Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Faith Dare by Debbie Alsdorf

image image MY REVIEW:

The Faith Dare is a challenge to live your life to the fullest within God's design for you.  This is more than a motivating book, it's a 30-day Bible study, too.

Beginning with a short introduction and explanation on what it means to live life with faith, you embark on a 30-day journey of growing in your relationship with Jesus Christ and challenging yourself to take the next step.  This month long study is broken into 3 sections: Live Up, Live In, and Live Out.

I enjoyed Debbie's style and presentation of the material.  It's simple and user-friendly for both small group or individual use.  The daily studies pack a powerful message to encourage and convict, but are still easy to do no-matter what your schedule is.  The dares are not scary or overwhelming as the name makes it sound, but are rather simple steps for putting into action what you learned.  Don't get me wrong, some of the dares may stretch you depending on your personality and testimony, but it's not a huge mountain to climb each day of the study.

There were parts of this book where I didn't always see eye-to-eye with the author, but overall it is a good study to work through personally or with a group of friends.


Debbie Alsdorf wants women to experience the radically transforming difference that 30 days can make in their lives. It’s what she calls the Faith Dare, in which she challenges women to develop the habit of focusing on God and living out their faith in every situation for 30 days.

Alsdorf, a popular author, speaker and ministry leader, equips women to undertake this 30-day challenge in her new book, The Faith Dare. To cultivate a lifestyle of daily, passionate faith, she helps readers learn, day by day, to develop habits that will help them connect intimately to God.

Every day, readers will be challenged to go deeper. Examples of the daily dares include:

o    Dare to live in the miracle of who you are.
o    Dare to believe in God’s power in all circumstances.
o    Dare to surrender to the process of change.
o    Dare to speak praise, sing praise, and live with confidence in God.

Readers will also learn practical ways of applying God’s Word to their own lives, whether it’s in their personal relationship with God, learning to surrender to self, or living out God’s love to others.
With a personalized study guide, including daily readings, affirmations and challenges, Alsdorf’s 30-day challenge helps readers learn to live out their faith like never before and discover the incredible difference 30 days can make.


Debbie Alsdorf is the author of Deeper and A Different Kind of Wild. She is founder of the popular Design4Living Conferences and speaks with Hearts at Home. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and is director of women's ministries at Cornerstone Fellowship, where her Bible study is attended by hundreds of women every week. Alsdorf lives in California.

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This review copy was provided courtesy of Revell and is available July 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.  The opinions expressed our my own.

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