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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Live Deeply and Live Relationally by Lenya Heitzig & Penny Rose (Book Reviews)



Title: Live Relationally: Lessons from the Women of Genesis
Author: Lenya Heitzig & Penny Rose
Publisher: David C. Cook













Title: Live Deeply: A Study in the Parables of Jesus
Author: Lenya Heitzig & Penny Rose
Publisher: David C. Cook


I reviewed both of these books for TBB Media and First Wild Card Tours.






About the books: On the back of these books it says - "The Fresh Life series was created by women, for women - women who crave a profound experience of God's Word without an overwhelming commitment of time. With each lesson, you will come to a deeper understanding of the truths of the Bible and develop a deeper intimacy with God."

I began with the book Live Relationally and am really enjoying having the 20 minutes in the morning as my quiet time with God. Each lesson is divided into 5 days - but because this is my time with God - if something happens in the morning (like my son getting up early than usually) I just make up the time later in the day or on the weekend. The Live Relationally study has allowed me to take a deeper look at some of the women of the old testament - something that I have wanted to do for awhile. It is amazing how the trials and triumphs that they lived through are the same as you hear about or experience today. I am always looking for a good Bible study and feel that I have found one with these books. They would also be appropriate for a small group study. I have been delighted with the fact that they have finally got me to start journaling - another thing that I have been wanting to do for awhile!

Each lesson is structured as follows:
  1. Lift up (prayer)
  2. Look at (God's Word)
  3. Learn about (new insights)
  4. Live out (application)
  5. Listen to (quotes from other believers)
I am not yet done with the first book (each book contains 10 weeks of lessons) - but intend to continue on with Live Deeply when it is done. There are also two more books in the series - Live Fearlessly: A Study in the Book of Joshua and Live Intimately: Lessons from the Upper Room. I hope to continue on with those when I finish these two. I highly recommend this series for any woman who is looking to deepen her relationship with God backed with good Biblical teachings.

About the authors: Lenya Heitzig is an ECPA Gold Medallion-winning author and a popular Bible teacher. Lenya and her husband Skip, started Calvary of Albuquerque, one of the fastest-growing churches in the country. She is the author of Holy Moments: Recognizing God's Fingerprints on Your Life and coauthor of the four Bible studies in the Fresh Life series. She also contributed to the best-selling New Women's Devotional bible. Lenya serves as the director of Women at Calvary, overseeing weekly Bible studies and yearly retreats. Lenya and Skip live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Penny Rose is an award-winning author of several Bible studies, including the four books in the Fresh Life series. She was the general editor for the New Women's Devotional Bible, a finalist for the Christian Book Awards and contributed to True Identity: The Bible for Women. Penny thrives on teaching at conferences and retreats nationwide. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband Kerry, a pastor at Calvary of Albuquerque. They have two daughters, Erin and Ryan, and one son, Kristian.

Live Relationally
Publisher/Publication Date: David C. Cook, June 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4347-6748-6
288 pages

Live Deeply
Publisher/Publication Date: David C. Cook, June 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4347-9986-9
288 pages

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