Friday, March 4, 2016

Elizabeth George Bible Studies

This year, I have been doing some Bible studies by Elizabeth George. I do not read all of the Bible studies out there, because one has to be careful and discerning. Going through Mrs. George's studies though, I have found them to line up with Scripture plus be challenging and encouraging in my Christian walk. Here's my review for two of them.

31381Experiencing God's Peace
My Review
This is the second Elizabeth George devotional book that I have worked through, and I greatly appreciated them both!

Each lesson usually takes about 10-15 minutes to read through and provides soul-searching questions based on the text. Also included are eye-opening testimonies of men and women who faithfully followed God as He led.

I personally prefer KJV, which this book does not use, but it was not an issue to simply pull out my Bible and read the texts.

Cultivating a Life of Character
My Review
I thoroughly enjoyed going through this study! It was probably the most depth I have gotten into Judges--as I usually try to make heads and tails of this time when man did that which was right in his own eyes. Mrs. George identified patterns throughout the book of Judges, brought out strong points in the judges--or how, in their weakness, God made them strong.

Verses from the NT were used to encourage in developing a godly character. (I appreciated by the verses from the New Testament he used, which reminded me of the Lord's strength for my everyday life)

I especially appreciated how Mrs. George viewed the life of Deborah in comparison with the other Scriptures. She did not use it as an opportunity to promote feminism, but used Titus and 1 Timothy to remind women of their duty to their husbands and home.

Just one of the quotes I found helpful:
"The ultimate test of character is not where you start, but where you finish."

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