David was a man after God’s own heart . . .
What does it mean to be someone “after God’s own heart?” David, Old Testament Shepherd, king, and psalmist, offers an answer in the shape of his own life.
In many ways he was a most extraordinary man–intelligent, handsome, abundantly gifted as a poet, musician, warrior, and administrator. Yet in other ways he was a most ordinary man–often gripped by destructive passion, rocked by family chaos and personal tragedy, and motivated by political expediency. How did David become the national hero of God’s chosen people? Why is he the one character in the Bible described as “a man after God’s own heart?” Chuck Swindoll explores the many facets of David. from his teenage years and dysfunctional family life to his overwhelming passion for God.
David’s life offers hope to all of us. It shows that God can do extraordinary things through ordinary men and women. And David offers an insightful perspective on what it means to be truly spiritual, to become like David, men and women after God’s own heart.
David is the first of a multi-volume series exploring great lives from the Bible. Chuck Swindoll wants to show us that these men and women became great when they placed themselves at the Lord’s disposal, allowing Him to develop within them the marks of true character: humility, purity, authenticity, and integrity. To live a life God considers “great” is within the reach of everyone who submits to Him.
Everyone loves a transformation story. Rags to riches. Plain to beautiful. Weak to strong. Esther’s story is that, but it is much more. It is a thought-provoking study of God’s invisible hand writing silently and unseen across the pages of human history. Perhaps most of all, Esther’s story is the account of godly attributes like courage, dignity, wisdom, and strength–attributes that blocked an evil plot, overthrew an arrogant killer, and replaced terror with joy in thousands of Jewish homes.
Author Chuck Swindoll interweaves the ancient, real-life story with insight not only into the virtues of Queen Esther, but also into how the qualities that formed and empowered her can be ours. Esther is the second volume of Charles Swindoll’s best-selling series, which examines great lives from God’s Word and reveals the strengths and weaknesses that make God’s men and women both great . . . and human. Many of the most beloved biblical heroes were ordinary folks. Shepherds. Fishermen. Servants. Widows. Even harlots and petty thieves. One by one, they changed the course of history.
Swindoll explains that these men and women did not become great in their own strength but were empowered by God when they surrendered their lives to Him. To live such a life that God considers great is within the reach of everyone who submits to Him.
Where are great leaders like Elijah today? Uncompromisingly strong, yet self-controlled. Disciplined, yet forgiving. Audaciously courageous, yet kind. Heroic in the heat of battle, yet humble in the aftermath.
We see a few such men and women, but the list is tragically short. Rarely does someone model these invaluable traits more obviously than God’s mighty prophet Elijah, whose calling was anything but calm and free from conflict. Nevertheless, as you are about to discover in this book. Elijah exemplified true heroism and genuine humility amid the relentless pressure of battle.
Elijah: A Man of Heroism and Humility is the fifth volume in the best-selling Great Lives from God’s Word series by Charles Swindoll. The series also includes such powerful biographies as Joseph, David, Esther, and Moses.
Exploring the depths of Elijah’s fascinating life as a prophet of God, Swindoll does not gloss over his human weaknesses; rather, he presents an honest picture of this ordinary man who God transformed into His personal spokesman to confront idolatry and evil in the ancient world. You will find that it’s a life worth emulating.
In a world that has lost its way, due in part to the lack of balanced, godly leadership, we are more than ever in need of a few Elijah-like men and women who are not afraid to live courageously among their peers as they walk humbly with their God.
“May this book establish deep within you a desire to stand strong for what is right as you bow low before Him who is worthy of your trust and obedience.”-Charles Swindoll
This book compares in value with the book on “Dispensational Truth.” Its purpose is to “Rightly Divide” the “Fundamental Doctrines” in a series of “Contrasts,” as “Law and Grace,” “Faith and Works,” ” Sin and Salvation,” “Atonement and Redemption,” etc. It has been described as one of the “most enlightening book on scripture ever written.”
The author had made it the work of his ministry to preach the “Fundamentals.” This volume contains the cream and meat of his sermons and Bible lectures. The book contains twenty-nine chapters and fifty-five charts. The charts are one page charts, clear and simple, and suitable for Bible Class work. The book contains 328 pages and is bound in cloth.
This book is the result of 25 years’ study of the Book of Revelation. The book is interpreted from the Futurist Standpoint. The writer’s purpose is to show that the book is to be taken literally, and that it is written in chronological order. The text of the old version is used and is printed at the top of each subject. The text and descriptive matters is emphasized by the use of capitals and black type.
The book is sane, contains no speculative matter, nor opinions of the writer. The book is not a commentary made up of quotations from other writers. The writer is neither a copyist nor compiler. The only author the writer has sought to follow is the author of the Book, the Lord Jesus Christ. He has simply sought to interpret the “Mind of Christ,” as revealed in the Book of Revelation. The writer’s aim has been to prepare a standard work on the Book of Revelation, from the Futurist Standpoint, that can be used as a text-book in Theological Seminaries and Bible Schools, and a help to Ministers, Missionaries and Bible Students generally. This work is particularly timely, when the prophetic utterances of the Book of Revelation are rapidly approaching their fulfillment.
