web site hit counter The Prince: Jonathan - Ebooks PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

The Prince: Jonathan

Availability: Ready to download

Behind the men who shaped history are the heroes who forever changed it. In The Prince, beloved author Francine Rivers illuminates the life of Jonathan. In this new series of hardcover biblical novellas from beloved author Francine Rivers, each novella tells the story of one of five biblical men who stood behind the great heroes of the faith: Aaron the priest, Caleb the w Behind the men who shaped history are the heroes who forever changed it. In The Prince, beloved author Francine Rivers illuminates the life of Jonathan. In this new series of hardcover biblical novellas from beloved author Francine Rivers, each novella tells the story of one of five biblical men who stood behind the great heroes of the faith: Aaron the priest, Caleb the warrior, Jonathan the prince, Amos the prophet, and Silas the scribe. In the vein of the Lineage of Grace series, these books will entertain, challenge, and inspire, directing readers back to the Bible as the ultimate source of truth and hope.


Compare

Behind the men who shaped history are the heroes who forever changed it. In The Prince, beloved author Francine Rivers illuminates the life of Jonathan. In this new series of hardcover biblical novellas from beloved author Francine Rivers, each novella tells the story of one of five biblical men who stood behind the great heroes of the faith: Aaron the priest, Caleb the w Behind the men who shaped history are the heroes who forever changed it. In The Prince, beloved author Francine Rivers illuminates the life of Jonathan. In this new series of hardcover biblical novellas from beloved author Francine Rivers, each novella tells the story of one of five biblical men who stood behind the great heroes of the faith: Aaron the priest, Caleb the warrior, Jonathan the prince, Amos the prophet, and Silas the scribe. In the vein of the Lineage of Grace series, these books will entertain, challenge, and inspire, directing readers back to the Bible as the ultimate source of truth and hope.

30 review for The Prince: Jonathan

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mandy J. Hoffman

    MY REVIEW: As the subtitle of this book says, Jonathan was one man who quietly changed eternity. I have always known he was an honorable man since he was loyal to his friend David who became king when he could have fought for the royal position. But this book goes beyond just his friendship with David to dig into his life of honor and faithfulness to God. The Prince is a mix of fiction and biblical fact that explores the life of Jonathan - son of a king, loyal friend to another king. Francine Rive MY REVIEW: As the subtitle of this book says, Jonathan was one man who quietly changed eternity. I have always known he was an honorable man since he was loyal to his friend David who became king when he could have fought for the royal position. But this book goes beyond just his friendship with David to dig into his life of honor and faithfulness to God. The Prince is a mix of fiction and biblical fact that explores the life of Jonathan - son of a king, loyal friend to another king. Francine Rivers is talented author who spins a balanced story that stays true to the biblical account while digging in deep to bring out the human feelings of these characters. I highly recommend this book, and the others in this series, to anyone of any age. It creates a deeper appreciation for the men of the Bible and is a great way to learn about the culture and practices of that time period. You can choose to read the book in print or enjoy the audio format. BOOK OVERVIEW: The Prince is the third audiobook in a new companion series to A Lineage of Grace. Each looks into the life of one of five biblical men (such as Aaron and Barnabus) who stood behind the great heroes of faith. In The Prince, beloved author Francine Rivers illuminates the life of Jonathan. His zeal carried him into battle. His faithfulness won him honor among his people. His humility led him into friendship with the man who would become king in his place. David was a man after God's own heart. But it was the courage and selflessness of his best friend that opened the door to David's rule. A man of honor and deep faith, Jonathan. * * * * * Thanks to Oasis Audio for providing the courtesy review copy. The thoughts expressed are my own.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Randy Tramp

