The Bronze Bow

The Bronze Bow A young Jewish rebel is filled with hatred for the Romans and a desire to avenge his parents deaths until Jesus teaches him love and understanding of others After witnessing his father s crucifixion b

  • Title: The Bronze Bow
  • Author: Elizabeth George Speare Mary Woods
  • ISBN: 9781455102471
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Audiobook
  • A young Jewish rebel is filled with hatred for the Romans and a desire to avenge his parents deaths until Jesus teaches him love and understanding of others.After witnessing his father s crucifixion by Roman soldiers, Daniel bar Jamin yearns for vengeance Consumed by hatred, he lives dangerously among outlaws in the hills outside of his village, spying and impatiently plA young Jewish rebel is filled with hatred for the Romans and a desire to avenge his parents deaths until Jesus teaches him love and understanding of others.After witnessing his father s crucifixion by Roman soldiers, Daniel bar Jamin yearns for vengeance Consumed by hatred, he lives dangerously among outlaws in the hills outside of his village, spying and impatiently plotting.In nearby Capernaum, a rabbi is teaching a different lesson Time and again, Daniel is drawn to the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, only to turn away, disappointed and confused by Jesus s lack of action in opposing the Romans Headstrong and devoid of tenderness, Daniel is also heedless of the love and loyalty of those around him, dragging them along his own destructive path.Winner of the 1962 Newbery Medal, The Bronze Bow is the story of a boy s tormented journey from a blinding hatred to the acceptance and understanding of love.

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    1. What a beautiful book! I am so thrilled that it won a Newbery medal. Daniel (the main character) is aloof, sullen, and passionate - almost enough to become frustrating to the reader except that he has a tenderness and a deep sense of responsibility that he gives reign to just often enough that you can't help but admire and cheer for him. His character progression is gradual, sincere, and believable.Also, I was fascinated to read a story with such a unique perspective on the life of Jesus Christ. [...]

    2. WOW. WOW. WOW. And WOW again. I have high expectations (almost unrealistically so) whenever I read a book by Elizabeth George Speare, but each of her books that I have read has met and exceeded these high hopes. The magnitude of "The Bronze Bow" is staggering. I can only compare the feel of sheer importance of the story to "Johnny Tremain", but I would contend that this one even surpasses that classic in terms of importance of the plot. There is a pulsating electricity beneath the words of Eliza [...]

    3. Wow. It has been a long time since I liked a Biblical fiction this much. This author did a fantastic job of really making the emotions come alive. When Daniel was mad, I was mad. When he made a mistake, I was furious at him. I couldn't help it. This is one of those books that made me forget I was reading, it was more like I was a part of the story.I loved how the author described Jesus. Insted of trying to describe things about her appearance, He's described as someone you just feel open around. [...]

    4. After witnessing his father's crucifixion by Roman soldiers, Daniel bar Jamin is fired by a single passion: to avenge his father's death by driving the Roman legions form the land of Israel. Consumed by hatred, Daniel joins the brutal raids of an outlaw band living in the hills outside his village. Though his grandmother's death slows his plans by forcing him to move home to care for his sister, he continues his dangerous life by leading a group of boy guerrillas in spying and plotting, impatien [...]

    5. After a slow start, this book kept getting better and better, richer and richer, and the end made me cry. For the record, there are only two other books that have made me cry: Bambi and Black Beauty. Maybe Where the Red Fern grows. And no animals died in this book! In fact, none of the main characters died in this book. But what happened on the last page, between the Jew, Daniel and the Roman, Marcus, just choked me up - in a good way, though.I read this with my 9 and 12 year old girls for schoo [...]

    6. The story of a young Jewish boy, living with a group of Jewish outlaws, awaiting the coming of the Savior (whom they believe will save them from political opression). But when the boy actually meets Jesus Christ, and listens to his teachings, he battles with his faith. He's torn between the kind of salvation Christ is offering, versus the political freedom he thought the Savior would offer. This story is captivating in the sense that everyone thinks that if they lived in the time of Christ, and [...]

