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Monday, January 30, 2012

Thomas Nelson Review: STUCK Bible Study by Jennie Allen

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Jennie Allen put together his DVD-Based study because she experiences times in her own life when she becomes stuck. Outside, she was smiling and calm while inside battles raged. The study is principally for women but could also work for men. I would strongly advise separate studies in small groups.

The materials I received to evaluate didn't include the DVD, so I can't tell you anything about it. But I can tell you that this first chapter I did get for review is good. It would be fantastic for a women's group. There's only a couple of things to really consider before starting: complete trust in the women you meet with and complete honesty in your answers.

Don't worry about offending God. He already knows everything you think about, and He understands. Not necessarily condones, but definitely understands.

I love this quote from the study guide: "There is a tension that we feel. Most of us know we are stuck and imperfect, broken. But focusing on the reality of our brokenness usually brings about one of two disconcerting responses: we either run to the dark place of rebellion or to the seemingly safe place of covering it up. Shame follows us to both places."

Been there, done that. Wore out the T-shirt and bought another one. I can't tell you how many times I've run to the dark place or the seemingly safe place. Neither place is comfortable.

What a wonderful thing it would be to go through this study and work through the broken spots to the freeing place where His love is, don't you think?