in Bathsheba’s inspiring and remarkable story and choose to live as a survivor rather than a victim. I want others to see that they can emerge victorious and will if they place their hope and trust in God—who is closer to them during our periods of suffering than we can even imagine. Most of all, I simply want others to find hope, because hope is always present if we choose to see it.
Dive into the Bathsheba Bible Story Today
I hope you are ready to find hope today! The Bathsheba Bible story is unforgettable, and the way this particular Bathsheba Bible Study is written will bring home some powerful truth.
Please let me know if you’re ready for Battle! I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Until Next Time, Love God, Love Books, Shine The Light!!