2 Samuel For You

The Triumphs and Tragedies of God's King

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An expository Bible-study guide to the book of 2 Samuel that can be used as a devotional, teaching or preaching resource.

Part of the God's Word For You series.

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2 Samuel: The Fall and Rise of the King

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2 Samuel is a story of triumph and disaster, both personal and national. It is the account of the rise and fall and rise of a great king, David of Israel. But it is also the story of the God who rules his people, who forgives his people, and who promises to send the King whose greatest fall will bring our eternal rise.

This accessible, absorbing expository guide opens up this book for new and mature Christians alike. It is less academic than a commentary, making it a great resource for personal devotion, as well as useful for leading small group studies or sermon preparation.

There is an accompanying Good Book Guide available containing Bible studies for small groups.

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  • Introduction
    1. The Mess of History (1:1 – 4:12)
    2. The LORD Exalts (5:1-16)
    3. The Holiness of God (5 v 17 – 6:23)
    4. A King for All Humanity (7:1-29)
    5. Like a Son (8:1 – 10:19)
    6. Death and Freedom (11:1 – 12:31)
    7. David's Fall and Absalom's Rise (13:1 – 16:14)
    8. Absalom's Fall and David's Rise (16:15 – 20:26)
    9. My Rock (22:1 – 23:7)
    10. My Shepherd (21:1-22; 23:8 – 24:25)
    Appendix: Samuel and the Psalms

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Contributors Tim Chester
ISBN 9781784981990
Format Paperback
First published September 2021
Dimensions 5.3" x 8.5" x 0.6"
Print size 9.5pt
Case quantity 60
Language English
Pages 192
Publisher The Good Book Company
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“Great study material!”

(Review written for '2 Samuel For You (ebook)')

I used this book side by side as I read through 1st Samuel. This guide pointed me to Christ throughout the pages of 1st Samuel. I would recommend to anyone looking for material to point them to Christ in this history book!


“Helped me to apply the message of Judges to my own life”

(Review written for '2 Samuel For You (ebook)')

This book was so helpful in applying the message of Judges to my life in a fresh way. On initial reading, the book of Judges is difficult to apply and understand. "Judges for you" helped me to see the accounts of the Judges within the context of the themes of the book. Time and again Keller prompted me to consider the idols within my own life as well as to see God's faithfulness, both to the wayward Israelites and to the wayward me. I looked forward to reading both Judges and Keller's commentary in the morning, as knew I would be both challenged and comforted from God's word. I recommend this book as a devotional or as an aid to teaching God's word


“An excellent primer and good book to get a bible study or sermon going”

(Review written for '2 Samuel For You (ebook)')

Tim Chester is always a solid expositor of the word and this book doesn't fail to live up to that. I have been preaching through the life of David had have found myself quoting from this more than any other commentary - simply because at a popular level, it carries its big ideas lightly and makes it very accessible. But don't think that means its light on content. The questions raised at the end of each section give much for reflection as does the content which is well communicated and at times movingly fresh with a gospel emphasis which doesn't distort the text but points to the one greater than David. As with 1 Sam & Revelation for you, this takes what many take whole chapters to say and condenses it into readily accessible everyday language. This book is like one of those small bottles of concentrated washing liquid in which a little goes a long way. Great read, great book, highly recommend.

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