Faith Blum has a new book. And it’s not a Western. It is a fairy tale retelling set during the time of King Saul. Read on to learn more about the book.
About the Book
A wicked priestess, a morally corrupt king, and two children stuck in the middle…
Hadassah and Gidal love their parents and will do anything for them. When Priestess Basmat tell Ehud and Jerusha to pay their debt, they cannot and she takes Hadassah and Gidal as her slaves for two years.
The priestess works them hard, but there are two other servants to divide the load with, so they cope as well as they can. Then King Saul comes in disguise requesting the priestess’s other services—as a medium.
Will Hadassah and Gidal trust Adonai to take care of them? What will happen after Priestess Basmat comes face-to-face with the prophet Samuel?
About the Author
Faith Blum is a small-town Wisconsin girl. She’s lived in, or outside of, small towns her whole life. The thought of living in a city with more than 60,000 people in it scares her, especially after some interesting adventures driving through big cities like Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.
Faith currently resides in the middle of the state of Wisconsin with her husband and their cat, Smokey. She is blessed to be able to have writing as her full-time career with household work and cooking to do on the side. She loves to paint walls as long as she doesn’t have to do hallways or ceilings.
When not writing, you can find her cooking food from scratch due to food allergies (fun), doing dishes (meh), knitting, crocheting, sewing, reading, or spending time with her husband (yay!). She is also a Community Assistant for the Young Writers Workshop and loves her work there. She loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to contact her on her website.
Faith Blum is doing a giveaway with her blog tour. She is offering a paperback copy of Trust and Obey as well as a magnet with the cover on it! You can enter here.
Saul called in Urim, the priest. “Have you heard from the Lord yet about this battle?”
“No, I have not.”
Saul picked up the nearest thing to him and threw it at the tent wall. “Why is He ignoring me? I need to know what to do. I can’t take the silence anymore.”
Urim bowed his head. “I’m sorry, my king. I cannot help you.” He backed out of the tent and Saul was left alone with his servants.
Saul sat down, his shaky legs no longer holding him up. His vision clouded and he ground his teeth together. One of his servants approached and Saul snapped his head in that direction. “Seek for me a woman who is a medium so I may go to her and inquire of her.”
Achim took another step nearer. “My king, there is a woman who is a medium at En-dor.”
The cloud dissipated from Saul’s eyes. “Gather some servants clothing for me that I may disguise myself. Then pick another servant to go with us.”
Achim bowed. “Yes, my lord.”
Saul stood and paced around the tent until Achim returned. Achim assisted Saul in changing into the servant’s clothing.
When he finished, Achim scooped up some cooled ashes. “My king, may I smudge your face?”
Saul nodded. “Who is coming with us?”
“My brother, Carmi. We grew up in En-dor and know the best ways to get in and out of the village unseen.”
“Very good. We must get going.”
Achim beckoned to a shadow at the edge of the tent and a man stepped out. “I am at your service, my lord.”
Saul looked him up and down. “Come. We depart now.”
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2 thoughts on “Trust and Obey – A Fairy Tale Retelling of Biblical Proportions”
Faith Blum says:
Thanks for being part of my tour, Frances! I love the title you gave your blog post!
You’re very welcome. It’s my pleasure to help 🙂