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Get Out of That Pit!: Straight Talk about God's Deliverance

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  4,385 ratings  ·  213 reviews
What happens when we invite God's Power into our pain
From her first breath of fresh air beyond the pit, it has never been enough for Beth Moore to be free. This author and teacher who's opened the riches of Scripture to millions has longed for you to be free as well. To know the Love and Presence that are better than life--and the power of God's Word that defies all darkne
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Hardcover, 249 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Integrity Publishers
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Lauren
You should read this. I loved this book. I really didn't want to. I did not want to be just another mainstream Christian Beth Moore fan but alas, I did love it. For some reason, God keeps sending me things that I need to hear. He's kind of good like that. Most of the book is about recognizing when you're in a pit and the three ways you get in them; being pushed in, falling in and diving in. Just like Beth, I have been in several forms of pits of varying sizes and for various reasons. The most in ...more
Kait
This book was ok. I mean, she has a lot of good things to say, but I found it a little too "Christian", meaning that she used a lot of "Christian" language, and maybe not so much "real life" language. It's not bad, but it will certainly only speak to a certain crowd.

I found it hard to think of my circumstances as a "pit". I preferred the imagery in "Your God is Too Safe" by Mark Buchanon better (for my life/experiences). I did, however, like the imagery of thinking of your life's soundtrack - wh
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Kristin
The bottom line that hit me was: "if you are a confirmed pit-jumper, you’ve probably got a pretty serious authority problem over all. Forgive my amateur psychology, but my guess is that your primary authority figure was or is either a wimp or a fraud. God is neither."

Beth repeated: "So much of our propensity toward pit-jumping springs from the fact that somewhere down deep inside, we just don’t trust God. We think He’s like all the others who have cheated or betrayed us."

I loved the scripture pr
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Julie - Book Hooked Blog
I love Beth Moore and I loved this book. She has a very personable tone in all of her books and you really feel like she is sitting there talking to you. I've always struggled with depression and this book really helped me out of a low place.
Heather
I listened to this book on audio and that was MUCH BETTER.
It's a lot easier to listen to Beth Moore speak than to read her ideas in book form. She often starts out with an analogy that meanders for a while before it is concluded in an understandable fashion. Once it's all "tied up," I get it and say, "Oh, okay." But sometimes during the reading, I get lost as to where the heck she's going. It's like getting led around blind-folded.
It's much easier to hear her present her ideas to an audience a
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gina
An excellent audiobook for those of us who are seeking ways out of depression beyond just taking a pill. I like Moore's descriptions of pits, how we get there and how to get out. I'd love to see her do more on this series with books just about one type of pit. It is always encouraging to hear of other peoples struggles as well and not only does more talk about other peoples but also her own. There's so much to cover on these topics that this book really is just an intro to each type of pit to ge ...more
Mirya
Jul 01, 2010 Mirya rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All Christians
Recommended to Mirya by: Beth Moore
Shelves: inspiration
I had a very hard time putting this book down. Honestly, I didn't think I was in the pit. That is until I read and meditated on this book. The only reason I got this book was because it was Beth Moore's latest and I got it at one of her conferences.

I've learned a lot by evaluating my life, even if you don't think you have a problem. Everything might be going grand, you still have to ask God if you are walking on his path and not headed for the pit straight head that Satan has dug for you to fal
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Talia
I appreciate Beth's message of God's deliverance out of pits. She does a great job describing the different ways people get into spiritual and physical pits, as well as how that affects our lives. She's very straightforward on how people around us can help and support us, but God is the only one who can fully deliver us from the pits permanently. My only issue with the book is that I believe when God heals someone, He does so fully and doesn't leave us limping and crippled. We have fully healed ...more
Molly
I enjoyed this book, but I enjoyed the author even more. Surprisingly, I have never read a Beth Moore book until now. While I like the book, I really liked her flavor and the way she came across. She is very real, personal and oddly, even though I don't know her I felt loved by her. Maybe it's just a girly female thing, but I feel that way with Liz Curtiss Higgs as well and I love reading her stuff. Beth Moore really does make you feel like you are having a great deep chat with a friend who like ...more
Amanda
Get Out of That Pit! is a book about the "pits" of life, how we get into them, and how we can get out through the power of God. The chapters on how we get into pits - we can be pushed in by someone else, fall in unintentionally, or jump in fully knowing what we are doing - were golden. I found the rest of the book to be just ok. Moore's tone is very conversational with a lot of anecdotes, and that's just not my style.
Hunter
I borrowed this book from a friend. It's very inspiring, especially when you're going through a difficult time. Or if you're in a FUNK. (Of course Moore writes for the ladies). She has such an honest writing style that has a way of penetrating to the core.
Kathy Bowling
I love how real Beth Moore is. She doesn't pretend to have already arrived. And that makes her testimony all the more inspiring. We all live in pits and encourage each other to make homes in them. Instead, the Lord wants something more for us and from us.
Rae Wright
Written with the beloved Psalm of deliverance from the pit.
Psalm 40:1-3

"1 I waited patiently for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
3 He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
and put their trust in him"

