September 30, 2016

Jesus and the Beanstalk by Lori Stanley Roeleveld - A Review

What if a fairy tale and ten Bible verses could free you to live an effective, fruitful life in Christ?
We live in unsettling, challenging times. Everywhere we look, we see giant problems: giant obstacles to sharing faith, giant barriers to peaceful lives, giant strongholds of fear. But what if you knew eight small secrets to unlocking a strength big enough to overcome whatever obstacle life may bring?
Using allegory and a bit of humor, Jesus and the Beanstalk explores a passage in 2 Peter 1 to uncover eight truths that will help you unleash a larger-than-life faith:
—Affection for others
In this creative, refreshing perspective on spiritual growth, you will discover an unyielding strength when you tap the power of a God who is stronger than any beanstalk and bigger than your biggest giants.
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This book was great.  It was creative, and the metaphor of Jack and the Beanstalk was woven throughout it, but not in an overwhelming manner.  The first two parts were not as interesting to me, but the third section was wonderful!  It was written to be a daily Bible study over a couple of weeks, but in the interest of doing this review I read it in a couple of days.  There were a lot of essays relating to the truths found in 2 Peter 1, 5 for each truth.  Some of them were funny, some of them were serious, some were a combination.  One of them in the "love" section actually made me cry.  I had to shut the book multiple times to keep from letting the tears spill.  It was so convicting I couldn't take it!

It also had a few pop culture references, which as someone who watches way to much TV, I always appreciate.

When a book moves you to tears because of its convicting you through the Holy Spirit, you know you have stumbled upon a great book.  I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to really look inside themselves and see what they can do to overcome the giants in their lives.

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review from LitFuse.  All opinions are my own.


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