Growing Through Conflict. By Erwin Lutzer. Wheaton: Victor Books, 1992. 156 pp. Paper, $5.99.
This short and easy-to-read Bible study book is from the Life-in-Perspective Series. As always, Dr. Lutzer captures the reader with his simple, clear, and illustrative style.
The book is meant to be read along with most of 1 and 2 Samuel on David’s life. It accomplishes its purpose of helping the student understand and apply the scriptural truth about David’s life. One of Lutzer’s strengths, exhibited here as in his other books, is his ability to draw from the Bible and state clearly principles for application. These are very helpful and practical.
Since it was written at a popular level, the seasoned student may find this study of David a bit light most of the time. Also, the theme of conflict used to outline the book tends to rob this study of David’s life from many of the other rich applications which could be drawn.
I recommend the book as an introductory study of David’s life, or as a source of encouragement for those who need help in conflict. Pastors and teachers who are teaching through the life of David will also find here a rich source of illustrative and applicational material.
Charles C. Bing
Burleson Bible Church