Sure the title may sound overwhelming or stuffy as I recently learned while trying to tell family about it but it speaks truth and knowledge to my heart and soul. Nevertheless, there were positive elements and I think it could be a helpful book for muliple demographics. Already there are several women in my life I know would find it encouraging to their faith. As a devotional, as a prompt for meditation -- each chapter addresses an attribute of God or the reality of His presence in our lives. I have to seek harder and spend more time pursuing God.
I just read this book for the second time and realized this is one of my favorite books. In doing this it fe My reasoning for giving this book a low rating isn't to do with the content itself, but more so with the the title and its implications. This boon is very short and feels very watered-down, almost as if the author is saying what she thinks people want her to say. Have you assumed that studying the attributes of God is for seminary students only? Why we need to know what theology is and how to apply it to our lives. While there is no content specifically for women, I believe the title was chosen to encourage women that theology is not above them. I get the impression from this book that the big tough theology questions should be left to men.
Part 2: Who Is Our God? The first section discusses the meaning of theology and faith and how they are related. This book is an excellent primer to whet one's appetite for further study. But God had a different path for us to travel, and we seemed thwarted at every turn in our attempts to make it happen. I have been in a weird funk since I came back home from school. Draw ne This boon is very short and feels very watered-down, almost as if the author is saying what she thinks people want her to say. This is a great book for women who want an intro to the study of God and how this knowledge can be lived out practically. If so-if you've ever thought theology was too deep, too impractical, or too irrelevant for your life as a woman-this book is for you.
The second section, which I think of as the heart of the book, looks at the roles of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in our lives. I also finished this book confused as to what in the world it had to do with women. Oh, how I need to remember, refocus, and abide in the Lord! The five loaves and two fish fed five thousand plus, and then they had twelve baskets left over. However, I understand she was targeting women because women desperately need to know their theology but are typically too busy, too overwhelmed, or too afraid to try. I would recommend it as a starter book for girls I know who are desiring to know God better, read His Word this book is backed up with plenty of scripture , and desire to connect faith and practical life. Then I ran into another elder and his wife.
However, I understand she was targeting women because women desperately need to know their theology but are typically too busy, too overwhelmed, or too afraid to try. Stuff like faith and gaining a right knowledge of God as the foundation for wise daily living. However, some of the depth the author goes into is deeper than can be adequately explained in a book this length. Humbly using examples from her own life, Alsup goes on to challenge women to examine whether our responses in daily life reflect what we know to be true of God in Scripture. No book about the Bible or about the character of Christ is as good of a resource as the Bible itself is, but this is a good encouragement nonetheless. Not making me feeling inferior but capable of digesting big hard biblical truths that pierce and renew my mind.
This book is for the new Christian that is trying to understand her new faith. For Christian women who are more established in biblical theology, I would either look for something a little more in depth or be sure to use the book and the modifiable discussion questions as a jumping-off point for deeper discussion. It is helpful in making connections between daily life and theology. She asks: What enables one man to face open-heart surgery with calm assurance, while another man is devastated because his car transmission needs to be overhauled? Studying theology which basically means the study of God is not just for seminary students, pastors, or the men in our lives, it is practical for every Christian who desires to know Christ and have wisdom and discernment to walk it out in our lives. She also adds a section on communication with God. So what if I already knew it, I needed a reminder. I desperately need to read this again; it was that good.
The author grounds each concept in scriptural references and uses a variety of translations and word studies to help solidify the profundity of God's word. While there was no new content to me, the author does a great job of presenting truths I already know and reminding me why they are important. We are great fans of Louis Berkhof, John Calvin, St. The language of the book is straight forward and easy to read, perfect for a new Christian. Am I not smart enough to understand deeper theological books and simply I would like to clarify that this is a great book for someone that is just learning about Theology. I get the impression from this book that the big tough theology questions should be left to men. I probably wouldn't have bought it if the pretty cover didn't give me happy feelings already, and Rebecca has already given it five stars in her review.
Most theological books are too heady and too geared after men. She then takes us by the hand and walks us through the ways we do this by accessing God and the exceedingly great power that is available to us through the Word and through prayer. For those who have been walking with the Lord for years and perhaps are already convinced of the value of theology, this book provides a means for refocusing on the basics of our walk with the Lord. If so-if you've ever thought theology was too deep, too impractical, o Have you ever wanted to understand the deep things of the Word but been put off by the intimidating vocabulary of theologians? The trials now, this entire pruning process, are a good thing. I also appreciated the way in which Alsup heavily relied on Scripture throughout the book, showing integrity in handling the Word of God and doing her best to avoid misinterpretation.
In time, I met my husband, Andy, whom God would use to continue to change my life. As the time approached for us to move to Seattle with still no job on the horizon, I came into Sunday evening worship at our rural southern church ready to throw in the towel. I hear from so many women who have been taught or think that spiritual truths can only be gleaned by trained professionals so they don't need to bother with Bible reading. As author Wendy Alsup explores fundamental theological issues you've always wondered about-minus the daunting vocabulary and complex sentence structure of academic tomes-she brings them into real life… into your world… and reveals the heart of true theology. Alsup is free with referencing Scripture, not just giving chapter and verse, but also quoting at length the relevant passages. That is definitely something to appreciate about this book admist all of the watered down books out there. Appropriating What You Believe 5.