Following God: Joseph--Beyond the Coat of Many Colors  -     By: Mary Murphy
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AMG Publishers / 2011 / Paperback

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Joseph Beyond the Coat of Many Colors is an interactive Bible study in the familiar Following God format that offers hope, encouragement, and practical answersto life s problems. As one of Jacob s twelve sons, Joseph is a blueprint for understanding blended families with broken and betrayed relationships. The study also serves as a leadership manual for churches and businesses; a handbook for employees and employers; a guidebook for resisting negative peer pressure and instituting moral purity, grace and forgiveness. Literally, it has something for everyone.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: AMG Publishers
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 11.00 X 8.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0899573339
ISBN-13: 9780899573335
Availability: In Stock
Series: Following God

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Publisher's Description

Perhaps more than any other biblical narrative, Joseph's life is a down-to-earth model for everyday relationships. Joseph was a lonely little boy--ignored by his brothers yet coddled by his parents. Feel his fear in the pit; follow his caravan to Egypt; stand with him on the slave auction block. You will experience his struggle for sexual purity, go with him to the dungeons of Egypt, rejoice in his rise to power, weep as he forgives the hurt and betrayal of his brothers.
This interactive workbook study will detail each aspect of Joseph's life and show readers how to relate it to their own temptations and struggles with envy, disappointment, betrayal, purity, power, and forgiveness--for to one degree or another, each of us is living a Joseph life.

Lesson headings:
You Don't Get to Choose Your Family
Taking Sibling Rivalry to New Heights
When Life is the Pits
I Didn't Apply for the Job
Walking by Faith--Again!
Life at the Top
The Real Test of Character
Joseph: The Real Deal

Author Bio

Mary Englund Murphy speaks at retreats, banquets, and special events. She is the author of the book Winning the Battle of the Bulge: It's Not Just about the Weight, endorsed by Dr. Kevin Lehman. Mary and her husband, Bill, make their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Bill pastors Calvary Bible Church.

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"Anointed. Superb. Outstanding. Exceptional. These are just a few of the words that come to mind as I give my wholehearted endorsement to Joseph: Beyond the Coat of Many Colors. Mary Englund Murphy's practical applications and insights into the life of Joseph and his family truly go beyond a multicolored garment. Not only did my church use this study in all of our small groups, I preached a twelve-week sermon series in conjunction with the book. You will not be disappointed as you delve into this study alone or in a group setting."

---Jim Garlow, Pastor, Skyline Church in La Mesa, California

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  1. Jonesboro, Georgia
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent study for personal or group use
    July 27, 2014
    Carole Jarvis
    Jonesboro, Georgia
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Joseph, Beyond the Coat of Many Colors, part of the Following God series by AMG Publishers, is an eight-week Bible study that takes an in-depth look at the life of Joseph, beginning with his ancestors, Abraham and Sarah. Each week's study is divided into five days and follows a specific time period or event in Joseph's life. All that is needed for the study is this workbook and your Bible. It also works well for either personal or group study. The Following God series is excellent, and Mary Englund Murphy's Joseph is no exception.

    Numerous books and studies have been written on the life of Joseph - so why this particular one? That's easy . . . Mary is a good teacher and communicator; she sends you straight to the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. But one thing I particularly like about this study, as well as all of the Following God series, is that it works well for both the mature believer and new Christian alike. These studies point us to God's Word so that we can apply its truths to our own lives.

    For someone who has grown up in the church, like me, the story of Joseph is very familiar. But through his humility, wisdom, willingness to extend forgiveness to those who harmed him, and acceptance of his small part in God's big picture, there is so much richness to be reminded of and continually apply to my daily life. This is something at which Mary excels. We all have to deal with life's trials, and this study gives a deeper understanding of how important my attitude is and how I can grow personally through these trials.

    Quotes really speak to me - they are quick to get my attention, make me think, and are easily remembered. These are just a few of my favorites from the workbook:

    "A half-truth is a whole lie."

    "Where would you be if God lost His patience with you?"

    "Becoming a good leader first requires becoming a good servant."

    "We don't always need to know God's purpose; we only need to know He has a purpose."

    "Let go of the past, walk in the present, let God hold the future."

    "When you say you can't forgive, you're saying your standard for forgiveness is higher than God's."

