- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Christian Focus (20 July 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1857925165
- ISBN-13: 978-1857925166
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.9 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 172,171 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
1 Samuel: Looking on the Heart (Focus on the Bible) Paperback – 20 Jul 2010
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This is the best expository commentary I have read in many years. It is comprehensive, up to date and easily read. (Eric Alexander ~ Conference speaker and formerly minister St George's Tron, Glasgow for 20 years)
This is a superbly easy-to-read book. But the thing I liked best was the incisive application. It is not possible to read this book and feel unchallenged. (The Messenger)
Enthusiasm for these commentaries is absolutely right. No preacher should be without them. No thoughtful Christian can fail to be excited and edified by them. (Evangelicals Now)
The most practical expository work that this reviewer has ever encountered. (Southwestern Journal of Theology)
An excellent crisp, lively exposition. (Bibliotheca Sacra Journal)
... readable and theologically reliable. This commentary is of value both as a book to be read and enjoyed and as a study book for preachers. It is excellent. (Evangelical Times)
One of the reasons I enjoy Davis's exposition so much is that I feel confident that he has done his exegetical homework, and so is not just delivering blessed, unhistorical thoughts on the text. Yet at the same time, he applies the text so well. (Simon Gathercole ~ Director of Studies, Theology and Religious Studies, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, Cambridge)
"A happy blend of exegetical and historical study on the one hand, and homiletical treatment and application on the other. Ideas pop out everywhere, even in the most unlikely places. New insights abound." (Richard A. Bodey)
"presents historical and theological material in a way that can only excite the expositor." (Warren W. Wiersbe ~ Author and Conference Speaker)
"A great feast of biblical truth made so digestible, garnished with so many apt illustrations." (Alec Motyer ~ (1924-2016) Well known Bible expositor and commentary writer)
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It is basically a literary and theological commentary from an evangelical Christian perspective. This means, that on the one hand, it is not a devotional or homiletical commentary, and on the other hand that it does not deal much with critical and textual questions - though Davis is clearly aware of them. It does not go through the text verse by verse, though it is actually quite good for exegesis. As I say, Davis is primarily concerned about the meaning and theology of the text.
Negatives? Some people may feel that it has a rather 'light-weight' feel to it: it is very readable, and Davis uses plenty of anecdotes and humour. There is no verse by verse exegesis. To put it another way, it does not look like a scholarly work. In one sense it isn't - it is aimed at pastors and "lay people", rather than at scholars. Don't let that fool you, however. Davis is a very competent scholar of the Hebrew Bible.
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quite good in terms of exegesis and expository, will recomend thi to a friend any time of the day with no hesitationPublished on 31 Mar. 2014 by SETH
Absolutely brilliant and well worth reading. This writer is an excellent communicator and any of his works are well worth buying.Published on 10 Jun. 2013 by Elisabeth M Cumming
1 Samuel is a great read and this light weight but still scholarly book makes for a very useful companion to one's Bible study sessions.Published on 9 Mar. 2013 by Moyra