After four hundred years of failing to trust the Divine King, His people decided to ask for a king just like the nations. I Samuel shows us what happened when the ancient church was given a king that looked perfect on the outside but did not have a heart for the True King. Yet, the Lord did not abandon them but found another king, a man after His own heart, a king who could show them a better picture of the Heavenly King, the Promised King, the King who was to come.
The Bible will take you through the history of the universe from beginning to end but it can also speak clearly to you about your life: Why are you here? How should you live? These Study Guides will help you read and understand the Bible. They are written with enough depth to satisfy the mature Christian but accessible for someone who is new to the Bible.
William Carey -- now known as the "Father of Modern Missions" -- his example proved missions work was possible; his zeal convinced people missions work was essential; and generations of missionaries followed in his footsteps. Shoemaker, botanist, translator, preacher, factory manager -- William Carey was all those things and more. Most importantly, he was a faithful witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ amidst a life of personal grief, professional ridicule, and international strife.