The Making Of A Man Of God, by Alan Redpath

The account of David’s life contained in the Scriptures is a lot more than just a story of what he experienced. For example, the account of David’s battle with Goliath pictures the victory that Jesus accomplished for us on the cross. From this we learn the key to effectiveness in the church, and why so many things are not effective.

Redpath works through David’s history, highlighting the many lessons illustrated by this man of God. He deals with the contrast between Saul’s decline and David’s rise, how important a good friend is, how David handled the pressures of opposition, persecution and depression, how David learned to inquire of the Lord, and how to go from deep crying to joyful praise. David was a man just like us and the lessons that can be learned from his life are applicable to each of us.

Redpath gives a clear picture of the events that occurred using the accounts in 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Chronicles and the Psalms that David wrote along the way. Using these he draws out the spiritual lessons and illustrations they contain. He also makes sure to point out and dwell on the personal application for the truths found in David’s example. If you desire to be a man or woman of God, this book will be an invaluable resource for God to work in you.

“David had the anointing of God upon him because of faithfulness in the obscurity in his home life, because there he passed the test.”      -Alan Redpath, page 33