- Foreword by Bill Bright
Israel's history was a rollercoaster of faithfulness and rebellion. In a time of great wickedness, Samuel assumed a leadership role by faithfully preaching and following the Word of God. Like today, immorality in Samuel's time was rampant, and the culture was drifting away from the Lord. The book of Judges describes this time by saying, "Everyone stood up for the Lord and proclaimed what was right in the midst of incredible opposition. Even when Israel rejected God as their leader for a human king, Samuel continued to serve God faithfully as High Priest of the Lord.
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.