David the Great: Deconstructing the Man After God's Own Heart
He was a man of unwavering loyalty, great faith, and national vision.
A Spirit-led poet with prophetic and Messianic insights that reached beyond the millennia.
A musician whose lullabies could soothe a demon-haunted soul.
A political leader strong enough to forge a single nation out of disparate tribes.
But he was also an adulterer, a murderer, a mercenary raider, and a hated father.
He caused suffering among his people with an act of hubris.
Ordered the execution of his enemies on his deathbed.
Enjoyed many wives and concubines.
Most of all, he broke the laws of both God and man.
Let’s just say, what you know about King David only scratches the surface.
King David was a complicated, conflicted man of flesh. But too often is he viewed as an Americanized shepherd boy on a Sunday school felt board or a New Testament saint alongside the Virgin Mary. This not only neglects one of the Bible’s most complex stories of sin and redemption, it also bypasses the gritty life lessons inherent in the amazing true story of David.
Dr. Mark Rutland shreds the felt-board character, breaks down the sculpted marble statue, and unearths the real David of the Bible. Both noble and wretched, neither a saint nor a monster, at times victorious and other times a failure, David was through it all a man after God’s own heart.
- Audio CD
- Publisher: christianaudio; Unabridged edition (May 1, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1545906327
- ISBN-13: 978-1545906323
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.6 x 5.4 inches
About the Author
Mark Rutland, PhD, is the Founder of Global Servants. He is a New York Times Best Selling author, educator, charismatic leader, businessman and a nationally recognized figure in Christian higher education. Dr. Rutland has been married to his wife Alison for more than 50 years now. They reside in the greater Atlanta area. For more information about Dr. Rutland please visit DrMarkRutland.com.
About Dr. Mark Rutland
Mark Rutland, PhD, is a New York Times best-selling author. He is the executive director of the National Institute of Christian Leadership and founder of Global Servants, having served previously as the pastor of a megachurch and president of two universities. Rutland and his wife, Alison, have been married and in ministry together for more than fifty years. They have three children and nine grandchildren. Through Global Servants, the Rutland’s established House of Grace in Chiang Rai, Thailand, and Kumasi, Ghana, to protect tribal girls from sex trafficking. Since 1986 House of Grace has been “saving little girls for big destinies.” Its work in West Africa, largely in remote villages, has built churches and village hygiene services in five countries.