"Some musicians come along and the music speaks to a particular decade. The lyrics of David span the centuries... His lyrics endure and forever surface in our liturgy."
-- from chapter 7
The ten sermons in this book are based on texts primarily from 1 and 2 Samuel. Titles include:
- Saul, The Tormented King
- When Saints Go Marching Forth
- The Strange Tactics Of God
"The sermons of Art Kolsti are among the most consistently thoughtful and stimulating ones that I have heard, but they also contain ideas and subtitles that can slip past the listener on first hearing. They will amply repay the thoughtful and intelligent reader."
Dr. James Munkres, Mathematics Dept.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Arthur Kolsti's sermons are all marked by their spiritual substance, apt historical and contemporary illustrations, concise wording, and grounding in careful expositions of Christian scripture and teaching. Kolsti is exquisitely skillful in the use of words and the Word."
Arthur J. Dyck
Professor of Population Ethics, Harvard University
Professor of Ethics, Harvard Divinity School
Arthur H. Kolsti, Matinicus, Maine, is a graduate of Harvard University and Andover Newton Theological School. He has served United Church of Christ congregations in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.