    The Book The story of Johnathon, the friend of King David. My Thoughts I saw the rise and fall of King Saul through the eyes of his son, Johnathon. The tragedy of this story is that fact that Johnathon was a great person. He would of been destined to be the next King of Israel, but his father heart was not right with God. Johnathon died before his time. I enjoyed this book immensely. I know this character even greater because of the words Francine penned. I look forward to meeting Jonathon one day, The Book The story of Johnathon, the friend of King David. My Thoughts I saw the rise and fall of King Saul through the eyes of his son, Johnathon. The tragedy of this story is that fact that Johnathon was a great person. He would of been destined to be the next King of Israel, but his father heart was not right with God. Johnathon died before his time. I enjoyed this book immensely. I know this character even greater because of the words Francine penned. I look forward to meeting Jonathon one day, learning even more.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Loraine

    This book focuses on Saul's son: Jonathan. Jonathan, like David, is a man after God's own heart who loves and tries to follow the law. He comes into constant conflict with his father, King Saul, who is much more interested in being popular and winning battles than following God's lead. Rivers infuses the Biblically based story with the realism of the life and times of Israel as the Hebrews work to unite the Kingdoms into one country. This book focuses on Saul's son: Jonathan. Jonathan, like David, is a man after God's own heart who loves and tries to follow the law. He comes into constant conflict with his father, King Saul, who is much more interested in being popular and winning battles than following God's lead. Rivers infuses the Biblically based story with the realism of the life and times of Israel as the Hebrews work to unite the Kingdoms into one country.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    I have become skeptical of novels about Biblical characters, because so many of them warp the story and try to put together things that simply don't belong in the narrative. I am happy to say that THE PRINCE by Francine Rivers made me re-think the concept. She has put together a believable account of the life of Jonathan, Saul's son and David's best friend. I will look for more books in her series. I have become skeptical of novels about Biblical characters, because so many of them warp the story and try to put together things that simply don't belong in the narrative. I am happy to say that THE PRINCE by Francine Rivers made me re-think the concept. She has put together a believable account of the life of Jonathan, Saul's son and David's best friend. I will look for more books in her series.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Marren

    I enjoyed reading this story about Saul and Jonathan. It was vivid and so alive. Never mind it was fictional, Rivers provided ample information at the back about what she made up from the bible story.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ellen

    The Prince is another great installment in Francine Rivers' Sons of Encouragement series. In this book, Jonathan lives out his role supportingly faithful to his father King Saul, even after his forsaking the Lord, and equally faithful to his brother-in-the-Spirit, David. One of the strongest messages that I got from this book that I had somehow missed from the Biblical account is how incrementally Saul walks away from the Lord. I never knew that he was told to copy the Law for himself *in his ow The Prince is another great installment in Francine Rivers' Sons of Encouragement series. In this book, Jonathan lives out his role supportingly faithful to his father King Saul, even after his forsaking the Lord, and equally faithful to his brother-in-the-Spirit, David. One of the strongest messages that I got from this book that I had somehow missed from the Biblical account is how incrementally Saul walks away from the Lord. I never knew that he was told to copy the Law for himself *in his own hand*. The symbolism behind that has powerful implications for us today, staying in the Word, keeping it near to our hearts, personal, part of our lives. The best part of listening to this audiobook series though - listening to my son recognize the account of David and Goliath and commenting on it from the back seat of my car. We truly enjoy these Francine Rivers books!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Elijah Abanto

    Another great novella by Francine Rivers! Whenever we think of the days when David was pursued by Saul, we often focus on the hardships David faced, but not of Jonathan's! He was the son of a shameless father, and also the friend of God's anointed. It must've been very hard for him! But because he fears and loves the Lord, he was strong until the end! May the likes of Jonathan increase! Another great novella by Francine Rivers! Whenever we think of the days when David was pursued by Saul, we often focus on the hardships David faced, but not of Jonathan's! He was the son of a shameless father, and also the friend of God's anointed. It must've been very hard for him! But because he fears and loves the Lord, he was strong until the end! May the likes of Jonathan increase!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Hannah H.

