Praying The Heart Of David [Paperback]

By Elmer Towns (Author)
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David was a complex man. He was known as: David the shepherd. David the musician. David the poet. David the giant slayer. David the adulterer. David the devoted father. David the king. David was at all times compassionate, tender, and generous, yet he was fierce in battle and devious in his double sin with Uriah and Bathsheba. David reminds us of our vulnerabilities but at the same time keeps us focused on God s mercy and everlasting love. Praying the Heart of David brings comfort and peace because that is the result of worshiping God in song and prayer. David is remembered for the greatness of Psalm 23. Every time a child in Sunday school repeats The Lord is my Shepherd, the influence of David s passion to know God lives on. Praying with David brings us closer to nature, lifts us into Heaven, and introduces us to the Messiah Jesus. As a new release in the successful Praying the Scriptures series by well-known author and respected Liberty University dean and professor Dr. Elmer Towns, you will walk closely with David as he teaches you to worship God vigorously with full abandon and total compassion. Start today!

Item Specifications...

Pages   400
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   1.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2009
Publisher   Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN  0768430968  
EAN  9780768430967  

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More About Elmer Towns

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dr. Elmer Towns is a college and seminary professor, an author of popular and scholarly works (the editor of two encyclopedias), a popular seminar lecturer, and dedicated worker in Sunday school, and has developed over 20 resource packets for leadership education. He began teaching at Midwest Bible College, St. Louis, Missouri, for three years and was not satisfied with his textbooks so he began writing his own (he has published over 100 books listed in the Library of Congress, 7 listed in the Christian Booksellers Best Selling List; several becoming accepted as college textbooks. He is also the 1995 recipient of the coveted Gold Medallion Award awarded by the Christian Booksellers Association for writing the Book of the Year, i.e., The Names of the Holy Spirit.
He was President of Winnipeg Bible College for five years, leading it to receive American Accreditation and Provincial authority to offer degrees (1960-1965). He taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in greater Chicago, Illinois, in the field of Religious Education and Evangelism (1965-1971).
He is co-founder of Liberty University, with Jerry Falwell, in 1971, and was the only full-time teacher in the first year of Liberty's existence. Today, the University has over 11,400 students on campus with 39,000 in the Distance Learning Program (now Liberty University Online), and he is the Dean of the School of Religion.
Dr. Towns has given theological lectures and taught intensive seminars at over 50 theological seminaries in America and abroad. He holds visiting professorship rank in five seminaries. He has written over 2,000 reference and/or popular articles and received six honorary doctoral degrees. Four doctoral dissertations have analyzed his contribution to religious education and evangelism.
His personal education includes a B.S. from Northwestern College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a M.A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary also in Dallas, a MRE from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL, and a D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.

Elmer Towns currently resides in Lynchburg.

Elmer Towns has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Praying the Scriptures (Destiny Images)

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A Verse By Verse Study  Nov 26, 2009
If you have ever wanted to talk to the patriarchs, especially King David, this book will take you there. It is a verse by verse study and interactive way to pray. Most of the prayers are applicable to not only King David's life, but also to modern life as well. This book really brings Kind David to life in a new and refreshing way.
Praying the Heart of David  Oct 7, 2009
The author, Elmer Towns encourages the reader how to seek God's heart as King David did. He uses text from the books of First and Second Samuel, First Chronicles and the Psalms. The author's questioning techniques and illustrations of how to pray the scriptures will bring to light God's unfailing love through His son, Jesus. The book is definitely one that I will refer to often.
praying  Aug 31, 2009
Another great book by Elmer. This book is about the heart of David. David was a man like us, but loved the Lord with all His heart. David will teach you how to know God more deeply.
David: A Man After God's Own Heart  Aug 28, 2009
In "Praying the Heart of David," Golden Medallion winner, Elmer Towns captures the sense of wonder, the deep feeling of reverence, and the awe for God that King David expressed in his prayers.

Based on prayers from First and Second Samuel and First Chronicles the book is filled with insights into the life of Samuel and his significance in Israel's history as judge and prophet as well as a recorder of an important season in that history. Towns reveals spiritual lessons we can learn about listening to the voice of God in prayer and worship and the patience of God through the example of Samuel and his writing.

Towns probes deeply into the person and motive of Saul. He shows how the power of sin and demonic influence change Saul from a meek and humble young man to a selfish and mean despot. Saul's disobedience parallels the ways we often rebel against God's Word and will today. Towns uses Saul's sin offense as an example of the pattern and progression of contrition and confession. This one illustration is typical of personal applications found throughout the book.

David is described by Towns as complex. "He was at times compassionate, tender, and generous, and `a man after God's own heart,' yet he was fierce in battle and devious in his double sin with Uriah and Bathsheba." David conveyed the care and gentleness of a shepherd even as he described the Lord as his shepherd in the beloved 23rd Psalm.

The book chronicles the life of David, of slaying Goliath, his friendship with Jonathan, Saul's jealousy and plotted murder, Samuel's anointing, and of the death of Absalom. Interspersed with the narrative (Towns own paraphrase of these scriptures) are the prayers of David from the Psalms.
David's anguish, desperation, and utter trust and love for God become real as Towns brilliantly enables the reader to transcend time and place to experience and share in David's entrance into the presence of God through prayer. His victory celebrations, family disappointments, spiritual failure, sin and confession become real as the reader is convicted of personal sin and the promise of God's forgiveness.

"Praying the Heart of David" is a tribute to David and his persistence in prayer and worship. Joining with him in praying these prayers empowers and enables the reader to experience a new awareness and appreciation of what it means to pursue and become "a man after God's own heart."

David and 1st and 2nd Samuel and 1st Chronicles  Aug 26, 2009
This noted author provides for us an excellent book on David. This important book continues Dr. Towns great writings on "Praying the Scripture Series". Yes, we all know about King David, but this book tackles the praying heart of David. This 400 page book teaches us newness about the life of this Man of God. To me it is a love story for today. It is a 'must' read for those who want to grow spiritually, while learning the praying heart of King David. This is scriptuall-based and sound doctrine from this seminary professor and Dean of the School of Religion at Liberty University.

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