- Foreword by Stephen F. Olford
King David was a deeply flawed man, yet he became one of the greatest leaders in history. His story reminds us that we are all imperfect and subject to tragic failure, but that God can still use us when he humbly and sincerely seek forgiveness. Though forgiven, David paid for his sins dearlyparticularly in the life of his family. But, he never resigned himself to a life of despair as did his predecessor, King Saul, who ended his life by committing suicide. The challenges David faced are the same we face as men today. But by learning from David's weaknesses and failures, we can avoid his pitfalls. And when we fail, we can learn from God's grace in David's life.
The Men of Character series highlights the lives of men in the Bible and demonstrates that we can still learn from their relationshipsboth with God and man. Each of these Bible characters faced trials, frustration and failure, yet they were inspired by God to achieve great goals. In a world where Christian role models seem increasingly rare, this series reminds us that some of the most worthy examples of godly character are still the biblical figures who brought power, wisdom and inspiration to God's people throughout the ages. Principles flow through their lives that will guide us through the maze of challenges we face in today's world and can help us to emerge victoriously.
About the Author
Dr. Gene A. Getz is the host of "Renewal Radio" heard on stations across the U.S. as well as online worldwide. A church-planting pastor in the Dallas Metroplex since 1972, he is also president of the Center for Church Renewal, pastor emeritus of Chase Oaks Church (formerly Fellowship Bible Church North) in Plano, Texas, and an adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary.