The Shelter of God's Promises: A book reviewWednesday, January 29, 2014
I have been greatly blessed to be part of a small group of women who meet weekly (yes weekly) to study God's word through different books and hold each other accountable to personal goals. (I promise to write more on this in the future, just not right now)
Last year, we worked our way through Sheila Walsh's The Shelter of God's Promises. I was excited to start this study because I love Walsh's children's devotionals. So I figured her adult study would be great also.
My expectation was met.
This is set up as a ten week study with a weekly video. It is certainly designed for a group study, but I think, if you wanted to, you could do it alone, or even with a group of ladies online.
In the book, Walsh has each week organized by day. The week always starts with the group study time, where you watch her video. Each video is full of her encouragement to know God's promises to his people and then to trust those promises as you are one of His. She uses her own life experiences with each promise as she guides you through God's word. The next rest of the week, consists of four days of personal study. This is where you really dig into scripture and your own thoughts to fully see God's promise to you.
I would say that each day you work on your personal study, you will spend about twenty or thirty minutes. Which is a nice little bit of time for a busy mom, but not so much that you can't pull through. Of course you could spend more time, as there are many times to dig deeper and search more if you feel inclined. But over all I think this is a great study for busy moms and women because Walsh is very aware that your time is already in high demand. (She has the group study day broken down into minute increments so you can plan accordingly)
These are the promises that Walsh covers in the ten week study:
- The Promise of Jesus (Ex 33:21-22)
- The Promise of Provision (Phil 4:19)
- The Promise of Peace (John 14:27)
- The Promise of Confidence (Romans 8:28)
- The Promise of Love (Romans 8:38-39)
- The Promise of Grace (2 Cor 12:9)
- The Promise of Hope (Hebrews 13:5-6)
- The Promise of Strength (John 16:33)
- The Promise of More (Matt 7:7-8)
- The Promise of Home (John 14:2)