“Not a commentary, more a companion”
(Review written for '1 Samuel For You')
This slim volume takes you through 1 Samuel in sequence. It is not intended as a commentary but provides chatty and, at times, devotional comment on the biblical text. There are many wonderful insights, for example, the relationship between David and Jonathan is often portrayed as between two young warroirs - in fact, Jonathan is old enough to have been David's father, which puts a different complexion on their exchanges. The book complements the Good Book Guide to 1 Samuel by the same author, although the latter is a relatively brief look at 1 Samuel so misses out a lot of the content of I Samuel for you. 1 Samuel for you is actually a better companion for a sequential bible study of 1 Samuel as a lot of the devotional points made in the bible study guide are also made in the companion volume.