This book is part of a multi-volume survey of the Old Testament. The twenty-one lesson plans in this volume cover the Conquest of Canaan and the time of the Judges – one of the most chaotic and turbulent eras in Israelite history. In spite of the sometimes unsavory incidents involved, the lessons, which are suitable for both teenagers and adults, stress the positive. Topics include: the fall of Jericho, the Gibeonite deception, the career of Gideon, the capture of the Ark of the Covenant, and much more. Three of the lessons are on one of the most beautiful love stories of all time, that of Ruth and Boaz. Each lesson emphasizes principles which are relevant to life today. Examples of applications are: making and keeping vows, overcoming the past, overcoming bitterness and restoring a relationship with God. In addition to the lessons, Mr. Turner includes an essay on the nature of God. In it he explains how a loving God can also command things like genocide. Other books in this series deal with different periods of Old Testament history. Titles include: Beginnings and Patriarchs, Exodus and Wanderings, The United Monarchy.