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Focus on the Bible - 1 Samuel: Looking on the Heart (Focus on the Bible Commentaries) Paperback – July 20, 2010
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This is the best expository commentary I have read in many years. It is comprehensive, up to date and easily read. (Eric Alexander ~ Conference speaker and formerly minister St George's Tron, Glasgow for 20 years)
This is a superbly easy-to-read book. But the thing I liked best was the incisive application. It is not possible to read this book and feel unchallenged. (The Messenger)
Enthusiasm for these commentaries is absolutely right. No preacher should be without them. No thoughtful Christian can fail to be excited and edified by them. (Evangelicals Now)
The most practical expository work that this reviewer has ever encountered. (Southwestern Journal of Theology)
An excellent, crisp, lively exposition. (Bibliotheca Sacra Journal)
... readable and theologically reliable. This commentary is of value both as a book to be read and enjoyed and as a study book for preachers. It is excellent. (Evangelical Times)
One of the reasons I enjoy Davis's exposition so much is that I feel confident that he has done his exegetical homework, and so is not just delivering blessed, unhistorical thoughts on the text. Yet at the same time, he applies the text so well. (Simon Gathercole ~ Director of Studies, Theology and Religious Studies, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, Cambridge)
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Dale Ralph Davis is Minister in Residence, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to that he was pastor of Woodland Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi.
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“The Theology of Grace” The Unmerited Favor, Unfailing Love, Free Gift and Enabling Power of Father God in the name of our Lord, Savior and King Jesus Christ via the Holy Ghost.-
Here is a statement that I find very important to remember
“…..grace must always be the decisive and dominating factor in the Christian’s practical theology. He must confess that this success, this employment, this loved one, this health, this meal is “what Yahweh has given.” “What do you have that you did not receive?” (1 Cor. 4:7). Every Christian then has no choice –you must be a good theologian who both speaks and lives a theology of grace. You will find it humbling, but it is the only thing that will keep you from worshipping yourself.” (pg.318-19) –Dr. Dale Ralph Davis
Finished this and order the second one right away! HIGHLY recommend this!
My only complaint is that Davis doesn't give a Big Idea for the passage. For that you'll have to come up with yourself, or get the new Teach the Text Commentary Series.