It’s that time of the year again: time to leap into a thrilling read and enter into some dynamic discussion! And what will we be reading?

Joel Baden’s The Historical David: The Real Life of an Invented Hero.

Baden’s 250-page book offers a provocative and informative look at one of the most important figures in biblical history: King David. In addition to David’s place in the Old Testament, he is mentioned fifty-six times in the New Testament from the opening lines of Matthew to the last verses of Revelation. Even Paul comments on the Davidic lineage of Jesus despite the fact that Paul rarely comments on the life of Jesus.

But what do we really know about David? How and why did he become so important and foundational? What do his life and times mean for us today?

David is described as a shepherd, musician, psalmist, giant slayer, warrior, a Robin Hood figure and founder of a dynasty and messianic family line. Conversely, he is described as a murderer, traitor, usurper, racketeer, opportunist and adulterer. David is a figure well worth our consideration.

Join us in the Church parlour for each Wednesday in November from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM for a soup supper followed by an interactive and thought-provoking look at this very important biblical individual and story. Please contact Clyde Evens or the Church Office for a copy of the book. As always, while reading the book is not essential to attending and participating in our discussion, it is an interesting read that may help each of us to form and share our own thoughts.

All are welcome! Come join in on the exciting conversation!

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