Erland Waltner explains how 1 Peter applies Jesus’ teaching on loving the enemy to the life situation of scattered Christians in Asia Minor. Peter empowers believers to be communities of hope bearing witness to their living Lord by word, transformed lifestyle, and doing good.
J. Daryl Charles shows how 2 Peter and Jude are relevant since the church still faces ethical compromises and pastoral dilemmas. Their apocalyptic imagery stresses that the concerns of Christian faithfulness and faith are absolutely crucial. The church needs such moral exhortation.
“Solid biblical exposition in accessible language and a reader-friendly format. Waltner and Charles offer careful, detailed, and widely researched analysis of 1 & 2 Peter and Jude.” -Dorothy Jean Weaver, Professor of New Testament, Eastern Mennonite Seminary