Item description for A Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards...
Overview Those facing pain resulting from unfair treatment by other believers will be encouraged by this powerful story of David, Saul, and Absalom. This story was turned into a play that has been performed by both professionals on stage and in simple dramas performed in church buildings.
Publishers Description This best-selling tale is based on the biblical figures of David, Saul, and Absalom. For the many Christians who have experienced pain, loss, and heartache at the hands of other believers, this compelling story offers comfort, healing, and hope. Christian leaders and directors of religious movements throughout the world have recommended this simple, powerful, and beautiful story to their members and staff. You will want to join the thousands who have been profoundly touched by this incomparable story.
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1992
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 0842369082 ISBN13 9780842369084 UPC 031809069080
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More About Gene Edwards
Gene Edwards is one of America's most beloved Christian authors. He has published over 25 best-selling books, and his signature work, "The Divine Romance," has been called a masterpiece of Christian literature. He has written biblical fiction covering nearly the entire Bible, with titles that include the following: "The Beginning," "The Escape," "The Birth," "The Divine Romance," "The Triumph," "Revolution," "The Silas Diary," "The Titus Diary," "The Timothy Diary," "The Priscilla Diary," "The Gaius Diary," and "The Return."
Gene grew up in the East Texas oil fields and entered college at the age of 15. He graduated from East Texas State University at 18 with a bachelor's degree in English history and received his M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Gene is part of the house-church movement, and he travels extensively to aid Christians as they begin meeting in homes rather than in church buildings. He also conducts conferences on living the deeper Christian life.
Gene and his wife, Helen, reside in Jacksonville, Florida, and have two grown children.
Gene Edwards currently resides in Jacksonville, in the state of Florida. Gene Edwards was born in 1932.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Tale Of Three Kings?
A Tale of Three Kings! Jan 23, 2007
Have you been burned by other Christians? God spoke to me through Edwards' book. After reading A Tale Of Three Kings, I was fully convinced that God was sovereign over our situation. I did not need to harbor bitter feelings toward my brother. God was in complete control regardless of the impure motives and ill intent of the church "leaders." Besides, it's not MY kingdom... it's HIS!
A Tale of Three Kings Jan 11, 2007
What an awesome book. As you learn about the Kings you begin to look at your own heart and what is really in it--you look at your attitudes and motives and you decide which Kings charater and attributes you want for your life. I feel it is also representative of the different levels of Christianity--Is your focus on the Kingdom and God and his will being done here on earth? Is it worldly and all about what I can for me? or Are we a usuper of someone else's place and position because we think we are intitled to it, for whatever reason? It makes you look at yourself and your motives in your relationship with the Lord.
A Life Changing Book Jan 9, 2007
Would highly recommend this book for anyone who is considering "getting even". This book was instrumental in my life as a young pastor when an older pastor was being unfair in my opinion. After reading this book, I realized God's annointed work differently than what I think.
A Biblical Handbook on Submission Jan 5, 2007
The sub title of the book is: A Study in Brokenness. I prefer to see it as a Biblical handbook on submission.
I have been in leadership positions for over 30 years and quite honestly it has not always been fulfilling or with proper attitude. This book has set that in order. I am much more at peace with myself.
This book showed that Saul, who was the rightful king, did not finish well and was not a happy man as a result of his ego.
David who was not perfect but chosen and heading to his proper level of leadership needed to submit to his errant leader: Saul. He was to serve to the best of his capabilities and not allow Saul's shortcomings become his. Coups are never allowed or needed if you are on the right track.
Absalom, the beloved son of David, who talks behind his father's back and undercuts him with simple words like "I would have done it differently". I have learned from this simple book that even if I would have "done it differently" never to say that to my leader's staff.
This book has not only brought me greater peace within myself but it actually has brought me to higher levels of leadership and trust within my organization.
Remember: At the end of the day David does becomes king anyhow.
Prepare for exposure Dec 30, 2006
In a day when countless unfit, unbroken and impure vessels are building ministry-businesses (and teaching others how to do the same) the message in this book is a God-send. Edwards' has taken the story of David and has made it come alive! The book is presented as a drama, focussing on the stories of King Saul's pursuit of David, and Absalom's attempted takeover of David's throne. Each character is studied, exposing the motives of their hearts. David is presented as the type of person that God really desires to have lead his people.
David never sought to be a leader. He was simply living each moment as a shepherd boy, doing his job and worshipping God in his spare time. Still, God had other plans. Yet after his being anointed, the journey to kingship was anything but easy. Nevertheless that was a part of the deep work that God was doing in David.
This tremendous study in brokenness shone a light in my heart. Since devouring its contents, I have been able to rest more in Christ. It is not necessary to be ambitious or desirous of a ministry position, nor is it profitable. Rather, at the place where we find ourselves we ought to simply submit to God's dealings in our life, be they oft unpleasant. For it is yielding to God's purifying work that will qualify us to be carriers of true spiritual authority. We would do well to receive this message with sobriety and urgency, as it will stimulate in us a desire to be the kind of leaders with a heart after God.