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Moses: A Man of Selfless Dedication (Great Lives From God's Word)

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Moses: A Man of Selfless Dedication (Great Lives from God's Word, Volume 4) (Great Lives Series)
Hardcover, 334 pages
Published April 16th 1999 by Thomas Nelson (first published November 1st 1998)
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Rachel
Can I give this one 10 stars? Best book I ever read. Period. It was moving, challenging, touching, whispering, cleansing, a ray of hope, comforting, enlightening...I could go on and on.

Before reading this book I had more of a Sunday School image of Moses in my mind, and now he seems like a dear friend and my new favorite hero-of-faith. I couldn't read this book fast enough, I was learning to much and was hungry for more, and yet I wanted to linger over every word, every phrase to savour and pond
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Deb
Sep 09, 2014 Deb rated it it was amazing
Quote from book, page 366 "Consider what he(Moses)gave up and what he received in return. There was no monument to this man of selfless dedication. No towering sphinx. No imposing pyramid. Egypt was more than willing to forget that such a man ever existed. He was buried on some lonely peak on the barren slopes of Mount Pisgah, without so much as a single flower on his grave. He willingly traded the earthly monuments and acclaim, the perks, the power, and the pleasure for a reward in an invisible ...more
Daniel Taylor
You may have heard the saying, "God helps those who help themselves." But this study of the life of Moses shows that God helps the hopeless.

Through being raised by Pharaoh's daughter, Moses had all the worldly leadership training that was on offer. But when he murdered an Egyptian, part of his lifelong battle with anger, he had to flee Egypt. While he was gone he got 40 years of training in humility.

This book is filled with Swindoll's typical insights that elevate your thinking, inspire you to l
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Tiffany
Mar 06, 2013 Tiffany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book leaves no stone unturned in the life of Moses. Honestly, at times, it feels like you're there by Moses' side as his life story unfolds before your eyes. Humanly flawed, heavenly-charged - Moses never seemed to actually take his focus off of his goal of seeing his people living in the fullness of life they were created for. This volume is both inspiring and encouraging - just what any discouraged heart or soul searcher needs to draw their eyes from their own navel gazing. A reminder tha ...more
Carrie Daws
Jun 02, 2016 Carrie Daws rated it it was amazing
I love this set of books, and each time I read one I realize how little I knew and understood before. This volume on Moses was no exception. Not only did I learn more about the man God called to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, I learned more about God. This book challenged my faith and I know many of the lessons shared within its pages will continue to live within me and help guide me.
Robin
Jan 30, 2013 Robin rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I've ever read. This book was placed in my hands at the right time when I NEEDED it. Thank God! One of my favorite books!
Hannah
Apr 30, 2016 Hannah rated it really liked it
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4.5
Sylvia Jeronimo
Dec 18, 2016 Sylvia Jeronimo rated it really liked it
One of the most impactful and timely books I have read. A fabulous, thorough and devotional look at the life of a man devoted to God. A man with faults like ours, aspirations and disappointments we can relate to. A man who allowed God to change him , use him , lead him and redeem him for the sake of others. A must read.
Mona Randall
Sep 12, 2016 Mona Randall rated it it was amazing
An incredible study, as are Swindoll's other books. Highly recommended.
Joy
May 20, 2013 Joy rated it it was ok

I'm a avid book finisher. As in, I hate leaving books unread. It drives me nuts to not finish a book I've started. That being said, I didn't complete this book Moses by Charles Swindoll. And I'm not even going to put it back on my "To Read" queue, because I have no desire to finish it. After more than halfway through this book I realized that I was learning very little about the life of Moses, but more about the life of Moses applies to me. Which I guess is maybe how some people would enjoy to r
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Trish Johnson
Apr 30, 2012 Trish Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I am only on Chapter 8, and I am giving it this book 5 stars already. The Bible is my #1 favorite book and this has now become #2. Charles Swindoll gives us a REAL look Moses and the spiritual transformation process. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the Great Lives Series.
Couldn't put it down...read this one in 3 days.

