In her trademark style of brilliant prose combined with fascinating characters, Francine Rivers narrates the story of Bathsheba in a way that you have never heard before. Without altering the facts in Scripture, the author brings this woman from the past to life and lets her speak to us in a new and transforming language. The scandalous romance of David and Bathsheba did not end in one night. 'Melancholy' is the story of one woman's journey from innocence to desperation...and of the God who brought restoration. For many, her name means seduction and sin. Nevertheless, God did not abandon her and considered her worthy of the lineage of his son Jesus. It includes a six-part Bible study on the life of Bathsheba, appropriate for use by individuals as well as for small group discussion.