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1st Samuel Sermon Series Bibliography

As we wrap up our sermon series on the book of 1st Samuel this Sunday, it is a time to think back on what we’ve learned. Being a book lover and one who loves the process of study, reading and research, I love to compile a bibliography (here’s why.) For those who wish to study further, and those who may be similarly inclined to search out a good book from a reference made in the midst of a sermon, and for transparency as a preacher, here are the sources I used in the preparation of the sermon series. These are the books and materials, commentaries and lectures, sermons and studies that have been my teachers and helpers in the last year. I have come to love many of them, and have many of them ready to assist as we tackle 2nd Samuel after our New Testament break.

Items marked with a red asterisk* are those which were leaned on heavily, items marked with a green asterisk* are those resources I recommend to have around the house. – Pastor Head

  1. Baines, Ronald S., Richard C. Barcellos, James P. Butler, Stefan T. Lindblad, and James M. Renihan. Confessing the Impassible God: The Biblical, Classical, & Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility. N.p.: RBAP, 2015. Print.
  2. Baldwin, Joyce G., and D. J. Wiseman. 1 and 2 Samuel: An Introduction and Commentary. Nottingham, England: Inter-Varsity ; 2008. Print.
  3. Bavinck, Herman. Reformed Dogmatics. Ed. John Bolt. Trans. John Vriend. Vol. 2. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2003. Print.
  4. Beeke, Joel R., ed. The Three Forms of Unity: Heidelberg Catechism, Belgic Confession, Canons of Dort. Birmingham, AL: Solid Ground Christian , 2010. Print.
  5. Beisner, E. Calvin. Prosperity and Poverty: The Compassionate Use of Resources in a World of Scarcity. Westchester, IL: Crossway, 1988. Print. p.81 (Originally referenced by Dykstra, David. “Envy and Malice”. Sermon, 2002)
  6. * Blaikie, William G. Expository Lectures on the Book of First Samuel. Birmingham: Solid Ground Christian, 2005. Print.
  7. * Bridges, Jerry. Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2007. Print.
  8. Brooks, Thomas. Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices. Carlisle: Banner of Truth Trust, 2011. Print. Puritan Paperback Series
  9. * Bunyan, John. The Pilgrims’ Progress. 3rd ed. Berryville: Hess Publications, 2011. Print.
  10. Calvin, John. Calvin’s Commentaries N.p.: E-Sword, n.d.
  11. Chantry, Walter. “The Life of David #07: David’s Friendship with Jonathan.” Greenville Seminary & Mt. Olive, Taylors, South Carolina. Sermon Audio. Web.
  12. * Chantry, Walter J. David: Man of Prayer, Man of War. Edinburgh: Carlisle, PA, 2007. Print.
  13. Cousins, Anne Ross. “To Thee, Dear Lord, O Christ of God.” Hymnal.net. N.p., n.d. Web.
  14. * Davis, Dale Ralph. 1 Samuel: Looking on the Heart. Fearn, Ross-shire, Scotland: Christian Focus, 2014. Print.
  15. * Edersheim, Alfred. Bible History of the Old Testament. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 1994. Print.
  16. Firth, David G. 1 & 2 Samuel. Nottingham, England: Apollos, 2009. Print.
  17. Gaebelein, Frank E. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Deuteronomy through 2 Samuel, with the New International Version of the Holy Bible. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 1992. Print.
  18. * Gill, John. Gill’s Commentary. N.p.: E-Sword, n.d.
  19. * Goldsworthy, Graeme. According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible, An Introduction to Biblical Theology. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 1991. Print.
  20. Grant, George. “Mesopotamia, its Religion and Culture,” and other multiple titles in the series. Antiquity Lectures (* This is a great history series to purchase). Franklin Classical School, Franklin, TN. Lecture.
  21. * Hall, Joseph. Contemplations on the Historical Passages of the Old and New Testaments. Stroke-on-Trent: Tentmaker Publications, 2009. Print.
  22. Hamilton, James M. God’s Glory in Salvation Through Judgment: A Biblical Theology. 1st ed. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010. Print.
  23. Hammond, Peter, Brian M. Abshire, and Bill Bathman. Character Assassins: Dealing with Ecclesiastical Tyrants and Terrorists. Cape Town: Christian Liberty, 2004. Print.
  24. * Henry, Matthew. Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible. N.p.: E-Sword, n.d.
  25. Keddie, Gordon J. Dawn of a Kingdom: The Message of 1 Samuel. Hertfordshire, England: Evangelical, 1988. Print.
  26. Lawrence, Michael. Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church: A Guide for Ministry. Wheaton: Crossway, 2010. Print.
  27. Palmer, B. M. The Family: In It’s Civil and Churchly Aspects. Harrisonburg: Sprinkle Publications, 1991. Print. Original publication date, 1876
  28. * Phillips, Richard D. 1 Samuel. Phillipsburg: P&R, 2012. Print.
  29. Pratt, Richard L. He Gave Us Stories: The Bible Student’s Guide to Interpreting Old Testament Narratives. Phillipsburg, N.J.: P. & R. Pub., 1993. Print.
  30. Priolo, Lou. Discontentment: Why Am I So Unhappy? Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R Pub., 2012. Print.
  31. Reymond, Robert L. A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith. 2nd ed. Nashville: T. Nelson, 1998. Print.
  32. Roberts, Vaughan. God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2002. Print.
  33. Roberts, Vaughan. True Friendship: Walking Shoulder to Shoulder. Farington, Leyland, England: 10Publishing, 2014. Print.   pp.20-21
  34. Secker, William. The Nonsuch Professor in His Median Splendour; to Which Is Added, The Wedding Ring, A Sermon. Harrisonburg: Sprinkle Publications, 1997. Print.
  35. Smith, Joseph W. Sex and Violence in the Bible: A Survey of Explicit Content in the Holy Book. Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R, 2014. Print.
  36. Spurgeon, Charles Haddon. Spurgeon’s Expositions N.p.: E-Sword, n.d.
  37. Thomas, Isaac David Ellis. The Golden Treasury of Puritan Quotations. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1977. Print.
  38. * Venning, Ralph. The Sinfulness of Sin. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1993. Print. Puritan Paperback
  39. * Waldron, Samuel E. A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith. Vol. 1. Faverdale North Darlington, Engladn: EP, 2013. Print.
  40. * Watson, Thomas. The Godly Man’s Picture. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1992. Print.
  41. Whitecross, John. Instructive Anecdotes Illustrative of the Old and New Testaments. Birmingham: Solid Ground Christian Bo, 2012. Print.
  42. Wiesel, Elie, and Marion Wiesel. Night. New York, NY: Hill and Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006. Print.
  43. Winter, J. M., and Blaine Baggett. The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century. New York, NY, USA: Penguin Studio, 1996. Print.
  44. * Woodhouse, John, and R. Kent Hughes. 1 Samuel: Looking for a Leader. Wheaton: Crossway, 2008. Print.