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Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Howard Books
Publication Date: 2009
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)|
Availability: In Stock
One of the key elements of Gold of Kings is the leather diary that antiques dealer Sean Sorrell bequeaths to his granddaughter, Storm. She values this more than the precious works of art he also leaves her. Have you ever inherited a special item from a relative, and what did that mean to you?
When Storm Sorrell realizes that there is a plot against the family antiques business, she suspects that her aunt is in collusion with criminals seeking to ruin their firm's reputation, then seize the assets. It turns out that she was wrong. Have you ever falsely suspected someone of wrongdoing? Did you consider apologizing?
Gold of Kings threads together two story lines: one is a material quest for a long-lost treasure; the other is a spiritual quest for truths that may similarly lie long buried within us. If you consciously set out on a spiritual quest, what discoveries would you hope to make?
How does greed figure in the story, and what lessons can be gleaned from the ways this vice shapes the characters and their actions?
The treasure that the protagonists in Gold of Kings are seeking is priceless because of both its monetary and its symbolic value. The gold beam from the temple represented "The Vine" -- the tree of Israel -- and onto it returning Jews would graft their own small leaf of gold. That made it a powerful metaphor for continuity and community. Does any such symbol hold a special meaning in your life or religious practice?
Gold of Kings tries to link the past to the present, breathing new life into old legends and instilling a sense of wonder. Have you ever experienced a moment that seemed infused by history, and what difference did that make in your life?
What about her marriage vows? What about sticking through sickness and health, through good times and bad?
When a marriage is in crisis, what are some of the ways to resolve issues rather than to resort to divorce?
Jack caused great pain and suffering to others. How do you feel about those individuals when they have attempted to make amends?
Do you think Jack did all within his power in hoping for and praying for Camille's conversion to faith? Name things he might have done, but didn't.
Once Camille and Jack are reunited, what do you feel their future holds? Will Camille have difficulty assuming the role of a minister's wife?
MathGeekTexasAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Fantastic!July 27, 2013MathGeekTexasAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Davis Bunn delivers again! Gold of Kings has interesting characters, captivating plot, and is an all-around great read.
ChristineTacoma, WAAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5June 25, 2013ChristineTacoma, WAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Davis Bunn once again weaves together a good story with his knowledge of historical and biblical artifacts, intelligence services and geographical locations around the world. The characters are uniquely interesting, and the material takes us into a very real world that few ever experience. The plot is well developed. It mades us look forward to the sequel, The Black Madonna.
TexgrandmaOdessa, TxAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Another great page turner read!!July 20, 2012TexgrandmaOdessa, TxAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Mr. Bunn came into my life with The Book of Hours and continues to wow me with each of his books I read.
This one will keep you awake at night trying to finish it. Then when you think the book is ending another twist keeps you reading more. Wow!!
Jacque Entzminger5 Stars Out Of 5April 18, 2010Jacque EntzmingerI am a total fan of (T) Davis Bunn, but kept waiting for the powerful and inspirational message of Book of Hours, which I've sent to missionaries, recommended, loaned out and read over and over. Hey, who has my copy?Oh, and does anyone know why he uses two different names?
Pat WestonOlympia, WAAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5March 27, 2010Pat WestonOlympia, WAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleI enjoyed this read from cover to cover. Unsual adventure with lots of twists and turn. Loved the characters. Hated to see it end.