I cannot begin to tell you how much this book has impacted my life. Next to my Bible, this book has been a reference book for me since 1994, when the first edition came out. I have used this as a curriculum for 9 other women I've discipled, besides leading several Bible studies using this and then the Be Ye Transformed. Amazing precepts that answered my question of "How do I know if I'm "walking, praying, etc. in the Spirit or in the flesh?" Nancy's 4 step prayer has been something I literally pray daily, sometimes "moment by moment" as the need requires! On my drive to church or to anywhere, I pray this prayer to seek forgiveness for anything that has "clogged my vessel" and give that over to God and pray for the Holy Spirit to be freely flowing through my life, and then replace any untruths with truths from Scripture! When I first got a hold of this book, I was in an abusive marriage with 2 babies. I had married for life, but everything told me to get out! Nancy & God showed me a "more excellent way!" You'll have to buy the book to find out all the truths of that most excellent way, but it did save my marriage and my husband stopped abusing me! God is so awesome when we trust Him and His promises!! Not saying everyone should stay in an abusive relationship, but through the Holy Spirit, God guided me and God knew that my husband would change. We don't know those things, only God does, so we have to be guided "moment by moment" by His Holy Spirit!!! Thank you so much, Nancy, for allowing God to use you. I love all your books! Faith in the Night Seasons was also a very personal encouragement and life changer for me!
I amost never write a book review, but this is the best book I have ever read on Christian walk and how to live my faith in everyday circumstances. I actually bought this book to conquer a long-lingering unforgiveness and it's also the best book on this topic, since Nancy shows you not only why but also how (in a very practical way) to live our forgiveness across all our human relationships, either in marriages, friendships or more casual relationships. I'm finally free again. A must-read for every Christian who is serious about his/her Christian walk.
I have read this book more than once and have taught classes on this subject using all the material and books. This book walked me through a divorce without bitterness and transformed my way of thinking. This book has taught me how to trust God and not self.. The scriptures have been outstanding and have such depth. Many people in South Africa are blown away by this book and we have had several courses on it. Eleanor
"...the greatest of these is love". This book explains God's kind of "agape" love and what real love looks like. It contains practical information to love more like God loves. It has positively affected everyone I know who has read it, including me.