    7. Daniel lives in the dangerous mountains surrounding the village of Metzah, right outside of the city of Capernoum. Making his way through life for the past five years with a gang of bandits, committed to the cause of freeing the jews from the Roman empire, Daniel has had to build up some thick scars, his hands just as calloused as his heart. However, things seem to change when he meets a young man and his sister who are from the village that he ran away from over five years ago.He ventures back [...]

    8. This book was so not what I expected. In fact, this is the second book in a row I've expected to be an American Indian tale from the title. That's the fun of not checking out the blurbs on a book: you get to be surprised.This story is actually set in the time of Christ. The main character, Daniel, is a Jewish rebel (zealot) living in the mountains waiting for the opportune time, or person, to banish the Romans from Jerusalem. It was interesting to see the expectancy for a Messiah who would be a [...]

    9. I really liked this book. It reminded me a lot of "The Robe" by Lloyd C. Douglas, which I also liked. I really appreciated getting another perspective of Jesus Christ and how he may have appeared to many Jews. Throughout most of the book, I thought that the descriptions of Daniel's anger was exaggerated and dramatic. Then I finally realized that he truly had these hateful, spiteful feelings and desires for vengeance that blinded him and were really out of control. I guess it's just hard for me t [...]

    10. I hated this book with a passion that could light the very book on fire. My teacher absolutely loved the book. But I hated this book so much, my friend and I flushed the first page down the toilet and threw the rest into the ocean. No joke. If you have read and hated this book Destroy your copy and do yourself and he rest of the world a favory to avoid this book if possible . So basically just don't read this book ever. Praise be unto you if you managed to plow through page of worthlessness afte [...]

    11. Rating: PGRecommended for: Ages 8 to AdultThis book is well researched. The times and culture are so vividly portrayed and the history is clearly real. Elizabeth George Speare was a master storyteller, her two Newberies and one Newbery honor attest to that. Her characters are so real. Daniel has so much hate he struggles with, and he does struggle. His temper is real. Leah is so fearful, and there is so much tension caused by her demon possession. It is so hard to see progress made with her undo [...]

    12. Thought for sure I had added this to yway I have read this three time because I love it so much! I think I read it just for the ending! (its kind of slow in the beginning) I usually do not like book with the boy as the main characters but following his journeywow I just love! The ending I just feel so, its hard to explain! At one point I always cry, when he is mean to his sister, it just always makes me want to scream! But then the final ending when he turns to Christ ♥ and does that right thi [...]

    13. I enjoyed this book because of the portrayal of the subjection of the Jewish nation to Rome. They hated it and The Bronze Bow makes it easy enough for a child to understand their contempt. Add to this the expectation of a deliverer or a Messiah, and the reader gets a better notion of the great demands the Jewish people made of Jesus Christ. I was left with a better understanding of their disappointment when he didn't turn out to be the great "king" they were hoping for, and why it took such grea [...]

    14. This is one of my favorite books and I thought that today, the day before Easter, would be a good day to reread it. Speare's character development is my favorite.4/18/17: The character development is still my favorite.

    15. I LOVED this book! I really enjoy historical fiction asa whole but this was exceptional. I read a library copy but I will be ordering this for our home library as well.Although the story is itself fictional, this book made me stop and look at Jesus with fresh eyes. It was interesting to think about how the Jewish people were desperate for a savior, someone to deliver them from Roman rule. Jesus came but not as the leader they thought they needed. He was more. So much more! Read this book!!!

    16. The Bronze Bow is a historical novel, winner of the Newbery Medal, intended for an upper-Intermediate/Advanced audience. Set in the time of Jesus, in a small village that's been taken over by Roman rule, Daniel, a young man working as a blacksmith and caring for his agoraphobic sister, has vowed vengeance upon the oppressive Roman army. But into the midst of his vitriol and thirst for justice strolls the fierce peace of Jesus, and Daniel must choose between his deeply entrenched vows to hate and [...]

    17. I must say, I was very impressed with this! I can definitely tell why it won an award! I hope that a review will be coming soon!

