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First and Second Samuel

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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. Emotion, drama, complexity of character, and mystery fill the pages of these two biblical books. Eugene Peterson's commentary emphasizes the resonance and interplay between these stories of kings and prophets and the social and cultural issues that concern us today.


Paperback, 284 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Westminster John Knox Press
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Aug 13, 2012 Scott rated it liked it
This summer I have preached through I and Second Samuel and Peterson's was one of the commentaries I read along the way. I used this commentary six years ago when I preached on these texts, but at that time I only read bits and pieces of this commentary.

Peterson's commentary is not one of my favourites but is also useful. Let me explain. I really enjoyed David Jobling's volume on I Samuel because it is very critical and raises lots of provocative questions. Other commentators do something simil
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Eugene H. Peterson is a pastor, scholar, author, and poet. For many years he was James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College. He also served as founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland. He has written over thirty books, including Gold Medallion Book Award winner The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language a contemporary translation of t ...more
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