The women's study group that I am a part of at my church started studying this book last fall. Beth Moore is one of the few people who can write suchThe women's study group that I am a part of at my church started studying this book last fall. Beth Moore is one of the few people who can write such a lengthy book on four lines of scripture, Isaiah 61:1-4. The first section is a brief historical overview of the kings of Israel and the different captivities of the Israelites. Then Ms. Moore leads you through a study about the obstacles that keep us from knowing God as we should and summarizes some of the benefits of knowing God more deeply. Then you move into the heart of the work - breaking free of those things that prevent you from living a victorious Christian life - be it a heart hardened by loss or betrayal, pride, idolatry, or prayerlessness. Overcoming a stronghold can be an emotional and lengthy work. This portion of the book created in each of us the desire to share the personal struggles we have had in the past as well as current struggles. I feel confident to say that this study has brought us all closer to God as well as each other.
I have heard video of Beth Moore giving her life testimony. It is obvious that she writes from her own personal experiences in life. But as our group leader has said, almost all writing is autobiographical at some level.
The take-away from this book, complete spiritual freedom is found only in complete surrender....more