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Have you heard God’s calling to greatness? Has the enemy tried to steer you away from His voice? Greatness is carved into every person’s DNA. You may be unsure about your calling, or you may think that your failures have disqualified you from God’s plan. King David was a world-renowned ruler—hand-picked by God Himself—yet he made many mistakes. Still, this man understood hi Have you heard God’s calling to greatness? Has the enemy tried to steer you away from His voice? Greatness is carved into every person’s DNA. You may be unsure about your calling, or you may think that your failures have disqualified you from God’s plan. King David was a world-renowned ruler—hand-picked by God Himself—yet he made many mistakes. Still, this man understood his divine call to greatness, and you can too. In this book with included study guide, Jimmy Evans shares 10 important lessons from the life of King David.  You will learn how to: Recognize God's calling on your life Discover the stepping stones to greatness Avoid detours and distractions Redirect your path after mistakes Help others discover their divine callings Greatness is not being perfect. It’s being willing to use your gifts for God.


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Have you heard God’s calling to greatness? Has the enemy tried to steer you away from His voice? Greatness is carved into every person’s DNA. You may be unsure about your calling, or you may think that your failures have disqualified you from God’s plan. King David was a world-renowned ruler—hand-picked by God Himself—yet he made many mistakes. Still, this man understood hi Have you heard God’s calling to greatness? Has the enemy tried to steer you away from His voice? Greatness is carved into every person’s DNA. You may be unsure about your calling, or you may think that your failures have disqualified you from God’s plan. King David was a world-renowned ruler—hand-picked by God Himself—yet he made many mistakes. Still, this man understood his divine call to greatness, and you can too. In this book with included study guide, Jimmy Evans shares 10 important lessons from the life of King David.  You will learn how to: Recognize God's calling on your life Discover the stepping stones to greatness Avoid detours and distractions Redirect your path after mistakes Help others discover their divine callings Greatness is not being perfect. It’s being willing to use your gifts for God.

30 review for I Am David: 10 Lessons in Greatness from Israel's Most Famous King

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bethany

    I have always found King David to be one of the most intriguing characters of the Bible. He is a sinner like all of us, but also the perfect example of how to be a “man after God’s own heart”. “David’s life is a gold mine of valuable lessons in what to do and what not to do when stepping into our dreams and callings in life. He didn’t become great because of some inborn superiority or special endowment by God. He became great because he chose to focus on God, be a worshipper of God, and act on G I have always found King David to be one of the most intriguing characters of the Bible. He is a sinner like all of us, but also the perfect example of how to be a “man after God’s own heart”. “David’s life is a gold mine of valuable lessons in what to do and what not to do when stepping into our dreams and callings in life. He didn’t become great because of some inborn superiority or special endowment by God. He became great because he chose to focus on God, be a worshipper of God, and act on God’s faithfulness to champion the cause of those who trust the Lord.” I really enjoyed reading about David, and applying the lessons from his life to my own life when reading I Am David by: Jimmy Evans. This book contains 10 lessons about David’s life, and plenty of application, which is always a plus. As I read this book, I learned about David’s failings, dysfunction within his family, and opposition from others. Despite all of this, I was encouraged as I read about how he let these experiences draw him closer to God, and ultimately triumphed over all of these trials because of this. David was not afraid to be honest with God and express his frustrations and fears, but he also trusted in God and praised Him through the storms. I Am David would be a wonderful book to read with a small group! In the back of the book, there is a leader’s guide that has some pointers about how to prepare for each small group meeting, a suggested small group schedule, and some tips for the leader. There is also a study guide for each lesson that has an introduction, key thought, key scriptures, and discussion questions. I highly recommend this book for small group study, or just to enjoy on your own. There are so many valuable lessons to be learned from David’s life about dealing with adversity, and how to have a personal relationship with God. It is a book that I will definitely read again in the future! I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Gateway Press, in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Peggy

