Thursday, July 27, 2017

Book Review - Drawn in Bible Study: Esther by Eugene H. Peterson

Book Synopsis
An unlikely queen. A murderous enemy. A miraculous turnaround. The story of Esther is breathtaking. Through study, coloring, and conversation, discover how to find your voice and grow your faith during times of trouble.

Deepen your friendships as you gather around Scripture for coloring and conversation. Drawn In offers simple four-week Bible studies—perfect for groups or personal devotions. Coloring quiets your heart and mind so you can enter fully into Scripture’s stories. The Bible’s passion and personality come through in The Message, surprising new and old Bible readers alike. Discover the delight of being Drawn In.

My Review
Drawn in Bible Story:  Esther tells the Bible story of Esther, the brave queen who became a hero to the Jewish people by stopping a massacre.  Her story is the basis of Purim. 

This is a unique format book.  It is in four parts, designed to be studied on four different occasions.  It works just as well as a personal Bible study as it does for a group study. 

Each section includes the Bible story, questions for journaling or discussion, and some lovely pages to color.  For instance, section one includes four full pages to color related to the story.  The coloring pages are detailed, and will allow time for contemplation as you color.

The writing in this book is wonderful, and the author engages readers with thought provoking questions.

The coloring pages have text on the back, so coloring will need to be done with pencils, not markers.  The book does not lay open readily for coloring.  

I think it would be a wonderful experience to go through this book in four weekly sessions with a group.  The questions and coloring activities would be perfect learning activities to share in a Sunday School class or women's fellowship group.

I received a copy of this book from Tyndale.

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