About the BookBook: The David Years
Author: Lillian Duncan
Genre: Woman's Lit
Release Date: August 2, 2019
Nia looked at her aunt and asked, “So what am I ‘spose to do now?” “Have you ever heard of King David from the Bible?” “I guess.” “There were a lot of years between the time David was anointed as the king and he actually became the king. It’s a time for you to grow in your relationship with God.” “And then later I get to be king?” Nia giggled. “I meant that figuratively not literally but these are your learning years--your David Years.”' “My David Years. I like that.” Nia Johnson has spent the past four years developing a closer relationship to God. She wants to believe she’s still anointed to become a healer at Puzzle House but as each year passes, she has more and more doubts. Now that she’s graduated from high school and is an adult she is sure it’s time to take the mantle of healing Rachel passed to her so many years before. But the harder she tries, the more it eludes her.
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Guest Review from Donna Cline
What I think you should know:
The David Years is a Puzzle House Novel. This can be a stand alone novel, but it does reveal many things that happened in The Puzzle House. Nia was healed of what the doctors called terminal cancer and during her time at the puzzle house she lost people very dear to her. Rachel believed that Nia can be a healer when she allows God to work through her but Nia is disappointed and questions her gift when things do not happen on her timeline
What you might want to know:
Nia is a childhood cancer survivor. In the book, she is a sort of mentor to others with cancer. Lillian Duncan, the author, also includes addiction, loss, and false teachers. However, she does it in a way that is not gut wrenching.
What touched me about this book:
This book has so many wonderful, but hard messages. Nia is in what her Aunt calls her David years. She has been anointed, but must mature into what God has called her to be. The wait for her is long and hard. Duncan did a great job of presenting false teachers. The characters were easy to relate to and very quick to draw me into their story. The David Years is a beautiful story of learning that your way is not always God’s way and waiting for God to move in your life.
Who will love this book (just to name a few):
Contemporary Fiction Fans
Christian Fiction Fans
I received a complimentary copy for this book from Celebrate Lit, this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.
About the AuthorLillian lives in a small town in Ohio with her husband. She writes the types of books she loves to read. Even though her books cross genres, they have one thing in common, faith-based stories that demonstrate God’s love—and lots of action. OK—that’s two things. She was a school speech pathologist for over 30 years but retired in 2012 after being diagnosed with bilateral brain tumors due to Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2), a rare genetic disease. Whether as an educator, a writer, or a speech pathologist, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word. To learn more about Lillian and her books, visit: www.lillian-duncan.com.
More from LillianThe David Years is the second novel in the Puzzle House series. In Puzzle House, Nia was anointed to become a healer. The David Years starts out where Puzzle House stopped. Nia looked at her aunt and asked, “So what am I ‘spose to do now?” “Have you ever heard of King David from the Bible? There were a lot of years between the time David was anointed as the king and he actually became the king. David was tested many times during those years. Those years were very important to David’s growth as a man so that he would be the king God wanted him to be when the time was right.” “So what are you saying, Auntie?” “I’m saying these are your David years.” And so the story begins. Most of the book takes place after Nia’s high school graduation during her first year in college. She’s impatient to begin her time as healer and tries to make that happen in her timing—not God’s. But God will not be rushed and whether Nia likes it or not, she’s still in her David Years—her learning years. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, ‘we learn from our mistakes.’ Well, Nia learns a lot that year. In other words, she makes a lot of mistakes. My college years are long, long past so I thought it might be hard to get into the mindset of a college student, but it really wasn’t. I thought back to all the mistakes I made during my college years and the story took off from there! Even though Nia is a college student, her story will resonate for anybody who’s facing changes in their life, no matter the age. We all have learning years throughout our lifetime—our very own David Years. Life changes whether we want it to or not. A new marriage. A baby. A divorce. A new job. Retirement. No matter what age we are, we all struggle with finding our place in the world, especially when life changes. The good news is that as Christians, we may not have all the answers, but we know where to find them.
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