This creative Bible study workbook, written by Carla McDougal, will walk you through 10 weeks of learning about how life is not about you, but about Him. The Creator, our Savior - God. While the focus is on "Living for Jesus and loving it", each week has a different theme. This creates variety and brings new excitement to each week, but can also be slightly disjointed depending on your learning style and preferences.
The overall presentation, approach, and principles found in this book are good. I appreciate the interaction the Carla creates in this workbook. She brings great creativity and fresh perspective for studying the Bible. I like the fact that you do dig into scripture and Carla even has you doing some simple research to enhance your learning. But I personally thought that it leaned toward a shallow feel on some of the lessons.
There is a lot that you can glean from this study. It is broken into 5 easy to use and manageable sections for each week.
Reflecting Him: Living for Jesus and Loving It is a ten-week women’s Bible study. Like Jesus’ parables (which teach important lessons by creating visual pictures for the reader), Reflecting Him uses familiar objects and situations (such as pottery, the human sensory system, and the sun-earth connection) and draws comparisons that help women become aware of Jesus working in various areas of their daily lives. The study is a unique and convenient lay-flat format, so you can write without that annoying bump (you know the one we're talking about.)
Each week is divided into five days (lessons), supporting the central theme for the week. Read the first two chapters (or weeks) online.
The study also has an online component through a Reflecting Him Bible Study Group on Facebook. Individuals working through the study on their own can still get the benefits of a group discussion while working at their own pace. More than 200 people are in the group already and the discussions are really taking off.
This fall a leaders guide, videos, and music will be released to accompany the study.
Carla McDougal is the founder of Reflective Life Ministries and Share Fair, an annual conference for connecting, equipping, and encouraging women in ministry. She speaks at women’s events, retreats, and conferences in the U.S. and internationally. Carla married her high school sweetheart, Fred, and they have four children ages 16 to 23 and live in Magnolia, Texas. Reflecting Him: Living for Jesus and Loving It (WinePress Publishing, 2010) is Carla’s first book, although she’s been involved in leading and teaching Bible studies for more than 20 years. Carla writes a Monday morning e-votional at her blog, Carla's Corner.
Want Carla To Lead a Lesson for Your Bible Study Group?
With every group purchase of 25 or more studies before August 1, Carla will lead a tele-lesson (over speaker phone) for one of your group meetings. Please email windy(at)reflectivelifeministries.org to purchase books. Mention the blog tour and tele-lesson at the time of ordering.
You can purchase Reflecting Him through Amazon, Christianbook.com, or Reflective Life Ministries.
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This review copy was provided courtesy of RedCouch PR but all opinions expressed are strictly my own.