Sections within this book may be well-known, with certain characters and certain events having featured in lessons from Sunday school. However, familiarity can often mean that we miss much of importance within that material. Equally, it is possible to be familiar with some of the theological points and miss what is practical.
Covering chapters featuring well known biblical characters, such as Joshua, Rahab, Gideon, Samson, Ruth, Samuel, Jonathan, and David, the reader will ?nd much that is familiar, but also fresh. It is hoped that they will also ?nd some practical issues considered from those chapters that seem to be just a long list of names in 1 Chronicles! If nothing else, this volume deals with events which demonstrate the long-su?ering of God, His gracious provision in times of distress, His sovereignty, and His schooling of His servants.
The books covered in this volume are: Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 Chronicles
John Scarsbrook was brought up in Hanslope, Buckinghamshire. Born into a Christian home, he was saved at the age of seven, baptized at the age of fourteen and received into the fellowship of the assembly at Spencer Bridge Rod, Northampton, for eighteen years before moving to Killamarsh, Derbyshire, in 1988, where he and Ruth are now in fellowship. He became a member of the Precious Seed Trust in 2004, and its secretary in July 2008. He travels the UK in ministry and is a regular contributor to assembly magazines.
John Bennett was brought up in north Nottinghamshire. He was saved as a boy of seven during a gospel campaign with the late John Burns (Annbank, Scotland). He was later baptized and received into fellowship with the assembly at Whitwell. After its closure in 1971 he moved to the assembly at Langwith, Derbyshire, and later to Kirkby-in-Ashfield. In April 2002 he joined the Precious Seed Trust, and became its Publications Editor soon afterwards. In 2010 he became Ministry Articles Editor for Precious Seed International magazine and the Chairman of the Trust in 2016.