Invitation: Cycle One of the Harbingers Series by Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky

I was so intrigued by the concept of four well-known, talented, and unique authors writing a series of short stories together.  In the introduction, the authors explain that the stories were written independently yet joined together with an overarching storyline in a manner similar to a tv series.  I have read novels by all four of the authors and their writing styles are quite distinct.  I had no idea that they were friends… fun.  With the combined creativity of these authors, it is no surprise to me that they came up with such an ingenious concept.   

So, while I found myself intrigued I was also dubious.  Could the series be cohesive with the distinct writing styles of four different authors?  Would it be confusing? 

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Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty by Angela Hunt

Angela Hunt brings biblical persons to life. This is highly evident in the story of Bathsheba whose life is intertwined with King David. You cannot write about Bathsheba without also writing about David. Hunt uses the biblical text as a framework wherein she weaves deductive imagination and biblical narrative into a tapestry of their lives. You feel as if you know David and Bathsheba; you feel their joy and pain.

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