If you're a woman who feels like you don't have time to study the Bible in a deep and meaningful way, this is the book for you. 1 Samuel is a combination of Chris's ability to unpack scripture in deep, practical ways and Hope's ability to create questions that guide the reader and apply God's word. Designed to be completed in just twenty minutes, each study is both substantive and time efficient and is useful for individual and group studies. What Others are Saying: «In a culture where many have little knowledge of the Bible, and question the relevance of the Old Testament specifically, studies like this are increasingly important. By asking the reader to think through the passages on their own, then orienting them in the place and time of both the author and hearers, this study helps bridge the gap between now and then and points us to what is to come.» Kristi James, Acquisitions Editor for P&R Books «I felt God's heart for women jumping off the page. The questions brought out a rich balance of biblical history and emotional responses to God's Spirit at work. It was a joy to delve deeply into the word of God in a framework compatible to the life and responsibilities of a woman.» -Heidi Faulkner, missionary for Campus Crusade for Christ «I appreciate the combination of historical context, current application, emotional honesty, and connection to personal story. I love the use of the words like 'hurt' and 'scared' in the reflection questions as it draws out the truth and messiness of our emotional experience in our relationship with God. These studies have depth of richness and authenticity while being brief and attainable for women who have full lives and yet are committed to study the Bible.» -Stephenie Craig, LCSW, pastor's wife and therapist Christine B. Gordon, MATS, is wife to Michael, who is an ordained PCA pastor, and mother of three. She earned her master of arts in theological studies at Covenant Seminary. When she has time she loves to sleep, walk, and sew, in that order. Hope A. Blanton, MSW, is wife to Ray and mother of three. She earned her master's in clinical social work at Temple University. Currently she works as the women's ministry equipper at Redeemer PCA of Lincoln, Nebraska. She loves good food, making people laugh, and being outside.