A Heart Like His [NOOK Book]

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A Heart Like His looks at this bond of mutual love and admiration between a man who was not unlike any of us and the one true God who is all good and all powerful. Beth Moore walks us through an exploration of David’s incredible life, drawing spiritual insights from a man who boldly fulfilled his divine destiny not merely by what he did, but who he loved and served. Bringing lessons from David’s life to bear on your own, this picture of a man who loved and followed God will help you to serve with a heart ...
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Overview



A Heart Like His looks at this bond of mutual love and admiration between a man who was not unlike any of us and the one true God who is all good and all powerful. Beth Moore walks us through an exploration of David’s incredible life, drawing spiritual insights from a man who boldly fulfilled his divine destiny not merely by what he did, but who he loved and served. Bringing lessons from David’s life to bear on your own, this picture of a man who loved and followed God will help you to serve with a heart focused on Him no matter the circumstance.

Available here for the first time in eBook, this new edition also features an excerpt from Moore’s David: Seeking a Heart Like His Bible study.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433677410
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: NONE
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: None
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 110,901
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Beth Moore

Beth Moore is a writer and teacher of best-selling books and Bible studies whose public speaking engagements carry her all over the United States. A dedicated wife and mother of two adult daughters, Moore lives in Houston, Texas, where she is president and founder of Living Proof Ministries.
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A Heart Like His

A Devotional Journal


By Beth Moore

Broadman & Holman Publishers

Copyright © 2001 Broadman & Holman Publishers.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 0-8054-3528-X


God at Work

* * *

Psalm 78:70-72

He chose Davíd, Hís servant, and He took hím from the sheepfolds of the flock. From behínd the nursíng ewes He brought hím to shepherd Jacob, Hís people, even Israel Hís ínherítance. So he shepherded them wíth a blameless heart and guided them wíth skillful hands.

God chose David on the surface, the choice made no sense. But God doesn't work on sense; He works on grace.

Do you find God's activity as fascinating as I do? He loves us, calls us, redeems us, and uses us totally because of who He is.

Of David we might think that God called him in spite of the fact that he was a common shepherd. But the facts prove otherwise. God was working in David's life from the beginning ... through the invaluable experience of keeping sheep.

Ephesians 2:10

We are Hís makíng, created ín Chríst Jesus for good works, whích God prepared ahead of time that we should walk ín them.

* * *

The Deeper Question:

Have you díscovered the ways God has been workíng—all of your lífe to prepare you for kíngdom servíce? What experíences, lessons, talents, or hurts do you need to present to Hím to Hís use?

Father, thank you for the assurance that you are always at work ín my lífe. Help me see that to follow you never means to throw away who you made me to be.

Your Power Source

* * *

1 Samuel 16:12-13

He sent and brought hím ín. He had a bronze complexíon, wíth pleasant eyes and a handsome appearance. The Lord saíd, "Go ahead and anoínt hím. He ís the one." So Samuel took the horn of oíl, and anoínted hím ín the presence of hís brothers, and the spírít of the Lord rushed upon Davíd and remaíned from that day on.

The Holy Spirit just can't seem to arrive without power, can He? Even in the life et this little shepherd boy, we see testimony of that power again and again.

David would go on to fell a giant and build a kingdom, but all the good that he accomplished would come from one source—the power of the Holy Spirit.

Samuel's anointing oil may have blurred David's vision when it bathed his eyes that day. But the Spirit's power would help him see things in life that he never dreamed.

Acts 1:8

You wíll receíve power when the Holy Spírít has come upon you, and you wíll be my wítness.

* * *

The Deeper Question:

You, receíve the Holy Spírít when you receíve Chríst (Rom. 8:9), but you do not automatícally experíence the Spíríts fullness. What specífíc steps can you take today to líve your lífe controlled by the spírít?

Lord, I am amazed that you choose to share so personally thís lífe of míne. Today I need your power. May I surrender to your leadershíp.

Small Faithfulness

* * *

1 Samuel 16:19-21

Saul sent messengers to Jesse. "Send me Davíd, your son," he saíd, "who ís wíth the flock." So Jesse took a donkey, bread, a skín of wíne, and one young goat; and he sent them to Saul by Davíd, hís son. Davíd came to Saul and presented hímself as hís servant. Saul líked hím very much, and Davíd became hís armor-bearer.

What should you do when God has called you but you don't know what to do next? After David was anointed by Samuel, he returned to caring for his father's sheep.

Mark this down, then, as a good principle: Keep studying God's Word and listening to His voice; but while you're listening, take care of the responsibilities He has given you.

Looking back at years of ministry, I have often seen God use that kind of small faithfulness to accomplish more than the great things of which we dream.

