Every now and then The Lord will bring something into your life that totally rocks your world. For me, Susie Larson's book 'Your Beautiful Purpose' did just that. I knew from the moment that I read the Table of Contents and wept, that the Holy Spirit wanted to do a deep work in me. That He did! Without fail, every chapter touched on a deep need, desire or struggle in my heart. Through Susie's practical stories, in depth scripture and probing questions God revealed His truth, His promises, His love and His grace to me in a fresh way. He has used this book to bring some much needed clarity and perspective into some areas of my life.
I have had the honor of meeting and becoming friends with Susie. She is 100% authentic, passionate, wise, kind, generous, humble, bold, faithful and loving. This book is a living testimony of the work that The Lord has done in and through her. She only leads the reader where she has been. I couldn't have asked for a better friend and mentor!
'Your Beautiful Purpose Book' and DVD are perfect for both individual and group study! It is a challenge and a call to rise up, become the woman God has called you to be and to walk out the purpose that He designed for you.
'Your Beautiful Purpose' is a MUST have resource for every woman trying to discover and fulfill the beautiful purpose that God has for them.
This is my first Susie Larson book and I am loving every chapter more and more. I've done many Bible studies, but this one has captured my attention, and I feel that these pages are speaking right to me...
The nice thing about this book is its versatility. It works fine as an individual study, with questions and prompts at the end of each chapter to help personalize the Biblical message for the individual reader. These questions could also be used as part of a Bible study group, and there is a companion DVD that would be even more appropriate for group use as well. I really like the addition of prayers at the end of each section. It's hard for me to really think of nice prayers, especially about the abstract, so the prayers in the sections helped me really focus my thoughts and reflections. I am planning on bringing this forward as a suggestion for our next book for my church's Moms' Bible Study.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary e-copy to facilitate this review.
"Your Beautiful Purpose" is an exceptional book. It was as if Susie took the questions of my heart and, with the Lord's direction, answered them with wisdom on these pages. Things I had struggled with for years were met with fresh revelation through the words of this book. Susie's vulnerability was refreshing. Thank you, Susie, for using your gifts so that we could be encouraged to find and use ours.
Deep, Important Encouragement from Seasoned Runner
January 9, 2013
Susie Larson's "Your Beautiful Purpose" thoughtfully and effectively pairs a Word-centered framework with personal anecdotes to help readers embrace their value and opportunities in God's Kingdom work. Susie is vulnerable and authentic while capturing the wonder of trusting Jesus. Her book will inspire and empower readers who feel stuck, confused or anxious to experience the adventure of following Jesus â€” whether it involves waiting, walking, resting or running in His ways!
The companion study provides a welcoming and meaningful atmosphere for Bible exploration and personal discovery. While affirming the reader's own sense of vision, Susie carefully guides us through a pursuit of understanding that doesn't allow our tendency toward seeking personal significance to eclipse God's call and timing.
Susie's urge to, "leverage this day to your advantage" will be spurring me to fully embrace my inheritance in Christ for many seasons to come!