Monday, September 3, 2012

The Power of Knowing God by Kay Arthur

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The Power of Knowing God
by Kay Arthur

ISBN-13: 978-0307729835
Trade Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Released: July 10, 2012

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description from Back Cover:
You may know about God, but do you truly know what He says about Himself--and what He wants from you?

This eye-opening study will help you gain a true understanding of God's character and His ways. As you discover for yourself who He is, you'll be drawn into a deeper, more personal relationship with the God of the universe--a relationship that will enable you to confidently display His strength in life's most challenging circumstances.

"It makes such a difference when you allow God to speak for Himself, when you listen to His Word directly rather than to the opinions of others. It helps to know what God says so you can measure what man says against the plumbline of His Word."

My Review:
The Power of Knowing God is a no homework, 6-week-long Bible study. It's designed for small groups to do together once a week in a 40 minute period. The Bible study let Scripture speak for itself and was careful to keep the studied verses in context. It examined what God said about Himself in the Bible in both the Old and New Testament.

The study had people read several verses (which were included in the book along with information about the context of the verses), mark/highlight certain words, then answer several questions about what was just read. Insight boxes were included with word study information that helped make a verse or point more understandable.

The questions were helpful in focusing attention on all the points that needed to be looked at. In case you missed a point, the "wrap up" section at the end of each week's lesson summarized what was learned that week.

I enjoyed this study and thought it was well-written and made good points. I'd recommend this Bible study to all Christians. It's a good reminder if you already know it, but it'll really strengthen your walk with God if you didn't know it.

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.

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