Thank you to the libraries, I musr first say. With times being tight, it helps to lose myself in a good book every now and then. The last book that has affecxted me is Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado. This book tells the story of David (you know David and Goliath David) and parellels the fears and trials that David went through and the ones that we ourselves face today. I especially like how HUMAN David seems. He struggles with lust (Bathsheba), enemies (Samuel), arrogance, and basic human frailty.
As a biblical scholar, I find this to be an excellent book to began Bible study. It delves deep into the story of David, and is entertaining to read.