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Meet the Author
Dr Tim Chester is the pastor of Grace Church in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, UK, and is a faculty member at The Acts 29 Oak Hill Academy. He is part of the Crowded House, a church planting initiative in Sheffield, UK, and is founder and co-director of the Porterbrook Seminary, a college-level theological training and ministry institute. He was previously Research and Policy Director for Tearfund and tutor in missiology at Cliff College.
Tim is the author of over thirty books of theology and history, ranging from the popular to the specialised, including Mission and the Coming of God: Eschatology, the Trinity and Mission in the Theology of Jurgen Moltmann (Paternoster); The Message of Prayer (Inter-Varsity Press); From Creation to New Creation (Paternoster); Good News to the Poor (Inter-Varsity Press); Delighting in the Trinity (Monarch); The Busy Christians Guide to Busyness (Inter-Varsity Press); and You can change: God's transforming power for our sinful behaviour and negative emotions (Inter-Varsity Press).
Tim is co-author of The Gospel-Centered Church (The Good Book Co), The World We All Want (Authentic) and Total Church (Inter-Varsity Press) and series editor of The Good Book Guides.
Tim is married to Helen, and they have two daughters.
Customer Reviews For "2 Samuel For You: The Triumphs and Tragedies of God's King (God's Word For You Series)"Write Your Own Review
In his typical style, Tim Chester walks the reader through 2 Samuel in bite-sized chunks. He clearly explains each passage and helps the reader apply it. Highly recommended for daily devotional reading.
I enjoyed reading this because it opened my eyes to finer details in 2 Samuel that I was unaware about despite having read 2 Samuel in the Bible multiple times. I recommend this book to others.
The 'For You' series by the Good Book Company are a well needed addition to the 'commentary world'. The target audience for this series is the everyday Christian, who is looking to know and love God more, and these books provide - truly meeting their slogan as a book to 'read, feed and lead'. Whilst there are other books out there written for this purpose, these books are written by an array of pastors and theologians, some well known names such as Tim Keller, Albert Mohler and Tim Chester, and some lesser known, but all with a passion for the gospel and a great ability to be able to communicate the meaning and application of God's word. This series is one I highly recommend as an addition to your regular Bible reading. 2 Samuel for You was a really great read and useful tool for studying this book. Tim Chester provided necessary exegesis, linked David as the christ of his time to the ultimate Christ and provided great application to our lives today, as he did with 1 Samuel for You. The story of 2 Sam is in itself humbling, convicting and encouraging, and Tim does a fantastic job of exploring and explaining it. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to go deeper in God's Word thorugh the book of 2 Samuel.