A Heart Like His -Intimate Reflections on the Life of David
May 1, 2012
BH Publishing Group; Spiritual Growth & Christian Living
We All go through times when we feel insignificant or times when we feel certain that we have experienced a degree of failure from which there is no return. That is not a reality we experience alone, but one that a man after God’s heart experienced as well. From shepard, to refugee, to king of ISrael, David exhibited the purest virtues an the mod heinous sinfulness, but through it all his relationship with the Lord continued to grow.
A Heart Like His looks at their bond of mutual love and admiration between a man who was not unlike any of us and the one true God who is all good and powerful Beth Moore walks us through ab exploration of David’s incredible life, drawing spiritual insignhs from a man who bodlfuly fulfilled his divine destiny no merely by what he did, but who loved and saves. Bringing lessons from David’s life to bear on your own, this picture of a man who loved and followed God will help you serve with a heart focused on Him no matter the circumstance
I have never read a book by Beth Moore before but I have heard great things about them and her bible studies. With that being said, A Heart Like His was a very good read. You can tell David is one of Beth’s favorite people of the bible by how meticulous she is in her writing . The book does a very good job of detailing his life and experiences and how we can learn from them. I liked how the study started with the prophet Samuel, took us through the mistakes of King Saul and then the life of King David. There’s a saying, you can’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been. And at first it may seem unnecessary to study Samuel and the Saul but they both played a important part in the life of King David.
The book also has review questions for every chapter. My suggestion is to make it like a bible study, read the chapter and answer the questions. I really appreciate with publishers include review questions or bible studies in their books, it gives you a chance to really meditate on what you’re reading. And as a bonus there is a sample of the actually bible study for this book. My only gripe about the book is the tone/pace of the book. Its very stream-like and at times can put you in a restful state which can make it heard to complete.
“Never assume to that to follow Him means to throw away who He has made you to be.”
“How careful we must be not to think that God is less holy because others seem tp get away with irreverence .”
“Satan lies to you. He tries to convince you that you are covered by guilty stains even when you repented long ago. Let God sow truth in your inner parts. Know the Truth so you can recognize a lie ”
“Claiming Him [God] personally is the precious right of any believer.”