TITLE: The Unanointed
AUTHOR: Laurene Chinn
DATE READ: December 2, 2003
RATING: 8 out of 10
Sorry, not piccy for this book. It was published in 1958. I can't find any pictures of its cover online. It came without a dust jacket.
I picked this book up from a charity sale at the School for the Mentally Handicapped about a year ago.
Fascinating historical fiction about the people around King David from the Old Testament. People like Job, Abiathar, Reba. These are the people who were not in the spotlight in the bible. They get a mention, sure, but our attention is seldom drawn to their lot because they played minor parts in the larger picture. These are the “Unanointed” many who played crucial roles and helped paved his way to the throne at Jerusalem of old.
I have a personal interest in this type of story. Laurene Chinn weaves it like a pro. And for the first time, I saw it for what it must have been in the days of old. It really did set me thinking about history and the many characters whose lives are woven into the frabric of civilization.