I am very impressed by this book and DVD series. Our women’s Bible study group is currently using it at church. It has generated a lot of excitement.
Right away, the author caught my attention with the question: “Am I changed because of Jesus?” Since I accepted Christ as my Savior 36 years ago and I have posed that question to myself in many different ways. Yes, I changed, but as much as I should have? Has it been a lasting, growing change? If I am changed, why do I struggle with some of the same things I did even as a child? Why don’t’ I have the abundant life He promised me? It isn’t my fault I don’t possess this because all His promises are true.
Ms. Unice covers all these things. She doesn’t stab at you with truths by harshly pointing out your problems. One of my favorite things about this series is how she gently prods, directs, and helps you uncover what areas of your life you need to change. Some of those areas you may not even be aware of. She looks at 6 issues: control, insecurity, comparison, fear, anger, and unforgiveness. These seem to be ones that we have a tendency to cover up or excuse in our lives. This only makes matters worse!
Even though the author is a professional counselor, she is very transparent and open about her struggles with these issues in her life. I think her profession adds greatly to how the book is able to reach into your life and the way she approaches the study making it feel very personal.
Each chapter includes a prayer time, quizzes, a journaling/self-examination worksheet, and discussion questions for your group. These are wonderful tools that enable you and the Lord to take a hard look at what is really going on in your life.
I loved the DVD. There are 6 sessions. The first part of each session has a woman openly sharing her problems in the area being studied. This is followed by Nicole teaching using Scripture, personal stories and examples from God’s Word. It is all very relaxed and personal.
Truly, this book can make difference in your life. A wonderful and powerful study and guide to overcoming the problems that hinder you.
I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255


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