Charles Swindoll has written a plethora of great books through the years. Some of my favorites include the nine biblical biographies that highlight some great lives from God’s Word. If you haven’t read them yet, you should pick up the whole set.
Today’s post will highlight the first 3 books in this series (descriptions via @Amazon.com):
“David, unlike any Bible character before him, had the charisma to inspire a great nation. Yet in other ways he was a most ordinary man-often gripped by destructive passion, rocked by personal tragedy, and motivated by political gain. Yet, he is the one character the Bible describes as a “man after God’s own heart.” In this first volume of the “Great Lives” series Charles Swindoll shows how David proved his love for God many times over in an extraordinary life that left an enduring legacy of faith.”
“Everyone loves a transforming story. Rags to riches. Plain to beautiful. Weak to strong. Esther’s story is that, and much more. It is a thought-provoking study of God’s invisible hand, writing silently across the pages of human history. Perhaps most of all, it is an account of a godly woman with the courage, wisdom, and strength to block an evil plot, overthrow an arrogant killer, and replace with joy in thousands of Jewish homes. Through Esther’s courageous struggle to help her people, Swindoll explains the power of divine providence in volume 2 of the best-selling ‘Great Lives’ series.”
“No family today is more dysfunctional than Joseph’s. No one faces greated temptation than Potiphar’s wife offered Joseph. No faith is challenged more severely than was Joseph’s on death row. Yet Joseph stood firm, exemplifying what is possible when ordinary people maintain their connections with God. Like an epic novel filled with intrigue, tension, and torrential emotions, Joseph’s triumphiant story touches us all. This third volume in Charles Swindoll’s ‘Great Lives’ series presents a fresh look at one of the most intriguing characters in the Old Testament and focuses on the virtue of forgiveness in the face of deceit and betrayal.”
Your turn… Have you read any of these yet? If so, what did you enjoy the most about them?