Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Loving someone is a process. Whether that's God, or that's another sticky human, it's a process. Love is a building process. It's doors unlocking. It's windows breaking. It's the discovery of new rooms inside of yourself. It's the dark. And it's the light. And it's dark and light all scrambled into one. At the root of it it's a slow, trusting, building process that starts with letting someone in.
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Monday, October 20, 2014

PAUL - 90 Days of His Journey of Faith by Beth Moore

Paul: 90 Days on His Journey of Faith is the new presentation of Moore’s enduring favorite, To Live Is Christ. Indeed, life with Christ meant a 180-degree turn for the apostle Paul who went from Christian basher to Christian chapmion, from church attacker to church father. When Jesus captured Paul’s soul, He got all of him. The same can be true for you.

A beautiful study on the life of Paul: his upbringing, his journey of faith and the courageous life that characterized him. This is part of the Personal Reflections Series - a series consisting of 4 90-days studies on the lives of Jesus, David, John and Paul. 

The study is a digging-deep resource. It starts with different Bible passages that helps the reader understand the circumstances of Paul's life and his upbringing, different influences in his life, everything that shaped him into the person Jesus meant him to be. 
Each day contains 3 parts: 
  • Before You Begin contains a Bible passage that helps set the scene. 
  • Stop and Consider contains a relevant Bible verse and some questions that helps the reader relate to the story presented. This part is followed by the actual study - usually  a 1-2 pages content. 
  • Praying God's Word Today presents a prayer that helps the reader internalize and work on whatever the study was focusing on. 
As soon as I started it I found myself hooked. One thing I liked about it is that the every day study is not overwhelmingly long, or presenting long chunks of information. It's actually accessible and presenting relevant information in a way that permits the reader to understand Paul's life and relate to it, as well as work on different areas in ones life. Because let's all just face it now, we are far from perfect. 
Even though a 90-days study maybe seem overwhelming, this one is accessible and catchy. Not at all hard to commit to it. 

Another beautiful thing about it is that it comes in a hardcover binding, with an elegant  vintage design. The collection would look really nice in a personal library. 
I would recommend it to anyone who wants to dig deeper into the life of Paul. It is a great resource to study the Bible in an organised way. I really enjoyed it!

> More info about Beth Moore and her Living Proof Ministries you can find here
> The book trailer can be found here.

:: Beth Moore is a writer and teacher of best-selling books and Bible studies whose public speaking engagements carry her all over the United States. A dedicated wife and mother of two adult daughters, Moore lives in Houston, Texas, where she is president and founder of Living Proof Ministries.

I have requested this book from B&H Publishing in exchange for an honest review. The ideas and opinions expressed here are my own.