One part of our time as a mentor group is reading a book a month covering a variety of topics. We are NOT a book club. We will not discuss style of writing, summarize the whole book, debate plot.....we read with a heart to be mentored in this subject area by those who are passionate enough to write a book. We look for the take-aways from which we can create action points to live out..... I encourage the ladies to find one - three points they can incorporate into their daily lives.
I debated long and hard about this book. I don't agree with all of Nancy Leigh DeMoss' teaching on a variety of other subjects (no bloggy hate please), but when I read reviews on a variety of suggested books and checked the Table of Contents....THIS is the one that sounded best. I also know Seeking Him by Nancy is powerful.
I felt this book was a bit "too basic" for our group - but continued to feel led to this one over the others I was considering. Wow - I was pleasantly surprised. "A Place of Quiet Rest: Finding Intimacy with God through a Daily Devotional Life," establishes the motivation for a daily practice of quiet time with Jesus. However, she moves beyond that to share practical tips for Bible study, worship, prayer, Bible reading....it's a great resource book. I can't wait to try a few more of her suggestions in the months to come.
Each chapter concludes with a Making it Personal section. I've worked through several of these questions in my personal trysts with Jesus in the last few weeks. This section is followed by a quick page of thought from a variety of women....and I found these insights to add depth to Nancy's writing on the topic.
I'm glad to have finally read this book. It's a solid book which builds a strong case for daily intimacy with Jesus through the practice of a personal devotional life. I still don't agree with all her theology - but this one was great. ::grin:: I'm glad it wasn't a clunker after I picked it for the group. ::snort::
Next month we read - Sacred Marriage. I'm very excited.
Living all of life before the face of God...