First and Second Samuel (Westminster Bible Companion Series)
The power of story as God's word to the community of faith is never more clear than in the books of Samuel and in this interpretation by Eugene Peterson. All the emotion, drama, complexity of character, and mystery of good...
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The power of story as God's word to the community of faith is never more clear than in the books of Samuel and in this interpretation by Eugene Peterson. All the emotion, drama, complexity of character, and mystery of good stories are to be found in these two biblical books.Beginning with the story of Hannah, the mother of Samuel, the 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.
Dr. Eugene H. Peterson is a pastor, scholar, author, and poet. He has written nearly thirty influential books including, Praying with the Psalms; Praying with Jesus; Reversed Thunder; Leap Over a Wall; Run with the Horses and Answering God , but he is best known for The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible.
Eugene Peterson was educated at Seattle Pacific University, New York Theological Seminary, and Johns Hopkins University, and in 1962, Peterson became founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he served for 29 years before retiring. He is Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia retiring in 2002.
His most recent publications have been the Spiritual Theology Series including Eat this Book; Christ Dances in a Thousand Places; The Word Made Flesh; The Jesus Way and the fifth volume Practising Resurrection.
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