Matthew 25:23

"Well done, good and faíthful slave! You were faíthful over a few things; I wíll put you ín charge of many thíngs."

* * *

The Deeper Question:

In what small thíngs are you beíng faíthful? Can you be fulfílled íf God always uses you ín ways the world consíders small? Why are there no large or small jobs wíth God?

Father, my ego calls out for recognítíon, but your word says that the kíngdom belongs to the meek and faíthful. Teach me to be faíthful ín the small thíngs that I may be worthy of whatever you gíve me to do.

Artist and Warrior

* * *

1 Samuel 16:17-18

Saul saíd to hís servants, "choose me a man who can play well, and bríng hím to me." Then one of the servants answered, "There's a son of Jesse, the Bethlehemíte, that I've seen. He can play, and he's a míghty warríor, a soldíer, skílful ín speech, wíth a pleasíng appearance. Also, the Lord ís wíth hím."

David had the tenderness and sensitivity of an artist. He was a musician and a songwriter whose comforting melodies truly ministered to King Saul's aching soul.

Yet we are also told he was a warrior, brave and strong. The fingers that gently plucked the strings of a harp could wind fiercely around a sling or a sword.

Tenderness and strength are not exclusive terms. You see them both in David. And in Christ. One without the other leaves an individual lacking wholeness.

2 Samuel 23:1

Thís ís Davíd, son of Jesse, speakíng ... the anoínted of the God of Jacob, the sweet psalmíst of Israel.

* * *

The Deeper Question:

What qualítíes do you most value—tend tenderness or strength? In whích dírectíon do you lean? What can you do to develop eíther the sensítíve or the rísk-takíng síde of your personalíty?

Father, I pray that you wíll teach me to value tenderness and stregth ín all your chíldren, male or female, even as you teach me to rely upon your son, the essence of all strength.

More of You, Less of Me

* * *

1 Samuel 10:9-11

When Saul turned hís shoulder to walk away from Samuel, God transformed hím, gívíng him a dífferent heart.... when they arríved there are Gíbeah, índeed, a band of prophets met hím. Then the spírít of God came suddenly upon hím, and he prophesíed ín theír mídst.... Everyone asked each other, "Is Saul also among the prophets?"

A changed heart is the absolute requirement for kingdom service, but a changed heart does not mean a perfect heart. It must be maintained in order to grow in God's direction.

Saul's root problem remained. Just as he had been found hiding among the baggage when the time came for him to be anointed king, he continued to be more concerned about himself and what others would think.

Only God can change a heart, but you must choose whether to give it to Him. Self-consciousness is the opposite of God-consciousness.

Galatians 1:10

Am I now tryíng to wín the favor of people, or God? ... If I were stíll tryíng to please people, I would not be Chríst's slave.

* * *

The Deeper Question:

In what ways can you rejoíce because God has changed your heart? In what ways are you stíll "tryíng to please people"? What can you do today to be less self-conscíous and more God-conscíous?

Father, allow me opportuníty to humble myself. Teach me one skíll that wíll make me more conscíous of you and less conscíous of me.

Fearless Faith

* * *

1 Samuel 14:6,10

Jonathan saíd to the young man carryíng hís gear, "come on! Let's cross over to the garríson of those uncírcumcísed men. Perhaps the Lord wíll act through us, for nothíng can prevent the Lord from bríngíng salvatíon, whether He works through many or a few.... the Lord has gíven them ínto our hands."

In one of the great statements of faith backed by action, Jonathan and his armor-bearer challenged the Philistine detachment holding the pass at Micmash. God showed them they should attack, so they climbed up to the soldiers, killed twenty men, and the Israelites won a great victory.

Jonathan knew the Lord could save, no matter who or how many were fighting the battle. His only question was whether God would choose to do it through them that day. His faith in God's strength and determination stood solidly. God could do anything!

Luke 18:27

"What ís ímpossíble wíth men ís possíble wíth God."

* * *

The Deeper Question:

How would ít affect your lífe today íf you thoroughly, completely belíeved Jonathan's words—that "nothíng can prevent the Lord from bríngíng salvatíon, whether He works through many or a few."

Lord, like the father of the demon-possessed boy (Mark 9:24), I cry out to you today. I really do believe, but I need You to help my unbelief.

GIANT COURAGE

* * *

1 Samuel 17:26,32

Davíd saíd to the men who were standíng by hím ... "who ís thís uncírcumcísed Phílístín, that he should ínsult the armíes of the lívíng God?" ... Davíd saíd to Saul, "No man's courage should faíl on account of hím! Your servant wíll go and fíght wíth this Phílístíne."

As his countrymen cowered in fear, David saw the situation differently. A person who fears God has no reason to fear anything else.

