This book is indeed a tale. It is a dramatic re-telling of the stories of Saul, David and Absalom.
Edwards tells this story in two parts. Each part has important and valuable lessons that have such depth they cannot be fully discovered in one sitting. Then the contrast between the two parts adds even greater depth, value and essential lessons.
The first part follows the tale of David as a young man and Saul as king of Israel. In this part of the drama Edwards challenges us to face the King Saul within all of us. He also helps us to understand how to deal with King Sauls in our lives so that we do not become King Saul II.
The second part follows the tale of David as king of Israel and Absalom as a young man. Here Edwards gives insight into the Absalom within all of us, the rebellion, the ambition and the dreams. He also helps us to understand how to deal with Absaloms in our lives so that we do not become Absaloms or Sauls.
This book is not a meaty in-depth Bible study, but do not let the light story telling fool you. There are powerful lessons in here that can change lives. Powerful lessons that every Christian will need at some point in their life.
“What does this world need: gifted men and women, outwardly empowered? Or individuals who are broken, inwardly transformed?” -Gene Edwards, page 42