I have done many different women's Bible studies throughout the years, and this is probably one of the best if not THE best study I've ever worked through. I'm about halfway through at this point, but I'm loving every minute. I'm doing this at home as a personal study, and so it can be used in a group setting but it also translates well for quiet time. I love the stories that Susie shares, and I also appreciate how deep she delves into the scripture. Often times with these types of studies you will get one or other, and sometimes you need both. This study offers just that!!
Wow - I am still going through this book. I take time to digest each chapter. It is extremely relevant and full of her experience wisdom in the Lord. One of my friends asked if I had written an excerpt she wrote because it sounded tailor-made for my current path! Thankful for God giving Susie this talent for expression. Love her Morning and Evening Blessings as well. My brother had been sending those to me via Facebook to keep me encouraged.
I connected with Susie as soon as I started listening to her DVD. I know my Bible Study gals and I are going to continue loving this book. The questions at the end of the chapters make it easy to complete while reading. Can't wait till her new one is available
We purchased these books for our women's bible study. The book is easily read and understood. There are 2 kinds of questions at the end of each chapter - the Study Questions that are more personal in nature are helpful to 'dig deeper' into scripture in your personal 'alone' time with God. The Discussion Starters are a separate set of questions on the chapter. We choose questions from each 'list' to do each week as a group- choosing those that would be good to discuss in the group. Susie shares her personal 'struggles' in her life and writes how God can heal us of the past and still has a purpose for each of us. She uses scripture throughout the book. Although from the title and in much of the book as a whole she writes about a 'certain' beautiful purpose God has for each of us in life, Susie stresses to not forget the 'daily purpose' we have in Christ. One can apply the truths of this book to every day life as well. I would highly encourage you purchase Susie's DVD that goes along with this book. It enhances the book 100% as you listen to each half hour session that covers 2 chapters at a time. (One little humorous note: the one who did her video should take a course in where to point the camera and learn what doesn't work...we ignored these strange shots. ;) ) We do a chapter a week and show the DVD every other week, to cover the next 2 chapters. We do not study the book as she suggests. This book as we study it will take about 14 weeks. Since we have a few new Christians that are just learning about God's plan for them and learning the Word this book is a good study for them, as well as someone like me who has known God for 48 years. Everyone can glean from the truths Susie presents in this book.