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1 and 2 Samuel for Everyone (The Old Testament for Everyone) Kindle Edition

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"Goldingay writes for everyone as a master teacher, pastor, and friend. He makes sense of the strangest parts of the Old Testament and refreshes our understanding of the most familiar material." Pamela Scalise, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary Northwest.

"This series truly is for everyone who wants to grow in their understanding of the Old Testament." Tremper Longman, Professor of Old Testament, Westmont College, and author of Reading the Bible with Heart and Mind.

"These down-to-earth presentations, often illuminated by contemporary images and illustrations, offer reflections that can richly inform faith and life." Terence E. Fretheim, Professor of Old Testament, Luther Seminary.

"Goldingay brings to the task his great learning, his deep passion for faith, his informed imagination, and his attentiveness to contemporary life." Walter Brueggemann, Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary

About the Author

John Goldingay is David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is an international authority on the Old Testament.

Product Details

  • File Size: 427 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0664233791
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press (February 2, 2011)
  • Publication Date: February 2, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005EZEX68
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Morford on January 19, 2012
Format: Paperback
Just to give you a few of my credentials, which are not many. I have a Bachelor's Degree in ministries. I am almost finished with my master's degree in theology at Liberty University. I have been involved in the ministry for many years. I also own many complete series of commentaries. If there is a series I try to own it in book form, including "Adam Clarke Commentary," "Beacon Bible Commentary," "The Daily Study Bible Series," and others.

The book is very conversational and really easy to read. Matter-of-fact, almost too easy. A young child could read this and understand it for the most part. It gives many down-to-earth illustrations that are up to date. To really grasp my meaning it would be beneficial to read as long of a section before buying. This will really illuminate what I am trying to tell you. The only downfall is there it does seem to stray away from theology and the harder issues. The major strength, due to the readability, would have to be the ability for the reader to grasp the basics of what the scripture means, for the most part. These books are almost perfect for "the average Joe" and for those people I would probably rate it a 4 to 4.5 star rating. The lower rating is because of the lack of theology and avoidance of the hard issues. This book would be a great resource for the average Joe who wants to delve more into the scriptures, Sunday School teachers, laymen and women, or anyone without a theology degree.

For the theologian, that wants to really delve more into the scriptures and study word meanings, theology, or anything in depth, this is probably not the book or books for you. There are some great illustrations that one might be able to use at the pulpit, though.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark Kennedy on May 5, 2011
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This contribution by John Goldingay is a good follow-on to The NT for Everyone series of NT Wright. While Goldingay is not quite as profound as Wright (routinely) is, still he does a nice job of giving the overview of how Samuel fits into the broad biblical story, and offers enough personal anecdotes to make the ancient understandable to postmodern laypeople.
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By Jean G. Mead on February 4, 2013
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I really get a lot out of Goldingay's ideas. I am facilitating a discussion group reading 1 & 2 Samuel, so his observations make for some good conversation starters. It is very readable, and I recommend it.
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