    I am quite strict in my reviews of biblical narrative, and for a good reason: the Bible is the infallible Word of God. If an author desires to expand on that I the realm of fiction, I believe he/she must dip so in a way that stays true to Scripture yet provides a unique value in illuminating the life of a Bible character. This book did wonderfully in keeping with Scripture (aside from Jonathon's experience of death which I don't think was theologically correct). But the intrigue of the book was I am quite strict in my reviews of biblical narrative, and for a good reason: the Bible is the infallible Word of God. If an author desires to expand on that I the realm of fiction, I believe he/she must dip so in a way that stays true to Scripture yet provides a unique value in illuminating the life of a Bible character. This book did wonderfully in keeping with Scripture (aside from Jonathon's experience of death which I don't think was theologically correct). But the intrigue of the book was lost on me. I'm not naive enough to think my familiarity with the story and the fact that i just read it in the Bible last week aren't two important factors. At the same time, I wanted to like this book but found myself longing to just be done. I think that's indicative of characters who weren't adequately brought to life. What's more, the way Rivers stuck to the Biblical truths in her portrayal of characters and scenes was a bit dull. Rather than creatively weaving the truth in—I most but not all cases—she plopped it in the text and left nothing for the reader to discover. Sorry, this one just didn't do it for me.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Sue

    Jonathan, son of Saul and friend of David. This follows the time of Saul being anointed as King, his rule and confrontations with David. I struggle with this series a little bit because of minor licenses she takes from Scripture. Neither is significant in light of the whole story and fit with events and could even, likely, have happened. One is Jonathan taking time to transcribe the Word to keep with him; the other was a visit that Jonathan made to David while David was hiding out from Saul. T Jonathan, son of Saul and friend of David. This follows the time of Saul being anointed as King, his rule and confrontations with David. I struggle with this series a little bit because of minor licenses she takes from Scripture. Neither is significant in light of the whole story and fit with events and could even, likely, have happened. One is Jonathan taking time to transcribe the Word to keep with him; the other was a visit that Jonathan made to David while David was hiding out from Saul. There's one quote that gives me an appreciation for Jonathan, that I've never considered before. From page 167: "I walk a narrow path, David, between a king whose heart grows harder with every year that passes and a friend who will be king. But I will keep at it in obedience to the Lord." It seems to me to speak to his desire to follow the command to honor his father while also being loyal to his friend. For this, I can see why he has been included in the series.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    Except for a few incidents added for dramatic license, this pretty well adheres to Jonathan's life as portrayed in the books of Samuel. Now, I have no idea whether Jonathan carried a handwritten copy of the Law beneath his tunic, but from what we know of Jonathan, it seems like something he'd do. ** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ** (There were several editing oversights found in the Hardcover version (2005): Page 49, Our warriors carry dull mattoxes / Our warriors carry dull MATTOCKS ; 53, Their king had br Except for a few incidents added for dramatic license, this pretty well adheres to Jonathan's life as portrayed in the books of Samuel. Now, I have no idea whether Jonathan carried a handwritten copy of the Law beneath his tunic, but from what we know of Jonathan, it seems like something he'd do. ** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ** (There were several editing oversights found in the Hardcover version (2005): Page 49, Our warriors carry dull mattoxes / Our warriors carry dull MATTOCKS ; 53, Their king had brought touble upon them / Their king had brought TROUBLE upon them ; 64, One spit. / One SPAT. ; 99, Jonathan face went hot / JONATHAN'S face went hot ; 109, The marriage would bring Benjamin and David together / The marriage would bring Benjamin and JUDAH together ; 132, The walls breeched / The walls BREACHED ; 164, as they walked way / as they walked AWAY .)

