The Life of David as Reflected in His Psalms Audiobook, by Alexander Maclaren Play Audiobook Sample

The Life of David as Reflected in His Psalms Audiobook

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Read By: David Cochran Heath Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: February 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781538555583

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34:45 minutes

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13:18 minutes

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21:54 minutes

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What a many-colored career that was which began amidst the pastoral solitudes of Bethlehem, and ended in the chamber where the dying ears heard the blare of the trumpets that announced the accession of Bathsheba’s son! None of the great men of scripture pass through a course of so many changes as David; none of them touched human life at so many points; none of them were so tempered and polished by swift alternation of heat and cold, by such heavy blows and the friction of such rapid revolutions. These quick transitions of fortune, and this wide experience, are the many-colored threads from which the rich web of his psalms is woven.

And while his life is singularly varied, his character is also singularly full and versatile. In this respect, too, he is most unlike the other leading figures of Old Testament history. Contrast him, for example, with the stern majesty of Moses or the unvarying tone in the gaunt strength of Elijah. These and the other mighty men in Israel are like the ruder instruments of music—the trumpet of Sinai, with its one prolonged note. David is like his own harp of many chords, through which the breath of God murmured, drawing forth wailing and rejoicing, the clear ring of triumphant trust, the low plaint of penitence, the blended harmonies of all devout emotions.

(Adapted from the introduction)

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“Dr. Maclaren has evidently mastered his subject with the aid of the best authorities, and has put the results of his studies before his readers in a most attractive form.”

— Scotsman (Edinburgh) 


  • “The work of a brilliant and effective teacher. He writes with real power and insight.”

    — Saturday Review (London)
  • “Striking thoughts, strongly expressed, are to be found on every page.”

    — Manchester Guardian
  • “Scholarly, honest, thoughtful, and suggestive.”

    — Daily Chronicle (London)
  • “Dr. Maclaren’s charming pages furnish a most fruitful field of study…Altogether a most valuable book.”

    — United Presbyterian Magazine
  • “We greatly err if this does not prove the most popular and useful commentary in the English language, both among preachers and the commonality.”

    — Evangelical Magazine

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About Alexander Maclaren

Alexander Maclaren (1826–1910) was born in Glasgow and educated at Glasgow University, Stepney College, and the University of London. He began his ministry the year after he received his BA and developed a reputation as an attractive and powerful preacher. Maclaren received honorary degrees of divinity from the Universities of both Edinburgh and Glasgow. He was twice president of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and president of the Baptist World Congress held in London in 1905.

About David Cochran Heath

David Cochran Heath is a professional actor with more than 30 years of experience on the stage in over 130 productions. He is also a lifelong fan of radio theater and has done a variety of narration and character work. He lives in San Diego with his wife, Beth.