Wisdom Betrayed is a compelling novel which delves behind the scenes into the backstories of the characters at the center of the David and Bathsheba saga. Utilizing biblical accounts and weaving them throughout the narrative, the author expands upon Scripture to get into the hearts and minds of David, Bathsheba and other important characters in the complete story.
Despite the popularity of the saga, most people do not realize there is a fascinating mystery in this story, a mystery that we must solve before we can see the full picture of what happened and why. The clues are there in obscure passages, waiting to be discovered and interpreted.
The book takes readers along for a ride through turbulent events that unfold in this intersection of lives as a result of one man’s decisions; events that end in tragedy for some and redemption for others. Here’s a hint: David knew Bathsheba’s family before he summoned her to his bed. Her grandfather was David’s personal counselor and advisor. His name? Ahithophel the Gilonite. The man behind the throne.
If you are ready to experience this classic story as never before, this book is for you. Head back in history to see what happens when wisdom is betrayed.
Author Don Clifford has led adult Bible studies for over 50 years, many of them team teaching with his wife, Karen. The couple also teamed up in writing about their experiences as life-long Christians whose marriage and faith survived the loss of three of their living children. Don authored Grace Enough for Three, a story of losing three children but finding God’s all-sufficient grace. The couple co-authored Heavenly Grief, a guide to spiritual and emotional healing. Their two living daughters have blessed them with six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Karen died of Parkinson’s Disease in 2020.
Don had a rewarding career as a physicist and aerospace engineer. After retirement, Don and Karen traveled extensively, leading several mission tours in Europe and South America. Don is president of Agape Communications, owner and operator of Christian radio station KSGL in Wichita, Kansas. Don has served on the Executive Board of the Missouri Baptist Convention. He now lives is Missouri and leads Bible studies at the First Baptist Church of St. Charles. He would be happy to hear from readers of Wisdom Betrayed.