The book is illustrated with over 30 charts, maps and diagrams. There are also numerous cuts of the symbols, beasts, etc, spoken of in the Book of Revelation, distributed through the book. These help to elucidate the text and add to the value of the book and save much explanatory matter. It is 9.25″ x 6″, contains 210 pages and is case bound in cloth.
This convenient one volume combines Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words and Unger and White’s Expository Dictionary of the Old Testament. This book allows you to easily access the alphabetized English equivalents of the Greek or Hebrew words from which they are translated. Throughout the text the most significant biblical words are illustrated by Scripture passages, comments, cross-references, ancient and modern meanings, precise etymologies, historical notes, and clearly defined technical information. Each original language is indexed, and the addition of a topical index allows you to access all the dictionary entries pertinent to specific New Testament ideas and teachings. Keyed to Strong’s Concordance.
The apostle Paul. The converted terrorist, inspired author, amazing teacher, and patient mentor. This colossal figure strode boldly onto the stage of the first-century world and left an indelible signature of greatness never to be forgotten. His life? Magnificent! And his ministry? Impressive. While assigned sainthood by some today, by his own description he was “the chief of all sinners.” No other person in the Bible, aside from Christ Himself, had a more profound influence on his world and ours than Paul.
He was a man of real grit, with a firmness of mind and spirit and unyielding courage in the face of personal hardship and danger. Tough, tenacious, and fiercely relentless, Paul pursued his divine mission with unflinching resolve. And God used him mightily to turn the world upside down for Christ in his generation.
But Paul’s message and his style were also marked by gentle grace. This man, who tormented and killed the saints of God, understood and explained grace better than any of his contemporaries. Why? Because he never got over his own gratitude as a recipient of it. God’s super-abounding grace transformed this once-violent aggressor into a humble-but-powerful spokesman for Christ. A man with that much grit desperately needed that much grace.
Perhaps that’s why Paul’s life is such a source of hope for us. If the chief of sinners can be forgiven and become God’s chosen vessel, can He not forgive and use us as well? He can, if we too become people of both grace and grit.
Paul is the sixth of a multi-volume series exploring Great Lives from God’s Word and searching them to find the qualities that made them great. Join us for an exciting, in-depth look at this amazing life, as only Chuck Swindoll can describe it: Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit.
Moses: A Man of Selfless Dedication
Was he the sleek-and-trim, funloving animated man in The Prince of Egypt or the handsome, strong-hearted, superstar played by Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments?
The most likely answer is “neither.” The Bible gives a much more accurate picture of the Moses God used in such remarkable ways, Charles Swindoll paints a portrait of the biblical Moses in this fascinating look into the heart and mind of Moses: A Man of Selfless Dedication.
Swindoll gives us straight facts based squarely on the truth revealed in God’s Word. He also fills in the fine-line details of Moses’ life with emotion and feeling, because Moses, like all of us, was a human being with faults and frailties. And finally, Swindoll helps us apply the lessons of Moses’ life to our own daily dilemmas.
When you face your personal Red Sea test, will you be prepared? Your decision to go forward in life instead of retreating will be bolstered by your having studied the real Moses of the Bible, the Moses who tried to decline his assignment from God; the Moses who dazzled Pharaoh; the Moses who received the Ten Commandments; the Moses who was sometimes disobedient and weak; the Moses who was the greatest leader of God’s people in all of history; the Moses of faith and selfless dedication to God.
Scholarly and analytical, practical and devotional, Newell’s classic commentary is ideal for personal Bible study and sermon preparation. His interpretation considers both Greek and English texts, illuminating the apostle’s thinking; while ample footnotes provide valuable information on the historical and critical context of individual passages. Written from a dispensationalist perspective.
A classic study of personalities from both Old and New Testaments from an author uniquely skilled to bring these Bible characters to life.
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Publication Date: 2014
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Find every word every time in this truly essential concordance.
This truly is a one-of-a-kind concordance – The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. Not only can you find any Scripture passage in the KJV, you’ll find every Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic word behind the English words. It’s computer generated which gives you greater accuracy and the Strong numbering system links you directly to the original Greek and Hebrew words. This is a resource for serious Bible study and is essential for your library.
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For readers of the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible, this commentary is a must have. Both practical and doctrinal, this work draws on the expertise of top evangelical scholars to offer a complete, verse-by-verse commentary on the entire Bible. The goal of this commentary is to offer a complete, authoritative explanation of the meaning of each book of the Bible, and the Bible as a whole. The authors have provided both an outline for quick identification and organization of the major parts of each book, and a thorough introduction to each book, with important background information on authorship, date and place of writing, and the theme and purpose. Also included are 48 quality maps for visualizing key Bible events. Each book also has its own bibliography for further study. Comprehensive, reliable, and easy-to-use for students, teachers, and preachers, this commentary offers practical truth and biblical principles. The goal: to move beyond facts and ideas to a real-world understanding that is usable in church, class and life. When used in conjunction with the King James Reference Bible or the King James Study Bible, this tool becomes even more valuable.
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