Our ladies' small group Bible study meets in my home weekly. This book is a terrific guide for an intimate group study. Our group has grown closer and feels free to discuss personal issues of insecurity.
This book is not as involved as other Beth Moore studies I have done. We find it perfect for a summer study, as the weekly assignments are not as time consuming.
Although the 'big' book isn't required for this study, it is highly suggested that women read it before doing each section of the study. That book is also available in e-book form and at the public library.
So Long Insecurity, Group Experience Leader's Guide By Beth Moore. I read the book that this goes with (So long Insecurity), some time before I received the leadership guide and it is an excellent book! I was very pleased with it! So when the opportunity came up for me to review the leadership guide to this book it was something I jumped on right away! It took some time to be able to use it in a Bible study setting, but we did it! lol. It went over so well! There are so many things that woman think about themselves that just aren't true! Beth more does a great job of walking us through those things and teaching us the biblical truths about ourselves. This guide is easy to follow as well as really easy to use/plan! It is definitely a study you'd want to do with the ladies group at your church! I received so much positive feedback from this book and how insightful Beth Moore is into the lives of woman! I highly recommend people using this book and study guide to do a home group! Definitely won't be disappointed!!
I wanted to get together with a group of women and lead this study before I put together my review, but I wasn't able to do so. Because of that, I bought the book and the participant guide, and went through all three to compose this review. There is no DVD, which I think makes this study more accessible to some churches and study groups, and it is possible to do this study without either the participant's guides or the whole book. The scripture and excerpts provided definitely hold the whole study together.
I'm so insecure! It's sometimes viewed as the natural state of womanhood, to be insecure in who you are, and to underplay your relevance to a world that is determined to remind you of your inadequacies at every turn. The book, the leader's guide, and the participant's guide work together as a study that will change the way you look at yourself, particularly as a woman of God.
This study is not easy. It forces you to take a hard look at yourself, and to understand the distinct differences between what you see and what God sees in you. It's not a quick referent to the many times we are called children of God or heirs to the kingdom and how that should change our perspective; it is instead a deep dive into the root of insecurity in people, and the ways in which our responses and choices are subject to those foundations.
The leader's guide offers resources to anyone willing to take a group of women on a deep spiritual quest for the truths that resonate in the Word of God and speak to wounded souls about their worth. Proverbs 31:25, which says "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come." is the primary Scriptural reference, but the study takes everyone much further than a single verse. As a woman, reading through this study, I was reminded time and again that God wants me to be secure, that he is the source of my security, and that EVERY WOMAN can find her true security in him.
If you have a group of women that you can lead in Bible study, this one is a good one. Leading this study will definitely encourage you, and through it you can encourage, grow, and lead other women to the root of security - Jesus.
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