Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Book Review: 31 Verses to Write on Your Heart


Title:  31 Verses to Write on Your Heart
Author:  Liz Curtis Higgs
Genre:  Devotional/Bible Study
Publisher:  WaterBrook, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC
Number of Pages:  200
My Rating:  4/5

I have heard of Liz Curtis Higgs through the years but have never read any of her books until now. I was eager to do so, because my impression of her has been that she is a fun-loving, faithful sister in Christ, and I wondered if her writing would match my preconception. And it does.

Higgs is a prolific writer (over 30 titles, including her Bad Girls of the Bible series) as well as a professional speaker and Bible study teacher. You may have enjoyed her on stage during the Women of Faith, Women of Joy, and Extraordinary Women tours in both the United States or abroad. She is a wife, mother, and tabby cat shepherd currently living in Kentucky.

This book is down-to-earth, honest, and uplifting in its approach to scripture study and memorization. It is accurately described as a "daily devotional and a small-group Bible study" on the back cover and is suitable for individual or group use.  The readings are gentle but thought-provoking and are peppered with Higgs' personal experiences that help to bring the truths to life (not to mention tickle your funny bone).

There are 31 chapters, each focused on a well-known scripture verse and followed with a heartfelt, personal prayer and tips for memorizing scripture. There is also a study guide section with questions for each chapter that will assist the reader to dig deeper, both privately and in a group setting. A scripture verse reference listing for each chapter rounds out the book.

If you are a new believer in search of a treasure trove of meaningful scripture verses to learn and memorize, this book is a wonderful place to start. If you are an old saint with scripture verses already stored up in your heart, this book is a wonderful way to re-visit some favorites, dig a little deeper, and reignite your passion for memorization.

Disclaimer:  I received this book from www.bloggingforbooks.com in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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