Hannah's Prayer and Its Answer: An Exposition for Bible StudyBy: Ronald S. Wallace
The Old Testament story of Hannah stands as a powerful example of the importance and efficacy of prayer. In these pages master Bible teacher Ronald Wallace transforms Hannah's story and the entire narrative of 1 Samuel 1-7 into a satisfying, illuminating Bible study for individuals and groups. The fruit of Wallace's lifelong exploration of the biblical texts, this book reflects his sensitivity to both the ancient context and the contemporary relevance of the Hannah narrative. Wallace's skillful handling of this story not only spells out the meaning and implications of the various events but also reveals significant counterparts in the New Testament. Central to the story of Hannah, however, is the role of humble, persistent prayer in the life of faith. By moving carefully with Wallace through the first seven chapters of 1 Samuel, readers will find encouragement for their personal prayer life and, further, will realize anew the importance of praying more broadly for the people of God and for all of society. Filled with scholarly insight yet easily accessible to readers at every level, "Hannah's Prayer and Its Answer provides a wonderful guide to this beloved -- and spiritually rich -- portion of Scripture.