Another winner By Mrs Shirer
I did this when it was offered by Lifeway. So got to get the video portions also for free.
The videos are powerful. and worth the money if you are taking on your own later. It gave me a good start for each chapter.
Why did I decide to do this Bible study?
The front of the book says Gideon Your weakness God;s Stength.
The back says God can use your weakness.
And I have plenty of weak areas in my life. I am in a season of overwhelm, feeling inexperienced with my shop and insufficient occasionally with my children and other areas. So yes this was a course for me and the time I was in.
I will stop and say DO not pick a course just cuz. There are so many out there find one that meets you where you are at if possible.
What did I like?
The Depth of information
It took 3 chapters in the Bible and pulled it apart in a detailed and deep look at a story we sort of gloss over. There are family charts and charts with the various judges. There are 1-2 pages digging deeper sections helping me not only understand the story of Gideon better but the BIBLE.
The questions all through the book.
I will say that I also sort of dislike some of the questions because some of those questions stumped me. I needed to do a deep dive. So I got behind or kept going mattering on circumstances. But I loved the questions making you apply it to your life, your circumstances.
You might think a Bible study about Gideon would just talk about Gideon. But as the Bible is the story of God's redemption plan and His people it makes sense to run all through the Bible for comparison and reinforcement of principles or details or examples.
Would I suggest?
YES from the study I got some of my beliefs confirmed and expanded such as
- Remembering my unseen source
-Settling too soon
- Enlist accountability to keep you on track
I got some uncomfortable time with questions and statements such as
and this one
Priscilla Shirer is
Daughter of Tony and Lois Evans ( YES that Tony Evans) .
Graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary
Wife to Jerry Shirer
Mother to 3 boys
Author of multiple books
Speaker ( I am going to figure out how to see her live)
for more information check out her website GOING BEYOND
also, check out her Facebook page