    Great lessons here to apply to my life. As I read the book, I saw how imperfect David was, but how his heart was for God. I found so many things that applied to me, some that make me dig deeper into myself and praying for God's help. As I apply some of these things, I realize God is using me in ways I did not realize. He is using this imperfect women in ways I never imagined.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sandy Quandt

    In the book, I Am David, Jimmy Evans explores ten lessons from King David's life and how they relate to our lives today. Leader and study guides at the back of the book are designed for use in small group study. Each lesson in the study guide begins with an introduction, moves to key thought, key Scriptures, discussion points, and ends with activation questions to consider ways the lesson can be applied to the reader's life. Here is a brief example of how Mr. Evans discusses events in David's lif In the book, I Am David, Jimmy Evans explores ten lessons from King David's life and how they relate to our lives today. Leader and study guides at the back of the book are designed for use in small group study. Each lesson in the study guide begins with an introduction, moves to key thought, key Scriptures, discussion points, and ends with activation questions to consider ways the lesson can be applied to the reader's life. Here is a brief example of how Mr. Evans discusses events in David's life and compares them to the reader's life. In the section titled, The Whisperer of Pride, he says each of us have a choice in how we respond to the good things God gives us. We can take credit for what God gives us, like David did at the time he ordered a census of the people in the land of Israel, or we can walk humbly and gratefully before God, using what he gives to advance his kingdom. Something to consider. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blog About Bloggers Network for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sally Ferguson

    I Am David, too, because I fail at times, I fulfill my calling at times, and I find God ready to hear me, at all times. I Am David is an exploration of ten things that made King David a great man used by God, and known as a man after God’s heart. Jimmy Evans is the author of I Am David, and more than 16 other books, the Senior Pastor at Gateway Church, in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and as an overseer of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He and his wife, Karen, co-host MarriageT I Am David, too, because I fail at times, I fulfill my calling at times, and I find God ready to hear me, at all times. I Am David is an exploration of ten things that made King David a great man used by God, and known as a man after God’s heart. Jimmy Evans is the author of I Am David, and more than 16 other books, the Senior Pastor at Gateway Church, in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and as an overseer of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He and his wife, Karen, co-host MarriageToday, a ministry he founded. I Am David is packed with insights into the battle we are all fighting. Evans says it takes courage to win the battlefield of the mind, and to rise above past pain. But, “You won’t discover your true greatness until you find it on the battlefield.” Are you in a battle? Evans replies, we all are, and given armor to stand firm. He says, “Courage is not defined by how few fears a person has… but a commitment to do the right thing in spite of fear.” This look at David’s life is inspiring because it shows how the Lord can work with a life surrendered to Him. And, it affirms how much God values us and seeks to free us from our own stubbornness. It had never occurred to me that the same man who faced Goliath ran from his own son. But, Evans says David “was not a man who hid behind his accomplishments, nor did he hide behind his problems, failures, and fears.” David fully relied on God to be his fortress. When your enemy says, “Just who do you think you are?” Evans advises us to firmly reply, “It’s not about me; it’s about the God in me who has made me who I am and called me with His unique calling. Christ in me is my qualification. His righteousness is my authority, and His Word is my reality. In Him I am called to enforce the devil’s defeat and bring heaven on earth!” Get your own copy and soak the words into your heart. David’s leadership inspired revolutionary thinking! Disclosure of Material: I received a complimentary copy of this book from The Blog About Network book review program in exchange for a fair and honest review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  5. 4 out of 5

