by Sue Edwards
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Released: Nov. 27, 2015
Source: Review copy from the publisher.
Book Description, Modified from Publisher's:
Philipians: Discovering Joy Through Relationship studies Paul's letter for a model of deep, authentic community and healthy relationships between believers. Although Paul was under house arrest, he was able to draw joy from his relationships.
Paul's letter highlights the skills that strengthen authentic connections--skills like trust, humility, healthy self-sacrifice, a generous spirit, and more. It also sheds light on how to overcome toxic connection-killers like envy, comparison, and critical attitudes. By the end of this study, readers will have a thorough sense of the content of this ancient letter and of its relevance for today.
Philippians is an eight lesson, inductive Bible study on Philippians. This study can be done by yourself but the questions often assume you're a part of a small group. This book contains the participant study questions. You can download the leader's guide and view the lesson videos online for free at discovertogetherseries.com.
This book mainly contained a series of questions with blank areas for your answers. They were primarily reading comprehension questions ("what did he say about this in verse 2?"), but some questions also have you look up related verses or talk about similar circumstances in your life. In the margins, there were quotes relating to the study and some "dig deeper" exercises that require a little more time to complete.
The free, online videos contain the author's main commentary on the verses. These short videos (7-13 minutes long) help bring together the information in the study and contain the author's main application points. Overall, I'd recommend this study.
If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.