The letter of 1 Peter is sometimes also known as "the letter of the living hope." It is a letter written by a godly shepherd who wants to make sure his flock has good instructions on how to live a godly life. The author is Peter, one of Jesus' twelve disciples. Silas was Peter's scribe.
Right at the start, the apostle describes the wonderful inheritance "that can never perish, spoil or fade." Then he gives practical advice on how to attain maturity in Christ. Topics range from holy living, obedience to authorities, family relations, and instructions for church elders. It further touches on such subjects as suffering injustice at the hand of men and suffering for Jesus' sake.
Rev. Lenk explains all of the above in a phrase by phrase commentary. It is an excellent tool for spiritual growth. It can also be used as a devotional.