A Look into the Life of Eve

I’ve talked briefly on my blog about faith and what I believe; my best friend Tess has a weekly series you can read to get your dose of faith from Always, S. I stumbled across Sue Allen, an author, and was so excited to have the opportunity to review her comprehensive Bible study guide, I Didn’t Want to Be That Girl!

As a woman I’ve struggled to find a Bible study that is applicable and relatable; I always feel forced whenever I read the generic studies and the lessons are hard to navigate. I wanted a guide that I could apply my everyday life to and a guide I could learn from.

“Eve lived in paradise. She lived in a carefree, pain-free, sorrow-free world. She lived in Eden, a play synonymous with perfection, in fellowship with her Creator, God, and her husband, Adam. This girl appears to have had everything, and yet it was not enough. As humans, we have looked at Eve and forever labeled her with her infamous sin. However, God looks at Eve and sees her as His bride.”

This complete 8 week Bible study focuses on Eve’s life and effectively and gracefully studies holiness, insecurity, forgiveness, and a plethora of other topics. I love how independent the study quickly became for me; I used the spaces provided in the book to answer Allen’s thought-provoking questions and put my personal experiences down on paper.

I’ve never been outspoken about my faith or what I believe; in truth its taken me a while to even form a complete sentence that explains how I feel about God. This study really allowed me to come to terms with what I believe. Allen’s writing is conversational, pure, and kind. I found myself nodding many times in agreement, like I was having a conversation face to face! I also love how Allen uses her own personal testimony to propel us through the guide, acting as a true friend and holding our hand along the way.

God is confusing. Really, He is. He is complex, overwhelming, abundant. I could never really pinpoint what He meant to me. Whether you are a woman who is struggling to find her path in faith or a woman who is set in her walk with God, this guide is for you. No matter where you stand in your journey, this guide will profoundly change you.

With my whole heart I recommend giving this guide a try. You won’t regret it.

I Didn’t Want to Be That Girl! can be found on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble. Click to learn more about the author.

 

 

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  • Sue Allen

    Thank you so much for sharing Savannah! May God bless you as your faith grows deeper & deeper.

  • Carolina Ines

    I just received this in the mail this morning (yes I ordered it right after reading your post and I’m currently at school but amazon notified me it was delivered!!), and I can’t wait to start it. After reading your post, I knew I had to at least give it a shot. I was raised Catholic and although I feel like my relationship with God is stronger than it’s ever been, I’ve never been a fan of going to church. I don’t have the attention span for it. I don’t know why I can’t sit still for an hour and listen to the priest, while I can sit in class for an hour to three hours and memorize the majority of the lecture (I guess taking notes, depending on good grades, having snacks, and being able to check my phone when I’m bored help…). I’m really hoping this book helps me counteract what I’m missing at church and learning more about my faith. Do you have any other books like this to recommend??

    Lina @ http://www.thelovelylina.com

    • Savannah Ward

      Hey Lina! Thank you so, SO much for commenting. I’m so glad you decided to give this a try! I am right there with you on church-going girl, its the hardest thing in the world for me. My parents have always told me that not going to church doesn’t make you any less to God and doesn’t make your relationship less. Although I don’t have any book ideas to recommend off of the top of my head, a great book I’ve read that truly changed my life and is related to a journey in faith was Eat Pray Love. There are a lot of mixed reviews about it, but I read it during a time in my life where I was feeling really low and my relationship with God was put (way, waaaay) on the back burner. The book describes the author’s experience with faith and tells the story of her self discovery. I talked about it in another blog post as a book I think all girls could read. Also, I recommend shooting an email to the author of I Didn’t Want to Be That Girl, Sue Allen, and asking her for further book picks! You can contact her by visiting sueaallen.com — she is the SWEETEST lady and has the kindest heart.