My favorite thing in the world is a good Bible study, but as my daughter and I demonstrated in the video below, sometimes when we do “Bible Study” we tend to forget to include that one little book otherwise known as “The Bible.”
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Now is the time to ACT… for Bible Study
ACTS240 Now is no weak, pathetic study. Greenman gives a solid workbook for you to dig deep into the Word and learn about the lives and teachings of Biblical heroes and what the Bible says about them. Every week has questions, charts–the works.
She also investigated the faith of pillars of the church through history and even patriots at the beginning of our country’s history. Frankly, as interesting as those topics are, I would have preferred if the book stuck strictly to Bible. With a title that holds a Bible reference in it, one can only assume it’ll be, well, about the Bible.
Another quibble I had was in regard to her telling us that the Lord told her to do something not expressly stated in the Bible. Those who know me know that kind of “God speaking to me” is something I have trouble with. So, it’s a warning, but it didn’t actually affect the content of what the book teaches. Just making note for those like me who prefer to stick to what God has chosen to give us as His written word–more to be prepared than as a “warning” this time.
Would I recommend ACTs420 NOW? Yes, mostly. Two things affect my answer. First, because it’s a rather comprehensive study (for what it is), I did not do each exercise and read every word. I read enough to get a feel for whether I would enjoy it and for the accuracy of anything being taught. For the most part, those are solid. My only hesitation is that this book bills itself as a Bible study (says so right in the synopsis) but the book studies more than the Bible. It studies history and the faith of other Christians as well. Personally, I think those things belong in another book. That’s my caveat.
ACTs420 NOW is on tour with Celebrate Lit
Author: Marta E. Greenman
Genre: Non-Fiction, Inspirational, Jesus, the Gospel and Acts
Release Date: November 25, 2015
Afraid to take a stand for Jesus?
What would you do if asked to defend or recant your faith?
Discover how the apostles, as well as other historical believers, were equipped to take a stand and defend their faith. The book of Acts comes to life in Marta E. Greenman’s relevant Bible study and will strengthen you to overcome difficult circumstances in your own life.
Take an in-depth look at:
- The lives of Peter and John, and other first-century believers who answered their culture while standing firm for Christ in spite of persecution
- Little-known facets of the stories of pilgrim, William Bradford, Martin Luther and martyr, William Tyndale.
- The faith of heroes of the U. S. Revolution and our nation’s early leaders that shaped our great nation.
Strategies for overcoming, and powerful biblical principles, are intertwined with lessons from the believers of history in this eight-week, interactive Bible study. Five strategic lessons each week will encourage you in your faith, and equip you to face difficult days. Interactive questions will help you examine your own life and leave a deposit of faith.
“For we cannot stop about speaking what we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4:20 NAS)
About the Author
Marta E. Greenman was called out of corporate America in 1988, then joined a church-planting organization and traveled the world in evangelism and discipleship campaigns. In 2002, she and her husband, Marshall, moved to Romania to help church plant and work with street children.
In 2011, Marta founded Words of Grace & Truth Ministries, which is dedicated to teaching God’s Word to the nations, and teaching others to do the same. She is the author of two other Bible studies, Bound to be Free, and Leaders, Nations, and God, teaches and speaks nationally and internationally, and makes her home with her husband in Plano, TX.
More from Marta
What can we learn from the first century church to make the twenty first century church more “successful?” Join me in a journey to rediscover principles from the first century church to apply them to your life. We will start from the foundation of Christianity, there is salvation in none other than Jesus Christ, and build from there. We will start our journey in Acts 4 and explore strategies for overcoming.
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