Monday, October 29, 2012

Pursuit of Proverbs 31 CWA review

by Amy Bayliss

"Yet even in the midst of wearing the Superwoman cape I echoed the questions that have plagued the hearts and minds of so many: Why can't I get it right? How can I find more time to get it all done? Why isn't God helping me?"

I love, no I ADORE, reading books and bible studies, but I will tell you that the topic of Proverbs 31 has always intimidated me and I know I'm not alone.  The Perfect Woman described there is unattainable (or so it seems).  That's why Amy's study really is a breath of fresh air!  She reminds us from the get-go that Only Christ can completely fulfill Scripture. He did so on the cross. That was His job. My job is to accept that and follow Him. We aren’t expected to be all that is written in Proverbs 31 and yet, in our imperfections we are still worth “more than rubies.”

I needed to hear that. Don't you?

This study is broken into ten chapters, and at the end of every chapter, Amy lists Focused Thoughts, Scripture for Memory, Essential (points made),  Useful, and a Bonus.  Each chapter takes Proverbs 31 and breaks it down into understandable, usable and attainable pieces of study.  I love Chapter 4's reminder that We should be praying for our husband daily. They face so many fleshly temptations and as their helpmate it is our responsibility to cover them in prayer and Chapter 6's directive that We must parent on purpose.  And, I'm a huge fan of saving money and resources, so Chapter 8 - Pocket Full of Resources just speaks to me.

So, if you're looking for a personal or group bible study, I wholeheartedly recommend "Pursuit of Proverbs 31"!!

AUTHOR BIO:  Amy Bayliss (then Amy Grant) began blogging in 2005. Since that time she has trail blazed through the blog scene co-founding and propelling online retreats like Homemaker’s Challenge, and her personal website: Cajun Joie de Vivre. She also brought to the table an innovative way for bloggers and their readers to connect by establishing online conferences and workshops through A Woman Inspired, HOTM Conferences, and DIY Ministry. She has been featured Woman’s Day Magazine, Inside Out Programming, and was the feature story and cover girl for CWO Magazine in August of 2008. Currently, she is a regular columnist or contributing writer to the following publications: Sisters in Bloom, RooMag by Candace Cameron Bure, The Better Mom, and A Martha Heart. Amy is the author of Pursuit of Proverbs 31 and Do It Yourself Online Ministry. She is now wife to Ryan and mom to four rambunctious boys that range in age from 18 months to 15 years. They reside in Cajun Country where they worship and serve under Healing Place Church.

I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.


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