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 (1976). I chose to do the first study on 1 Peter, a book about which I knew almost nothing at the time. That and succeeding studies proved to be exceedingly helpful in my growth in ministry and were reasonably well attended when presented. I now live quietly in my retirement with my wife of nearly forty nine years, two dogs, a variety of cats and two ducks.