October 12, 2007

This is just encouraging to us all here ...

I don't put this up here to be prideful at all, really I don't. This was just really encouraging to read and I simply wanted you to see it, too. I hope that's all right. It's taken from a blog called, "The Thirsty Theologian" ...
"I love Banner of Truth! My bookshelves have filled to overflowing, and Banner of Truth is largely to blame. They are fast becoming the dominant publisher in my library. With works from the Reformers and Puritans to great Reformed authors still living today, Banner is one of the very few publishers today who really publish no bad books. I have just recently received my first Banner publication written by a living author, "David: Man of Prayer, Man of War" by Walter J. Chantry. Here is the first of what I am sure will be several quotes:

"It was the Lord who chose David to be king, not Samuel nor the people of Israel. Nothing that we can observe was decisive with God. He chose David for the unseen qualities of the inner man. God finds his servants in unexpected places: Joseph in a prison, David in a sheep pen, Luther in a miner’s cottage. At the lowest point of his life David was to cry, ‘Behold, you delight in truth in the4 inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart’ (Psa. 51:6). In Psalm 66:18 the Psalmist of Israel wrote, ‘if I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.’ David’s son by Bathsheba wrote ‘Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life’ (Prov. 4:23). The Lord searches your heart. What does he find?

—Walter J. Chantry, David: Man of Prayer, Man of War (Edinburgh, Banner of Truth Trust, 2007), pp. 13-14.