Sunday, March 20, 2011

Love, What Is It? A Book Review


Book Description

Best-selling author Calvin Miller has written an in-depth, biblical based study on the Fruits of the Spirits (Galatians 5:22). This unique study guide, part of the Fruit of the Spirit Study Guide Series, which is focused on cultivating Spirit-given character can be used as a personal study or in a small group setting. Companion Fruit of the Spirit Study Guide Series that are available include: Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodnesss, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control.

Features include:
•Lesson overview of each 6-week study
•Questions for reflection
•Character studies
•Bonus parable study
•Questions for small group discussion

LOVE.  We use the word so easily, so often, but do we really know what it means?

This six week study is a part of the Fruit of the Spirit Study Guide Series by Calvin Miller, as already stated.  It is a gentle, but deeper discussion on the definition of love, as defined by God's word.  I really enjoyed the Scripture references from both the Old and New Testaments.  In this season of my life, I usually avoid topic studies, but I appreciate the opportunity to read this book as I look for materials to use in discipleship opportunities. 

Each week's lesson is broke into 6 days of looking at different aspects of that week's topic (The Evidence of Love is Giving, Love Forgives, The Definition of God, God's Passion for His World, Unconditional Longing of God, The Incarnational Force of God) and a 7th day option for group discussion.  The lessons include study questions for personal reflection and group discussion questions.

This study is probably more suitable for the new believer, or for the young believer.  I am considering using this series with a group of middle school girls in the near future, as a tool to help them sort through all the messages they hear from the world, through media, from the Church as to what Love truly is.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review, but was asked to give my honest opinion.

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