One of the best books I have read in a long time, Beth Moore, much like Joyce Meyer, shares from her own personal life
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Jessica
This is my first Beth Moore book, and I love her. That probably sounds ridiculous, and it might be, but she seriously had me from the beginning. Part of it might be that she reminds me of my small group leader from college, but I think part of it is just that she's so stinkin' likable. She writes to the reader as if she knows and cares about each person individually. Obviously she doesn't know every reader, but I think that her audience is very dear to her heart and that she truly does care. Her ...more
KDNH
Goodness knows we’ve all been in pits before and wondered how we get ourselves out of them. This message is certainly good and helpful in times like those. I didn’t pick this book up now because I’m currently struggling in a pit, rather I love Beth Moore’s teaching (and if you’ve been following this blog, are well aware of that fact) and I had this in my pile at home. Time to get through these books and either swap them on PaperBackSwap or give away to those who want to read them. I don’t keep b ...more
L8blmr
I enjoy reading a wide variety of books, especially when a family member recommends one they particularly liked. This one was passed on to me by my son, despite the fact that Moore's target readers are women. That didn't bother him! Moore writes with a combination of humor, self-deprecation, Scripture, experience and compassion. I am well familiar with pits, and I liked Moore's spin on them, how we get there and, of course, how to get out.
Thomas R. Winscher
Fantastic

This book and author are both amazing. Beth takes a real life approach to the problems we all face and leaves a true freshness in your heart. This book is amazing, brilliant, and full of daily wisdom.

I truly believe the second read will be inspiring as well, then leaving me with the choice of which of her books to read next.

I recommend this book to anyone who breathes and can read. Awesome!
Brenda Yamaji
Perhaps it's been too long or I wasn't in the place to receive God's word through Beth Moore. She is one off favorite authors and I have read a handful of her books. I should probably go back an reread this book as I thinks heart is in the right place to understand and implement the godly guidance of a faithful woman that has seen her fair share of pits!
Scott Jones
Wonderful book!

I thought this book didn't apply to me, but boy was I wrong. Praise the Lord for His healing through the words of this book. "He brought me out of the mirey clay, He set me feet on the ROCK to stay." I no longer make my home in a pit. -Katie
Kate
Nov 03, 2007 Kate rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Absolutely Everyone!
Excellent, excellent, excellent!! This book is amazing. I finished it this morning and immediately wanted to read it again. I would recommend this book to EVERYONE, even if you're not "in a pit." It is so simple and straightforward. Beth Moore is a great author. She is funny and seriously captured my attention (which is a difficult task, considering that I mostly prefer fiction and rarely finish an educational, nonfiction type book).

Beth Moore has written down some profound yet simple truths in
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Betsy
The opening sentences on the book jacket had me hooked "What happens when we invite God's Power into our pain. From her first breath of fresh air beyond the pit, it has never been enough for Beth Moore to be free." I want to be free. I don't want this pain to cripple me and turn me into someone I don't know. The book was really enlightening. It brought me back to scripture time and time again. I didn't notice until I was done with the book that there are study questions in the back. So, that me ...more
Tara McCarrel
Pit

This is one of the best books I have ever read. It is so easily applied to anyone's life, no matter where your life is
Denise
Helpful ideas but hard to do. Beth is very insightful as always, but this was a hard book to apply to my life.
Adriel
Beth Moore is always great. This is about some of the "pits" that we get in to, whether voluntarily or not, and she talks about the reasons we end up in them, why God truly does not expect us to stay in them, and how we go about getting out - for good. i think it's good to have this book around for those times when we find ourselves, once again, in a familiar place where we often get stuck. i know i have my areas. Beth is always very focused on biblical teaching, which i appreciate because i don ...more
Torie
This book is for everyone in a pit or not. Great words of wisdom from an outstanding woman of God.
Dolly Smith
A must read for Christian maintenance; and a life preserver if you are in a pit!
Sarah Goodpasture
From a pit dweller, this book is an amazing help! Opened my eyes to a lot of things.
Beth Peninger
I love the way Beth Moore writes. She writes like she talks and so it makes her books easy to read because you feel like you are having coffee with a friend while discussing such deep and intense life issues. This book was SO good. Her straight talk about deliverance from life's pits was so right on, so God-driven that I soaked it all in. What I appreciate about Beth Moore is how she uses the word of God to preface and conclude her points and how she "de-mystifies" certain Christian behaviors, e ...more
Christy
As always, I think Beth Moore is infinately wise and adorable. She has such a cute way of saying things and her metaphores make me laugh. And yet, she has so much real backround knowledge about her topics and about the Bible and it's history. I feel I can trust her opinions and always learn a lot from her. This book is totally full of quotable Beth Mooreisms. I would still say, however, that I enjoyed the in depth study on the Psalms by her a lot better than a big look this that's topical and m ...more
Heather
The way that Beth Moore went about writing this book was amazing to me. It doesn't feel like other books out there that I've read about 'self-help', it feels like she's actually talking to you, which captured my attention more. It wasn't boring, it was very relational and I honestly feel that I stumbled upon the book at the right time. If you feel like you're stuck, read this. If you feel hopeless, read this. I believe God led me to this book at the right time. Just finished it tonight, looking ...more
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FROM THE AUTHOR'S WEB PAGE: Beth founded Living Proof Ministries in 1994 with the purpose of teaching women how to love and live on God’s Word. She has written numerous books and Bible studies, including Breaking Free, Believing God, and When Godly People Do Ungodly Things, that have been read by women of all ag
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