Book Review: A Tale of Three Kings

I’ve heard about this books hundreds of times from people, and finally got the chance to read it because of Bible School. The book is a quick and easy read, and it is excellent. It takes the stories of King Saul, David, and Absalom and compares how they led people and treated each other.

The tag-line of this book reads: “A study in brokenness” – which is very fitting. This book really taught me that God longs to have broken vessels who want His will above their own. Our ministries are not our own, they are God’s, and can be taken from us at any moment. The best any of us can do is just live our lives fully-devoted to God and trust Him that if we live lives of integrity and live for doing His will, that one day we really will hear, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

Final Grade: 8.5/10    Buy it here


Here are some highlights:

“In David’s darkest hours, we knew them as his pre-king days, but he didn’t. He may have assumed that was his lot forever.”

“David never spoke to people about authority. He never spoke of submission, but everyone submitted to him.”

“Many pray for the power of God. More every year. Those prayers sound powerful, sincere, godly, and without ulterior motive. Hidden under such prayer and fervor, however, are ambition, a craving for fame, the desire to be considered a spiritual giant.”

“After the passinf of time, and the way you react to that leader, be he David or Saul, reveals a great deal about you.”

“Men who speak endlessly on authority only prove that they have none.”

“Beginning empty-handed and alone frightens the best of men. It also speaks volumes of just how sure they are that God is with them.”

“I desires His will more than I desire a position of Leadership.” – David


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