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kaitlin

    I was so excited to read this book and it did not disappoint. Jonathan is one of my favorite Biblical figures and I spend a lot of time looking at his life and thinking about him and honestly, it always makes me kind of sad. He truly is an amazing man of God with an incredible story and legacy. I feel like we never hear about or talk about Jonathan apart from him being David's best friend. Even if this is somewhat fictionalized it was great to get to read about Jonathan. Yes, David was a major p I was so excited to read this book and it did not disappoint. Jonathan is one of my favorite Biblical figures and I spend a lot of time looking at his life and thinking about him and honestly, it always makes me kind of sad. He truly is an amazing man of God with an incredible story and legacy. I feel like we never hear about or talk about Jonathan apart from him being David's best friend. Even if this is somewhat fictionalized it was great to get to read about Jonathan. Yes, David was a major part of the story but it was about Jonathan. I also felt like the book stayed true to the actual events and Jonathan's character. Super great. Lived it.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey

    I feel compelled to say this: in our present day and age it is extremely rejuvenating and vital to be reminded that two men can love each other in a soul-mate/brotherly friendship and yet in NO way be romantically involved with each other (aka gay). They were friends who were closer than brothers, who loved each other. How God loves us. This novelization about David and Jonathan made me misty-eyed. Great story of the truest besties who loved God like He was their bestie.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    Interesting insight to things that Jonathan friend of David might have felt and thought. I have never thought of him as a Prince in the manor that this book speaks of, but I can imagine it being this way.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Allan67

    Another book that I read to Diana. We can't do much anymore after her stroke, so I read to her to spend time together. Diana has always loved to have someone to read to her - and I like to do just that. Another book that I read to Diana. We can't do much anymore after her stroke, so I read to her to spend time together. Diana has always loved to have someone to read to her - and I like to do just that.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    Another fabulous story by this author. I really enjoy reading these stories, because they make me see the people in a new light, and I'm challenged to see what is known and what she has created in fleshing out the character. Another fabulous story by this author. I really enjoy reading these stories, because they make me see the people in a new light, and I'm challenged to see what is known and what she has created in fleshing out the character.

  16. 5 out of 5

    D. Ferguson

    I wasn't especially impressed. Rivers did a fair job describing the biblical events, but the storytelling did not hold my attention. The dialogue seemed unrealistic to me and the story had a feel of "this happened, then this happened, then this happened..." without a compelling plot. I wasn't especially impressed. Rivers did a fair job describing the biblical events, but the storytelling did not hold my attention. The dialogue seemed unrealistic to me and the story had a feel of "this happened, then this happened, then this happened..." without a compelling plot.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Nathan Swedberg

    - love how Francine Rivers challenges us to get out of ruts of how we see scripture - humbling to think about the honor that Jonathan had - sometimes wish it was richer in description and history, etc. but the simplicity is helpful

  18. 5 out of 5

    Pelican Rapids

    didn't listen to it because I couldn't get the case open didn't listen to it because I couldn't get the case open

  19. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa

    another great book

  20. 5 out of 5

    Olea

    I loved this book about Jonathan! What a loyal and loving friend!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Paloma Rosales

    A beautiful retelling of the story of Jonathan and David from Jonathan's point of view and his struggle to obey the word of God and also remain loyal to his father, King Saul. A beautiful retelling of the story of Jonathan and David from Jonathan's point of view and his struggle to obey the word of God and also remain loyal to his father, King Saul.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Josephine

    This portrayal of Jonathan does not impress me.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Daphne

    Easy read. Very interesting What a bride price!!!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Peggy Wilson

    Jonathan, a very selfless person was he! He really personified Jesus. Love and live the way he did. Always honoring God first then doing the right thing!

  25. 4 out of 5

    April

    This was my favorite of the series. Very well written.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Patricia

    Had never considered Johnathan before in this light.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Dede Gafa

    It deserves nothing but 5 stars!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    Son of King Saul. Friend of David. Interesting story.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    Great story....

  30. 4 out of 5

    Cherie

    The Prince and the Shepherd. Tells the story of loyalty, love and bravery of a friend who went to lengths, standing against his father to save his best friend's life. The Prince and the Shepherd. Tells the story of loyalty, love and bravery of a friend who went to lengths, standing against his father to save his best friend's life.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.