    Wren

    Jimmy Evans' I Am David: 10 Lessons in Greatness from Israel's Most Famous King is truly the most compelling and life-changing book I've read on leadership. Writing from a Christian perspective, Evans introduces readers to the life of David from the Bible: a shepherd, a warrior, a hunted man with a price on his head, a husband, a father, a king. Yet he also struggled with immense failures in his personal life, including adultery, setting a man up to be murdered, disinterested and disengaged fath Jimmy Evans' I Am David: 10 Lessons in Greatness from Israel's Most Famous King is truly the most compelling and life-changing book I've read on leadership. Writing from a Christian perspective, Evans introduces readers to the life of David from the Bible: a shepherd, a warrior, a hunted man with a price on his head, a husband, a father, a king. Yet he also struggled with immense failures in his personal life, including adultery, setting a man up to be murdered, disinterested and disengaged fathering. He also deeply loved and worshiped God. A complicated man of success and failure, who was also at times a phenomenal leader. What can we learn from him? A lot, it turns out. Evans leads the reader on a journey of both personal healing and personal growth towards wholeness, integrity, and excellent leadership, giving step-by-step teaching and instruction. His chapters cover: the battle of life and leadership; our mistakes and owning responsibility for them; overcoming the pain and wounds of the past; paying the price to be a worshiper; setting our minds on the truth instead of being taken captive by the lies of the enemy; weaknesses and accountability; pride; encouraging ourselves; and more. This book was more influential to my own growth and development than perhaps any other book I've read in the past fifteen years. It was an incredible read, encouraging me and helping me to deal with my own struggles and really remember and believe that God is for me! It is remarkable, healing, wonderful. Don't miss this wonderful book. You'll be amazed at how it will help you to grow and learn to lead with integrity and wholeness. I received a free copy of this book from The BlogAbout Blogger Network to review. All opinions are my own.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Carina Alanson

    Do you want to become the leader in your home, church, or community that God created you to be? With his book I Am David, Pastor Jimmy Evans has created a great resource to help you do that. Drawing examples from the life of King David—of one of the greatest leaders of all time—he teaches ten lessons for growing in greatness and becoming all God created us to be, even in the midst of formidable challenges. The overall tone is very encouraging. Pastor Evans delves just as deeply into David’s mistake Do you want to become the leader in your home, church, or community that God created you to be? With his book I Am David, Pastor Jimmy Evans has created a great resource to help you do that. Drawing examples from the life of King David—of one of the greatest leaders of all time—he teaches ten lessons for growing in greatness and becoming all God created us to be, even in the midst of formidable challenges. The overall tone is very encouraging. Pastor Evans delves just as deeply into David’s mistakes as into his strengths. He points out that it’s not our mistakes that stop us from fulfilling God’s purpose in our lives, but how we respond to our mistakes. Do we turn to God and allow Him to provide healing, restoration, and guidance? Or do we turn from God and hide in guilt and disappointment? Turning to God and taking responsibility for our mistakes, as David did, is what leads to growth and success. In addition to being encouraging, it’s very practical, giving the reader tools to use in their own life. Some of my favorite passages were on overcoming discouragement, the value of being a worshipper, and keeping a positive, God-oriented perspective regardless of the challenges we might face. The only thing that could have made the book better would have been more personal stories illustrating how Evans experienced or learned these truths in his own life. It’s also a little long at 276 pages. Overall, I found this to be a very helpful book. It is probably the most in depth look at David that I have personally read, and it holds valuable lessons. It’s one I’ll likely return to from time to time to fresh myself on these foundational principles for living the life God created us for. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Fortenberry

    This book has a myriad of amazing principles any believer can apply to his/her life. I felt like I was drinking from a firehose to absorb it all. My pen started running out of ink because I was underlining so much. In my opinion, that’s the best kind of book! I Am David will be a book I’ll refer back to again and again. Even though I am familiar with King David’s story, I learned new things about him and his life that I can apply to my own. I Am David includes a Study Guide and Leader Guide at t This book has a myriad of amazing principles any believer can apply to his/her life. I felt like I was drinking from a firehose to absorb it all. My pen started running out of ink because I was underlining so much. In my opinion, that’s the best kind of book! I Am David will be a book I’ll refer back to again and again. Even though I am familiar with King David’s story, I learned new things about him and his life that I can apply to my own. I Am David includes a Study Guide and Leader Guide at the end of the book. Another aspect of the book that I love are the powerful prayers included at the end of several chapters. I gave a 4/5 rating for content because there were a few sentences in one chapter suggesting that Bathsheba bathed on her rooftop so that David could see her. This potential motive is not indicated anywhere in 2 Samuel 11 where their affair is documented. While I suppose it is a possibility, I don’t know if it’s accurate. According to what I have studied, it was common for women in that time to bathe on the rooftop for privacy. I didn’t give the book a full five stars for presentation because of very minor things: There were a few copy-editing errors I caught. I also didn’t understand why there were many italicized words in the Scripture quotations. Normally italics distinguish emphasis, but the verses didn’t make sense when I read them that way. Also, the copyright page indicated several different Bible translations being used throughout the book, but the translation references were not noted in any of the Bible quotes. Most people probably might not notice these things, but with my background in journalism and editing, I caught them. I did enjoy the overall spacious layout, the fonts, and pull quotes though!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Tammy Kennington

    Jimmy Evan’s book, I Am David: 10 Lessons in Greatness from Israel’s Most Famous King, is a call to live for Christ despite challenges, difficult circumstances, and ploys of the enemy. It is a reminder to stay on the battlefield in the mix of life’s struggles as we engage through faith for our family, friends, and communities. Evan’s book is a countercultural view of greatness, one that “has little to do with fame or how much money a person has earned. No one is truly great who doesn’t serve Jesu Jimmy Evan’s book, I Am David: 10 Lessons in Greatness from Israel’s Most Famous King, is a call to live for Christ despite challenges, difficult circumstances, and ploys of the enemy. It is a reminder to stay on the battlefield in the mix of life’s struggles as we engage through faith for our family, friends, and communities. Evan’s book is a countercultural view of greatness, one that “has little to do with fame or how much money a person has earned. No one is truly great who doesn’t serve Jesus Christ. True greatness has everything to do with how many souls we take with us to heaven and how honorably we serve the Lord Jesus Christ, not only in front of people but also behind the scenes.” Straightforward and practical, I Am David is written for men and women who have believed God won’t use them because of mistakes or wounds in their past, but long to be used of God. Evans invites the reader to consider the sins and mistakes in David’s own life as well as the ways in which the shepherd-king turned to and relied on God and became known as “a man after God’s own heart”. Offering ten lessons from David’s life, Evans presents steps toward Biblical greatness as he shares examples from scripture. I Am David is filled with scriptural references and includes both a leader’s guide as well as a study guide. Evan’s book is encouraging and particularly powerful in the first several chapters. While some readers I know will disagree with the author’s choice of presenting Joel Osteen as someone to admire, this book is theologically sound and a great read for those who are afraid to step into their calling or for Christians who need to re-engage their faith.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jamie

    I am so glad to have read I Am David: 10 Lessons in Greatness from Israel's Most Famous King by Jimmy Evans. This beautifully written book examines the life of King David and draws forth ten life lessons anyone can personally apply. David was a wise, brave, and strong; he was also a man who dearly loved God. Like any one of us, David had his struggles, too. He had great successes, victories, failures, and losses. He made both good and bad decisions, and faced consequences of some of those decisi I am so glad to have read I Am David: 10 Lessons in Greatness from Israel's Most Famous King by Jimmy Evans. This beautifully written book examines the life of King David and draws forth ten life lessons anyone can personally apply. David was a wise, brave, and strong; he was also a man who dearly loved God. Like any one of us, David had his struggles, too. He had great successes, victories, failures, and losses. He made both good and bad decisions, and faced consequences of some of those decisions that impacted David's own life, as well as generations to come. King David, as great a man as he was, had many of the same problems people face today. Jimmy Evans captures lessons relevant for any reader. Through reading I Am David, I learned that even at my worst, and even in my greatest failures, God still loves me. He doesn't give up on me. He didn't give up on King David, and He won't give up on you, either. I highly recommend I Am David: 10 Lessons in Greatness from Israel's Most Famous King. There is much to be learned from King David's life. Jimmy Evans has thoughtfully and respectfully presented practical lessons and applications that will give readers hope in their own lives. Wonderful book! *I received an Advanced Reader's Copy of I Am David: 10 Lessons in Greatness from Israel's Most Famous King from the publisher. I freely chose to write a review, sharing my own opinion. I have not been compensated in any way.*

  10. 5 out of 5

    Debbie Ewald

    As a Christian who steers away from the prosperity gospel, the back-jacket teaser on Jimmy Evans’ book, I Am David: 10 Lessons in Greatness from Israel’s Most Famous King, raised some skepticism. It read “Have you heard God’s calling to greatness?” I’ve never considered my calling as a Christian as an invitation to “greatness”. I considered my relationship with God a miracle and life-changing, but for some reason, I would not have described it as a pursuit of greatness—sounds presumptuous. I Am As a Christian who steers away from the prosperity gospel, the back-jacket teaser on Jimmy Evans’ book, I Am David: 10 Lessons in Greatness from Israel’s Most Famous King, raised some skepticism. It read “Have you heard God’s calling to greatness?” I’ve never considered my calling as a Christian as an invitation to “greatness”. I considered my relationship with God a miracle and life-changing, but for some reason, I would not have described it as a pursuit of greatness—sounds presumptuous. I Am David changed my thinking. The greatness that Mr. Evans calls us to is not about ourselves, but more about the God we serve and who we are in Christ. The book uses the imperfect life of King David to show us what greatness as a part of God’s plan for our lives really means. A few examples include: • Persevering on the spiritual battlefield. • Owning up to mistakes and growing from them. • Loving God with your whole being and demonstrating that love in worship. The book culminates in finding greatness by serving the Lord. And that is an area of greatness that I can say a hearty “Amen!” to. Far from a treatise in the prosperity gospel, I Am David challenges readers to engage in the battle for lost souls and to never quit serving God. It is in this arena that we find greatness for God’s glory and redemptive purpose. I recommend I Am David for individual study, as well as group study. The study guide allows readers to go deeper with discussion and application.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Susan Davis

    The author has gleamed 10 lessons in greatness from David’s life that anyone can implement into their life. Each page is filled with scripture, inspiration, encouragement, and wisdom. This book has everything you need to move forward and fulfill your God-given destiny. Every few pages has insightful golden nuggets, “The greatest threat to your future is an unhealed past.” included in the rising above the pain of the past lesson. These highlighted sayings will stick with you long after you close t The author has gleamed 10 lessons in greatness from David’s life that anyone can implement into their life. Each page is filled with scripture, inspiration, encouragement, and wisdom. This book has everything you need to move forward and fulfill your God-given destiny. Every few pages has insightful golden nuggets, “The greatest threat to your future is an unhealed past.” included in the rising above the pain of the past lesson. These highlighted sayings will stick with you long after you close the book. Many books have been written about David, but Pastor Evan’s book sheds new light. Each of the ten lesson emphasize life David’s traits and actions that made him a great king and how to avoid David’s weaknesses. Book contains three powerful prayers, The Warrior’s prayer, A Prayer for Wounded Children of God and A prayer for Humility. I Am David would be perfect for a Bible study, included is a leader’s guide and small study guide. I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Gateway Press, in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Katie Trent

    "I am David" gives the reader a deeper understanding of the life of King David and provide tons of practical tools to apply the lessons to your everyday life. The book includes a simple study guide with questions and activation activities, and even has a leader guide for small groups. It’s not a quick read, but one you will want to really meditate on. I definitely recommend you utilize the study guide to dig into each concept and apply it to your life. Each chapter is packed with powerful truths "I am David" gives the reader a deeper understanding of the life of King David and provide tons of practical tools to apply the lessons to your everyday life. The book includes a simple study guide with questions and activation activities, and even has a leader guide for small groups. It’s not a quick read, but one you will want to really meditate on. I definitely recommend you utilize the study guide to dig into each concept and apply it to your life. Each chapter is packed with powerful truths and provides essential lessons to empower the reader to thrive in his or her calling. "I am David" is a book I would recommend to anyone wanting to dive deeper in their relationship with Christ and make an impact on the world around them. It’s great for individual and group study. Grab your highlighter and a journal because this book is sure to transform your thinking and ignite your faith like never before! *Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to read and one to give away in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Amy Elaine

    This book is revolutionizing my thoughts on what makes our lives “great” and what greatness really looks like. Author, Jimmy Evans, shares practical steps to how each of us can attain to greatness in our lives through deeper study of David’s life in the Bible. It’s rich with fresh perspective on familiar stories which gives the reader both comfort and courage to move forward into new levels victory in our relationship with God and people. I’ve found many of the lessons to change how I’m praying, This book is revolutionizing my thoughts on what makes our lives “great” and what greatness really looks like. Author, Jimmy Evans, shares practical steps to how each of us can attain to greatness in our lives through deeper study of David’s life in the Bible. It’s rich with fresh perspective on familiar stories which gives the reader both comfort and courage to move forward into new levels victory in our relationship with God and people. I’ve found many of the lessons to change how I’m praying, what I’m thinking, and influencing the decisions I’m making on a daily basis since reading this amazing book. Well done! Easy to read! Thought provoking and enjoyable! I was given this book as part of the launch team in exchange for an honest review. I am loving this book and these are my own thoughts. Grateful to get to share them with you.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Nina L-C

    I am David is full of life lessons focusing on King David. While some might think he’s not relevant in today’s day and age, Jimmy Evans reminds the reader that each and everyone of us is born to be great because that’s what God wanted for all of us. What we do in life is up to us. I enjoyed most lessons and examples and learned a few things about myself. This book is great for anyone questioning their faith and themselves. Have courage to be great. I think any age group and gender will find this I am David is full of life lessons focusing on King David. While some might think he’s not relevant in today’s day and age, Jimmy Evans reminds the reader that each and everyone of us is born to be great because that’s what God wanted for all of us. What we do in life is up to us. I enjoyed most lessons and examples and learned a few things about myself. This book is great for anyone questioning their faith and themselves. Have courage to be great. I think any age group and gender will find this book worthwhile. It also entails a study guide for small group. 4 out of 5 stars because some of the examples were just not for me.

  15. 4 out of 5

    DONNA MILLER

    Through the years, my hubby and I have learned so much from Pastor Jimmy Evans and his "Marriage Today" Ministry. We have been in small groups at our church where his "Marriage on the Rock" study was taught. Additionally, my hubby also led a small group in our home where we studied Jimmy's "The Indestructable Marriage" Series. He is transparent and shares not only his mistakes in life but also so much wisdom from the heart of God. This new book about King David is no different. As a matter of fac Through the years, my hubby and I have learned so much from Pastor Jimmy Evans and his "Marriage Today" Ministry. We have been in small groups at our church where his "Marriage on the Rock" study was taught. Additionally, my hubby also led a small group in our home where we studied Jimmy's "The Indestructable Marriage" Series. He is transparent and shares not only his mistakes in life but also so much wisdom from the heart of God. This new book about King David is no different. As a matter of fact, it is filled with so much insight and wisdom. One of my greatest takeaways was I cannot move forward if I have not found healing for my past. From the very first chapter I was convicted! David's sin with Bathsheba stemmed from him not being where he was supposed to be at the moment. He was walking around on the rooftop when he was supposed to be in battle. We can all 'find' trouble when we are not where God meant for us to be.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Cindi Miller-Peeff

    This book gives a unique perspective of David. David had an inner battle with himself. This book highlights David's successes and mistakes, by helping us understand what choices and mindsets fueled David's choices. Satan's playbook hasn't changed. This book has been helpful in identifying the schemes of Satan, but also reminding me of the victory that can only be found in Jesus.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Candice DeLeeuw

    When I first began reading this book I had spent a great deal of time reading about David prior and worried I wouldn’t learn anything new. Boy was I wrong! Jimmy Evans has written in depth and detail. He has expanded upon the stories of David with historical background and reference to David’s own writings in Psalms. Then he made the scripture applicable! This was a great read and I have earmarked multiple pages to reread and dive deeper! Over and over again we see David’s mistakes (ahem... me!) When I first began reading this book I had spent a great deal of time reading about David prior and worried I wouldn’t learn anything new. Boy was I wrong! Jimmy Evans has written in depth and detail. He has expanded upon the stories of David with historical background and reference to David’s own writings in Psalms. Then he made the scripture applicable! This was a great read and I have earmarked multiple pages to reread and dive deeper! Over and over again we see David’s mistakes (ahem... me!) and then see how his response to the mistakes makes him great. So much value in these lessons! You will not regret reading this book. ** There will be a more thorough personal reflection at candicedeleeuw.com on June 8.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Tammy McNally

    I am David is a book that gives you the tools to realize that you are also great. Choose to be a forward thinker, always strive for a relationship with God, even when you make mistakes big or small. Always talk to God, worship God, be near to God. David was a young boy who saw the outcome with God by his side he did not see what the world sees without God. I have enjoyed this book and have applied these tools to my life and continue to grow closer to God. Thank you Jimmy Evans for your willingne I am David is a book that gives you the tools to realize that you are also great. Choose to be a forward thinker, always strive for a relationship with God, even when you make mistakes big or small. Always talk to God, worship God, be near to God. David was a young boy who saw the outcome with God by his side he did not see what the world sees without God. I have enjoyed this book and have applied these tools to my life and continue to grow closer to God. Thank you Jimmy Evans for your willingness to follow God and lead his people to a better life with God.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly Patton

    I enjoyed this character study about one of the most interesting men of God we can find in the Bible. I liked how the author taught me about David, but also guided me gently in a pastoral way, toward steps I can take in my own life. It was inspiring, informational and helpful for spiritual growth.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sandy

    I am finished reading I Am David and this book is a game changer. Jimmy Evans’ insight and perspective through King David’s life has been enlightening and inspiring . This is a book for anyone—but as a leader myself, this book is a Godly toolkit to greatness. I am David will be a book I will read multiple in times!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    I’m finding LOTS of new insights into David’s life in this book. If you’ve been intrigued by the “man after God’s own heart,” you’ll find inspiration in this great book. We get a peek at David’s faith-focused thinking in many of the psalms. What a gift that the Lord inspired him to write them down and preserve them for us. Author Jimmy Evans gives us more layers of insights into David’s life as a son, brother, warrior, father, and king. Though I’ve studied David’s life in the Bible many times on m I’m finding LOTS of new insights into David’s life in this book. If you’ve been intrigued by the “man after God’s own heart,” you’ll find inspiration in this great book. We get a peek at David’s faith-focused thinking in many of the psalms. What a gift that the Lord inspired him to write them down and preserve them for us. Author Jimmy Evans gives us more layers of insights into David’s life as a son, brother, warrior, father, and king. Though I’ve studied David’s life in the Bible many times on my own, I learned much more about him in this book filled with practical lessons I can apply to my own life. I gained insight on how to fight spiritual battles, stand strong in my marriage, be intentional as a parent, and lead others with integrity. Quotes I’ve Enjoyed: “Your greatest successes will come through serving Jesus Christ and warring against the devil, not just for your own life but also for the lives of others.” “The devil will promise you a life of leisure and rest – then he will hack your heart out.” “What matters is never forgetting that you have an evil enemy you can defeat if you will fight…The instant you withdraw from the battlefield, you give him entrance into your life.” “You are a warrior at heart. God created you for that and it is who you are. He made you to be a devil killer.” I received a preview copy of I Am David from Gateway Publishers.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Katina Lombardo

    I am currently more than halfway through reading I Am David by Jimmy Evans. What a timely read as we are in the turbulent era of COVID-19 and now the George Floyd protests and riots. Reading the insights, scripture, and the many different ways to examine our actions and hearts in comparison to David’s life has been an eye-opener and brings much needed comfort during this time in our nations history. I highly recommend that anyone, believer or not, read this book.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Salty

    Your life isn’t perfect? Neither was the life of King David! He made many mistakes in his lifetime and learnt many lessons the hard way, yet God called him a man after his own heart. In his Book “I am David” Pastor Jimmy Evans shows us the Lessons we can learn from the life of David and how God wants f to change our Heart’s to prepare us for a life of greatness.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Excellent book, makes you think about yourself and things you can do to be better in Christ. Fast read and fun read too!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Annie Boyd

    You may hear the name King David and think of the man who conquered the giant and is considered the greatest king of the nation of Israel. I know that’s how I have thought of him for many years. But this book is helping me to take a much deeper look into David’s life and to learn more about how he was able to get past many hurts and many mistakes in order that God could accomplish great things through him. This book is powerfully reminding me that David was and I am able to overcome hardships an You may hear the name King David and think of the man who conquered the giant and is considered the greatest king of the nation of Israel. I know that’s how I have thought of him for many years. But this book is helping me to take a much deeper look into David’s life and to learn more about how he was able to get past many hurts and many mistakes in order that God could accomplish great things through him. This book is powerfully reminding me that David was and I am able to overcome hardships and become great for God.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Yvonne

    One of my favorite people to read about in the Bible is King David. I think many of us relate to him in one way or another; we struggle with doubt, worth, and stumble along our way in life. Many times the Devil will use this as a way to keep us further from God but David used his hard times and failures as a way to draw nearer to God. Jimmy Evans will open your eyes to scripture references to show you how to overcome and serve God in the great way you were meant to, even if you have stumbled alo One of my favorite people to read about in the Bible is King David. I think many of us relate to him in one way or another; we struggle with doubt, worth, and stumble along our way in life. Many times the Devil will use this as a way to keep us further from God but David used his hard times and failures as a way to draw nearer to God. Jimmy Evans will open your eyes to scripture references to show you how to overcome and serve God in the great way you were meant to, even if you have stumbled along the way. This is a great book to help set your eyes back on God if you have felt yourself slipping away or distant. The book also contains a great study guide in the back too! This is a perfect book to read with others.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Chris Yearyean

    King David’s story is one of my favorites. In this book Jimmy Evans draws topical, relatable, applicable life lessons from the life of King David. A great read, I highly recommend it.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Emily P

    If you've ever wondered if your contribution to God's Kingdom is worthy, "I Am David," is a hopeful reminder that God uses those who start at small beginnings to do great things. Evans gives insight into David's life, his decisions ( both bad and good) and how God redeemed it all, eventually including David in Jesus' lineage. This book isn't a long read, but one that will give the reader a chance to learn more about Israel's King David and how lessons learned from his life can encourage and direc If you've ever wondered if your contribution to God's Kingdom is worthy, "I Am David," is a hopeful reminder that God uses those who start at small beginnings to do great things. Evans gives insight into David's life, his decisions ( both bad and good) and how God redeemed it all, eventually including David in Jesus' lineage. This book isn't a long read, but one that will give the reader a chance to learn more about Israel's King David and how lessons learned from his life can encourage and direct us today. I think this book would be a great one to do in a small group setting with discussion times. I was an early reader, thanks to Gateway Publishers. All opinions are my own.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Tammie Grantham

    Another home run for Jimmy Evans! What is more important in there last days than knowing who you are and who you serve. Through the mistakes and humanness we can all relate to David and this book will encourage and challenge you to stand firm in your faith !!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Joey Nault

    This is a great book no matter your Christian maturity. The book walks you through that even though King David what's God's favorite, he still had his downfalls. The book helps you realize that you can mess up, but still be loved by God. Plus there's a great book club or small group study in the back of the book.

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