Saturday, September 26, 2015

Book Review- The Finishing School

If you are looking for a book to teach you this new and never heard method to study the Bible, pray, save time, and eliminate distractions you won't find it here. In The Finishing School, the author reaffirms that we as christians already know what we have to do, and her purpose of the book is to practically implement them into our daily lives. 

It is time that Christian women start practicing what they have learned. Too many times we have head knowledge, but very little hand to foot action. It is my desire that we can arise from our spiritual stupor and live out the holy consecrated lives God has called us to. I think this book can be a starting point for many who just need a nudge in the right direction.

Valerie's is not an impersonal writer. She writes with a simple dialogue and easy to follow style. She is great at breaking down her themes into key points and keeping the chapters short enough and straight to the point. At the end of each chapter she includes a homework worksheet, which is great to jot down key points in the text you want to remember and re-visit. The worksheets can turn this devotional style book into a mini Bible-study. For those who want it to remain a devotional, the author still includes deep reflective questions to engage while reading. She also includes other recommended resources from other literary works that take what she explained further. 

I enjoyed the versatility of this book and look forward to re reading it with a finer toothed comb and gleaning more from it. 

I received a complimentary copy from Litfuse in exchange for this honest and independent review. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Book Review- Set-Apart Womanhood

Leslie Ludy's newest book Set-Apart Womanhood will challenge you to  exchange your  watered down christian principles and adopt a dynamic on-fire relationship with Jesus. This book will cover areas like cultivating Christ-honoring daily habits, overcoming fear, redeeming the time, and many more just like these. Leslie Ludy is a woman of God who uses the Bible profusely throughout the book, unlike the modern so called Christian devotionals of today. She also sprinkles candid personal stories throughout the book and shares practical steps to actually put to test what you are reading. 

By starting each chapter with a page of Bible verses and related quotes of the upcoming topic, she helps set the stage for what you are about to read. She also ends each chapter with a Let's Talk About It section where she lists a few questions for group study and discussion and a Take It Deeper section with questions for personal study and reflection. This book works well as a personal devotional/study and it could also work as a small group study as well. 

I received a complimentary copy from Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for this independent and unbiased review.