Friday, December 16, 2016

Review: Live Reflectively: Lessons from the Watershed Moments of Moses by Lenya Heitzig

Synopsis: Twenty minutes a day to a deeper understanding of God's presence in your life. He was saved from death on the Nile and raised as an Egyptian prince. He met his wife at a Midianite well, witnessed the birth of a nation as the Red Sea parted, and watched water gush from a rock with one touch of his rod. He died overlooking the Jordan River. In fact, Moses’s entire life can be viewed through the water that redirected him. In this engaging study, Bible teacher Lenya Heitzig encourages you to consider the “watershed” moments in your own spiritual journey. Each day’s lesson is structured in five parts: Lift up (prayer), Look at (God’s Word) , Learn about (new insights), Live out (application), Listen to (quotes from other believers). The Fresh Life series was created by women, for women—women who crave a profound experience of God’s Word without an overwhelming commitment of time. With each lesson, you will come to a deeper understanding of the truths of the Bible and develop a deeper intimacy with God. (from the online description)

Review: This is the third Lenya Heitzig Bible Study I have participated in. In comparison to others, these studies tend to be better than most. However, like most Bible Studies written for women, it lacks depth and promotes a Jesus-is-my-therapist approach to the Christian Life. She quotes great Christian authors like Mathew Henry and Martin Luther, but the hard truth those authors often spoke of does appear in the general prose or questions. Chapters begin with trivial anecdotes that pull things from the text that are a stretch. The questions do not dig deep and often focus on self and what Jesus can do for us. There is little talk about repentance, sin, or sacrifice.
The study of scripture is important and the fellowship that comes from doing it together is vital. I encourage every Christian women to be involved in a Bible Study. And Heitzig’s studies are not bad. But there is more out there, more depth, more soul-searching, harder truths to be found.

Bookmarks: 6 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 978-0-7814-0593-5
Year Published: 2011
Date Finished: 12-4-2016
Pages: 286

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