The Unanointed: A Novel by Laurene Chinn, book club edition, 1958
Synopsis: Of the Bible's great military leaders, few are less known than Joab, the kinsman of King David. Yet it was Joab who brilliantly led Israel's armies, it was he who was the king's confidant; only he had the courage to go against David's express commands and carry out the terrible killings of public figures so necessary to the kingdom's safety.
Joan anticipated his cousin at every turn, often earning public reprimand in return; for David, Joab even sacrificed his beloved Reba, and his own son. Why? Because David was the anointed of the Lord. Out of this stirring tale of devotion, Laurene Chinn has fashioned an inspiring novel.
Set on a vast panorama of the more than two-score years of which saw Israel grow from a scattering of warring tribes to a unified nation ruled from David's Jerusalem, THE UNANOINTED is alive with the vivid color of the times. Here are unforgettable portrayals of the ill-fated lovers, Amnon and Tamar; ambitious Absalom, Bathsheba, Adonijah, young Solomon, hundreds of others.
Here is the excitement of battle, followed by pastoral serenity as Joab returns to the peaceful fields of Bethlehem for the all too short hiatus between wars. Sweeping in scope and conception, THE UNANOINTED introduces an extraordinary new writing talent. Towering even above the skill with which Laurene Chinn has blended careful scholarship with drama is the magnificence of her central theme and the stature with which she has invested those who devoted their lives to the Lord by serving His anointed.
- 1958 copy of The Unanointed by Laurene Chinn
- book club edition
- hardcover with dust jacket
- the dust jacket has a big rip, though the book itself is definitely still intact and readable