Monday, November 18, 2013

Ephesians: Discovering You Identity and Purpose in Christ by Sue Edwards - REVIEWED

About the 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
This insightful Bible study uses the example of Paul’s church in Ephesus to show readers how they can be victorious Christians, living in God’s Word, and free from sin. Part of the discovery series, the Ephesians edition includes tips for either individual or group use, inspirational sidebars and short, 3-5 minute teaching videos. Scan the video QR code in the book with a smart phone or visit the series website to watch Sue provide historical and cultural background, teach important truths found in each week’s lesson, or ask thoughtful questions to encourage deeper discussion.
Women crave Bible studies that challenge them to grow in their faith. But after balancing carpools, sports schedules, or work deadlines, you may not be able to commit to another evening out of the house. Now you don’t have to.
Whether studying with a small group or by yourself, you know can join popular Bible teacher Sue Edwards on the Year of Discovery. Sue will be leading women through her studies with online chats and discussions on her Facebook page. All year long. Every week. Any time of day. From the comfort of home. Make-up and hair-do optional. Come as you are!
Each week you will find quotes, links to articles and other resources, and videos to help you as you study. Complete the lessons at your convenience. Then visit any time of day to comment or ask questions. Sue will be there frequently to respond, encourage, and equip!
My Thoughts:
Okay dear readers, whether you want to study God’s word alone in your personal prayer time, or whether the Lord has set you in a group of believers who hunger and thirst after God, Sue Edwards’ Bible Study in Ephesians is fantastic!!  She leads you through Ephesians verse by verse with very thought provoking, personal questions that allow you to prayerfully consider what God’s Word has spoken to your heart.  She has provided historical background information, tons of interesting quotes and further reading suggestions that enhance her thoughtful questions and lead you to understand Scripture in a more personal way…I’m telling you folks, this is a RICH Bible Study guide!

I like to respond in my own words to the types of questions Sue Edwards asks, and the format of the book allows ample space to answer the questions. So, if you are like me, you appreciate not having to carry an additional notebook when you enter Bible Study – it is a self-contained book.    Like I mentioned earlier, Edwards shares multiple additional resources in her study, so you can really go deep into the more theological issues and gain greater understanding of Paul’s message.
I can’t recommend this study highly enough!  Please take the time to get to know Sue Edwards and the work she has been led by God to do so that others might have their understanding opened to the truth of God’s Word!  Thank you SO MUCH!!

About the Author:
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.
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