I like his study book it a great book for studing the bible. I enjoy reading charles stanley book his way of looking at the bible is easy and understandable and simple and enjoyable so you get so much out of the bible and understand it much better than reading on your own
Our adult Bible study group has just completed the first chapter of this book and feels it will be a valuable asset in our study of God's purpose for our lives. After discussing the first chapter, comments were made to the effect, "I'm looking forward to the rest of this book", and "This material really makes me think".
I've used many different published studies, this one is near the top of the list, if not the top. When I ordered, I wasn't sure if it would be "meaty". In the past I've appreciated Dr Stanley and rationalized this could be passed on to another, if I found it elementary. He uses alot of scripture references that support principles. Each chapter usually has a Bible story where principle is seen. He is very encouraging, causes me to ponder/mediatate, study is put together well. Other studies may have half the content (being generous) and cost more. I believe everyone can benefit from using this.
Dr. Stanley has captured a recipe for enjoying the life that God has given us. The 30 principle are practical, informative, and stirring. Following these principles will cause you to grow in Christ and enjoy the process.I pastor a small church in Southwest Washington State, and have enjoyed Dr. Stanley for many years.