Beth has done it again!! For all Beth fans, she will not let you down with this book. This book talks about when you are down and can't seem to get away from your sadness. She teaches us how to reach out to God and work on ourselves and our faith to become out of the darkness and into the light. Each chapter covers subjects with bible backup and questions for you to work on. This is a book that you will need to take your time with. It is not a book that you will sit down and read from cover to cover. To get the most out of the book you will need to read, pray, think and journal to get the most out of the book.
This is a great book for anyone that is depressed or knows of someone going through depression. It is a self help book with putting God and your faith first.
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Get Out Of That Pit is exactly what the title says. This book will help you get out of whatever pit you find yourself in. Beth Moore discusses four different ways we find ourselves in pits, and biblical ways to get out of them.
This is the second book I've read by Beth Moore. The first one was Breaking Free, which was also good.
Beth Moore has a no-nonsense approach and spunky writing style. It's as if she is sitting with you over a cup of coffee. She is a good bible teacher and story teller. She describes her own mistakes with humor, transparency and humility. She understands what it's like to be stuck in a pit or valley, which is why she is passionate about helping others.
If you are going through a difficult time and find yourself stuck, Get Out Of That Pit will inspire, encourage and help you.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
If you are looking for practical ways to get out of a "pit" you are currently in, this is the book for you. I've spent seasons feeling sorry for myself due to various circumstances. This is not a healthy way to live. Beth Moore gives three steps straight from the Bible to help her readers out.
1. CRY OUT
Reading this book will give you specific things to de when you are in a pit and need help getting out of it!
I am thankful for her words and God's promises that she has shared with me.
*I received this book in exchange for my review. Opinions are mine.*
Have you ever found yourself in a pit? Literally or figuratively; I suppose both are possible. I've never been in a literal pit, unless you count the time I backed Doug's truck into a ditch.... But that's a whole different post!
I have been in my share of emotional pits. We're not just talking down in the dumps, feeling sorry for myself pits. We're talking hopelessly, depressingly STUCK with no idea how to get out. Sometimes I don't know how I even got there, let alone how to get out.
Beth Moore is a Bible teacher and author of many books (really good ones at that!). I just re-read her book "Get out of that Pit" which was re-released for its 10th anniversary. I was reminded that there are are several ways to know that you're not just stuck in a rut, but that you are IN a pit.
Do you feel stuck? Just plain ol' stuck. Like you just can't get motivated? Then you might be in a pit. If you've ever been in a mud-hole or even a deep pile of snow, you KNOW what it's like to be stuck. I have literally pulled off a shoe walking through the mud. I'm sure as a kid I've lost many a boot to Michigan winters as well!
Do you feel like you've lost your vision? You know, "the thing" that used to get you out of bed every morning? Well, you might be in a pit.
So how did you and I get into our pits? Beth Moore tells us there are 3 ways to get into our pits:
First of all, you can get thrown in. Think of Joseph in the Bible. His brothers threw him into a literal pit and left him for dead! How can you or I get thrown in? Think of abuse as a child. Or maybe being abandoned by a spouse, leaving you a single parent. Maybe, like me, you've been diagnosed with an incurable disease.
Secondly, you can slide into a pit. Maybe you never really meant for that "friendship" with the opposite sex to go there...it was supposed to be just harmless flirting.
Third, you can jump right into your pit, Yup. Feet first, head first, whichever, you just jump. Think of David in the Bible. He saw Bathsheba, he lusted after her, and he slept with her, even thought he KNEW she was married. Then he had her husband murdered. Pretty big pit there if you ask me. Maybe you've never had an affair or killed anyone. Maybe you have; who am I to judge? You may also be a recovering addict; 10 years sober. And you decide to have just one drink to celebrate. To prove to yourself that you can do it. The next thing you know you're totally wasted and have just become a pit-dweller.
But just like most stories in the Bible, there is HOPE! Our God will not leave us in the pit if we ask for help.
"I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet upon a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord." Psalm 40:1-3
Beloved, God loves you SO much He will do and/or allow *anything*, and I mean ANYTHING to get your attention, and get you back on the road to Him. He loves us with a love difficult to understand. And God does not want us living in a pit. But we have to ask for His help.
Are you in a pit? Do you want out? Beth Moore gives us the way out in her book "Get out of that Pit". The answer is really quite simple: Cry out to God. Look back at the passage of Scripture... God will hear your cry!
From the back cover: "It is Beth's stirring message of the sheer hope, utter deliverance...and complete and glorious freedom of God."
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Get Out of That Pit, by Beth Moore, published by Thomas Nelson
Something in your life just isn't right. You go on, living your life as usual and believe that no one sees. But deep inside you know that your past pain, past decisions, past affronts are holding tightly to that part of you that has a hard time trusting anyone, even God.
Moore knows because she has lived it. God has delivered her not from just one pit, but many, and in this book, she shares some of the things that led her, and others, to the pit.
Using Psalm 40:1-3 she walks the reader through clear examples of what dwelling in a pit is all about. And she walks the reader right out of the pit.
This book was first published over 10 years ago, and the impact is as great now as it was then. As she focuses first on how someone ends up in the pit, she explains that some are thrown in, some slip in, and some jump right in.
Through it all, she gives examples from her own life and case studies of other people who have been in a pit that kept them from fully living the life God has for them. But she doesn't just leave the reader at "why" she offers three steps to get out of the pit you might find yourself in.
She is also careful to help readers understand that once you're out of the pit, it doesn't mean you won't go back in. With God's deliverance, there is also our part in making sure we do all we know to do to ensure that our futures are without pits.
Written with her characteristic sense of humor, you also feel the depth of the pain she has experienced as she teaches the promises in Psalm 40 for deliverance out of the pit, for standing on a rock, and for having a heart full of a new song of praise to God. All so others can see what God has done and so that they can trust the Lord.
In ten chapters, she offers story after story of deliverance. But she doesn't stop there. She then gives the readers a week of daily prayers to help them get out of their own pit. Following the prayers, she offers a Discovery Guide for each chapter, with study questions and personal applications which would be good for personal or group study.
This is a solid teaching on God's power to deliver, and the hope the author lives with, the hope she yearns for others to have. It is well worth the read.