Monday, February 18, 2013

Book Review: Revelation: Discovering Life for Today and Eternity by Sue Edwards

About Discover Together Bible Study: 
 Women need Bible study to keep balanced, focused and Christ-centered in their busy worlds. However, many find it difficult to set aside the time and discipline needed for an in-depth study. The Discover Together studies offer tiered questions to allow readers to choose a depth of study that fits with their individual lifestyles or schedules, even if they vary by the week, month or season


Meet Sue:  

  Sue Edwards (MA, Dallas Theological Seminary; D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) teaches full-time in the Christian Education Department at Dallas Theological Seminary. She has more than twenty-five years of experience teaching, pastoring, and directing women's ministries. In addition, Sue speaks at retreats, conferences, and seminars across the country. She is the coauthor of Women's Retreats and New Doors in Ministry to Women, and the author of the new Sue Edwards Inductive Bible Study series.

My Review:
I've always found Revelation to be both fascinating and difficult to understand. I'm really excited to be using this Revelation Bible study book by Sue Edwards. The format is simple yet helpful. This book is an inductive study of Revelation filled with great insights and thought-provoking questions. There are 9 lessons which cover Chapters 1, 2, 3, 21, and 22 of Revelation. I wish the book would include every chapter of Revelation but I've still learned a lot from what the book offers. The questions following each lesson allow readers to examine various relevant Biblical passages and evaluate their understanding and application of God's Word. There are also "Digging Deeper" questions for those who desire to investigate the text more deeply in details and to learn more about the history, culture, and geography related to the Scriptures. I love these!

This Bible study series is designed for both individual use and group use. You can find free downloadable leader's guides for each study and tips for leading small groups at www.discoverytogetherseries.com. The videos available via QR codes in this series can also be found at the same website. I've enjoyed studying this book on my own as well as participating in discussion on Facebook (see details below). Check this book out and be challenged to grow in your faith and discover fresh understanding & appreciation of Revelation!


Revelation: Discovering Life for Today and Eternity. 


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Join the online Bible study (2/4 - 4/8) with Sue Edwards! And  invite your friends to join you. 

Sue will be posting weekly on the Year of Discovery Facebook Page and interacting with groups and individuals around the country going through the study at the same time. Women will be able to discuss the study with each other and ask questions via Facebook. Once readers complete the Revelation study, Edwards will be going through the Ephesians study in the same way. (An April 11 Facebook launch party will be followed by an April 15 – June 17 online study.)
Completing each lesson requires about one-and-a-half hours. Readers still receive in-depth Bible study but with a minimum time commitment. For those who desire a more thorough study, including an opportunity to learn more about the history, culture and geography related to the Bible, Edwards has provided “Digging Deeper” questions. Answering these questions may require outside resources such as an atlas, Bible dictionary or concordance and challenge readers to examine complex theological issues and differing views more closely.

More about the Revelation study: Edwards and Kregel are especially excited about the new Revelation study that has been added to the series. “I have focused on five special chapters—the first three and the last two—passages that I believe are most pertinent for Christians today,” writes Edwards. “I find a thorough investigation of these five chapters the most beneficial as we consider how God wants us to prepare for the end.” “The first three chapters paint a glorious picture of the resurrected Christ and record his seven letters to first-century churches. These early churches represent the different kinds of churches that have existed through the ages. The letters both commend and point out deficiencies in these churches, providing lessons to help us get ready for our future,” Edwards continues. “The last two chapters unfold with unspeakable energy, beauty and promise, as John describes what Jesus shows him: a new Eden, redemption’s climax and our eternal home. Walk with me through these incredible pages, and experience the blessing that God promised to all who read and heed.”

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~I received a copy of this book for free via Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange of my honest review. All opinions are my own.


  



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