This series helps laypersons study the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explores the significance of Scripture for faithful living today. Ideal for individual study or for Bible study classes and groups.
All the emotion, drama, complexity of character, and mystery of good stories are to be found in First and Second Samuel. Beginning with the story of Hannah, the mother of Samuel, these two biblical books describe Saul and the beginning of kingship in ancient Israel. The focus, however, remains steadfastly upon David. His story becomes a powerful vehicle for thinking about God’s chosen leaders and their triumphs and failures. Peterson’s interpretation emphasizes the resonance and interplay between these stories of kings and prophets and the social and cultural issues that concern us today.