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David (Great Lives From God's Word Series)

Charles Swindoll
David (Great Lives From Gods Word Series)
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David (Great Lives From God's Word Series)

Charles Swindoll

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In the first and best-selling Great Lives book, Great Lives: David, Dr. Swindoll explores the Old Testament shepherd, king, and psalmist, to answer the question, "What does it mean to be someone after God's own heart?"

^^In many ways he was a most extraordinary man - intelligent, handsome, abundantly gifted as a poet, musician, warrior, and administrator. Yet in other ways he was a most ordinary man - often gripped by destructive passion, rocked by family chaos and personal tragedy, and motivated by political expediency. How did David become the national hero of God's chosen people? Why is he the one character in the Bible described as a "man after God's own heart"? Chuck Swindoll explores the many facets of David - from his teenaged years and dysfunctional family life to his overwhelming passion for God.
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About "David (Great Lives From God's Word Series)"

In the first and best-selling Great Lives book, Great Lives: David, Dr. Swindoll explores the Old Testament shepherd, king, and psalmist, to answer the question, "What does it mean to be someone after God's own heart?"

^^In many ways he was a most extraordinary man - intelligent, handsome, abundantly gifted as a poet, musician, warrior, and administrator. Yet in other ways he was a most ordinary man - often gripped by destructive passion, rocked by family chaos and personal tragedy, and motivated by political expediency. How did David become the national hero of God's chosen people? Why is he the one character in the Bible described as a "man after God's own heart"? Chuck Swindoll explores the many facets of David - from his teenaged years and dysfunctional family life to his overwhelming passion for God.
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David was a man after God's own heart . . .

What does it mean to be someone "after God's own heart?" David, Old Testament Shepherd, king, and psalmist, offers an answer in the shape of his own life.

In many ways he was a most extraordinary man?intelligent, handsome, abundantly gifted as a poet, musician, warrior, and administrator. Yet in other ways he was a most ordinary man?often gripped by destructive passion, rocked by family chaos and personal tragedy, and motivated by political expediency. How did David become the national hero of God's chosen people? Why is he the one character in the Bible described as "a man after God's own heart?" Chuck Swindoll explores the many facets of David?from his teenage years and dysfunctional family life to his overwhelming passion for God.

David's life offers hope to all of us. It shows that God can do extraordinary things through ordinary men and women. And David offers an insightful perspective on what it means to be truly spiritual, to become like David?men and women after God's own heart.

David is the first of a multi-volume series exploring great lives from the Bible. Chuck Swindoll wants to show us that these men and women became great when they placed themselves at the Lord's disposal, allowing Him to develop within them the marks of true character: humility, purity, authenticity, and integrity. To live a life God considers "great" is within the reach of everyone who submits to him.


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Meet the Author

Charles Swindoll

Charles R. Swindoll is senior pastor of Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas, and host of a leading program in Christian broadcasting, Insight for Living which airs in major Christian and non-Christian radio markets throughout the world and to a growing web-cast audience.

Chuck's extensive writing ministry has also served the body of Christ worldwide, He has written more than thirty best-selling books, such as Strengthening Your Grip; Laugh Again, and the Great Lives series, including Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit.

His leadership as president and now chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary has helped prepare and equip a new generation for ministry. Chuck and Cynthia, his partner in life and ministry, have four grown children and ten grandchildren.
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5 stars By Cate Russell-Cole: the King David Project, Nov 25 2015
Charles Swindoll is an author with an excellent reputation and for good reason. The study behind his work is well done and he has an easy to absorb writing style. When I was first researching David, this book helped me enormously. It is fair, draws on the work of other notable figures such as Charles Spurgeon and is not an onerous, heavy read. I liked this book so much, his book on the Psalms is one my Christmas list. Highly recommended.
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3 stars By Joyce, Oct 22 2014
I bought this so I could catch up with my church leadership team who were journeying through this book, and needed to get through it in a week. I simply didn't have the time to read the book. The content is great (I have since read the book at my own reflective, soaking pace) but I didn't think much of this production. It sounded boring and monotonous, which didn't help me only listening to it while commuting in dense traffic every day. When I picked up the book, it felt like a different work altogether and there were large sections I don't even remember being on this production, but they were there and I zoned out repeatedly. That said, I'm 'known' for having a great memory and being razor sharp with my focus, so that's saying something. Get this if you must, but (and I don't want to sound like "that" person), the book is so much better! Also, the ability to bookmark, highlight and write in the book helped a lot as a book like this takes you to a very deep, personal and reflective place of soul-renovation.
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Loads of insight
4 stars By Joyce, Oct 22 2014
Swindoll's mastery of practicalapplicable theology is on display here in a very thorough and honest evaluation of David's life. His writing is evocative of Wiersbe's "Be" series commentaries, with the difference being that this book is a character focus (biography) rather than a commentary on any particular bible book.

There are a myriad of lessons to learn extrapolated from the scripture, all the way from the early days of faithfulness in tending the flock, strength in defending the flock, a child-like humility and relentless trust in God, all the way through a very open exploration of David's weaknesses in adultery, polygamy, murder and trusting in his own 'chariots'. I would heartily recommend this book for anyone wanting to study David's life, the psalms, Kings or just for introspective self-evaluation. The other books in the series must be great too, but I don't know... yet... =P
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An insightful read, with great life application
5 stars By Dan, May 24 2013
This book is written in an accessible and yet highly insightful style. It clearly looks at both David's strengths and weaknesses and how we can learn from them in our own lives. This book really impacted me, as I learnt how to avoid David's mistakes and aim for his strengths.
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  • Catalogue Code 270978
  • Product Code 9781400202249
  • ISBN 1400202248
  • EAN 9781400202249
  • Pages 320
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Jul 2008
  • Sales Rank #62080
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.299kg

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