Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Review of Samson by Jacquelin Thomas

 National bestselling author Jacquelin Thomas has hit it again with Samson, putting a modern spin on the biblical story of Samson and Delilah.  It has all of the elements of the biblical tale—love, betrayal and redemption. 

Despite major lifestyle differences, and against the wishes of his family, fifth generation pastor Samson Taylor marries beautiful Savannah Keys, the former girlfriend of his best friend.  The union of Samson and Savannan brings 2 Corinthians 6:14 to modern times (“Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers”).  Samson feels that Savannah is going through a phase, and will eventually come around to his way of thinking.  Savannah, on the other hand, has made it clear from the beginning that she has no intentions of changing.  Samson tries to make his marriage work, but the lifestyle differences are too much, and eventually the marriage succumbs.

Samson loves God, but is fighting his lust for beautiful women, a trait he inherited from his father.  He fights hard not be like his father, because his father’s love of women ultimately took the lives of both his parents, leaving Samson in the very capable hands of his aunt and uncle.  The more Samson fights to be different from his father, the more like him he really is. 

Ms. Thomas is featuring everyday people, facing everyday problems.  Samson was very engaging and I was eager to see what was going to happen next.  The book was very easy to read and the characters and situations were believable, especially Aunt Hazel.  I would highly recommend that you add Samson at the top of your summer reading list.

Reviewed by Deniece C. Shelman

About the Reviewer
Deniece Shelman is a member of SistahFriend Book Club and the Site Leader for the Greenwood, SC branch of the club. She is married and has three children. To learn more about SistahFriends visit their site at http://sistahfriends.com

1 comment:

Sharon Ball said...

I'm so far behind in my reading is ridiculous, but once I get back on track I'll definitely pick this book up.