Jesus and the Beanstalk by Lori Stanley Roeleveld

9781501820045

From the publisher: “Use the hidden gifts in 2 Peter to topple the giant challenges in your life.

“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: Faith, Goodness, Knowledge, Self-control, Perseverance, Godliness, Affection for others, Love.

“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.”

Lori Stanley Roeleveld’s latest book, Jesus and the Beanstalk, is a humorous and insightful look at the Christian life, paired with a thought-provoking study of 2 Peter 1. The author doesn’t stand over you and preach in this book; she sits beside you and shares stories, leading you almost unknowingly into deeper understanding of God’s Word.

The study is well-designed, too. She begins with a few chapters of introduction, then gets into the work of the study. There are eight weeks of studies, six days per week. Each week focuses on one of the aspects necessary for a deeper relationship with Christ spoken of in 2 Peter 1, with charming stories and interesting questions to guide your study.

This would be an excellent study to work through with a small group or even on your own. I would definitely recommend you check  it out!

Many thanks to Abingdon Press and NetGalley for the free copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my very own! 🙂

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