I am one of those people who enjoys doing a devotion in the morning along with my regular reading. It just gives me some extra things to think about and many times new things will pop up that I might have never thought about. So when I was offered to participate in a new Bible Study devotional tool called Her Restless Heart Bible Study, I was pretty excited. I think you will be too once you see how it works and what goodies are found inside the pages of this book.
The whole premise of this Bible study is using a fiction book, in this case one written by Barbara Cameron, and then doing a devotion off of that. I was worried at first because I hadn't read the book but I was assured I would not need to, I could do the devotional book by itself. And I had no need to worry. This can be used as a stand-alone devotional book or you can use it with the fiction novel.
The first thing that struck me was the setup. I really like how it is done and the way you go through this book. It is setup for a week at a time and as you proceed you will not only learn valuable lessons about the Lord and yourself, but there are also little things to be learned about the Amish. I am not sure how the other books are set up but if they are the same as this one, it will work out beautifully.
Mainly this book deals with women and their struggles to find acceptance and love. We all know the women who are constantly searching for acceptance from peers and family. And if we are honest, most of us will admit to some of that ourselves. Many times we go searching in the wrong places. Whether through a relationship, success, career, money, fame, etc. And we are looking in all the wrong places. I found soo many valuable quotes and lessons that will last the rest of my lifetime in this book. There are some excerpts from the book and I really felt like I meshed with Mary Katherine. I felt like I was her.
This is an excellent way to do a Bible Study and there are areas to mark down notes or things you learned. I also liked all the questions and the little lesson at the end to take with you throughout the day. A great idea and I loved it. You can also check out the videos on Facebook with Barbara Cameron. Excellent lessons! It was a refreshing journey that will not be soon forgotten.
These are just a couple of the quotes I enjoyed. Take them to heart and enjoy them as well.
"When we listen to our doubts and fears, sometimes it can be hard to hear God's still, steady, gentle voice in our lives."
"Each and every one of us has insecurities and fears that plague our hearts, and more often than not, we doubt ourselves and our abilities-sometimes to the point of stifling our hopes and dreams."
"Sometimes it's hard to hear God's words over the constant clang and clatter in our lives, and that is when the encouragement of others becomes so important."
"Written or spoken, whispered or yelled, words have the power to heal, destroy, encourage, and change."
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