A Heart Like His by Beth Moore

A Heart Like His - Beth Moore

Book Review

One of the most beloved characters in the Old Testament is David. There are many reasons he captivates our hearts:

  • We love him because of his courage: this lone shepherd slew a mighty giant with a slingshot!
  • We love him because of his sensitivity: he had the capacity to calm a crazed king with his harp-playing!
  • We love him because of his authenticity: when we need to pour our hearts out to God, we turn to his Psalms, for who else expresses the highs and lows of life like David?

I believe that the biggest reason David captivates our hearts is his humanity. Like so many of us, in spite of his great strengths and accomplishments, he demonstrates an equally great capacity for sin.

David did not always own up to his actions:

  • He is prone to lying and covering up his wrongdoings.
  • His unchecked desires lead him to adultery and to murder.
  • He has a child out of wedlock.
  • His sins don’t just affect him – they affect his family as well!

In spite of his failings, however, God calls David “a man after my own heart” – which has great implications for us. If God can love and forgive David in spite of his shortcomings –perhaps He can love and forgive us too!

In A Heart Like His – Intimate Reflections On The Life Of David, beloved Bible Teacher Beth Moore provides us with an in-depth look at the life of David – the shepherd turned refugee who is destined to become King of Israel. Beth’s book takes you into every nook and cranny of David’s life – starting with his back story and ending with his legacy. Beth says that as you read this book, you’ll complete a detailed study of 1 and 2 Samuel, and find yourself immersed in many portions of Psalms, 1 and 2 Chronicles, and other Old and New Testament books as well. The book is so fascinating, though, it reads like a story – you won’t feel like you’re “studying” a thing!

As Beth writes, her goal is to help you answer the following practical questions:

  • How can a person be forgiven and restored after sin?
  • How can a person continue to be faithful to God when nothing seems to be going his or her way?
  • How can a person find God when he or she feels all alone?
  • How important is God’s influence on the family?

From start to finish, I could not put this book down. I found each of the 52 chapters captivating, and the review questions at the end of the book thought-provoking. This is another great book from Beth Moore!

Beth Moore

Beth Moore

Beth Moore is the best-selling author and Bible teacher who first sensed God’s call on her life at age 18. Although she had no idea where she would be led, she decided to say yes to whatever God asked of her. She fell in love with the Word of God when she took a Bible doctrine class at her church under Buddy Walters, a former college football player who taught Scripture with tears streaming down his cheeks. She prayed that God would instill that same type of passion for His Word in her.

In 1994, Beth founded Living Proof Ministries, an organization dedicated to teaching women how to fall in love with God’s Word and live it out in their lives. Today, her speaking engagements take her all over the United States and around the world. She has been married for over three decades to her husband Keith, is the mother of two adult daughters, and a proud grandmother.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Shelton Interactive for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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  1. Dawn
    Twitter: breathoffaith

    Have done a couple of studies on David and love Beth Moore (also have done a few of her studies which are wonderful!). Thanks for sharing, nicely done review.

  2. Misty Martin says:

    I did this study with some ladies and we learned so much.

  3. Karen S. says:

    Sounds very worth a read!

  4. Wendy says:

    I love the study Beth has re: David also. Love her style of study and am currently following another ONLINE study by Laura Rath over on Journey of Faith http://laurarath.blogspot.co.uk/

    Laura is so like Beth in her style and presentation… so glad I found her blog and I highly recommend the book study there, i.e. “Who do you say I AM?”

  5. Wendy says:

    Oops! The study is “Do you know who I am?” So engrossed in the Word (that’s my excuse anyway)!!! 😀

  6. Debbie says:

    I love reading about David and have read that book a few years ago and enjoyed it. Great review!

  7. Her actually bible study on David is the best of all of her studies. I did it in the Summer of 2000. I didn’t want David to die because I wanted to keep on learning. It has a lot about leadership that I found very encouraging.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      That speaks volumes, considering she had written so many wonderful studies! Thanks for sharing Carol! I love that she produces her materials in so many formats so that everyone has access to the right format for them! 🙂

  8. Charlotte says:

    I’ve always been inspired by the life of David too. Even though he made many mistakes – some of them terrible mistakes – God forgave him and called him a man after his own heart. It gives me hope.

  9. Rina Peru says:

    Thank you for sharing this. I’ll check it out at Amazon. I haven’t read any of her books yet. The topic interests me since it’s my greatest desire to be “a woman after God’s own heart”.

    Blessed week!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Rina,

      You will LOVE Beth Moore! She is a wonderful Bible Teacher who has written on so many topics… many of our commenters said that this David study was their favorite! I don’t know which one of her studies I like the best – I’ve read several of her books and done a few of her actual studies – but I really did love this book! 🙂

  10. I really enjoy Beth Moore’s writing! This looks wonderful!

  11. anna-marie says:

    Sounds interesting I am always looking for good books to read:) Thanks for sharing on the NOBH

  12. I’ve heard great things about Beth Moore, abut never read any of her books or participated in a study. This sounds like a wonderful book! I think I’ll get this one!

  13. Vicki says:

    Sounds interesting! I’d love to learn more about David!

  14. I’ve been hearing about Beth Moore and appreciate your review!

  15. Kathy says:

    Great review. I love to hear about new books. Beth Moore is an amazing author. Thank you!

  16. I have some of Beth Moore’s books but I haven’t seen this one!

    It sounds like an Xcellent read.

    thank you for sharing it!


  17. Riet says:

    I am sorry I haven’t heard the name of Beth Moore. I live in the Netherlands and she is not known here.

  18. Looks like another great book…

  19. Anne says:

    I love a good read and I know Beth Moore from lots of ladies who read her books! Thank you for sharing!

  20. You are a busy blogger♫♪

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