Faith. Loyalty. Service. Devotion. Love. These words describe the lives of three prominent figures in Israel whose lives were intertwined by divine appointment.
Samuel, Jonathan, and David were outstanding leaders in the nation of Israel and were known for their devotion to God. From birth, each of these men were taught by their mothers to love God, obey His counsel, and serve Him with all their hearts. Whether making choices about marriage, war, national problems or family issues, these men turned to God for instruction and guidance. They were pillars of wisdom in their community and in the nation.
Although Samuel, Jonathan, and David were godly men, they made their share of poor decisions. Samuel and David both struggled with parenting and raising boys that followed in their footsteps. Instead, their sons were influenced by extended family members who were more interested in worldly pursuits.
In addition, there were instances in Samuel and David's lives where they followed their own desires and failed to seek God's advice. These situations always resulted in pain and sufferings for them and those around them. Fortunately, God always forgives. Although they had to pay the consequences of their sin, their relationship with God remained strong.
Hearts in Harmony provides an in-depth glimpse into the lives of these great men of faith. Through a narrative account of their lives, you will gain a deeper understanding of their triumphs and struggles as they walked through life holding on to the hand of God and following his providential leading along life's path.
Posted by Don A. Roth, Yucaipa, California on 9th Mar 2010
“Hearts in Harmony is my kind of book. It is the well-known story of three Bible characters told in story form. All three are key players in the history of the Children of Israel, but the one that is key to the others is the story of Samuel, from the time he was dedicated by his mother to the work of God until his death.
My longtime friend, William H. Elder, has done a thorough job of research and came up with a trilogy that should grab the eyes and hearts of everyone who looks at a copy of the book.
The pages give ample evidence of the power of God in the lives of not only Samuel as a key player, but also of Jonathan and David. The story should grip the interest of the very young boys and girls, as well as retirees who supposedly have more time to read. But it also will grab the attention of the vast audience of the middle age group between the young and the old who have the love of God in their hearts.”
Posted by Robert Olson, Retired on 3rd Mar 2010
Hearts in Harmony is a story book. There are no footnotes as they are not needed. The author uses his very vivid imagination to bring to life details not given in Scripture about the lives of Samuel, Jonathan and David. Bill Elder has given a very interesting supplement to the Old Testament account of these three men. If you want to know Samuel, Jonathan and David better, then read this book. It will fascinate you.