MY REVIEWS: “Live Reflectively” by Lenya Heitzig and “Live Abundantly” by Lenya Heitzig & Penny Rose (FIRST Blog Tour)

The Fresh Life Series

Live Reflectively: Lessons from the Watershed Moments of Moses (Heitzig) is 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 (Heitzig and Rose) 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.

 BOOK DESCRIPTIONS:

The Fresh Life series was created for women who crave a profound experience of God’s Word without an overwhelming time commitment. Bible teachers Lenya Heitzig and Penny Rose challenge readers to dig deep into Scripture by using a directed study method that only requires twenty minutes a day. With a fresh approach to studying Scripture that gives newcomers as well as seasoned students deep insight into God’s Word, the latest two additions in the series explore the life of Moses and the riches in the book of Ephesians.

The Fresh Life series teaches readers to:
· Lift up…a prayer
· Look at…God’s Word (answering questions concerning what the passage says)
· Learn about…what the passage means (sidebars define words and profiles background information)
· Live out…what they have learned (personalizing the text and learning how it can impact their daily life)
· Listen to…quotes from well-known figures to build on the truths uncovered in Scripture

Readers will develop a deeper intimacy with the Lord and walk away feeling inspired to move forward in their walks of faith. Live Abundantly and Live Reflectively continue the rich biblical tradition of the Fresh Life series. They offer wisdom that will leave readers encouraged in their present situations and hopeful for the spiritual journey ahead.

Product Details:

Live Reflectively: Lessons from the Watershed Moments of Moses

List Price: $17.99
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook (November 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0781405939
ISBN-13: 978-0781405935

Product Details:

Live Abundantly: A Study in the Book of Ephesians

List Price: $17.99
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook; 2 edition (November 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1434703304
ISBN-13: 978-1434703309

My Reviews:

Live Reflectively: Lessons from the Watershed Moments of Moses by Lenya Heitzig .  Live Abundantly: A Study in the Book of Ephesians by Lenya Heitzig & Penny Rose.

Both books have the same basic outline or format as the other:

1.   Lift Up…a prayer that pertains to that day’s reading/study
2.   Look At…a description of the circumstances in those verses
3.   Live Out…a personal introspection and application of the verses
4.   Listen To…a quote(s) from well-known figures pertaining to that lesson
5.   Learn About…definitions of words and background information

The weekly introduction and some of the specific days give additional information or examples to help us understand the passages for that week and/or day.  The personal examples are a great addition in learning how to Live Out what we are learning.

Of the two books, I find the book, Live Abundantly, has more personal application questions than Live Reflectively, which appeals to me more personally.  This may be due to the type of book being studied.  Exodus tends to have more historical information, where as Ephesians tends to be more application-minded. You will learn much from both.

Before becoming a Christian, I thought the Old Testament was irrelevant.  Shortly there after, I did a study on the Minor Prophets that included most of the Old Testament.   Boy, was I ever wrong!  It’s relevant!

Both books are excellent in format, questions, application, and prayer requests.  Don’t be afraid to pick up both books and dig deep!

Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me these review copies.  No monetary compensation was exchanged.

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