Saturday, November 2, 2019
Leaders, Nations, and God
"Leaders, Nations, and God" invites readers to a four-week journey to explore the Bible's message for the nations of the world, their leaders, and for Christians who live as citizens of those nations. By focusing on the Biblical history of Israel and the United States, the reader discovers the nature of true, faithful leadership and the consequences when a leader compromises, as well as the sorts of nations that God may bless. Marta E. Greenman helps readers understand how scriptural principles apply to nations and to individuals alike. By asking and answering these questions, the paths of humble obedience for individuals and nations become clear. Each day's study begins by encouraging the reader to write their prayer before they begin to examine the biblical history of Israel and/or the United States. The reader gathers insights from Scripture to bring understanding of God's ideal for nations and leaders. Questions dig deeply into lessons from the Bible, history, and the influences on one's own life. Each day's study comes with highlighted "Questions to Ponder" and ends with prayer. If you find yourself drawn to explore God's will for nations and individuals, if you wonder what biblical obedience might look like in your daily life, then Leaders, Nations, and God will meet your need for a study grounded in the Bible and focused on God's desires for His people.
My thoughts: This study guide is excellent! I like how it focuses on a lot of the leaders in the Bible and ties Scripture to more current events. The study guide was done in 2013, so it isn't about politics right now, which I was fine with (just thought I would add that to my review). I think one of my favorite days was when Marta talks about how God can turn lives around, and how He used Chuck Colson.
I recommend doing the hard copy of this book, or at least planning to have a notebook on hand with an ebook version, since there is lots to think about, contemplate, and write down.
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
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About the Author:
For over twenty years, Marta has traveled extensively as a missionary, evangelist and Bible teacher sharing God’s message of truth and redemption. She is a teacher of teachers. She is host of Under God Radio Show and Co-host of Refining Friends. She is the author of three Bible studies, Bound to Be Free, Leaders, Nations, and God, and ACTs420NOW. Marta founded Words of Grace & Truth in 2011 whose mission is to teach God’s Word to the nations and teach others to do the same. She has been married for over twenty-five years to Marshall and they reside in the Dallas, Texas area.
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What a profound statement made by George Santayana, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” As Christians we need to learn those who have gone before us. In Leaders, Nations, and God we look at the history of the Children of Israel and America’s Founding Fathers to become men and women who understand the time and know how to navigate the troubled waters of today. We look at questions like “Who does God consider to be a leader?” What kind of nation does the Lord bless?” “Did America’s Founding Fathers really set up our country on Judeo-Christian values?”
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