Charles Swindoll presents the Bible's REAL Moses-the Moses who tried to decline his assignment from God; the Moses who dazzled Pharoh; the Moses who received the Ten C
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Jason Henry
Feb 04, 2015 Jason Henry rated it it was amazing
Excellent read. This biography of Moses really opens up your understanding of his life as a whole and his significance to God and to the people he led. He had weaknesses and failures like everyone else except Jesus but right under Jesus he modeled what leadership is most of his life. A tremendous leader and servant of God's people that got fed up with leading a people that wouldn't help themselves despite of the miracles and provisions given for 40 years. That would drive anybody crazy. Swindoll ...more
Nelvi
May 17, 2016 Nelvi rated it it was amazing
This book is one of my favorites, although I've only read it once (05/17/16 Update: read it again and love it even more). The breakdown of Moses' life, from being adopted by the egyptians to later having to bring them destruction, was fascinating. Having been adopted at birth myself, I truly appreciate the agony and pain Moses must have lived through. Chuck Swindoll does an awesome job of bringing the story to new life and draws lessons that are useful to anyone who reads it today.
Dee
Jun 29, 2010 Dee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion, non-fiction
Charles Swindoll takes the few facts we have about Moses from the Bible and other Christian literature and ties them to the ways we think and act in the world today. He voices his ideas and opinions as to how Moses and others thought and acted centuries before Jesus was born. Very well thought out. Generally easy reading. You get the feel of Moses as an everyday man who was called by God and didn't always go very willingly.
Vicky Jeter
Nov 10, 2014 Vicky Jeter rated it it was amazing
Moses is a story no one should avoid. The references to real life troubles and the dedication of serving God even when he experiences how human nature destroys our belief that we are going to be victorious in a much easier plan because we obey. Our disappointments frustrate us and we react because we are only human. Moses saw the promised land after he went home simply because of how he dealt with frustration.
Scotty
Mar 15, 2016 Scotty rated it it was amazing
Are you a wanderer? Most of us are. Are you a wonderer, sure you are. Then this book is a must read. Walk alongside of Moses and insert yourself there. This book will challenge you, encourage you, and hopefully, like me, it will provide you a reminder that God uses everyone as part of The Story of Life. Take notes, this is another excellent blueprint He provides. Blessings
Chris Druin
Jul 27, 2013 Chris Druin rated it it was amazing
Wow! Long book!! You will go away with wonderful insights and wonderful application points.I think he touched on every single area of Moses thus justifying 369 pages.I enjoyed his book of David more but this was well written, too. Swindoll humor was added throughout to give an extra touch of enjoyment!
Samuel Garcia
This is actually a great book that every leader should read in order to know what God is expecting from you in the ministry, I already finished it last week and it was extremely extraordinary learning what does God can do with any man who entirely give his live to Him I would recommend you this awesome book
Josh Morris
An enjoyable read both for its revelation of cool details from Exodus and its bridge to personal application. My respect for and understanding of Moses and what God did with him definitely increased. Chapters such as "God's Will, My Way" and "The Desert: School of Self-Discovery" were particularly good.
Dorothy
As a "get ready" for BSF this year I completed this over the summer. Chuck Swindoll has that gift of keeping Moses'life alive for us today. As I read there is less and less "old" about the Old Testament, but a path to how to be intimate with God through His Son Christ.
Hanutama Cahya
Nov 30, 2014 Hanutama Cahya rated it it was amazing
one of the best books that revealed the life of an ordinary man who became an extra ordinary person when He gave his life to God to take charge. Somehow it also reminds me of our own potentials when we give all to Him and let Him take charge of our lives
Robin
Apr 10, 2016 Robin rated it really liked it
Once again Dr. Swindoll has produced a fine book about a well known man of the Bible. The book is well organized, very readable, and instructive. Dr. Swindoll provides the reader with much Biblical application. A must read for someone studying or teaching Exodus!
Elizabeth
Aug 24, 2012 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
This was a very impactful book. It seemed like every time I read it I found something in it that really applied to what I was going through at the time. I like the way Chuck Swindoll writes.
I'll be reading more books in this series for sure.
Kimberly
Aug 04, 2011 Kimberly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Encouraging and inspirational! Moses was 80 years old when God called him to lead His people into the Promised Land!

Jay
Oct 25, 2012 Jay rated it really liked it
Really just a great book on 1 of the great characters of the Bible. In so many ways we are each just like Moses
Terry Morgan
May 22, 2012 Terry Morgan rated it it was amazing
I have read several of the books in this series. This was the best read by far. It really helped get into the mind of Moses, and made you feel like you were there walking along side of him.
James Kim
Not one of my favorite Swindoll books. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't great. As always I enjoyed Chuck Swindoll's stories that illustrate the scriptures.
Darrell
Dec 27, 2012 Darrell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was cool. It is a closer look at the life of Moses. We get to see a much more human side of this extraordinary man.
Kory
Jan 11, 2013 Kory rated it it was amazing
Great inspiration. This book breaks down a lot of the hollywood hero stories and shows how an obedient (most of the time) normal man was used by God.
Dana
Aug 06, 2012 Dana rated it liked it
This is a series book by Charles Swindoll whose writing and worldview I love. Basically every chapter was a sermon built on the character of Moses and the events in his life.
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Charles Swindoll has devoted over four decades to two passions: an unwavering commitment to the practical communication and application of God's Word, and an untiring devotion to seeing lives transformed by God's grace. Chuck graduated magna cum laude from Dallas Theological Seminary and has since been honored with four doctorates. For his teaching on Insight for Living, he has received the Progra ...more
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