inScribed Collection by Donna Gaines (Leaving Ordinary), Wendy Blight (Living "So That"), Heather Zempel (Amazed and Confused), Jenifer Jernigan (Dive Deeper)
Since this is a collection of Bible studies I am going to do it a bit different. First I'm going to share with you the description that Thomas Nelson gives for these extraordinary studies and then I will share my thoughts.
My thoughts: These studies are fantastic in every way. First, I simply love the books. The style and the pages are inviting and beautiful. I went through, "Dive Deeper", first and my immediate thoughts were that this was going to be my favorite by far. But then I opened up, "Living So That", and was blown away. This just had to be my favorite of the study. Not so fast. I began reading, "Leaving Ordinary", and again found it to be far above my expectations. I ended with, "Amazed and Confused", and this too was exceptional.
The ladies share from their own lives stories that will encourage and inspire. They give great Biblical examples and use the Word in such an easy and understanding way. Get your pen and your highlighter ready. I can honestly say that this is one of the best studies I have had the pleasure of reading. I can't wait to actually sit down and go through slowly and on my own time to truly soak in each and every morsel of wisdom these ladies share.
These are wonderful studies to do on your own or in a small group. They would make for excellent Sunday school lessons. Maybe just get together once a week with girlfriends and go over all you have learned for the week.
I was familiar with Wendy Blight from Proverbs 31 Ministries. I too have read posts from Jenifer Jarnigan from Internet Cafe Devotions. Donna Gaines and Heather Zempel are new to me, but as with each of these ladies they have their own unique style of writing and teaching. With each study there are valuable lessons to learn. I would highly recommend these selections for Bible study.
If there is one thing I would have to list as a dislike it would be that much of the scripture is from The Voice translation and for me, The Voice isn't one that I connect with, but you may very well fall in love with God's Word through this translation. Not all scripture is from The Voice translation, but when not emphasized it is. That would be my only complaint, but with each study I do, I always have my favorite Bible on hand, with a few others and compare the scripture so I can understand in full measure the meaning.
This collection of inScribed Bible studies is a gift from Thomas Nelson for sharing my review with you.