David: His Life and Times - A Biographical Commentary - CCS by Ivor Powell and published by Classics.
David, the king of Israel, towers above all other royal figures in the Old Testament as a man of courage and commitment to God, but also to self-deceit and personal failure. All the depth and richness of his life and times come into vivid focus in this biographical commentary.
As the author says in the preface “Sometimes it was difficult to understand the actions of the king of Israel. I was perplexed by his indiscretions and disappointed by his stubbornness. Nevertheless, the sweet singer of Israel never bowed before idols and, in this manner, was supreme among the potentes of his generation.”
Filled with practical insights and alliterative outlines, for suggested sermons, with 25 brief, homilectical studies on David’s contemporaries – including Saul, Nabel and Abner. Christian readers will appreciate this personal and down-to-earth portraits of one of the Bible’s most crucial characters.