A messy example "In the Bible," writes Allen. "David was a wild, passionate, warrior king, whose own messy story I have heard my entire life. I read his psalms a thousand times, but when I began to look a bit more closely at the life of this man, something about the way he related to God just wrecked me. Yes, David committed murder and adultery – he was no missionary or priest. This man was both completely sold out for God and completely broken. He was in love with God. And he lived with an acute awareness of his need for Him. His view of God was so big. David actually believed God was real and he lived like it and there was something I found in his stories that stayed with me."