Disclaimer: I received this book for free, in exchange for my review. The thoughts and opinions are my own.
Have you ever opened your Bible, wanting to study and learn from it and simply not known where to start? How about when you are trying to make a decision, have you ever closed your eyes, opened the Bible, and wherever your eyes first land, that is the answer you were looking for? Does that sound a bit far fetched?
It may, but it’s not too far from how many of us have learned to read the Bible. We have been taught to treat it like a manual and the characters in it are like our teachers that instruct us in how to live. Perhaps as a child we learned the story of David and Goliath and then were told we need to live courageously like David did. As a result, we’ve learned to look at the Bible as disjointed stories and fragmented truisms that will help us learn how to live the good life.
Only that doesn’t make it any different from any other book.
The truth is, God’s word is one story. And it’s His story. It’s the story of how God created people to reflect him, to rule and reign over the earth, to love, worship and enjoy fellowship with him. It’s also the story of how we fell into sin and were separated from him. It’s the story of how he promised to make a way to bring us back to himself. It’s the story of Jesus, our Rescuer, Savior, and Redeemer. And the story ends with sin being destroyed for good, with a new heavens and a new earth, and joy eternal in the presence of our Creator.
Do you know this story? My friend Melissa, recently wrote an e-book Bible study on this very topic. It’s the perfect study for someone who wants to understand this story and find their place in it.
In this study, Daughters of the King: Finding Your Place in the Biblical Story, Melissa takes us on a trip through Scripture. Beginning in Creation, and then through the law, prophets, history books, the gospels, Acts, Epistles and finally to Revelation, we get a bird’s eye view of the Bible. Consistently woven into each chapter is the reminder that we need a King, a Savior to redeem us from sin and restore us back into right relationship with our Creator. Rich with theological truth, Melissa takes often difficult terms and concepts and makes them easy to understand. Filled with personal stories and examples we can all understand, Melissa’s writing is warm, friendly, and down to earth. This study will make you want to dive deeper into the pages of God’s word and see it for the complete, unified, and wondrous story that it is.
With God as our King, the theme of the book is that of royalty. We are daughters of the King. Along with that theme, at the end of each chapter Melissa ties in how the passages studied relate to us as daughters of the King and how we fit into God’s story.
If you are interested in learning how the Bible is one story, if you want to know how Christ’s sacrifice for sin made you a daughter of the King and what that means, this study is for you.
Want to learn more?
*Visit Hive Resources for basic facts about the study.
*Order your own digital copy of Daughters of the King: Finding Your Place in the Biblical Story
*From now until Sept. 30th, Melissa is offering the PDF version of Daughters of the King for 30% off (with the code FALL13).
*When you subscribe to Hive Resources, you can receive a free printable workbook to go along with the study.
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