First and Second Samuel
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.
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...more