Title: The Prince’s Psalm
Author: Eric Shaw Quinn
Publisher: DSP Publications
Release Date: June 7th, 2016
Genre(s): Biblical Events/ Historical
Page Count: 220
Reviewed by: PIU
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
1 Samuel 18:1 & 3: “And it came to pass… that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.”
David not only slew Goliath, he won the heart of Prince Jonathan, heir to the throne of Israel. They were star-crossed warrior lovers whose passionate affair changed history and gave rise to the nation of Israel, a legacy that has endured for 3,000 years. Their epic love story stands at the center of a religious tradition that shaped the world.
But Jonathan and David were also two men torn between duty and tradition, driven by their undeniably passionate and physical love for one another. Who were they beyond the historical facts given in the Bible? What were they like—as men? This modern-day novel tells the story of Israel’s first king and the man who captured his heart.
The Prince’s Psalm is an EPIC story about the life of David, King of Israel. From his childhood to his youth to his rise to greatness and then finally being crowned as the king of Judah, this story chronicles David’s amazing journey from a beloved son and brother to a Great Man. I loved the story very much. We all know about the story of David but this read gives a very beautiful and intimate account of David’s rise to fame.
David is shown as a child with great beauty and a great talent for anything he wishes to accomplish. He is the apple of his parent’s eyes as well as his seven brothers and two sisters. David is always forbidden from venturing into anything dangerous. Each and every member of his family treats him with kid gloves even when he grows up enough to outwit them all. The first part of the book describes David’s relationship and his struggles with his brothers, specially his oldest brother Eliab. David loved Eliab but he had not wanted to be under his authority. The familial love and the banter among the siblings makes up for a very sweet and loving childhood of David.
The most important part of David’s younger years is Micah. They were like brothers growing up and through the years their friendship morphs into LOVE. They had a lot of their firsts together and their relationship was sweet and innocent. Micah’s death was a necessary part of the story but it really hurts bad.
This story is mainly about the relationship between David and Prince Jonathan. From their very first meeting, there was a connection between them. After Micah, Jonathan was David’s great Love although it was not meant to be. Their exchange of vows under the sky with the stars as witness was bittersweet and beautiful. The story of David has been retold through thousands of years and though we know the outcome, the death will still bring you to tears.
David is more than a biblical character here. We get an intimate look inside his life. We learn about his dreams and his fears and most importantly about his love and sacrifices. He was a man who had suffered enormous losses to finally fulfill his DESTINY.
All in all, the author spins an amazing and heart warming tale about the great KING DAVID, the main focus being the romance between David and Prince Jonathan. If you are looking for superb writing and a detailed account of the not so known romance of David and Jonathan, then go ahead and give this book a try. You will not be disappointed.