What I have completed of the study is very good. Beth Moore is using different techniques than she has in the other studies I have done with her. It is great that her daughter Melissa has worked with her and has written part of this study. I am looking forward to completing it.
I am three weeks into this study and I am loving it. I get together with a group of women every week to watch the video and go over the homework, which is a nice way to do this.
Beth challenges us as usual, making us go beyond what we think we are capable of doing and understanding and I really like that. This study gives you options on your level of participation: if you want to just watch the videos you can, or you can also do the homework, or you can do the homework and read the extra writings by her daughter, or you can do all that plus write a few verses of the book of James every day until you have written the whole book. Or you can do all that AND memorize James! I am doing everything except memorizing the book and loving every minute.
This guide to Beth's teachings is a very rewarding effort. While it takes upwards of 45 minutes for each day's lessons, the understanding and insights gained are so worth the effort. People really enjoy doing it, expecting to grow in their faith! As a leader, people are asking for these kinds of studies--kinds that lead to indepth discussions and personal transformations.
I deeply appreciate all of Beth Moore's Bible studies and her member books are second to none. They provide understanding, challenges, great insight and introspection as Bible lessons are presented. I am studying "James: Mercy Triumphs" on my own and the member book is a great help and useful tool. I highly recommend this study with the use of the member book.