God’s Rejected King

Dr. Ron Baesler is participating in our book signing at the Fullerton Public Library Authors’ Day, October 27th from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Location: 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832, Phone: (714) 738-6334. For more information click HERE.

“GOD’S REJECTED KING” explores the spiritual agonies of Saul, Israel’s first king. Saul is stunned and terrified when told he is to be the nation’s king. He questions God’s decision and asks for God’s guidance, but all he receives is God’s silence. Saul battles Israel’s enemies, suffers the harsh dictates of the prophet Samuel, and contends with his obsessive fear of David.
Though Saul is often seen as a failure in the rest of the Bible, many of his questions are shared by believers today: Why do some sense God’s presence and others do not? Why does God choose to reveal Himself to some and not to others? How can we know what is the right thing to do? What does God expect of us?
Saul’s story is a tragic one but it is also the story of a man who tried, not always successfully to be useful to his people and faithful to his God.

Dr. Ron Baesler is a Lutheran pastor who has served congregations in Fargo, ND, Yorba Linda, CA. and in three different locations in Brazil. He is also a seminary professor who has taught at the Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico and at the Graduate School of Lutheran Theology in Fianarantsoa, Madagascar. He has written articles in several Lutheran publications and has published the book THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE HOLY: Stories and Musings From a Lifetime of Ministry Dr. Baesler has been married 46 years, has four children and five grandchildren. He is a certified International Habitat for Humanity Trip Leader and has led builds to El Salvador, Brazil, Romania, Paraguay, Prince Edward Island and Vietnam.

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