A MAN AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART - DAVID, THE BELOVED A story from history that portrays all aspects of the human condition, David is a novel that gives the reader great insights into the life of one of the best-known personalities in the Bible. The years between David's anointing as the future king of Israel and the day he was crowned king were fraught with intrigue, passion, deceit, and fear - as well as faith, hope, and courage. The author brings David to life in a most compelling and vivid manner, and his description of palace scenes, battles, historical dress, and ancient customs gives the reader a sense of place and time. The book is filled with intriguing dialogue that makes the characters come to life. In fact, this novel reads so well that you will want to keep reading in order to discover what will happen next. Through the events of David's life, you will be reminded that biblical characters were real people who lived in a completely different world, yet endured the same triumphs and tragedies we experience today. Written with passion and an attention to detail that transport the reader to the heart of ancient Israel, this inspiring book graphically illustrates David's victory over the giant Goliath, the pursuit by the tormented King Saul, wars with the Philistines, and the ultimate fulfillment of being crowned king. David, the warrior, came to know the face of God and to be called a man after His own heart. David, the book, beautifully tells his extraordinary story.