Did God really want Israel to have a king? What does he expect of those who lead his people? In this series, David Gooding leads us to see that the history of 1 & 2 Samuel, with its seemingly ordinary domestic concerns and momentous battles alike, reveals the way God establishes his rule in the world in the face of evil and opposition. Taking the time to show how inspired narrative history works, he points out how attention to its features is essential to understanding its message, both to its early readers and to us now. These fifteen seminars cover all of 1 Samuel and the beginning of 2 Samuel, along with an outline synopsis, charts and study questions on the entirety of both books.