On the other hand, fear becomes a way of life for the person who does not fear God. David feared God, so he did not fear Goliath. Saul did not fear God, so he feared the opinions of others, the enemy, and even a loyal young boy wino played the harp.

If only Saul had known this: No giant will ever match a big God with a little rock.

1 Samuel 17:4-7

"The battle ís the Lord's, and He'll delíver you, ínto our hands."

(Continues...)


Excerpted from A Heart Like His by Beth Moore. Copyright © 2001 by Broadman & Holman Publishers. Excerpted by permission. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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Table of Contents

Section 1 The Years of Youth 2
Section 2 Living with Confusion 20
Section 3 Years of Opposition 28
Section 4 Into the Darkness 44
Section 5 Days of Transition 56
Section 6 Days of Conquest 70
Section 7 Before the Fall 94
Section 8 A Tragic Mistake 112
Section 9 The Wages of Sin 120
Section 10 Final Years 134
Epilogue 148
Subject Index 149
Scripture Index 150
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  • Posted July 15, 2012

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    This has been one of my favorite Bible study reads of the last c

    This has been one of my favorite Bible study reads of the last couple years.
    It has quite a few things that make it stand out. One is that I like Beth Moore's style. She takes any subject and makes you feel as if you're sitting in her living room and talking about it with just her and maybe some snacks and a nice cup of coffee or tea. She has a conversational approach that I like.

    She also has great subject matter. The life of David shows the best and worst of man. It gives us this wonderful example of how we can seek God in good and bad times and how God can use us in spite of our weakness - and oftentimes because of it. There is so much treasure to learn from how David honored God and how he failed as well.

    Even the way the book is organized is brilliant. The chapters are short so you can easily fit them into any busy schedule. She has included any necessary Bible verses so you don't need to have anything but the book in order to do the study (though she encourages you to use your own Bible to read more passages). I also love how the study is arranged in order by how the events played out historically - so you can see how one decision led to another and so on.

    This is the kind of study that is approachable and useful for Christians in many stages of their walk with Christ. It is straightforward and simple enough for new Christians, but there is enough meat and challenging material for those who have loved the Lord for many years. I want to thank the publisher for providing my copy. It did not influence my review.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 19, 2012

    A Heart Like His

    This book is a five star. I have not joined any bible study groups but if you have been reading this blog, you know that I have read a few Christianity themed books. Some are fiction that added God subtly, others preaches and uses fear like you will go to hell or be left behind if you don't believe. In this book Beth Moore, an American evangelist, teacher, author and founder of Living Proof Ministries have a writing style that makes it sound like she is talking, discussing and teaching you about the life of David through different bible scriptures and her personal experiences.


    A friend at church once asked casually if I know David and I answered no because all I know about David is that he was the shepherd who sling shot Goliath and became the King of Israel. I don't have any in depth knowlege about him. So when I was contacted by Shelton Interactive if I would like to review this book, I agreed right after I read what the book is about.


    Here Beth Moore will tell us about Eli, Samuel, Hannah, King Saul and Jonathan. She will discussed how a harp player shepherd will become the anointed one and be the second King of Israel. How he survived being persecuted by King Saul and his relationship with Jonathan. How he rose to be King and ruled over Israel. We will learn his family life. That even being the chosen one, David was still human and sinned against God repeatedly. She describes the ups and downs in Davids life until his last breath at the age of 70, a King who have ruled for 40 years and was succeeded by Solomon, his son with Bathsheba.


    I would recommend this book to anybody, any age who would like to learn more about David. The last part of the book is a list of review questions great for bible study groups or anybody who would like to reflect on the Life of David.


    I got this book free from B&H Publishing through Shelton Interactive in exchange for an honest review.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2012

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    David was always my favorite character in bible stories. His sim

    David was always my favorite character in bible stories. His simplicity as a boy and shepherd, his determination as an anointed by God, his complexity as a king, and above all, his love for God, those characteristics made him a very special person. And author Beth Moore capture all details of his personality in this wonderful and well written book. We clearly note the passion that Beth has for David and how well she introduce all stories related to this character, his Back Story, his friendship with Jonathan, his fight for survival from Saul's persecution, so every aspect of his life is described in details and in such a passionate way that we would have to cheer for David even if we did not like him. Although his life is full of struggles, he always kept his love for God.
    The book is divided in 9 parts for a total of 52 chapters. Each Part has a Psalm as a theme and the chapters for that part develop the main theme or that part of David's story.
    At the end of the book we find some Review Questions for us to meditate on the reading, and possible use them in a bible discussion group.
    This was a magnificent effort from the author who put together this excellent book with a strong message, and I recommend it to the permanent library of any person who enjoys a good reading of biographical nature on a fascinating character. This book was written by Beth More and published by B&H Publishing Group originally in 1999, and was republished in 2003 and 2012, with the same name. The author was kind enough to provide me a copy for reviewing through Shelton Interactive and I was not asked to provide a positive feedback. Opinions here are my own.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2000

    IS YOUR HEART LONGING FOR MORE . . . ???

