David was a man after God's own heart . . .
What does it mean to be someone "after God's own heart?" David, King, psalmist and shepherd, gives us a picture with his own life.
In many ways he is an extraordinary role model, a man who was fully human but exceeded expectations and pointed others towards God. While the other side of David is most ordinary showing a life filled with destruction, chaos, tragedy and his personal struggle with sin. How then did David become the national hero of God's chosen people? Why is he the one character in the Bible described as "a man after God's own heart?" David's life offers hope to all of us. It shows that God can do extraordinary things through ordinary men and women. And David offers an insightful perspective on what it means to be truly a man, to become like David―men after God's own heart.
In this study David will delight and disappoint you. At times you will desire to be just like him while at others you will want to turn and run The Life of David is one of the most colorful examples of manhood in all of Scripture. You will be introduced to select key characteristics of David's life but unlike David, we have time to make our lives right before God and to lovingly lead our homes.
This interactive study features eight weeks of individual study materials with a leader's guide and suggested teaching plans at the back of the book.
About the Author
Tom Cheshire serves as Founder and Executive Director of Relevant Practical Ministry for Men, which exists to be a resource to the local church specifically in the area of men s discipleship. He also is a charter member of the national ministry, Iron Sharpens Iron, and hosts four national equipping conferences in the Midwest. He serves as an elder in his local church with overseeing discipleship as well as other areas of responsibility. Tom is married to Jan and they have two adult daughters.
Brian Doyle (1957-2017) was the longtime editor of the University of Portland's award-winning Portland Magazine. His essays appeared in Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, U.S. Catholic, First Things, Christian Century, America, and The American Scholar. He was the author of two Liturgical Press books, A Shimmer of Something: Lean Stories of Spiritual Substance and The Kind of Brave You Wanted to Be: Prose Prayers and Cheerful Chants against the Dark as well as a contributor to Give Us This Day.