- Since I decided to go ahead and arrange a month of daily Bible studies on King David, I have found the topic more fascinating that I had anticipated, especially because of the detail, which is often very vivid.
- I have looked on the internet to find out whether films have been made of David. Apparently three were made in the second half of the 20th century – one starring Richard Gere – but they don’t seem to have made much impact. That is a pity, because surely this is a topic for a great film.
- Some of the stories about David are very familiar to us, and this is a chance to hear from over 20 members of our church, with lots of different styles and viewpoints. It is also a chance to study together, as a church, the life of a man who seems remarkably relevant to our lives 3,000 years later.
- You may not agree with everything that our contributors have written, but you can use these readings and the comments about them to decide for yourself what they might mean for you. Above all, let God speak to you through the message of the Bible.
Martin Collins. May 2006