1 Peter: Living in the Real World

Five studies for individuals or groups

The Christian has a wonderful future: but the Christian life is not easy in the present. How should we respond to the suffering we experience?

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Christians in the west have had an easy ride for the last couple of centuries, with freedom to practise their faith, meet together, read and teach the Bible and spread the good news of the gospel.

This is unusual compared with the experience of most Bible-believing Christians throughout history and worldwide today. But things could be changing. For how much longer can these freedoms be guaranteed?

Wise Christians understand that opposition and suffering are normal for the church and are prepared for anything. That's why Christians today need the message of 1 Peter—a letter to first-century believers surrounded by trials and hostility.

Why does God let this happen? How can my faith survive? How should I treat those who cause me suffering? These questions and more are covered in five sessions full of practical application. Let's be prepared, so that our faith "may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed" (1 Peter 1 v 7).

Product details


  • Introduction
  • Why study 1 Peter?
  • Timeline
  • 1. Living with hope - 1 Peter 1 v 1-21
  • 2. Living with one another - 1 Peter 1 v 22 – 2 v 10
  • 3. Living in the world - 1 Peter 2 v 11 – 3 v 7
  • 4. Living with hostility - 1 Peter 3 v 8 – 4 v 19
  • 5. Living with confidence - 1 Peter 5 v 1-14
  • Leaders' Guide


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Author Tim Chester
ISBN 9781907377853
Format Paperback
Dimensions 140mm x 210mm x 4mm
Print size 9pt
Language English
Pages 64
No. of studies 5
Publisher The Good Book Company

Other information

The Good Book Guides have been developed to ensure that each session not only seeks to uncover the meaning of the passage and see how it fits into the big picture of the Bible, but also leads people to apply what they have learnt to their lives. Flexible and practical, the Good Book Guides are ideal for small groups, or individual study.

"The format is very user-friendly and the content is rich and accessible."
- Justin Taylor, Gospel Coalition blogger and Vice-President of Editorial, Crossway

"God-centered, application-oriented, and driven by the text throughout, this resource is a gift to God’s church."
- Matt Smethurst, Gospel Coalition reviewer and Master of Divinity student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Here at Covenant Life Church, we have greatly benefitted from the small group resources from The Good Book Company. Many small groups in our family life ministry have used "Colossians: Confident Christianity" in their study of scripture. Additionally, our youth ministry has used "Romans 1-5: God and You" in their small groups. Both resources were very easy to use, helped the reader engage directly with the scriptures, and had a wonderful pastoral emphasis demonstrated in all the questions.
- Dave Brewer, Youth Pastor at Covenant Life Church, Maryland

Customer reviews

“Great for getting into 1 Peter”

I used this with a slightly older Christian friend in one-to-one Bible studies.
There was a good mixture of questions in each study: introductory, studying the passage in detail, links to other Bible passages, personal application and prayer ideas. I also found the dictionary boxes and section summaries helpful.
Great guide to a great letter!


“Living with confidence”

I want say something I like it
The Good Book Guides have been developed to ensure that each session not only seeks to uncover the meaning of the passage and see how it fits into the big picture of the Bible, but also leads people to apply what they have learnt to their lives. Flexible and practical, the Good Book Guides are ideal for small groups, or individual study


“Good and easy to use.”

used book in Home group 10 aged 34-73. Found good starting point for discussions and well received by group. Did some at home to prepare for following week. Took two weeks for one section. Good that it relates to life today as a Christian.
Just felt some of the questions overlapped and were a bit repetative.


“Excellent study guide”

We will certainly use more of this series


“Excellent material for Bible Study”

I was asked to take a Bible Study over the summer. As we did not have a great deal of time I decided to focus on the First Letter of Peter. This Bible Study was excellent. As I prepared the Bible Study it enabled me to focus properly on the relevant passages and guide the group in ways that the lessons could be applied to our lives. This is the first time I have taken A study group and this book has really been invaluable in making the whole experience interesting and relevant and people appear to be taking on board the lessons and applying them to their own lives. 1 Peter may be a short letter but there are invaluable lessons that really need to be taken on board by all Christians.


“Excellent Study”

This is the first time in our house group that we have used a Good Book Bible study guide, and we were glad we did. This was probably the best Bible study guide that we have ever used.
The study helped us get an overall grasp of the message of 1 Peter. It was also challenging, and the format of the studies encouraged everyone to participate in the discussions. The 'Getting Personal' sections were particularly liked - taking each topic into the realm of practical application.
Because this Good Book Guide was so well received, I have bought three more Good Book Bible studies for the coming year.



This Study is excellent. There is enough in each section for two to three nights of study. It exposes the central points well, connects them to the Gospel in a way that lets you see that the Gospel is for the whole of life and not just conversion. The way that the end of the study turns what you have learned into prayer has been very helpful. The guide at the back gives further points for developing the questions as the one in the guide book are more general and it helps to have extra questions to draw out people's own experiences and stories. Strong focus on community as one would expect from Mr Chester, the series editor. Overall this has been all that our group of new and mature Christians have needed.


“Questions Very Confusing”

Our Girl's small group were very excited about starting this Study on 1st Peter, as the topics open for discussion, seemed very relevant to our ever day lives. However we were very disappointed overall; the questions were quite confusing and seemed quite repetitive. All in all, we felt that out of all the studies that we have done, this is the one that we learnt the least from. Sorry for being so negative, but there are far better study guides available from the Good Book Company


“Great for small group discussion”

We have used this book in our cell group. There is a wide age span in the group 30 - 82 and everyone is ejoying it and finding the discussion generated great! thanks for a super resource.


“Challenging and encouraging”

We found this a very challenging series of studies, as well as an encouragement in living out the Christian life. The studies provoked quite a lot of discussion in our groups and (hopefully!) have equipped us to be more able to deal with the issues of living in our society


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1 Peter: Living in the Real World | Tim Chester | $7.99