I am a retired minister from the Christian church Disciples of Christ, living in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. During the course of my ministry, I developed a variety of Bible studies that, in turn, I led with a group from the congregation. The impetus for the work came from a request during the first summer I was in my first church after seminary in 1976. I chose to do a study on 1 Peter, a book about which I knew almost nothing. That and succeeding studies proved to be exceedingly helpful in my growth in ministry and were reasonably well attended at the time. I now live quietly in retirement with my wife of forty-seven years, two dogs, and a variety of cats on a ridge in the county.