Myrna Alexander takes contemporary problems and compares them to incidents form the historical narrative of 1 Samuel. Then she asks probing questions that pull the reader into a fresh discussion of the Scriptures. The result: First Samuel comes to life with the author's intriguing cultural insights and cultural and historical background. Alexander has produced an in-depth yet accessible study that shows what it is to be a person 'after God's heart.' Great for study groups who are ready for something with substance.