“It was a time of heroes, of daring rescues and mighty warriors, or merciless enemies and epic battles; a time of fear, a time of revenge, a time when every man did what was right in his own eyes”. Or that’s how the movie trailer would go. The book of Judges is certainly a dark and gruesome part of the Bible, in which Israel lurches from sin to judgement to salvation and back again with grim regularity. Yet it contains strong warnings and encouragements for us as Christian’s today. An ideal study book for individuals and small groups.