|About the Book|
Shadowed by Greatness follows three brothers’ electrifying adventures through an era that changes the world.Rejected by their father and left to be raised Jesse’s family, the sons of Zeruiah were fiercely loyal. The brothers, Abishai, Joab and AsaMoreShadowed by Greatness follows three brothers’ electrifying adventures through an era that changes the world.Rejected by their father and left to be raised Jesse’s family, the sons of Zeruiah were fiercely loyal. The brothers, Abishai, Joab and Asa fought side by side with David in the battle to establish him as King of Israel. The two oldest were captains in his army. Their aggressive attitude and skill in combat caused David to comment many times about the ‘fierce Sons of Zeruiah.The boys grew up as sheepherders in the fields outside of Bethlehem. Their uncle David, though only a year older than Abishai, was the leader and instigator of their adventures. Each brother developed special skills as they grew into adults. Abishai was a scout and a spy. Joab was a warrior and statesman. The youngest Asahel was a swift runner and courier. They joined with David to conquer their enemies and bring him to power as king.Abishai, with his special skill, spends his life walking through the dark shadows and never questions his place in the future of Israel. He was devoted to David and ignoring God’s promise to himself, was prepared to follow David to the end of his life. As he grows into manhood, decisions must be made that impact the rest of his life. By choice he lived his life as a spy for the cause, but what happens when David becomes king and the excitement ends?The story begins with the four boys tending the flocks of sheep in the fields outside of Bethlehem. Though life settled into a routine with no possibility of escape, they still dreamed of greatness. One day a stranger comes to Bethlehem who changes their lives forever. Suddenly, more power than they ever imagined was within their grasp.