Those facing the pain and brokenness that result from unfair treatment by other believers will be encouraged by this powerful story of David, Saul, and Absalom.Publishers Description
This best-selling tale is based on the biblical figures of David, Saul, and Absalom. For the many Christians who have experienced pain, loss, and heartache at the hands of other believers, this compelling story offers comfort, healing, and hope. Christian leaders and directors of religious movements throughout the world have recommended this simple, powerful, and beautiful story to their members and staff. You will want to join the thousands who have been profoundly touched by this incomparable story.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.5"
Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1992
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Availability 73 units.
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|A Tale of Three Kings! Jan 23, 2007|
|Have you been burned by other Christians? |
God spoke to me through Edwards' book. After reading A Tale Of Three Kings, I was fully convinced that God was sovereign over our situation. I did not need to harbor bitter feelings toward my brother. God was in complete control regardless of the impure motives and ill intent of the church "leaders." Besides, it's not MY kingdom... it's HIS!
|A Tale of Three Kings Jan 11, 2007|
|What an awesome book. |
As you learn about the Kings you begin to look at your own heart and what is really in it--you look at your attitudes and motives and you decide which Kings charater and attributes you want for your life.
I feel it is also representative of the different levels of Christianity--Is your focus on the Kingdom and God and his will being done here on earth? Is it worldly and all about what I can for me? or Are we a usuper of someone else's place and position because we think we are intitled to it, for whatever reason?
It makes you look at yourself and your motives in your relationship with the Lord.
|A Life Changing Book Jan 9, 2007|
|Would highly recommend this book for anyone who is considering "getting even". This book was instrumental in my life as a young pastor when an older pastor was being unfair in my opinion. After reading this book, I realized God's annointed work differently than what I think.|
|A Biblical Handbook on Submission Jan 5, 2007|
|The sub title of the book is: A Study in Brokenness. I prefer to see it as a Biblical handbook on submission.|
I have been in leadership positions for over 30 years and quite honestly it has not always been fulfilling or with proper attitude. This book has set that in order. I am much more at peace with myself.
This book showed that Saul, who was the rightful king, did not finish well and was not a happy man as a result of his ego.
David who was not perfect but chosen and heading to his proper level of leadership needed to submit to his errant leader: Saul. He was to serve to the best of his capabilities and not allow Saul's shortcomings become his. Coups are never allowed or needed if you are on the right track.
Absalom, the beloved son of David, who talks behind his father's back and undercuts him with simple words like "I would have done it differently". I have learned from this simple book that even if I would have "done it differently" never to say that to my leader's staff.
This book has not only brought me greater peace within myself but it actually has brought me to higher levels of leadership and trust within my organization.
Remember: At the end of the day David does becomes king anyhow.
|Prepare for exposure Dec 30, 2006|
|In a day when countless unfit, unbroken and impure vessels are building ministry-businesses (and teaching others how to do the same) the message in this book is a God-send. |
Edwards' has taken the story of David and has made it come alive! The book is presented as a drama, focussing on the stories of King Saul's pursuit of David, and Absalom's attempted takeover of David's throne. Each character is studied, exposing the motives of their hearts. David is presented as the type of person that God really desires to have lead his people.
David never sought to be a leader. He was simply living each moment as a shepherd boy, doing his job and worshipping God in his spare time. Still, God had other plans. Yet after his being anointed, the journey to kingship was anything but easy. Nevertheless that was a part of the deep work that God was doing in David.
This tremendous study in brokenness shone a light in my heart. Since devouring its contents, I have been able to rest more in Christ. It is not necessary to be ambitious or desirous of a ministry position, nor is it profitable. Rather, at the place where we find ourselves we ought to simply submit to God's dealings in our life, be they oft unpleasant. For it is yielding to God's purifying work that will qualify us to be carriers of true spiritual authority. We would do well to receive this message with sobriety and urgency, as it will stimulate in us a desire to be the kind of leaders with a heart after God.
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