Monday, April 19, 2010

Book Review: David-A Man of Passion and Destiny by Charles Swindoll

I Read It!

Book Description:

David - The Golden Hero Whose Light Shone Through the Tarnish.

In many ways he was a most extraordinary man--intelligent, handsome, abundantly gifted as a poet, musician, warrior, and administrator. David had charisma like no Bible character before him to inspire his people and bring his nation to a pinnacle of strength and glory. 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 this very human man become the perennial 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?" As Chuck Swindoll points out in this compelling book, David's life offers hope to all of us. It show how devotion doesn't mean perfection--that God loves us in spite of our weaknesses, and can do extraordinary things through ordinary men and women whose lives are devoted wholly to Him. Swindoll does not whitewash David's life: David made big mistakes; he endured devastating troubles, yet he proved faithful to his God and demonstrated that love many times over in an extraordinary life that leaves us an enduring legacy of faith.

My thoughts:
David: A Man of Passion and Destiny by Charles Swindoll is an excellent and fascinating read about the life of David. Chuck Swindoll does an amazing job of analyzing David's life and showing the reader how lessons learned by David can be applied to our lives today. A big thank you to Carrie at Reading to Know and Thomas Nelson Publishers for the opportunity to win this book which she reviewed and recommended.

1 comment:

  1. =D YAY again! I'm so glad you liked it. I love this series. I'm almost done reading through the one on Moses and hope to be reviewing that one this week. It's just fascinating. I love how he takes Biblical truths and makes them practical.

    Glad you won, read and enjoyed it!



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