1. I am not ashamed to admit that I read this again. I may or may not have begged my small group to read it. This time I also studied the new testament right along with it to compare and contrast. (Quit rolling you eyes, Gena.)
2. Kind of similar to Radical. Kind of not as good, but interesting nonetheless.
3. This lady is an emmy-award winning ABC news producer who happened to marry John Kennedy, Jr.'s cousin who naturally happened to be some kind of European prince. She was on the island at John and Carolyn's house waiting for them to show up the night the plane went down and then three weeks later her John-Kennedy-Cousin-Prince-Husband dies of cancer. It was easy to read and I don't know a women who isn't interested in some inside Kennedy drama.
4. One of my favorite students ever gave me this book. It's along the same thread of all the popular Christian books right now. It's pretty basic and simple.
5. This is the prequel to Seven. I loved Seven, I liked this.
6. I've never met a Beth Moore bible study I didn't like. However, I couldn't get into this. It's probably because none of this applied to me because I'm so secure :)
I'm not one for giving life advice on my blog because I think it's pretty apparent that I, in no way, have it all together. ("Well, duh," you are saying to yourself.) So now let me give you some life advice: if you want to get closer to God, learn to study His word effectively.
Because I am quite average intellectually, I have found that I need to be in a guided bible study every single day. And I have found that Beth Moore's are the best. Period. (I'm also not one to have an opinion :)
I have completed almost all of her studies (most on my own and some in groups) but these are the ones that I have done recently:
Every woman on the planet needs to do this study. It's wonderful.
This is a study on the fruits of the spirit. Excellent.
I just started this study on the book of James. So far so good.
Get on amazon or go to a book store and find one that looks interesting - and here is the clincher: Just. Do. It. Quit making excuses and just do it. Actually follow through for once and just do it. Even if you don't feel like it that day, just do it. Even if you aren't sure you believe in all of it just do it. What can it possibly hurt?
Did my Nike themed branding of that paragraph make it that much more effective? I thought so.
I need to save some of my ranting energy for my husband because that is his favorite thing about me, so I'll leave it at that. Except this one thing: If you ever want someone to do a bible study with, I'm all yours.