    Joseph, Beyond the Coat of Many Colors is a Bible study which will increase your understanding of a familiar story and from which you will grow spiritually. Highly recommended for personal or group use.

    Thank you to BookFun.org for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
  2. Illinois
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Very Interesting and Enlightening Bible Study
    February 1, 2014
    jacquiR
    Illinois
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Joseph's story and the "character" of Joseph have long been Biblical favorites. Mary Englund Murphy's study delves into the real story of Joseph's family--on one hand, dysfunction, deception, jealous rivalry, favoritism--on the other hand, restoration, faithfulness and the blessings of a great God. The author explores attitude, character, morality, forgiveness, success in life, and God's continual direction. Each scripture passage is explained with reference to the Biblical story as well as to our story. In the margins are key scriptures, main ideas, and motivating truths to apply to our lives and to point us to God's Word and to His unfailing direction. Everyone can glean encouragement and hope for the difficult times and trials in our lives. The study inspires us to live a life in trust and obedience, aware that God knows the end of our story, too, and He directs our life journey. I found this to be a most interesting and worthwhile study. I plan to keep it as a reference and to study it again. I received this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for an honest review.
  3. Bloomer, WI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Beyond the Coat of Many Colors is an indepth study
    December 10, 2013
    Blooming with Books
    Bloomer, WI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Joseph ~

    Beyond the Coat of Many Colors

    By Mary Englund Murphy

    Joseph Beyond the Coat of Many Colors is more than just a study of Joseph and his life. Starting with Abraham we are taken on a journey that brings us up to Joseph. Joseph and his brothers are directly affected by how Abraham, Issac, and Jacob manipulated to get what they wanted.

    We study Joseph and his brothers and we relate them to our daily life. Just as God didn't give up on on Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and his sons - He doesn't give up on us. We can use Joseph as an example of how to live a life that honors God because he exemplified Christ's life through his own.

    God sees beyond the outward aspects He sees beneath the mask. He knows our heart and He sees our true character. And we can use Joseph Beyond the Coat of Many Colors to help us grow and become whom He desires us to be.

    Often we see Joseph portrayed as someone bigger than life, but felt fear and betrayal. He was tempted and was punished for overcoming it. Through Joseph Beyond the Coat of Many Colors we can experience this and take strength from this in our own lives.

    I liked the activities in each lesson and the scripture readings from throughout the Bible - Old and New Testament. Each week is broken into 5 days and there are a total of 8 weeks. This study would work as either an individual study or a family/group study.

    I was provided a copy of this book by BookFun (dot) org and the author/publisher in exchange for my honest review.
  4. Georgia
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A great Bible Study
    November 2, 2013
    Donna
    Georgia
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is a wonderful Bible study that would be great for church groups or the individual reader. I love the story of Joseph and this study gives you more insight into his life and the trials he was able to overcome because of his faith.

    The study material is for five days a week for a period of eight weeks. The book has a lot of scripture verses to read and questions for the reader to ponder and see how the verses apply to your individual life and draw you closer to God. There is plenty of room to write your responses and make notes.

    This study can strengthen your faith, help you in times of trails and offer hope and encouragement.

    I recommend you read this Bible study.

    I received this book from bookfun.org for my honest opinion and review.
  5. Norfolk, NE
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Awesome Study
    October 30, 2013
    Shai
    Norfolk, NE
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Joseph Beyond the Coat of Many Colors is a fabulous bible study. It would work great as a group or individual study. Presented in eight weeks with study material five days each week, this study delves intensely into the life of Joseph. It also provides areas for the reader to ponder and apply the lesson in their own lives. I especially loved the Doctrine, Word study and Put Yourself in Their Shoes sections. The Doctrine provides scriptural references while the Word study enlightens the meanings behind words used throughout the scriptures. Finally, the Put Yourself In Their Shoes section allows the reader to think and use the material in their own life. There are personal questions that take the history of Joseph out of a storytelling format and into current, real life principles. At the end of each week's study material is a prayer to help apply what has been taught throughout that week's homework. This study is substantial for the schooled believer, but not overwhelming to a new believer. Whether new to Christianity or a seasoned believer, this book will enhance and edify the reader to new levels. I would absolutely recommend this book. I received this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
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