KCWC Book Review: “Reflecting HIM” by Carla McDougal

Living for Jesus and Loving It!

Reflecting Him: Living for Jesus and Loving It  is a ten-week Bible study that encourages women to see God’s life lesson throughout their day. A detailed look at a potter and his wheel gives new insights to the creation of man. Open your eyes to see how God uses daily, mundane experiences to teach spiritual truths. As Jesus becomes part of everything you do, you will be reflecting Him in ways you never dreamed possible.

Personal:  How do you fit Jesus into your daily routine?  Do you see Him in your everyday activities, or just call on Him when you are scared or really need help with something? This 10-week women’s Bible study will motivate you to look for God in everyday experiences.  It encourages you to open your eyes to God’s daily life lessons.  Compare physical workouts with spiritual exercise. The more you ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to comparisons like these, the more you recognize God’s hand on your life. As a result, you become His reflection!  Get ready for an exciting adventure that holds laughter as well as tears, as you journey through Reflecting Him—Living for Jesus and Loving It! 

Click here for an excerpt from the book.

Carla McDougal is the founder of Reflective Life Ministries and Share Fair, an annual conference for connecting, equipping, and encouraging women in ministry. She speaks at women’s events, retreats, and conferences in the U.S. and internationally. Carla married her high school sweetheart, Fred, and they have four children ages 16 to 23 and live in Magnolia, Texas. Reflecting Him: Living for Jesus and Loving It (WinePress Publishing, 2010) is Carla’s first book, although she’s been involved in leading and teaching Bible studies for more than 20 years. Carla writes a Monday morning e-votional at her blog, Carla’s Corner.  She  has a passion for encouraging women to live every day for Jesus Christ.

My Review:

Carla McDougal, in her book Reflecting Him, has done a thorough discussion of our everyday activities in light of God’s involvement 24/7 every day of the year.  It’s a ten-week study that shows you how God wants to be incorporated into the daily routines of your life.  The secret is that you must allow Him access to your life.

Her study includes the following subjects, with five specific days to elaborate even further on what they mean for your life:

  • Reflections in Life:  Images in the Mirror
  • Created for and by God: Like Clay in the Hands of the Potter
  • Senses of the Soul: The Touch, Aroma, Taste, Sight, and Sound of Jesus
  • The Power Source:  The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
  • Prayer from the Inside Out:  The Holy Spirit Initiates Prayer
  • Prayer Fuels Faith:  Prayer Energizes Faith into Action
  • The Control Syndrome:  Consequences of Running Ahead
  • Roadblocks Ahead:  Caution–Diversions Along the Way
  • Fit for Jesus: Get up!  Get Out!  Get Going!
  • So…Reflect Him:  Love God, Live for Jesus, Breath in the Holy Spirit

Each of the five days has an introduction with personal stories to enhance the study. It’s followed by Scripture Excavation (dig deeper into the Word), Hidden Treasures (application), Celebrating Treasured Gifts (personal prayer), and a Reflection Pause.

The study is informative as well as applicable.  I really enjoyed Carla’s personal stories, as they enhanced what she discussed.  The pictures used tell you a story as well.  Very applicable to the discussion. Each lesson leads into the next one, making for a wonderful study.  Very cohesive and relevant.

It’s best used as a group study, but can be used for personal use as well.

This study book was provided by Kathy Carlton Willis Communications in exchange for my honest opinion.  No monetary compensation was exchanged.


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One thought on “KCWC Book Review: “Reflecting HIM” by Carla McDougal

  1. Thank you so much for taking time to review Reflecting Him! I am thrilled to share with you that the Reflecting Him Video Teaching Series is due to release at the first of August. Each session consist of an episode from our original movie, Behind the Veil, along with my lecture. For more information about the Reflecting Him Package go to http://www.reflectivelifeministries.org. May blessings flow as you continue to serve Him through your blog and ministry!

    From My Heart to Yours,
    Carla McDougal
    Author of Reflecting Him

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