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I don’t know about you, but I can easily feel overwhelmed by the idea of studying the Bible. It’s just so hard to know where to start and of course I always have the nagging thought, “Am I doing this the right way?”
Jen Wilkin takes this deep topic and breaks it down to be both understandable and easy to apply. She challenges you and shows you how to get past the desire of wanting to dig deeper into God’s Word to actually DO it. In chapter two, Jen describes six common ways we “study” God’s Word and how those approaches are leaving us lacking. But in pointing out the ways we are falling short, she also shares much grace and hope. I walked away from this book excited rather than feeling defeated. The core of this book is about the “5 P’s” of studying God’s Word and each of those steps makes going deep do-able for any woman in any stage of life.
This is not a dry book. Jen writes like you are her friend and in a way that makes things easy to understand, not harder. It is 152 pages long…or short…because it really does read fast! While it is definitely aimed at women, I do think that teen girls could enjoy it and most certainly benefit from it’s wisdom.
I recommend this book to any woman wanting to understand how to study your Bible. Whether you are a beginner or you’ve been studying it for years, I really think you will find something in this book to help you continue on. This is a book you will most likely want a print version of over the ebook formatting since it’s one you’ll refer back to for all it’s great resources.
Women of the Word would be a great selection for your book club. While it does not have group discussion questions included, you can download a free study guide from Crossway.
This books gets 5 stars…or around here it’s 5 coffee beans!
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