This biography of Saul (first issued 1853) gleans from the biblical narrative the full story of the fall of attractive youth to temptation and unbelief, resulting in the king's intense opposition to God and his purposes. The style is inclined to be heavy, but the material of great stimulation to message-preparers, including for young people's Bible groups.
Preface 1. A King Desired 2. Second Thoughts and the Lost Asses 3. The Choice Young Man and Goodly 4. The First Wrong Step 5. Acting from Mere Impulse 6. "What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears?" 7. National Sins and National Punishments 8. True and False Repentance 9. Playing the Fool 10. The Witch of Endor 11. The Suicide 12. Tidings from Gilboa 13. The Elegy