Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Portraits of Faith-Book Review


                                                  Portraits of Faith: What Five Biblical Characters Teach Us About Our Life with God  -     By: Joel R. Beeke
It's all said in only 104 pages.  This is a small and easy to read book.  But it is packed full of wisdom.
Wisdom from a study of Adam and Eve, The Shunammite Woman, The Canaanite Women and Caleb.
Complete with study questions at the end that help you to dig in and gain a better understanding of what 'real' faith is.

From the back cover. . .
 Portraits of Faith: What Five Biblical Characters Teach Us About Our Life with God
 Joel Beeke 
 Reformation Heritage Books 
 January 27, 2016 
 104 
We often use the word faith without thinking much about its meaning. We know that without faith, it is impossible to please God and that faith is the core and foundation of daily Christian living. But what is faith? Author Joel R. Beeke believes we can best understand faith by seeing how it operates by the Spirit in the lives of fallen sinners like us. Accordingly, he considers essential aspects of faith operating in the lives of Adam and Eve, the Shunammite woman, the Canaanite woman, and Caleb. With pastoral warmth, he challenges readers to ask themselves three questions: Do I have this kind of faith? Am I exercising the particular aspect of faith being described? How can this example of a particular dimension of faith be used in my life to make me a mature believer? Study questions for each chapter encourage meaningful reflection for both individual and group study.
To read an excerpt click here.

My thoughts . . .
I enjoyed this fast little read.  This book was easy to read yet will fill your spirit with insight and understanding.  And maybe challenge you.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for my honest review.

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