God Is Able by Priscilla Shirer – A Book Review

Today’s Verse of the Day post on my Facebook Page:









This quote is Ephesians 3:20-21 (NASB).  This Scripture is beautiful. It speaks to the power of God and reminded me of just how great that power is.  I became particularly cognizant of this Scripture two and a half years ago, while I was reading Priscilla Shirer’s book God Is Able during a very stressful and painful time in the lives of my family.

My sister-in-law, Cathleen, was battling cancer.  I was helping out by taking her to her doctor appointments and chemo treatments.  So I actually was seeing and talking with her more during that four months than I had during the entire time she had been married to my brother-in-law.  The cancer was very progressed and was actually in her bones.   She was fighting hard at first because my brother-in-law wanted her to but in her own mind she just wanted to be done with all the struggle.

As I mentioned I was reading this book and I shared a copy with her and I pray that she did read it.  Not sure she did.  But we did talk about it.  She passed away on April 20, 2016 at 59 years old.  She shared with my sister-in-law that she accepted Christ before she passed away.  Hallelujah!

Why am I telling you this before reviewing the book?  I guess I just wanted to share the emotion that was in my heart as I first read the book.  I was seeking a way of sharing the Hope of Jesus and answers for my sister-in-law.  I know God (and Jesus) and I trust that His plan is the best plan even though she didn’t survive the cancer.  God Is Able!   But what you and I desire may not be in His will.

I hope this review will encourage you and perhaps you will want to read the book as well and pass it on to others.

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How to Study Your Bible by Kay Arthur

We have been students of Precept-Upon-Precept Bible Studies from Precept Ministries International for many years.  We have learned so much from these studies of which most have been written by Kay Arthur or written by Kay with a co-writer.  Each study includes a Video lecture by Kay Arthur or someone on her staff (many times her son, David Arthur).  In our class we would come to class early and watch Kay’s video, and then following that, our teacher would arrive and we would go over the Lesson from our homework and discuss it in depth with the rest of the group.  The method of study is called Inductive Bible Study.

Below is a summary of what is entailed in learning God’s Word using this methodology as written by Kay Arthur in her book How to Study Your Bible and Lord, Teach Me to Study the Bible in 28 Days, and through her other Bible Studies and documented on her website. The following info is taken from her books or from the Precept website and includes my own remarks.

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