Geraldine Brooks Writing Styles in The Secret Chord

Geraldine Brooks
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Point of View

The story of David's life is told primarily from the point of view of Natan, the prophet of the Name. Since Natan has been in David's service for a long time he has lived along side David through much of his life as anointed King. He is in David's service, but set apart from others in the King's service because his authority to speak into David's life and to provide counsel come from the Name, the God of Israel. David himself knows that Natan is the only one among his men that dares to speak the truth to him and he respects Natan for it. Ultimately, he knows that the voice and the wisdom come from his God. Because of this, David trusts Natan to give an accurate accounting of his life. There is much that is dark and unflattering in his past, but David...

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