The Secret Chord Quotes

Geraldine Brooks
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But it is one thing to transmit the divine through a blasting storm of holy noise, another thing entirely to write a history forged from human voices, imperfect memories, self-interested accounts.
-- Natan (Introduction paragraph 8)

Importance: Natan speaks about his task of writing down the life story of King David. For most of his life he has been set apart to be a prophet of God and to communicate God's words and voice to the King. But now he must take imperfect human voices and memories and put them down for all to read and hear. He could always trust the words that were spoken to him from the holy God, but he is unsure about hearing this history of his King from men whose memories might be failing or who might not have a reason to speak the truth about David.

A man will silence the voice of his conscience when it suits him...
-- Natan (chapter 1 paragraph 54)

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