1 Samuel For You Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  August 12, 2014
1 Samuel For You Book Cover 1 Samuel For You
Tim Chester
The Good Book Company

1 Samuel is a book of barrenness and battles, kings and schemes, shepherds and giants. It recounts the history of Israel as it moved from no king, to the king it demanded, to the king God knew his people needed.

But its greatest excitement lies not in the events and characters, but in the person they all point to. 1 Samuel presents us with a wonderful picture of Jesus. Seeing him in and through this Old Testament book enables us to see him with fresh colour and texture, and see afresh what it means for us to follow him today as our Ruler and Rescuer. 1 Samuel is a book about ancient times, that speaks directly into ours.

Written for people of every age and stage, from new believers to pastors and teachers, 1 Samuel For You can be used to:

  • READ: As a guide to this wonderful letter, exciting and equipping you to live out the truth in your life.
  • FEED: As a daily devotional to help you grow in Christ as you read and meditate on this portion of God s word.
  • LEAD: As notes to aid you in explaining, illustrating and applying 1 Samuel as you preach or lead a Bible study.

Whoever you are, and however you use it, this is... 1 Samuel For You

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for 1 Samuel For You (The Good Book Company, 2014). Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“This book is best suited for Bible students who are looking for a devotional introduction to 1 Samuel.”
Reviewer: Joshua Torrey
Rating: 5 stars

“It is my prayer that God will use this book to guide many people into a proper reading and love of His Word.”
Reviewer: Josh Skinner
Rating: 5 stars

“I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking deeper study in 1 Samuel. What a treasure!”
Reviewer: Zach Kendrick
Rating: 5 stars

“1 Samuel For You by Tim Chester is a great layman’s commentary and Bible study.”
Reviewer: Mike Chitwood
Rating: 5 stars

“I highly recommend this book for all believers. It would be useful for personal Bible Study or small groups.”
Reviewer: Mike Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“1 Samuel for you is good for both new Christians and more seasoned believers.”
Reviewer: Greg Wilson
Rating: 4 stars

“1 Samuel For You is devotionally rich and full of practical application.”
Reviewer: Kara Haschke
Rating: 5 stars

“1 Samuel for you will help readers become good leaders while pointing them to Jesus as the true and better King.”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 5 Stars

“1 Samuel points us towards the King.”
Reviewer: Jeff Randleman
Rating: 5 stars

“I will be recommending this book often to those wanting a deeper understanding of 1 Samuel.”
Reviewer: Chris Ho
Rating: 5 stars

“This is a very helpful book on 1 Samuel.”
Reviewer: Richard Lucian
Rating: 5 stars

“I recommend this resource for anyone who desires to understand 1 Samuel and to apply it to their lives”
Reviewer: Thereon St. John
Rating: 4 stars

“This is good application commentary on 1 Samuel.”
Reviewer: Doug Hibbard
Rating: 5 stars

“The combination of accessible Christ-centered exposition and devotional/practical application makes 1 Samuel for You an ideal devotional and guide to the book of 1 Samuel for laymen.”
Reviewer: Jennifer Guo
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book helped me to turn my eyes to God, the creator and sustainer of all things, and praise Him.”
Reviewer: Kaye Chalwell
Rating:  5 stars

“This is a very helpful and practical book on 1 Samuel.”
Reviewer: GP vdBeek
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book would be good for the lay person or serious Bible student.”
Reviewer: James Matichuk
Rating: 5 stars

“1 Samuel For You is an excellent resource.”
Reviewer: Amanda Cain
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a very helpful book on 1 Samuel.”
Reviewer: John Wolf
Rating: 4 stars

“I wholeheartedly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Mandy Johnson
Rating: 5 stars

“Chester in 1 Samuel For You shows how the story of 1 Samuel is really the story of God and points forward to Jesus.”
Reviewer: Tom Farr
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 4 stars

“This is a great book on 1 Samuel!”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this helpful book on 1 Samuel.”\
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 stars

“This is a clear and very helpful look at 1 Samuel.”
Reviewer: Mike Knox
Rating: 5 stars

“1 Samuel For You is a very helpful devotional commentary.”
Reviewer: Scott Slayton
Rating: 4 stars

“1 Samuel For You is a worthwhile read and will bless you. I highly recommend it”
Reviewer: Eric O’Dell
Rating: 4 stars

“With God’s word and the context, the joy of God’s great plan of redemption is realized and appreciated.”
Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman
Rating: 5 stars

The gray sections on the side of the pages provide a good encapsulation of some of the major points Tim is trying to make.
Reviewer: Spencer Cummins
Rating: 4 Stars

1 Samuel For You should be on the book shelf of every Christian.”
Reviewer: Craig Hurst
Rating: 5 Stars

“1 Samuel for You helped me to understand this book.”
Reviewer: Tina Garret
Rating: 5 stars

“1 Samuel For You will help you to understand 1 Samuel through a Christ-centered framework.”
Reviewer: Jennifer King
Rating: 4 stars 

“I highly recommend this for personal or group study.”
Reviewer: Jimmy Regan
Rating: 5 stars

“I thoroughly enjoyed 1 Samuel For You, and I think any Christian reader would be edified by it. Tim Chester does a wonderful job of connecting the book of 1 Samuel to the larger Biblical drama of redemption in a straightforward and engaging manner, doing a particularly good job of demonstrating how the book points to the ultimate fulfillment of God’s purposes in Jesus Christ.”
Reviewer: Gains Redd
Rating: 5 Stars

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