Have you ever wondered what the books of Samuel are about? Well, jump in with us as we venture through the historical background and genre of 1 & 2 Samuel. Originally one big book, you are going to love finding out about the lives of the last Judge of Israel and the first King Saul. Get to know David in his triumphs and failures as you fall in love with the history of Christianity.
As you read 1 & 2 Samuel you are going to hear stories and people that you probably have known for a while. We all loved the stories of David and Goliath that we heard at Sunday school, the stories of God talking to Samuel, we all laughed in juvenile delight as we were told about the King that was so happy to have the presence of God back in his city that he danced in his underwear.
Before I made the decision to become a Christian, my biggest areas of contention were morality and ethics. I struggled to comprehend the teachings of Jesus with the ‘God’ of the Old Testament, or, for what I knew of him. 1stSamuel was the book that broke down all my walls, and through it God taught me invaluable lessons before I had ever made a commitment.