Saturday, June 29, 2013

Thirty Days of Bible Study for Busy Mamas: Colossians 3, By Pam Forster

Back Covers Reads:
"It’s not easy, getting into the Word when your house is full of little ones who need you twenty-four hours a day. But it’s essential. The goal of this book is to offer special encouragement and help to busy mothers who need the nourishment of God’s Word in their demanding lives. 30 Days of Bible Study for Busy Mamas: Colossians 3 will help you slow down and really study the Bible, even if you can only study for a few minutes at a time. Here is a simple but deep approach to Bible study, divided into five-minute portions that will leave you encouraged and excited as you discover that you can study the Bible, even when your house is full of children! So here’s the challenge: Set aside just five to ten minutes a day – even if it’s just one minute at a time – to study the Bible. This book will help!
Includes thirty days of Bible study directions in Colossians 3, plus extra sections like:
Ideas for marking in your Bible
How to make time for Bible study when you have small children
How to study more on your own after you finish the 30 days in Colossians 3This study started as a series of posts on Pam's Doorposts of Your House blog, where she discovered other busy mamas who were looking for simple but meaningful Bible study. If you aren't sure where to start, or if you don't think you have time for Bible study, this booklet will get you started!"

To start; I'm not a busy mama. I'm not even a mama (to the human variety that is...) But, I'm hesitant to do in-depth bible studies because sometimes it feels so over whelming. There is so much detail in the bible that you miss because you're just reading it, not studying it, so I decided to give this bible study book a chance. This is the very first bible study book I've ever worked through, so I can't really compare it on a scale to others, but I can talk about it from a 'new to bible study' point of view.
Pam Forster encourages busy moms to take just 5 minutes a day to study chapter Colossians 3. Though you spend 30 days on this one chapter, each day you focus on a different area. It's well written and once a week there is a catch-up day or if you are already caught up, there is an extra assignment to go deeper into the studies. And though I am not a busy mama, and I easily fit time into my schedule to spend with God,  Pam gives practical tips and ideas for working quiet Bible time into a busy life with rambunctious little ones. Though the study is in depth, this book is really helpful in breaking down Colossians 3. If you're like me, the idea of reading one chapter for the course of 30 days seems ridiculous! After 3 or 4 days you will have it down, right? Wrong, with this book looking at the chapter from different area focusing on different words used, it's amazing you realize and/or learn new things each day.
For more information check out check it out HERE  or check out Pam Forster and Doorposts Publishing official blog HERE.

In conclusion, as I said before it's written for "busy mamas" and I'm not one. This is also the first bible study book I've dealt with so I can't really compare...Out of five stars (for a from a non-busy mama) 3-1/2 to 4 stars.

The publisher provided me with a complimentary copy of the book through BookCrash in trade for an honest review.
Gabrielle W.
"The Lord directs the steps of a christian. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand." Psalms 37:23-24

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