Israel experienced its “golden age” of peace and prosperity under King Solomon. But even Israel’s wisest king wasn’t perfect. Read 1 Kings to see what happened to the peace Israel enjoyed because of Solomon’s disobedience to the Lord.
Exciting stories of Samuel, Saul, and David fill the pages of 1 Samuel. Read how they struggled with themselves, with each other, and with God, and how they transformed Israel from a group of tribes governed by judges to a nation ruled by a king.
Remembering a golden age from the past can give people strength and hope even when they are living in exile. Read 2 Chronicles and see how God’s chosen people were encouraged by recalling their faithful leaders from the past.
This book continues the story of those who ruled Israel and Judah. Read 2 Kings to find out which rulers were faithful to God and which were not. And read about a real hero, Elisha the prophet.
Christ Jesus came into the world to be its Savior and to choose a people to call his own. One day he will return to welcome his people into a glorious kingdom that will last forever. Read 2 Peter to see how Christians are to live in the meantime.
David is remembered as Israel’s most powerful king and as a human being who made some terrible mistakes. Read about his struggles and see how one man’s relationship with God affects the fate of the nation he rules.
Soldiers are taught to be disciplined and to be prepared for almost anything, including suffering or death. Read this letter to find out why Timothy is told to be a good soldier of Christ Jesus.