Sunday, January 08, 2012

Book Tour ~ Live Reflectively and Live Abundantly

Live Reflectively and Live Abundantly are the two most recent titles from the Fresh Life Series, a 20 minute a day study created for women.

"Live Reflectively:  Lesson from the Watershed Moments of Moses" by Lenya Heitzig

Publisher Summary: 
an engaging Bible study on the life of Moses. 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. Through viewing the water moments of Moses’ life, readers will be encouraged to consider the moments in their own lives that shape who they are and who they are becoming.

"Live Abundantly:  A study in the book of Ephesians" by Lenya Heitzig & Penny Rose

Publisher Summary:
challenges readers to dig deep into the book of Ephesians to find the spiritual treasure God has for them. The book of Ephesians is God’s “last will and testament” that bequeaths his spiritual treasures to His beloved children. Covering topics such as living in God’s will and receiving peace no matter the circumstances, it reveals the magnitude of every Christian’s inheritance—a gift “exceedingly abundantly above” what you could ever ask for.

About the Authors:
Lenya Heitzig is an award-winning author and popular Bible teacher. She and her husband founded Calvary Church of Albuquerque—one of the fastest-growing churches worldwide. She is the author of Holy Moments: Recognizing God’s Fingerprints on Your Life and also contributed to the best-selling New Women’s Devotional Bible. Heitzig serves as Executive Director of She Ministries of Albuquerque, overseeing weekly Bible studies and yearly retreats. She and her husband Skip live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Penny Rose is the award-winning author of numerous books. Penny thrives on teaching at conferences and retreats nationwide. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband, Kerry, a pastor at Calvary of Albuquerque.

My Thoughts:
The Fresh Life Bible Series is written in a format that allows an indepth study of certain topics, in this case the book of Ephesians and the life of Moses, that can be completed in about 20 minutes per day when done personally.  I love the way it encourages digging deep into the scripture by leading the reader through a format with specific steps.  It starts with prayer, looks into a scripture and asks specific questions concerning that scripture,  has sidebars that define specific words within the scripture,  then has exercises that help the reader personalize the scripture and apply it to their daily lives.  It wraps up each day with quotes from various people on the scripture.  I like the way it's easily laid out and yet makes you prayerfully think and apply the scripture.  It's not intimidating and yet gets you digging into scripture on a daily basis.  I also appreciated the fact that each day's study is designed to be done in 20 minutes or so.  The authors prepare you in the beginning with "checklists" for personal study, group study, and for the one leading the study.

Thanks to The B&B Media Group for providing these two books free of charge for my honest review.  All opinions stated in "my thoughts" are my own.

To purchase "Live Abundantly" go here
To purchase "Live Reflectively" go here

To see and purchase other studies in the Fresh Life series you can check them out here


Donnetta said...

These sound like very well planned out studies. I'm going to have to keep them in mind!

JoannaTopazT said...

Thanks for the info; I've been looking for a good study on Ephesians for a while now!

Susan@FruitfulWords said...

Thanks for these reviews. Our pastor is going to go through Ephesians. So this study on Ephesians would be a perfect go along book! I am off to check your link right now.