The recent Bible studies released through Women of Faith include 3 titles – Building Your Strengths, Praying with Power and Giving God your Future. Each study includes twelve weeks of lessons with easy to understand illustrations. The questions for each lesson have you turning in your Bibles to find the answers and prompt deeper thought about each topic. There are multiple insets throughout the book with a quote or verse highlighted for special focus. Each lesson also contains three smaller sections at the end helping to dig deeper into the topic for the week, how to meditate and pray, and a trinket to treasure – an object designed to help us remember the lesson. The format is easy to follow and the consistency between the books make each one an easy transition to the next. With forwards written by Patsy Clairmont and Thelma Wells, the name recognition give to each study should help it be very successful on shelves in bookstores.
Each lesson is fairly short. The illustration/explanation is usually just the first page, most of the study relies on answering the questions which are firmly based in Scripture. These studies will not take an enormous amount of time each day to complete and can be easily added to your ongoing Bible reading without creating too much additional work. I appreciate so much that the majority of the questions in these studies leads you back to your Bible – the answers aren’t found in the book itself. This is a feature that is a huge benefit I believe for encouraging actual study to take place in our Bibles.
Included in the back of the book is a leader guide, in case someone chose to do this study with a small group – no extra purchase is necessary. It is extremely convenient, not to mention a great savings for those of us used to having to purchase an additional leader’s guide to conduct a study.
After having planned on reading Praying with Power first, I decided to sit down one afternoon and take a quick glance through on Building Your Strengths. Instead of glancing through though, I stopped and did the study and read the book in its entirety. This is a very practical guide to thinking through our strengths and how God can use them to further His kingdom. Not just stopping with our own strength though the author does make sure to acknowledge the Divine Strength that we as children have access to in God our Father. The practical application of all the chapters is an outward focus which I believe is an important one for us women as we can many times become consumed by the demands on our time and energy. I look forward to finishing all 3 of these studies in the days ahead.
From the foreword Building Your Strengths –
“If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes.” Corrie Ten Boom
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