Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Samuel

Title:  Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Samuel
Author:  J. D. Geear and others
Pages:  304
Year:  2016
Publisher:  Holman Reference
My rating is 4 out of 5 stars.
I have read other books in the series so I was looking forward to this newest addition.  The only drawback is in some of its explanations were too short and needed expounding.  If pastors, leaders, teachers, everyday people use these books, they will gain knowledge.  I hope they use these books as a launching pad.  What I mean is don’t allow these to be a means to an end, but a place to start to study.  Included are reflective or discussion questions that help facilitate a person’s spirit to look deeper or apply what they learned in a chapter.
In our society, we need leaders, teachers and pastors to use tools that help spur thoughts, questions or a starting point to begin digging deeper into the Word.  Our society needs more people who God can teach via The Holy Spirit how to dig deeper once they glean a basic understanding of 1 & 2 Samuel.  The book can be used like a commentary, but nothing replaces inductive study by a seeker of God.
As people of God we need books like this to help us grasp a starting point of a book whether Old or New Testament.  We need books like this that can be used in small groups and stir a longing in our hearts to want to know more, because then we know Him more!  Let’s be honest, we are all busy.  Please don’t let that deter you from putting time aside to study, read and grow in your walk with the Lord.  I struggle just like other people, but when this is used even with just two people it really sparks great desires to learn, grow and discuss Christ!  Consider gifting a copy to those around you this holiday season!

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