Sebiya: The Shepherd Princess

by Bonnie Compton Hanson

Genres: Fiction

ISBN: 9781620202241

360 pages

Price: $16.99

Love, excitement, romance—young Sebiya Bath-Jacob longs for them all!  Especially for someone who will love her as wholly and tenderly as her own parents love each other.  Someone who can share her desire to honor the Israelites’ One-true God.  Someone so handsome, so enchanting, she cannot help but love him in return. Impossible-seeming dreams for a poverty-stricken shepherdess during King David’s reign—especially for a maiden who is skinny, awkward, and as tall as most of the men in their tiny village.  After all, girls from the hills and valleys around her beloved Mt. Tabor can usually hope for little more than arranged marriages and grueling hard work, plus the problems of a merciless famine, an awesome plague, scheming pagan priests—even a rebellion to restore the throne to King Saul’s heirs. Then a mysterious hunter enters her life, his magnetic black eyes setting her heart aflame—only to disappear as suddenly as he came.  Now Sebi must defy the scorn of her neighbors, the objections of her family, the insults of a royal court, the plans of an Empire, the fury of a frustrated Queen—even the schemes of desperate revolutionaries —as she seeks to find her beloved again and make him her own forever.


A former editor at Scripture Press, Bonnie Compton Hanson also served on the staff of ten other educational publishers and magazines. She has authored or co-authored more than 30 books. Among her 14 books for children are three award-winning series for tweens. Those for adults include novels, nonfiction, and curriculum products for church and school use. Among her hundreds of articles and poems published are 34 for Chicken Soup for the Soul. Bonnie has taught creative writing at Concordia University at Irvine and Harvest Bible University, LA, as well as speaking at many writing conferences. She has also ministered with her husband Don as missionary to Australia and pastoring churches here in the U.S.