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Smith, Jill Eileen 1958-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 97 publications in 3 languages and 7,087 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bible fiction  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Christian fiction  History  Religious fiction 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Jill Eileen Smith
Bathsheba : a novel by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bathsheba is a woman who longs for love. With her devout husband away fighting the king's wars for many months at a time, discontent and loneliness dog her steps - and make it frighteningly easy to succumb to King David's charm and attention. Though she immediately regrets her involvement with the powerful king, events are set in motion that will destroy everything she holds dear. Can she find forgiveness at the feet of the Almighty? Or has her sin separated her from God - and David - forever?
Michal : a novel by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Afrikaans and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daughter of King Saul, Michal lives a life of privilege - but one that is haunted by her father's unpredictable moods and competition from her beautiful older sister
Sarai : a novel by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Abram requests Sarai's hand in marriage, he promises never to take another wife and in return Sarai promises to give Abram a son, but as the years go by and Sarai's womb remains empty, she becomes desperate to fulfill her end of the bargain
The crimson cord : Rahab's story by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The breathtaking story of the prostitute who risked everything to protect two Israelite spies before the battle of Jericho"--Publisher
Abigail : a novel by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abigail tries to honor and respect her husband Nabal despite his abuse of her, but when he suddenly dies, Abigail is free to move on with her life--a life that includes a new husband, David, who insists on having several wives
The prophetess : Deborah's story by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Outspoken and fearless, Deborah has faith in God but struggles to see the potential her own life holds. As an Israelite woman, she'll marry, have a family, and seek to teach her children about Adonai--and those tasks seem to be more than enough to occupy her time. But God has another plan for her. Israel has been under the near constant terror of Canaan's armies for twenty years, and now God has called Deborah to deliver her people from this oppression. Will her family understand? Will her people even believe God's calling on her life? And can the menace of Canaan be stopped?"--Amazon.com
Rachel : a novel by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacob would do anything to have Rachel, but his longing will lead to devastating choices when he is confronted with betrayal and deceit
Redeeming grace : Ruth's story by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When famine visits Bethlehem, Boaz holds out hope for rain while his relative Elimelech moves his wife Naomi and their sons to Moab. For a while, it appears the Lord is blessing Elimelech's family, and his sons marry two lovely Moabite women. But calamities strike, one after another, leaving Naomi alone in a foreign land with only her childless daughters-in-law for comfort. When news reaches Naomi that the famine in Bethlehem has lifted, only Ruth will hazard the journey to her mother-in-law's homeland. Destitute and downhearted, Naomi resigns herself to a life of bitter poverty, but Ruth holds out hope for a better future. And Boaz may be the one God has chosen to provide it
Rebekah : a novel by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her father dies and she is left in the care of her conniving brother Laban, Rebekah knows her life has changed forever. Her hope for the future is restored when she falls in love with her cousin Isaac, and their relationship starts strong. But marital bliss cannot last forever, and the birth of their twin sons marks the beginning of years of misunderstanding, disagreement, and betrayal. The rift between them grows wider and wider until it is surely too deep to be mended. And yet, with God all things are possible
Abigail by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abigail's hopes and dreams are wrapped up in her handsome, dark-eyed betrothed, Nabal. But on the long-awaited wedding day, her handsome groom behaves shamefully. Abigail tries to honor and respect her husband despite his abuse. Meanwhile, her family has joined David's wandering tribe. When Nabal dies suddenly, Abigail is free to move on to a new life, and thanks to her brother, a new husband - David. But there are many dangers in young Abigail's mind
Sarai by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sarai, the last child of her aged father, is beautiful and spoiled. She's aware of the way men look at her, including her half brother Abram. When Abram finally requests Sarai's hand, she asks one thing--that he promise never to take another wife as long as she lives. Even her father thinks the demand is restrictive and agrees to the union only if Sarai makes a promise in return--to give Abram a son and heir. But as the years stretch on and Sarai's womb remains empty, she becomes desperate to fulfill her end of the bargain--lest Abram decide that he will not fulfill his"--Page 2 of cover
Rebekah by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her father dies and she is left in the care of her conniving brother Laban, Rebekah knows her life has changed forever. Hope for the future is restored when she falls in love with her cousin Isaac, and their relationship starts strong. But marital bliss cannot last forever, and the birth of twin sons marks the beginning of years of misunderstanding, disagreement, and betrayal. The rift between them grows wider and wider until it is surely too deep to be mended. And yet, with God all things are possible
The crimson cord : Rahab's story by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wife to a gambler who took one too many risks, Rahab finds herself sold as a slave to cover her husband's debt. Forced into prostitution by Dabir, counselor to the Syrian king, Rahab despairs of ever regaining her freedom and her self-respect. But when Israelite spies enter Jericho and come to lodge at her house, Rahab sees a glimmer of hope and the opportunity of a lifetime. In one risky moment, she takes a leap of faith, puts her trust in a God she does not know, and vows to protect the spies from the authorities. When the armies of Israel arrive weeks later, Rahab hopes they will keep their promise, but she has no idea what kind of challenges await her outside Jericho's walls -- or if she will ever know the meaning of love
The prophetess : Deborah's story by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outspoken and fearless, Deborah has faith in God but struggles to see the potential her own life holds. As an Israelite woman, she'll marry, have a family, and seek to teach her children about Adonai -- and those tasks seem to be more than enough to occupy her time. But God has another plan for her. Israel has been under the near constant terror of Canaan's armies for twenty years, and now God has called Deborah to deliver her people from this oppression. Will her family understand? Will her people even believe God's calling on her life? And can the menace of Canaan be stopped?
Redeeming grace : Ruth's story by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When famine visits Bethlehem, Boaz holds out hope for rain while his relative Elimelech moves his wife Naomi and their sons to Moab. For a while, it appears the Lord is blessing Elimelech's family, and his sons marry two lovely Moabite women. But calamities strike, one after another, leaving Naomi alone in a foreign land with only her childless daughters-in-law for comfort. When news reaches Naomi that the famine in Bethlehem has lifted, only Ruth will hazard the journey to her mother-in-law's homeland. Destitute and downhearted, Naomi resigns herself to a life of bitter poverty, but Ruth holds out hope for a better future. And Boaz may be the one God has chosen to provide it
Abigaïl by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na de dood van haar rijke, maar wrede man trouwt een jonge vrouw met de toekomstige koning van Israël: David
Michal by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De dochter van koning Saul is verliefd op haar vaders grootste vijand en rivaal
The crimson cord : Rahab's story by Jill Eileen Smith( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The breathtaking story of the prostitute who risked everything to protect two Israelite spies before the battle of Jericho
The prophetess : Deborah's story by Jill Eileen Smith( Recording )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outspoken and fearless, Deborah has faith in God but struggles to see the potential her own life holds. As an Israelite woman, she'll marry, have a family, and seek to teach her children about Adonai--and those tasks seem to be more than enough to occupy her time. But God has another plan for her. Israel has been under the near constant terror of Canaan's armies for twenty years, and now God has called Deborah to deliver her people from this oppression. Will her family understand? Will her people even believe God's calling on her life? And can the menace of Canaan be stopped?
The shepherdess by Jill Eileen Smith( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman is forced to leave her expansive life as a shepherdess when King David's men come in search of a beautiful woman to attend the king. She is certain she can never be happy enclosed by palace walls. And with David aging and his sons jockeying for position to ascend the throne, her status in the king's house is tenuous indeed
 
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