Thursday, May 31, 2012

a Heart Like His by Beth Moore

a Heart Like His by Beth Moore

a Heart Like His is a study of the life of David.  This book is part Bible study, part devotional, and part refreshment.  Ms. Moore takes the reader through 52 lessons while looking at David.  Each lesson takes a real look at pain, struggles, praises and triumphs in David's life.  Then, the reader is encouraged to look at their own life and apply the lesson, all the while with an undercurrent of the true life-changing power of Jesus.

One thing that always impresses me about the Bible is that it never tries to paint over something ugly.  I mean that sins and struggles are written with stark honesty.  This book is true to that form.  David is not idolized, instead he is shown as a real person with struggles, but with a heart toward God.  It is this relationship that pulls him through the difficult and allows him to finish well.  Ms. Moore also shares her struggles and stories from her heart as each chapter unfolds.  This is a great study for seeing the power of God in our lives.

I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars.

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