A hundred years after the faithful remnant of Jews returned to their homeland, life is grim. They have no King and they are under the rule of Persia (now Iran). The people are well versed in the books of Kings and Samuel and so now look back on that time with nostalgic eyes. It is at this moment that the Holy Spirit inspires the Chronicler to write a history of Israel and from it preach a spiritually encouraging message for the contemporary times. There are parallels with our times, although it is a materialistic power, rather than a Persian one that has overtaken our lives. Geared for Growth study materials encourage: A Daily Encounter with God: Your 10-15 minutes each day will strengthen the impact of God's word on your daily livingGroup learning and sharing: Meet weekly in a small group, share your answers and be enriched as you learn from others.Spiritual Growth: You will be challenged to put God's Word into practice. Others will feel the impact as you obey, grow and mature. Church Growth: Introduce people to Spiritual reality. Your study group could be the stepping-stone for others coming to faith.