Raised in obscurity, young David would not have featured on a list of candidates for the future king of Israel—but God had different ideas! Read about how God's magnificent plan unfolded in the life of this remarkable man and in the lives of those around him.
Michael Bentley has an enviable knowledge of the Bible and an admirably simple way of relating its events, and then interweaving the stories with their relevance to our life. Thus, we see how the actions related in the Bible can still be appropriate today in the way we live our lives.
—Fran Godfrey, BBC Radio
It is easily the most fascinating account of David's life that I have ever read. As a believer I profited, I learned, I was challenged and I gained biblical knowledge and insight. It seemed as though David was a contemporary, living somewhere near me, facing many of the same difficulties I face—yes, contemporary in the best biblical sense.
—Dr. Kent Philpott, Pastor of Miller Avenue Church, Mill Valley, California
Michael Bentley worked as a bookshop manager and served in the British army before his call to the ministry. His diverse background includes freelance religious reporting for national and local radio and television, being a Religious Education teacher, and holding pastorates in Surrey, South East London and Berkshire. He is also closely involved with his local community as a member of various committees and councils. Now retired, he still preaches regularly and has a ministry of writing, with some ten books in print and more in preparation. He lives in Bracknell with his wife, Jenny, and has five children and six grandchildren.