Breaking Free

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A few weeks ago, I completed a Bible study with a wonderful group of women. We read Breaking Free by Beth Moore.

I am still digesting it.

My first thought when I saw the book was, "Breaking Free? From what? I don't have anything to break free from. I don't know if I'm going to like this. . ."

But then I started reading, and Beth Moore writes, "A Christian is held captive by anything that hinders the abundant and effective Spirit-filled life God planned for him or her."


Anything that hinders. Like, if I'm not leading my absolute best Christian life, then maybe I need to look into that?


Spirit-filled life God planned for her. God's plan for me? How do I figure that out?


But don't worry - she doesn't leave you hanging. She doesn't answer it all for you, but she gets you thinking and she certainly opened my eyes. My point is - the book is great. This was my first time reading Beth Moore, and yes, her writing style is . . . emotional. But in my experience she connected with a diverse, highly educated group of women. Everyone liked this book and everyone got a lot out of it. I know I'm not the only one who is still thinking on it, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who will re-read it one day.

So, if you are looking for a good Bible study book (for personal or group use), consider Breaking Free.

P.S. A certain special friend recommended this book to me, and if she wants to identify herself, comment away! (Can't wait to discuss it with her in person this summer!!)

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  1. You're the best, Court! I'm SO GLAD you liked it. I certainly have missed having it here and am looking forward to getting back to it. I always think the sign of good reading it that it stays with you...makes a strong impression. There are things from that book that still pop into my head at the most unusual times. :)