    18. Unfortunately, myself as well as many other poor, unfortunate souls were forced to read this book at my school. Personally, I absolutely hated it with a hate that could boil Antarctica. It was extremely boring and monotonous. Basically, the story goes like this:I'm Daniel. I'm pissed off at life. I joined Rosh. We fight the Romans. I met Joel and his smoking hot sister Malthace though I'm too much of a crap to tell her I like her. I refuse to accept my emotions and just drag all my friends down [...]

    19. I would recommend this book to children because of how it makes the New Testament come to life. Although the story is not very engaging at the beginning and this book does not get really interesting until about the middle, it does a very good job of putting the reader in the shoes of someone who lived during the time of Jesus. It is easy for children to understand what it would have been like for the people back then because they are presented with so many different personal perspectives. This b [...]

    20. This book reminds me of Ben-Hur. Except without the chariot racing (which is one of the most spectacular scenes in film history). Published in 1961, two years after Ben-Hur's cinematic debut, The Bronze Bow tells the story of a Jew, Daniel bar Jamin, who is filled with anger at what the Romans have done to his family. Also like in Ben Hur, the main character's life intersects at several key points with the life of Christ, and is made better for it. I'd call this historical religious fiction, a g [...]

    21. I discovered this Newberry Award winner when I was in middle school, and absolutely loved it. I can't even count the number of times I read it while I was in my teens, but I hadn't revisited it as an adult until now. Loved it every bit as much now as I did then! The book is set in New Testament times, and follows Daniel, a young Jewish man who has a deep and bitter hatred of the Romans. We meet Daniel first in the mountains, where he lives with a band of freedom fighters - or bandits, depending [...]

    22. I have really mixed feelings about stories that fictionalize Jesus since religion is interpreted so differently on an individual basis, but I love how Speare wove this story. Daniel can be a little hard to understand at times, but I love that he's trying to do the best that he can do, even though he has one of the hottest tempers I've ever read about or seen in real life. Also, I loved the women in this book, especially Leah. Her character development absolutely fascinated me. Not gonna lie, tho [...]

    23. There is one black character in this book. His name is Samson, and he is a slave. As soon as he is freed, he makes another character his master, because apparently black people cannot survive without being subjugated.The plot is ridiculously drawn-out and contrived: Daniel spends like 90% of the book preparing a rebellion, and we get boring details and scenes of planning and scheming. But in the ending it fails miserably, and in like the last three pages Jesus steps in, wiggles his fingers, and [...]

    24. The Bronze Bow is a wonderful read! It didn't capture my attention till around the middle of the book, but after that I could hardly put it down. The story line was neat and I enjoyed reading about Daniel and Leah as well as the other characters. It was beautiful to see how Jesus was woven into the story and I really enjoyed that aspect of it. It was also neat to see the message of love overcoming hate. I think it's a message we especially need to hear in this day and age as theirs so much hate [...]

    25. Poorly conceived and written. The pacing is atrocious: 75% of the story (view spoiler)[the endless "preparations" Daniel did to fight the Romans (hide spoiler)] was pointless and could have been cut out without loosing anything. The ending was convenient and solved with magical powers. The characters were one-dimensional and unbelievable, and the whole point of the book is to beat readers over the head with a moral. On top of that, it's incredibly racist: the only black character is a mute, deaf [...]

    26. Such a cool book! I ran across it unexpectedly, so I was completely naive about it's utter awesomeness. To be truthful, I was expecting the complete opposite of "utter awesomeness"--whatever that is.:-) It is historical fiction set in the time of Jesus Christ. It is the story of a boy, Daniel, who is consumed by hatred for the Romans. He craves vengeance for the deaths of his parents and also freedom for the Jews at any cost. Jesus, interestingly enough, is a side character in the book, but it i [...]

    27. It takes a long time to get going. But once things are underway it's enjoyable. I liked seeing the development of Daniel and Malthace's relationship. It feels very realistic, as if they are real people with actual problems acting normally.In some places Speare pushes the theme a little too hard, too blatantly, so that it becomes almost cheesy and insincere. But I don't think it would seem like that to a child reading the book.Definitely not as good as Witch of Blackbird Pond. But still a worthy [...]

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