Raised in obscurity, shooting to prominence in the nation of Israel, David became a powerful figure and everyone loved him—well, not quite everyone. Read about his battles, his triumphs, and also his troubles in this engaging, easy-to-use guide.
Michael Bentley worked as a bookshop manager and served in the British army before his call to the ministry. He has a diverse background, which includes freelance religious reporting for national and religious 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. His hobbies include singing second bass in the Bracknell Choral Society. Now retired, he still preaches regularly and has a ministry of writing, with some twelve books in print including Opening Up Amos and David—Encountering the man after God’s heart. He lives in Bracknell with his wife, Jenny, and has five children and seven grandchildren.
‘Michael Bentley treats the life of David in a simple, straightforward fashion, never losing sight throughout of the practical significance he has for us, and constantly holding before us David’s greater Son, the Lord Jesus. A very good and satisfying book!’
—Roger Ellsworth, Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, Benton, Illinois, USA, and bible commentator
‘… a book which is full of wisdom …’
—Chris Porter, Minister, Easthampstead Baptist Church, England
‘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 2 Announcer