The two books of Samuel chronicle the shift from a system of judges to a monarchy. In addition to a recounting of the history and God's reaction to the change, the books provide an interesting study in the importance of fathers and the consequences of their failures.
This line of thought was suggested by Professor Justin Jackson in a Hillsdale College online course.
1Sam23_1,2 The Birth of SamuelMedia File
1Sam23_3-7 The Ark in PhilistiaMedia File