I really enjoyed this book. I used it as part of my devotional studies in the morning. Beth Moore did a good job overall. There were some things in the life of David that puzzled me and this book answered them and gave me a better understanding of the situation. I would recommend that others read this book.
Although I have "flirted" with Beth Moore books and Bible studies in the past, this is the first time I have ever sar down and read one of her books in its entirity. My mom has been through several Beth Moore studies, and allusions are always made to this fantastic Bible teacher. And all I can say is that this book more than fulfilled my expectations. I can assure you that this will not be the only time I ever pick this book up. This is a keeper!
I grew up in the church, and I am a Bible college graduate. But even I had not considered some of the aspects of David's life that Beth Moore draws out of the Scriptures. This book is not a light read. I recommend taking your time and really letting the Word and its message soak into your soul. I am just a little bit overwhelmed since I read the book in under a week. But even in my reading of it in that time frame, I can highly recommend it.
The true merit of a book that is written to be used as a Bible study is whether it touched my heart and soul. I am happy to say it did. Seeing ho2w many times David messed up but always came back to God gives me great hope. It shows just how much mercy God has to give out even in the Old Testament.
I was most touched as I read about how David continued to trust even when he did not understand or things did not make sense. It is a message that God has been "pounding into my brain" lately. Tears came to my eyes as I read about how even unjust humiliation and misunderstanding does not mean that you have stepped out of God's will. It may not make sense, and we may never understand why things happen just as they do. But we have to trust that God knows what He is doing. Thank you, Beth, I needed to hear that. I too long for a heart like David. And even in my weaknesses and failings, God can use me!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100% mine.
Excellent study. Deeply moving. Moore's a favorite
September 27, 2012
WOW. I just finished my second read by Beth Moore. My first was So Long Insecurity which I am planning to re-read. I believe one of the reasons why this beautiful woman has been able to touch the heart of many- including me - is her passion for God, which flows beautifully through her words.
Beth has beautiful heart and I've seen it in both books. Her excellent writing engaged me and once more doesn't fail to move me! Seriously. I cried a river all throughout this book and I think Beth is honestly one of the best writer I've ever seen and definitely a favorite!
This is not your average Bible Study. You might want to bring tissues, prayers and a heart willing to learn because I believe every word you'll read will be deeply engraved in your spirit for a long time to come.
The story of David comes alive and sends the reader into a roller-coaster of emotions. It paints an incomparable picture of the fathomless majesty of the King of kings while exposing and reminding me of my heart's desire : Him.
Beauty. Excellence. Majesty. Grace and Mercy.
Oh, don't tarry fellow reader, do pick this one up!
Have you ever wondered what it meant when someone said "he/she is a man/woman after God's own heart"? I had, I didn't quite understand. I knew it must be something to do with the way we lived or the way we stayed tuned to God during trouble but I never quite "got it". In Beth Moore's "A Heart Like His", she gives a little insight into that very addage.
"A Heart Like His" is an intense and intimate study of the life of David and it is incredible. David is one of my favorite characters in the Bible and yet I had never seen his life in this way. I was astounded as I watched his life play out and as Beth Moore was able to show me what it meant to have a heart like His. Now, I must say that I am a new Beth Moore fan and when I was given the chance to read this, I jumped...with no hesitation; and I'm glad I did. This is an incredible book (I had to read it twice just to get all the details~!!!!!
One of my favorite passsages (there were many...my book is full of underlines and margin notes) applies to my life greatly and I hope its an encouragement to everyone...
"We're going to win, but victory is going to take blood, sweat, and tears-His blood, our sweat, and tears from us both."
PLEASE find a copy of this book....you won't be sorry.
DISCLAIMER: I recieved a free copy of this book through the publisher's(Thomas Nelson Publishing) Booksneeze blogger review program, HOWEVER, I was NOT required to write a positive review. ALL thoughts and opinions are my own!!!