Sunday, July 31, 2016

Book Review: You Are Forgiven

I'm thankful for the opportunity to review this wonderful book as a part of the Love God Greatly  (LGG)'s You Are Forgiven launch team. God's forgiveness is an awesome gift for Christ's followers. We all need it whether we realize or not. Five women of God joined together to write this must read. It's filled with relevant Bible verses about forgiveness, valuable insights, inspiring real-life testimonies, refreshing transparency, hope and encouragement. You Are Forgiven is a Bible study book and journal in one.

The book is designed for an 8-week study. You will learn about the need for forgiveness, the way of forgiveness, the depth of our forgiveness, the result of forgiveness, the call of forgiveness, the fruit of our forgiveness (gratitude, love, & joy), and the message of forgiveness. Each chapter includes Challenge and Prayer, Memory Verse, Scripture, the main message, Testimony, Daily SOAP (Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer), Reflection Questions, and My Response.

Do you struggle with shame and guilt? Do you still let your past define you? Do you have trouble forgiving someone or even yourselves? Are you shackled by the chains of bitterness/resentment? This book will help you reflect deeply upon the beauty & transforming power of forgiveness and thus able to enjoy living forgiven and free. The authors invite readers to ponder and appreciate what Christ did on the cross for us, to live out that truth and freedom in everyday life, and to spread the Good News in the lost & hopeless world. When we take time to marvel at how we have been so graciously forgiven by God through Christ, we are more ready and willing to forgive anybody anything. I highly recommend You Are Forgiven and I believe it will bless many people. I'd like to invite you to check out this impactful resource and join the upcoming LGG Bible study starting on August 29th. LGG provides the study guide free for download.

Note: When you purchase a copy of 'You Are Forgiven,' you support an amazing ministry! All funds are reinvested in the ministry to train translators from around the world so they can reach out to women with the gospel.

About the Authors
ANGELA PERRITT- Angela is a writer, speaker, founder and director of LoveGodGreatly.com, a nonprofit online Bible study ministry that reaches thousands of women in over seventy countries with God’s Word through their translated Bible studies. She and her husband live in Dallas, Texas with their three daughters. Angela is passionate about God’s Word and believes one woman in God’s Word can change a family, community and ultimately a nation. Her greatest joy is to encourage her children and others to love God greatly with their lives….one day at a time.

WHITNEY DAUGHERTY
- Whitney has made a home with her husband Tyler since 1997, where there’s never a dull moment raising three active boys and a hilarious little girl. A storyteller at heart, you can often find her writing and speaking to women about the lessons of everyday life, intertwining how God faithfully reveals Himself and gives much grace along the way. Whitney serves as a writing contributor and editor for Love God Greatly, a global online Bible study community for women, and is Coordinator for the Global Advance Esther Initiative.

JEN THORN
- Jen spent most of her growing-up years in Germany. As a teen, she moved to Africa as a Missionary kid. She attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. It was at Moody that she met and married her best friend, Joe. Together they have 4 children and live in the western suburbs of Chicago, where Joe is a pastor, and Jen homeschools their children. In this season of life God is teaching Jen how to apply the gospel to everyday situations and conversations. You can find Jen on her personal blog, JenThorn.com.

JOY FORNEY
- Joy is the proud wife of a missionary pilot and blessed mommy to five amazing kids. She and her family live in Uganda, Africa. She loves good books, great conversations, hot coffee, traveling the world, and most of all, Jesus. You can also find Joy at JoyForney.org where she blogs about missionary life, messy motherhood and the Gospel in the midst of the mundane.

JOAN SHAFFER
- Joan has been married to her God-given best friend, Bobby, for 37 years. They have been blessed with two children, their cherished spouses and five adorable grandchildren. Thirty-four years ago God mercifully became the Lord of Joan's life. Whether advocating for children in the court system or leading women's Bible studies at her home church, she longs for others to know the love of Jesus that transformed her life. Romans 8:37-39.


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