David, A Man After God's Own Heart

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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 teenaged years and dysfunctional family life to his overwhelming passion for God.

David's life offers hope to all of us. It shows 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. David offers an insightful and timeless 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 and mining them for the qualities that made them great. Chuck Swindoll wants to show us that these great men and women were not great in and of themselves--in fact most of them were humble and ordinary as you and I. They 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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Charles R. Swindoll has devoted his life to the accurate, practical teaching and application of God’s Word and His grace. A pastor at heart, Chuck has served as senior pastor to congregations in Texas, Massachusetts, and California. Since 1998, he has served as the founder and senior pastor-teacher of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas.

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The humble shepherd David later became the great King David, spoken of in the Bible. Michael Kramer contrasts young David's sins and poor choices with his later courage and devotion to God--which led to his being described as ''a man after God's own heart.'' After Kramer's versatile range and skill depicts David's mighty battle with Goliath, Swindoll advises listeners to use their personal memories of past victories for battles with their own giants. With succinct clarity Kramer delivers additional spiritual tips from the author: Don't fight using your own strength--rely on the Lord. Don't abuse God's grace. Listen when God says no. Don't be intimidated or overly sensitive. Trust God, pray, and see through the ''eyes of faith.'' G.D.W. AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine

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