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Publisher's Summary

"He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze." (The Song of David (2 Samuel 22:35))

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare (author of The Witch of Blackbird Pond) won the Newbery Medal in 1962. This gripping, action-packed novel tells the story of 18-year-old Daniel bar Jamin - a fierce, hotheaded young man bent on revenging his father’s death by forcing the Romans from his land of Israel. Daniel’s palpable hatred for Romans wanes only when he starts to hear the gentle lessons of the traveling carpenter, Jesus of Nazareth. 

A fast-paced, suspenseful, vividly wrought tale of friendship, loyalty, the idea of home, community, and ultimately, as Jesus says to Daniel: “Can’t you see, Daniel, it is hate that is the enemy? Not men. Hate does not die with killing. It only springs up a hundredfold. The only thing stronger than hate is love.” 

A powerful, relevant listen in turbulent times.

©2019 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (P)2019 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

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Travel back in time with The Bronze Bow

I was pulled into the life of Daniel bar Jamin and held on for the duration of the ride. Character development in this book was phenomenal! I understood Daniel on a deeper level and witnessed his ability to climb out of a belief system that held him captive. Readers experience a history lesson while undergoing spiritual enlightenment. I listened to this book in entirety more than twice in one week. I highly recommend this book for young readers.

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Captivating

A captivating story that will draw you in and beg you not to stop until finished. I enjoyed it as much as my 9 & 11 yr old girls

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Amazing!!!!!!!!!

I think all people who read this book agree, it’s a amazing and heartwarming story that lights a fire inside me. I love this book and I highly suggest it!!!!!!

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Wonderful story of forgiveness and redemption, particularly for teens and tweens. Historically accurate, but driven with a fresh perspective on the life of Christ as seen by an angry young Jew.

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Very good, but felt a little rushed at the end.

I felt the situation between Isreal and their occupying Ronan troops was portrayed well. good character development and story line. Well worth the "read".

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powerful coming of age story

Well written and with so much emotion. perfect for this turbulent time. Had some great convos with my preteen.

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I hate this book it is so hard to understand whoever wrote this book needs to get better taste in books

I don’t recommend this book my daughter is only in 7th grade and has to read this even for me it is hard to understand

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The Bronze Bow was an amazing book with action and death but also forgiveness.

It was a great book. Loved the incorporation of Jesus. Probably could have lived without the guys weird voice. But it was overall a good story.😁😊

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Great story, but didn't care for the narrator...

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A great book 👍

This was probably my favorite book that I've read this entire school year and I would definitely recommend it

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So rich and real

Loved this book. Any age would enjoy. Particularly valuable for boys 8-15. A classic. Our whole family enjoyed it.