Recently I had several people recommend Judges For You, so I was excited when I had the opportunity to review 1 Samuel For You! Written by Tim Chester for The Good Book Company’s God’s Word For You series, 1 Samuel For You delves into the book of 1 Samuel, providing a closer study of 1 Samuel, ideal for laymen.
Designed to be a resource for people of all ages and walks, 1 Samuel For You would be particularly useful for Bible study groups or personal devotions, as each chapter is broken into two parts, and each part ends with questions to encourage reflection on how the Scripture pertains to our personal lives. 1 Samuel For You is easy to read, and contains an extensive glossary, along with a map and bibliography.
Throughout 1 Samuel For You, we are reminded that the kings of Israel point us to the True King, Jesus Christ. And Chester’s discussion on page 167 of how Jonathan encouraged David, helping him to find strength in God, is a beautiful reminder of an important responsibility we as Christians have.
Overall, I found 1 Samuel For You to be an excellent resource for Christians, and would highly recommend it! I would give 1 Samuel For You an “A”.
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