Monday, October 10, 2011

Day 10. The Busy Mom's Guide to Bible Study by Lisa Whelchel

Yes, I’m showing my age, but I discovered Lisa Whelchel while reading a book she wrote called Friendship for Grown-Ups.  I read a lot of friendship self-help books because I always feel like I’ve completely forgotten to how to make friends.  But I digress.  Apparently Lisa Whelchel is pretty famous for being Blair on the show Facts of Life.  I vaguely remember the show; I was really too little to watch it in its heyday.  But she’s a believer and has actually written quite a few books since her TV days.

The Busy Mom’s Guide to Bible Study is really a guided journal.  In it she gives 20 tools for moms to use to study the Bible.  The beauty is each tool or session would only take you 15 minutes to do.  Her idea is that maybe you might find a few that you would enjoy using to dive deeper into the Word rather than just performing an obligatory skimming of Scripture each day.

I’ll be honest; I’m still in the middle of this book.  I haven’t worked all the way through it yet, but I could tell within the first few days that this was exactly what I needed.  I’m a Bible college graduate; I should have Bible study down pat.  But I don’t.  I love all the ideas she has, and I really love the idea that it’s okay to just study a few verses a day.  I think many moms feel like if they can’t read through the Bible in a year or study for an hour a day, then they are just not measuring up or something.  I think that is probably a lie designed to trick us into just giving up.

Any mom who wishes their walk with the Lord was deeper, richer and more satisfying will find great encouragement from this book.

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