• A Tale of Three Kings

  • By: Gene Edwards
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,228 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This modern classic will bring light, clarity, and comfort to the brokenhearted. Many Christians have experienced pain, loss, and heartache at the hands of other believers. To those believers, this compelling story offers comfort, healing and hope.

Christian leaders and directors of religious movements throughout the world have recommended this simple, powerful, and beautiful story to their members and staff. You will want to join these other people who have been profoundly touched by this incomparable story. This tale by Gene Edwards is based on the biblical figures of David, Saul, and Absalom.

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A great way to see the scriptures.

I will be taking my elders and church staff through this book. it is very convicting and forces you to consider you own heart in the way you lead. I will continue to read this book year after year.

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Still worthwhile 3+ decades later.

This book is several decades old but it addresses a topic that will be current until Jesus returns.
"Why do I do the things I do and who do I do them for?"
It was written at a time when the visible Protestant Church model was fundamentally as it is now: a hierarchical structure with a senior leader who through one governmental form or another has the final say or at least the most substantial amount of influence and so Gene Edward's book is written with that as the backdrop, informing the entire work.
It may seem ethereal or idealistic, but the reality is, Jesus promised to build his church and he still is.
He will have a Bride and he will have his way.

The question for us individually is how do we partner with him in that work? How do we resist control which is fundamentally Satan's form of government and instead, walk in that place of trust in, and obedience to, the one true King?

This is a short read and very very worthwhile in my opinion. I appreciated it more this time than I did 30 years ago.

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Life and spirit altering book/ 3rd time reading it

Absolutely loved it!! I recommend it to all followers of Christ. If your part of the Kingdom, you need to read this!

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Very heartfelt and timely message

This book is short but powerful. It addresses a much needed subject and human attitude flaw we all have: selfishness. If you are hurting in ministry I highly recommend this book. It will help you turn your attention and faith back to God where it belongs.

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Beauty of Ashes

For many years I have wondered if my heart was cursed or designed to carry...I now understand my David's heart and the purpose behind the gift of its design. What I once thought was a burden workout cause, I now understand to be the process of unveiling God's diamond in the rough-the diamond of submitting through faith & trust in response, thought, and choice.

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Twisted the Bible

A fictional work that claims to communicate truths about God, what He wants, and what He does. However, the author twists the Bible to fit his own personal agenda and greatly distorts what the Bible says about God. Don't read it.

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One of the finest books ever written.

Such a rarity to find a book with this much depth and brevity.

A gift for the soul - going through the breaking process. So grateful this has been available for perspective and healing at various times throughout my career.

I could not recommend it more highly. Suggest it is read in one sitting. -Life changing!

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Great Overview

Great overview of the highlights of David’s life. The voice was good and I appreciated the book. Would recommend to believers and non-believers.

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Best 1 and 1/2 hrs EVER for believers

In depth review of ancient Scriptural story but relating to motives, ideals, goals and commitment to God's perfect will.

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NOt for me

Listened through halfway. It is overly dramatic and a bit pointless. This was recommended from a popular podcast and it was not worth the money.

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  • Jules
  • 08-19-20

Loved it

Fascinating book and one I will definitely return to. Love Paul Michael’s narration too. It really draws you in.

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  • Tony
  • 06-30-20

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loved it. loved the presentation it felt as is I was in a theater

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  • BarryM
  • 02-21-20

Great storytelling

A different take on Saul David and Absolum. A great lesson on true humility and trust in God.

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  • 04-15-21

Great Campfire tale

loved it. enjoyed every minute and the dash of humour was an added bonus. Thank you for the great book

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  • Julie
  • 03-05-20

the tale of Kings

beautifully written and narrated. Powerful teaching in this book. Life lessons that we don't have to live out. If we take these lessons to heart and live out. I got a lot from this book. I ❤ed it!!