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Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Christian Focus Publications
Publication Date: 1996
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.25 X 3.75 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Focus on the Bible
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Davis brings cultural and historical colour to the task of interpretation and adds a pastor's heart for personal application. You will find a point of contact with the lives of Samuel, Saul, Jonathan and David as Davis answers the question 'What does God seek when he looks on the heart?' Davis presents simple exposition of the literary and theological character of the text in a bright and fascinating way.
This is a superbly easy-to-read book. But the thing I liked best was the incisive application. It is not possible to read this book and feel unchallenged.
Enthusiasm for these commentaries is absolutely right. No preacher should be without them. No thoughtful Christian can fail to be excited and edified by them.
The most practical expository work that this reviewer has ever encountered.
An excellent crisp, lively exposition.
... readable and theologically reliable. This commentary is of value both as a book to be read and enjoyed and as a study book for preachers. It is excellent.
One of the reasons I enjoy Davis's exposition so much is that I feel confident that he has done his exegetical homework, and so is not just delivering blessed, unhistorical thoughts on the text. Yet at the same time, he applies the text so well.
"A happy blend of exegetical and historical study on the one hand, and homiletical treatment and application on the other. Ideas pop out everywhere, even in the most unlikely places. New insights abound."
"presents historical and theological material in a way that can only excite the expositor."
"A great feast of biblical truth made so digestible, garnished with so many apt illustrations."
morethanwordsAge: 35-44Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5RelevantJanuary 19, 2012morethanwordsAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Ralph Davis has way with language. He faithfully exegetes a passage while giving sometimes humorous, and always insightful, illustrations and commentary. His work is filled with enjoyment at the same time it digs deeply into your soul. This - and any other Ralph Davis work - is well worth your time and money. "Buy the truth and sell it not."
julianJax, FlAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5July 10, 2011julianJax, FlAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A very good commentary at the laymans level that is full of information that is informative, entertaining and motivates to make you want to know more...And most importantly, never deviates from absolute truth.
Austin Nelson5 Stars Out Of 5Learn About God!January 2, 2011Austin NelsonQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have read through this commentary two times, and have really enjoyed it. I must admit I did not know very much about this book of God's Word, but since I've read this, 1 Samuel has become one of my favorite books in the Old Testament.
Dr. Davis does a tremendous job explaining the text, but doing it in a way that makes it fun, interesting, and practical for every day life. I cannot recommend this commentary enough.
Ed Garboczi5 Stars Out Of 5July 21, 2007Ed GarbocziWell-written, interesting to read commentary. Reading a few chapters of 1 Samuel, then reading through some of Davis' book was a great way to spend my personal devotional time, and an interesting way to study the Bible. Highly recommended. I am going to try his other Old Testament works.
Brad Eckerley5 Stars Out Of 5May 18, 2002Brad EckerleyExcellent commentary that digs at the heart of the text. One of the best commentaries I own. I promptly purchased every commentary he has written (Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel).