Reading this text, one thing becomes clear about the author: his chief concern is for the Lord of the Universe to speak most clearly through the proclamation of His Word.
Davis provides profound insights into the inner-workings of narrative sections of Scripture, getting into the theology of revelation by narrative as well as the implications and the limitations of the genre in preaching. He furnishes the reader with incredibly helpful exegetical "angles" on these narratives, always striving to get as close to the center of meaning of the passage as intended by the author. Davis does not teach a method of interpretation or exegesis. Like a crime-scene investigator, he shows how the Hebrew narrative reveals so much meaning through style and nuance. Much of the book could be reduced to a large list of "do's" and "don'ts" for preaching through narrative texts--very practical advice for beginner (or advanced) preachers. Davis also uses dozens of interesting and illuminating illustrations to demonstrate complicated concepts and principles involved with interpreting narratives. Finally, Davis always gives advice for how to make application of the truths being communicated by these narratives to a congregation. Lots of thought-provoking (heart-provoking) points of application here.
Davis' use of well-known and obscure Old Testament narratives will have you constantly turning to the pages of your Bible throughout reading this book. Be prepared to spend some serious time in God's Word as Davis' text inspires you to go to it again and again, seeing it in a new and fresh way. This has been among the best and most helpful books I have read in my seminary career.