Thursday, August 17, 2017
Included in Chist
A new kind of Bible study…
After the success of her first two books, Heather Holleman received many requests to write a Bible study. And as a college English instructor, she wanted to make sure it really taught and didn’t simply inform. So she surveyed several women about what their dream study would look like, then got to work.
The result is Included with Christ, a narrative-driven study where you can bring your life before Scripture in the context of community. Together women will discern their personal shadow narratives—ways they are living outside of their identity in Christ—and then rewrite those narratives according to biblical truth.
This in-depth, 8-week study in Ephesians willequip women with six “signature stories” of God’s work in their lives—helping them combat exclusion, loneliness, weakness, decay, emptiness, and silence.
Designed to facilitate honest sharing and help you internalize biblical truth, Included in Christ will provide community and connectedness as well as spiritual nourishment. It will also guide you in how to share your story and the hope of Christ with someone who doesn’t yet know Him.
My thoughts: I haven't done a study on the book of Ephesians before, so I was excited to pick up this 8 week study! The book is excellent to use alone or in a group. I love how there is a lot of thought provoking questions at the end of each day's reading. I love words, so I had fun with this part, but I appreciated that Heather offers a bit of help for those who don't care for journaling and need ideas.
This study helped me to take a step back from my life and examine the ways that I need to change, especially some of my thought patterns. I also really liked the background on the book of Ephesians, as it is a letter showing how all people are a part of God's family, that God longs to gather us to Him.
I highly recommend this study book!
I received this book from Moody in exchange for my honest review.