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.