Thursday, March 2, 2017

inScribed: A Collection of Studies by Women

Years ago, I reviewed the first four selections in the inScribed collection, and now I'm back with three more.

These Bible studies were written by women for women.  They are beautiful paperbacks with striking cover images and nice heavy weight covers, which include flaps that can be used as bookmarks.  Just like the first four books in this series, the pages are unevenly cut, which makes these volumes a little difficult to flip through.  InScribed is a collection of studies that lead women to not just survive but thrive by encouraging them to immerse themselves in the person of Jesus Christ.

In Barren Among the Fruitful: Navigating Infertility with Hope, Wisdom, and Patience, author Amanda Hope Haley shares personal stories, both her own and the stories of other women who have struggled to have children, as well as honest facts about the problem of infertility, to weave a sense of community while leading women who struggle with infertility from confusion to understanding, all with a foundation in scripture.  Each chapter is titled with a well-meaning, but thoughtless comment that the author heard during her own seven year struggle with infertility, and includes reflections and facts on that topic, as well as questions for discussion or individual thought.

In this inspiring study, Just Rise Up: A Call to Make Jesus Famous, author Sarah Francis Martin explores Psalm 145 to inspire women to do life differently by making Jesus famous in all aspects of life.  This book is a call to stop living a life of complacency and to begin living a life of true purpose and praise, rooted in a Kingdom perspective.  Ms Martin believes that each of us is designed uniquely, with a part to play in God's plan.  Through this book, she shows how to begin living God's agenda for our lives where our dreams and passions intersect.  Each bite-sized section includes journaling prompts and room for notes.

In Inseparable: Who I Am, Was, and Will Be in Christ, author Ashley Linne explores the book of Romans to answer to question: who does God say I am?  This book guides the reader through Bible study sections to discover the truths to be found in scripture and to challenge the reader to apply those truths to her own life.  The reader is encourages to look to Christ for approval and significance, rather than to the world.  The book includes relatable, real-life stories, and questions for personal reflection and development.  The author teaches practical methods of Bible study, and provides a roadmap for developing a Christ-based identity.

I received these books for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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