Thursday, September 12, 2013

Book Review: THE WORD BY STEPS by DAVID M. GUTKNECHT

Title: THE WORD BY STEPS
Author: DAVID M. GUTKNECHT
Category: Spiritual Growth
Pub. Date: 11/23/2012
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Format: Paperback
Pages: 246
ISBN#: 147871834X

Synopsis:  
Can you think of a better goal than to develop and grow your spiritual life? When confronted with the challenge of reading the Bible, many Christians balk at the huge undertaking of the task. Where should you start? How do you tackle the dense material of the Old Testament? What was the historical and cultural context of the text? Whether you are new to the faith or a seasoned veteran, The Word by Steps is designed to introduce God's Word to your life in a way that is meaningful, practical, and life changing. A clear and simple commentary for each week gives you an introduction to the Biblical text you're reading. Paired with a simple and manageable reading plan, this guide not only makes the Word of God part of your daily spiritual path, but can also stimulate growth in your Bible studies, small groups, and friendships. No longer does the Bible have to be a daunting challenge. Dive into the depth and mystery of God's Word today -- and see life around you transformed.   



My Review:  
A month or so ago I was given the opportunity to receive this awesome book by author David M. Gutknecht. His contact person was amazing and I received the book when I should have and along with the book was told that they would be available if I would like to ask questions or needed other info. 

I have so enjoyed reading and studying Gods Word through this very well written, thought provoking, and amazing book. It is a fifty two week study and done in thirteen sections. With Bible references through out each section. 

Summarize an Insight - Describe an insight received from the Word. 

Honestly Confess - What is an area you are struggling with?

Ask for Help - What type of help do you need? (Be specific)

Respond Prayerfully - Spend a few minutes praying together for specific needs. 

Encourage Growth - Practice encouraging yourself and one another. 

SHARE:

This was in the front of the book and I absolutely LOVE it!  This is our call as ministers for the Lord. We are to SHARE. And author David M. Gutknecht has done an outstanding job in this study on teaching us to learn and do this very thing. 

The awesome outline for the week study then breaking them down is a great way to learn and really study to get you to grow in the Lord and in His Word. 

I am not going to give away any thing else. I feel totally, and with every bone in my body that everyone should get this and work this book the way the Lord would have you to.. I have done quite a few studies in my Christian walk. But I will put this one to the very top. Not only would it or is it great for one to study or two together but also as a group. I recommend the author and the book with all my prayer and my heart. 

This will be a book that I will go back to time and time again to use for studies or preparing messages for the Lord. 

A Must Read And Work Study!!! Pick it up today and let me know what you have think.

So due to the above, if I could it would be higher, I am giving this book a Breath of Life ratings of: 


Five Clock Rating!!!  

Disclosure: I did received the above book in exchange for my honest opinion and review. Opinions are my own and yours may differ. 
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About the Author:  


A full-time Christian ministry for the past 35 years as a pastor, church consultant, and professional counselor. He is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Colorado. Having assisted churches and organizations implement spiritual growth programs, including small groups and counseling programs, Dave's experience in observing and working with individuals resulted in the development of the Speaking the Truth in Love communication system. He and his wife Chris have been happily married for the last 40 years. 
  

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