Hidden Gem

ralphAs a recently graduated student I have been exposed mainly to IVP Christian books, because UCCF could not possibly dabble in anything else. You begin to get familiar with certain authors. Sometimes however I like to be a little bit naughty and check out other publishers. I remember when I started reading Tim Keller I felt like a kid, reading his comic under his blanket with the power of torch light, the fear of mum or dad catching me in the act.

Recently the material of one Dr Dale Ralph Davis has caught my eye and I have become an admirer of his. I am reading two of his books. The first is his commentary on 1 Kings. Absolutely brilliant. The second is called the Word became Fresh. This is my favorite as it’s about how the Old Testament is so important. He makes it exciting and you can tell he loves it.

Couple of things that encouraged me so far. First he utter reliance on the Holy Spirit to interpret Scripture. I know I am always too quick to turn to the commentaries but Ralph emphasises how we are in need of the Spirit here. I also love his attitude towards the Old Testament and how important it is and how relevant it is in my life.

Peace Out.


am Jamie, and I am a Christ follower. I love Jesus but more importantly he loves me and made the ultimate sacrifice of his son so that all the things I have done, and will do, have been forgiven. And now I know God, and I pursue to know him more. Motivated and transformed by his grace I live for God, to glorify him by enjoying him.

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4 comments on “Hidden Gem
  1. Larry says:

    Heheh I do feel like I have sold my literary soul to crossway and ivp occasionally… With Eerdmans and Banner of Truth having a healthy slice of hte pie too.

    Of course there was a day when I bought books from Zondervan…. (jokes 🙂 )

  2. gruff says:

    Dale Ralph Davis’s books ‘caught your eye’ did they? Just after a member of his church ‘caught your eye’ then… 😉

  3. Jonathan Thomas says:

    Caught your eye?! I’m with Gruff on this one…

  4. jonnyboy87 says:

    naughty gruff!

    I’m sat here chuckling to myself 🙂

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