Java with the Judges




Coffee Cup Bible Series   

Six-week study

By considering the lives of characters in the Book of Judges, readers of Java with the Judges will see the urgency in doing what's right no matter the cost.  

“They all did what was right in their own eyes.” Sound familiar? In the history of the nation of Israel, the period of the judges looked much like today. Okay, they didn’t have Internet porn and bio-terrorism threats. But they had the me-centered “I” mentality mastered—just like we do. This six-week study is chock full of exciting drama—from Deborah the Deliveress and tent-peg-wielding Jael to Samson's Mother the Mute. And we have Ehud the Knifer and Samson the Seduced. Their stories inspire us to do what is right in God’s eyes, no matter what the cost.

Because Hannah's story happened during the time of the judges, an overview of 1 Samuel 1 is also included. 

From AMG. This and all the Coffee Cup Bible Studies books contain weekday Bible study questions with devotional thoughts for lighter weekend reading. Designed for group or individual study. Grab a few friends and get ready for a fun, exciting, faith-stretching discussion. 

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Read an interview with Sandra Glahn about the series.

Wanted: Extraordinary Bible studies for ordinary people, scholarly explanations--but in plain English, history to bring context to biblical stories...
Found: Sandra Glahn's remarkable Coffee Cup Series! Glahn sets theological content into a conversational style for any reader to enjoy. Prepare yourself to be delighted yet challenged as you imbibe the truths of the scriptures addressed in this series.

 —Kelley Mathews, ThM, coauthor  New Doors in Ministry to Women

Java with the Judges is the third study I have completed in Sandra Glahn's Coffee Cup Bible Studies. I'll have to admit that I'd approached this study a little more cautiously and, initially, with a little less excitement. But I was soon pleasantly surprised, as I dug into the chapters, at how much I enjoyed and gleaned from this Old Testament study! The historical information and biblical links to other passages kept me coming back day after day with a studious appetite and a newness of intrigue to learn more from the often-avoided Old Testament writings. Wow, who'd of thought all those stories about people with strange names could turn out to be so interesting and full of knowledge about our God!

 —Amazon reviewer

Java with the Judges author Sandra Glahn skillfully applies the lessons from Israel’s past to women today. If you have ever wondered what ancient biblical history has to do with your life, you’ll find that the principles and poignant questions presented here bring clarity.

       —David & Renée Sanford, authors, How to Read Your Bible

Java with the Judges was my favorite of the Coffee Cup series. I loved the background and history summaries. I wish there were more commentary. Ms. Glahn does such a wonderful job with commentary. She has a real gift for putting culture into context. Her discussion on the power of women is compelling. This study should open up some real conversations with the group. It is so helpful to have the biblical text printed in the study. I always have it with me.

 —Amazon reviewer


Notes has wonderful textual notes on Judges. 





Infertility and the Bible (Samson's mother and Hannah):

Poetry Relating to Jephthah's Daughter


  • Bat Yiftach ("Jephthah's Daughter") by Aharon Harlap, Matthew Lazar, Joshua R. Jacobson

  • Giacomo Carissimi's Oratorio Jephte

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