"What in the world is God up to?" It's a question we all sometimes ask, especially in times of discouragement, suffering, and sorrow--when it's not as easy to see God's involvement in our lives. Yet, His hand is always there, enlisting every circumstance, relationship, event, and choice we make to help transform us to the image of Jesus, His Son. "And like the artisans of old," writes Fran Sciacca, "God's methods necessitate pain, the removal of what we cling to, and great amounts of time and patience." In this book you'll see how God shaped the lives of a variety of biblical figures. Ideal for personal or small-group study, this book will help you discern and embrace what God is doing in your life. And while the process may prove difficult and painful, it is the only pathway to spiritual growth of the most profound kind.
In this topical Bible studys 10 lessons, youll study how God shaped the lives of biblical figures and learn how He personally shapes you using the circumstances and people in your life. Discover the roles you and the Holy Spirit play in spiritual transformationand the importance of Scripture memory, prayer, and spiritual disciplines in becoming more like Jesus.
Fran Sciacca is currently the Director and Lead Teacher for Hands of Hur a unique Bible-teaching ministry whose vision and mission is to revitalize and strengthen existing Christian ministries. Fran is a veteran Bible teacher and author. He is a graduate of Denver Seminary and has taught Bible for over 25 years. As a writer Fran has authored over 30 Bible studies and books and has won three Gold Medallion Book Awards for his writing. He has been featured numerous times on the Focus on the Family radio show and his "A Message to Teens" is one of Focus on the Family's top 25 messages of all time. Fran has addressed audiences of all ages in the Southeast Atlantic seaboard and Colorado as well as Guatemala and Manila. He is a sought-after speaker for church and parachurch events including retreats and collegiate conferences. His unique blend of humor scholarship and passion for application creates a learning environment that is contagious and transforming. Fran and his wife Jill make their home in Birmingham Alabama. They are the parents of four married children and four grandchildren.