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Smith, Jill Eileen 1958-

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Works: 60 works in 134 publications in 5 languages and 7,839 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bible fiction  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Christian fiction  History  Religious fiction 
Roles: Author
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Publications about Jill Eileen Smith
Publications by Jill Eileen Smith
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 1,001 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, the pieces 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 )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 986 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
Abigail : a novel by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 934 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
Sarai : a novel by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 894 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 )
10 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 792 libraries worldwide
"The breathtaking story of the prostitute who risked everything to protect two Israelite spies before the battle of Jericho"--Publisher
The prophetess : Deborah's story by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )
5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 611 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
Rebekah : a novel by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 603 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
Rachel : a novel by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 518 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 )
3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 505 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
A passionate hope : Hannah's story by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )
4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
Two Old Testament women want to be loved by their shared husband--and to bear children. To what lengths will they go to get what they want most, and will either find her heart's desire?
The prophetess : Deborah's story by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 127 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 )
2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 119 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
A passionate hope : Hannah's story by Jill Eileen Smith( Book )
2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Hannah and her husband, Elkanah, share a deep and abiding love, for each other, for their God, and for his tabernacle at Shiloh. Greatly disturbed by the priests' corruption, they long for restoration and pray for a deliverer. But years pass and nothing changes. Years that reveal Hannah to be barren. Pressured by his family to take another wife, Elkanah marries Peninnah, who quickly begins to bear children. Disgraced and taunted by her husband's new wife, Hannah turns again to prayer. Why does God remain silent and indifferent to her pleas?
The crimson cord : Rahab's story by Jill Eileen Smith( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 38 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( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 35 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( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 33 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
The desert princess by Jill Eileen Smith( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Solomon captured her heart. But can she hold on to his? King David is running for his life with his young son Solomon in tow when Naamah first encounters the prince. Her father is loyal to the king, and that loyalty will be sealed years later--through the marriage of Solomon and Naamah. For her part, Naamah is happy to wed the handsome prince and enter into palace life. But all is not well in Jerusalem. Solomon must navigate constant threats to his life--even from within the palace walls. And when peace is restored, can Naamah ever be truly happy as she watches the love of her life taking more wives? Join bestselling author Jill Eileen Smith as she weaves a tale of young love, heartbreaking betrayal, and the power of forgiveness, all against the vivid backdrop of one of the most tumultuous times in Israel's history
Redeeming grace : Ruth's story by Jill Eileen Smith( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
When famine visits Bethlehem, some hold out hope for rain, while Naomi and her family make a long journey to Moab in search of greener pastures. The harvest there is plentiful, and for a time it appears the Lord is blessing them. But when calamities strike, one after another, Naomi is left alone in a foreign land with only her widowed daughters-in-law for comfort. Downhearted and destitute, Naomi is determined to return to Bethlehem alone. But her daughther-in-law Ruth refuses to leave her side. Despite the fact that she and Naomi will almost certainly live our their days in widowhood and poverty, Ruth holds out hope for a better future--and maybe even a second chance at love
Daughter of the Nile by Jill Eileen Smith( file )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
When Princess Siti marries Solomon to strengthen ties between Egypt and Israel, she brings her god into the palace. Will she bring harm to Solomon's household by rejecting his ways and his God?
A passionate hope : Hannah's story by Jill Eileen Smith( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Two Old Testament women want to be loved by their shared husband--and to bear children. To what lengths will they go to get what they want most, and will either find her heart's desire? Hannah and her husband, Elkanah, share a deep and abiding love, for each other, for their God, and for his tabernacle at Shiloh. Greatly disturbed by the corruption of the priests, they long for restoration and pray for a deliverer. But nothing changes as the years pass. Years that also reveal Hannah to be barren. Pressured by his family to take another wife, Elkanah marries Peninnah, who quickly begins to bear children. Disgraced and taunted by her husband's new wife, Hannah turns again to prayers that seem doomed to go unanswered. Do her devotion and kindness in the face of Peninnah's cruelty count for nothing? Why does God remain silent and indifferent to her pleas? Travel back to the dusty streets of Shiloh with an expert guide as Jill Eileen Smith brings to life a beloved story of hope, patience, and deliverance that shows that even the most broken of relationships can be restored
 
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