Believing God's workbook was outstanding for me. Listening to her DVD's --Awesome.I could feel her sweet Holy Spirit throughout the 10 week book study. PlEASE DO BOTH. You will learn more by listening, writing and group discussion. Praise God!!!!
We have loved "A Woman's Heart", "To Live is Christ" and "A Heart Like His"...they were life changing and so well done!! But sadly I had to reschedule our Bible study and returned this one. Perhaps because it's topical rather than inductive (as most of hers are) that she takes extreme liberties and definitely gets off the path. For example, in the first video she says "did you know you can rebuke the devil and get in his face"... citing the passage in James which says "resist the devil and he will flee".... (big difference between resisting and rebuking or 'getting in his face'). We know that the scripture says that "even the archangel Michael wouldn't dare bring a reviling accusation against the devil...". You can choose to believe in something, but that doesn't make it so. If what we are 'believing God for' is our own desire and not what He has laid out in His word, then it can be just wishful thinking, and God is under no obligation to respond. It appears the humility is gone in this study and there is less devotion to context than that which has characterized her books. She has some incredible stuff, but this is not one of them.
This was the very first workbook I had done of Beth Moore's and it was POSITIVELY LIFE CHANGING. Since then, I have been led to do 4 more of her studies, 3 of which I've done on my own (without a study group). I've always known that believing in God and BELIEVING God were somewhat different; this workbook drives that message home with Biblical accuracy. If you love to "do the homework" and search the scriptures for yourself, don't just get the book - get the WORKBOOK!