Item description for Samuel, Servant of Yahweh by Joan C. Wrenn...
Give Us a King Like Other Nations Dedicated to the Shiloh Shrine before his birth, Samuel is brought up to be a priest of Yahweh, a quiet life of ritual and service. But when the army of Ephraim is defeated by the Philistines, the sacred Ark captured, and the Shiloh Shrine abandoned, Samuel must redefine his role in the fragmented and war-torn Israelite society. Acknowledging only his God Yahweh as Ruler, how will Samuel lead the people to remain faithful to Yahweh's covenant when the Elders of the scattered tribes ask for a King to unify them?
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Studio: Outskirts Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Mar 26, 2008
Publisher Outskirts Press
ISBN 1432720236 ISBN13 9781432720230
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Serious and Committed to Yahweh (God) Apr 15, 2008
Growing up, and being a Sunday School attendee, I learned a little about Samuel - just basics. Mainly, I think my teachers were more excited about the scriptures in the New Testament, and especially about Jesus. This book, the author's second, helps round out the life of Samuel, using the chronology and verses of 1st Samuel.
Hannah, mother of Samuel, seeks the blessing of Yahweh, to allow her to have a child. In return, she will commit this child to be raised to serve Yahweh. Samuel is that child, and the story makes the life of Samuel come alive. He is a truly dedicated servant of Yahweh. The book is a wonderful way to learn about the people, society, and the culture of the times.
The benefits to this book include the Scriptures cited at the beginning of each chapter. This is also a book I could see being used widely in a church educational setting, for youth and/or adults, as a Bible study or discussion group. Local reading groups might also enjoy it. A series of discussion questions are included at the end of the book, that help bridge the past with contemporary settings and feelings.
A relatively easy read (2-3 hours), but one that will challenge a reader's own sense of commitment to explore what it truly means to be a servant to what you believe in and stand for. Kudos to the author!