Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Because you are Strong - a Review of a Fantastic Bible Study for Young Men!

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As a father of three boys, I am always looking for good books and resources for my sons to read that will lead and teach them to love and honor the Lord more. Even when I do find something that I think would be useful, however, I always read or use it ahead of time to make sure it follows God's Word. I was very pleased to find that the Bible study Because You Are Strong published by Doorposts fit the bill perfectly.

There are a couple of things that I really like about this great resource. Number one - it really hits the nail on the head - no pun intended since the publisher is called doorposts! What I mean by hitting the nail on the head is that the contents are really what a young man needs today. Since the title is Because You Are Strong, you probably won't be surprised to know that the chapters all have to do with strength. Some of the chapters include Strength for the Race, Strength to be Valiant all the way to Strength and Gray Heads. Each one has a passage or several passages of scripture that the student will study. Which brings me to point number two.

It is laid out in a systematic way. Each one of the chapters is laid out in a weekly format. Each day the student is instructed to do a reasonable amount of work that builds upon the previous days work. Each chapter is a little different, but each chapter involves some type of in depth Bible study. Now, I really like that aspect because I love in depth Bible study and Because You Are Strong does a wonderful job of teaching that type of study to young men. Let me give you an example of this by giving you an example of what Week One tells you to do. 

Week One - Strength for the Race - has you focusing on Hebrews chapters 11 and 12. On Day 1 the student is to Pray before they read and then Read the chapters. There is a short section where the student is to write down their thoughts. Day 2 has them meditating and memorizing key scriptures. Day 3 and Day 4 has the young man asking the 5W - Who, What, When, Where and Why questions about the passages. I really like that method and am so glad that when John Allen completes this study he will learn this method. On Day 5, the student will Review and Apply what they have learned. 

Each week is a little different, but the emphases on learning and in depth study is always there. I think I have mentioned before (I'm typing that with a grin on my face) that I really like that about this study. I am really pleased with this and, as I said before, I am looking forward to John Allen completing this study and discussing it with him. 

There is also a girls study that can be purchased, and, although I have not seen it, I am sure would be equally valuable for girls. Click on the link below to see reviews on the girls study.

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So, how much does this wonderful resource - Because You Are Strong - cost? Only $12 for a softcover copy! There is also a PDF download version available. Just click here or on any one of the hi-lighted links above to find out more.

As always, many others on the TOS Review Crew reviewed this Bible Study and another Bible Study written for girls and you can find what they had to say by clicking on the banner below.


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