In the book of first Peter the apostle writes to encourage and strengthen Christians in the face of fierce trials and to remind them of the wonderful blessings and privileges they have in Christ, while speaking about relationships. In his second epistle Peter warns his readers against the danger of false teaching. Michael Bentley explains the text in a clear and helpful way, drawing on personal experience,illustrations from everyday life, and seeking to show what it means to live for Christ in a pagan world. Michael Bently is pastor of a church in Bracknel, Berkshire. He is 'The Bible Teacher' on the weekly missionary program 'God Speaks. 256 pages from Evangelical Press.