Shepherd, warrior, poet, adulterer, repentant sinner, man after God's own heart---David's life dramatically illustrates that God can use the raw material of humanity to shape a holy life. Focusing on the musician/king's trials of anger, doubt, and sinfulness, Pippert shows that right choices during tough times can nurture a heart that beats for Christ. 236 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.
David. Shepherd boy with slingshot, brave warrior, poet-musician, deceitful adulterer, repentant sinner, beloved king, "a man after God's own heart." David faced some desperate circumstances and some tough choices. So do you, day by day. In this book Rebecca Manley Pippert shows how you, like David, can choose the good, find hope and grow to be one who hase a heart for God.
Pippert is an internationally known speaker who regularly lectures on spiritual renewal, evangelism and character formation for church conferences, at schools and colleges and in pastoral training seminars. She has also written several popular books on evangelism and Christian living. Her bestselling book has sold more than a half-million copies worldwide.
"Pippert writes of David, but not as though he were several thousand years removed from her. Their humanity connects, and it is for this reason she understands the way Christian virtue is developed in our souls and vices rooted out."
"These insightful studies of faith, faithfulness and faithlessness, drawn from David's career, deservedly stick in the mind. Not all books are worth reading, but this one is."
"The life of David immerses us in the stuff of humanity--the everyday grit and glory that we all encounter simply by walking out the door each morning. Becky Pippert shows us that this is the raw material that God uses to shape a holy life in us. And as witness and participant she convinces us."