I Am David: A Review

“Simply put, the very essence of our sin nature causes us to want to do things our way–not God’s way or anybody else’s way. . . . But think about the ultimate outcome of that approach to life. Any society that would function according to that principle would quickly descend into chaos because humans have a sin nature.” Jimmy Evans~

What we see happening around us is exactly the world that Jimmy Evans points to in his book, I Am David: 10 Lessons in Greatness from Israel’s Most Famous King.

Large segments of America have fallen into chaos, and we wonder how we can–if we can, turn it around.

Certainly, if America is to turn around, this turning away from chaos must begin in the Church.

And Jimmy Evans leads us to a place we can begin.

Evans invites us into the struggle. But the way to first incite change is for each of us to look into the story of King David–the man after God’s heart.

David killed a giant, spent years eluding an enemy who wanted to kill him, became king, sinned, repented, and dealt with the aftermath of sin and his failings as a father.

My favorite part of the book is when Evans discusses the shortcomings of David’s upbringing and how his failure to deal with the pain of his past led to agony later in life.

We, just like David, carry the wounds of our past. Those wounds affect our relationships, our desires, our thoughts and fears, and how susceptible we are to addiction and other sins.

This book is suitable for individuals and groups and contains a study guide and leader guide.

We turn America from chaos to God one person at a time. And the turning begins with each one of us.

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22 Replies to “I Am David: A Review”

  1. Sound like a must read for this time in our society. Thanks for sharing about it Nancy.

  2. Turning our culture around, away from chaos and toward God and order and peaceful relationships of sacrifice and kindness toward one another is the challenge of our century. David’s life is fascinating, and, like us, he had so, SO many lessons to learn as well. There richness in God’s Word to equip us, like David was equipped by God.

  3. David is one of my favorite biblical characters. His victories are huge but so were his flaws. He committed adultery and murder, yet was called a man after God’s heart. I agree: we as a church must return to this heart like Christ’s. He is our only hope as a church or nation!

  4. It’s so easy to think of biblical people as 2-dimensional storybook characters. But they were real humans with strengths & weaknesses, victories & failures. And we have much to learn from them when we take them off the pedestal and realize we share the same potential!

  5. Such a powerful opening passage. Truly, we do want things our way, not God’s way. And this is the wide road that leads to destruction. May we consider deeply the teachings of Jimmy Evans as he studies the life of David. Much needed teaching.

  6. Thanks for this review, Nancy. Our marriage counselor refers to Jimmy Evans’ words and books often. Especially his four foundational laws of marriage.

  7. Amen. We do carry the burdens of our past. But through God, we can change. We can let it all go and let God use us for all His purposes, just like He used David. This sounds like a great book. Thanks, Nancy!

  8. This book sounds like one I would enjoy. I love listening to Jimmy Evans. The sinful nature has always been destructive but it seems so loud right now in our country and culture. Truly, it aims to destroy us. I look forward to reading the book! 🙂 Thank you for the review!

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