    This book is beyond the Star-Rating System. Beth is passion personified when it comes to the things of the Lord. I've heard the story of David and studied his life for many years. It amazes me how God continues to give insight, to convict, to encourage, and to challenge my heart with David's life. This is one of those books that will touch your life no matter who you are, where you are or what you are going through.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 21, 2013

    Although I have "flirted" with Beth Moore books and Bi

    Although I have "flirted" with Beth Moore books and Bible studies in the past, this is the first time I have ever sar down and read one of her books in its entirity. My mom has been through several Beth Moore studies, and allusions are always made to this fantastic Bible teacher. And all I can say is that this book more than fulfilled my expectations. I can assure you that this will not be the only time I ever pick this book up. This is a keeper!

    I grew up in the church, and I am a Bible college graduate. But even I had not considered some of the aspects of David's life that Beth Moore draws out of the Scriptures. This book is not a light read. I recommend taking your time and really letting the Word and its message soak into your soul. I am just a little bit overwhelmed since I read the book in under a week. But even in my reading of it in that time frame, I can highly recommend it.

    The true merit of a book that is written to be used as a Bible study is whether it touched my heart and soul. I am happy to say it did. Seeing ho2w many times David messed up but always came back to God gives me great hope. It shows just how much mercy God has to give out even in the Old Testament.

    I was most touched as I read about how David continued to trust even when he did not understand or things did not make sense. It is a message that God has been "pounding into my brain" lately. Tears came to my eyes as I read about how even unjust humiliation and misunderstanding does not mean that you have stepped out of God's will. It may not make sense, and we may never understand why things happen just as they do. But we have to trust that God knows what He is doing. Thank you, Beth, I needed to hear that. I too long for a heart like David. And even in my weaknesses and failings, God can use me!

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100% mine.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2012

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    This book takes the life of David and goes in depth, drawing lif

    This book takes the life of David and goes in depth, drawing life lessons in each chapter. I’ve read books by Beth Moore before and enjoyed them. This was another great book. The title describes the book well. It’s hard to write non-fiction and make it interesting to the reader. Beth Moore has that talent. I was impressed and inspired. I learned some new things and was reminded of how much my Saviour loves me.

    Another great feature is the review questions in the back. It’s great for deeper thoughts or could even be used for a Bible study guide. I would definitely recommend this book.

    I received this book free of charge from Shelton Interactive in exchange for my honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Amazing

    So much to take in when reading about the man who loved God so fiercefully! Absolutely loved the book. Reminds us that even as sinners we can be a people after the heart of God.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2000

    Seeking a heart like his (David)

    David's life is intimately portrayed and the reader can definitely relate to his struggles and desire to have a better relationship with God. You will develope a deeper understanding of how God works and controls your life. Beth Moore truly has a unique gift for writing and I was deeply touched by her presentation of David's life and what I learned and understand from this study is applied daily in my life. Your attitude and relationship with God will only be strengthened by reading this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    David, no one was greater

    Even through ALL his mistakes and valleys, the only thing he was able to do is look up. He could have stayed but GOD meant more to him even through his failure.
    I'm not perfect but I need to try my best to please God.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    Beautiful study on King David

    Who needs movies and entertainment when you can read all the drama and scandal in the Holy Bible!? :) "A Heart Like His" is an enjoyable and thought-provoking study on King David's (drama-filled, crazy, oh-no-he-didn't) life - it helps shed light on King David's heart, faults, and, most importantly, passion for God. I highly recommend taking Beth Moore's advise in the book to read the scriptures as highlighted in the header of the chapter; I did this and it made the study more meaningful and revelatory for me. As with any study, don't expect to speed though this book - along with reading the scriptures, each chapter gives a lot to digest with enlightening information and applicable life lessons. For me, this book fell just short of 5 stars because, although beautifully written, Beth Moore's writing style in some areas may be a little to gentle for my shoot-it-straight personality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Wonderful!

    Wonderful!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Wonderful

    Great book. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Highly recommend

    I have been reading biblical history all of my life, and just when I thought I remembered it all..........Very easy reading. I am loving the book.

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    Posted January 6, 2014

    Wow really serously u didnt just write me

    Who is ip for chit chattttt

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    Posted January 6, 2014

    Love

    If you really love somebody this should be a good book for all the ladies who aare in love

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  • Posted January 21, 2013

    The Nook book available for purchase here is NOT the same as the

    The Nook book available for purchase here is NOT the same as the book advertised!

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