In "A Still & Quiet Soul: Embracing Contentment" Messecar, a longtime teacher of women's Bible classes at the Conroe Church of Christ in Texas, ultimately meets this goal, with a few minor missteps.
Scripture undergirds every chapter, and personal testimonies from the author and others, along with examples of biblical characters, demonstrate successful journeys over hurdles and through valleys of suffering to a trusting faith characterized by contentment.
Each chapter ends with a bulleted summary, Scriptures to memorize, thought-provoking questions, practical exercises and suggestions for prayer.
However, I was skeptical of some of the testimonies that relied on personal revelation and the heart rather than the all-sufficiency of Scripture.
Still, the book is well worth individual study or in women's Bible classes.
ERYNN SPROUSE is the founder and editor of ComeFillYourCup.com, an online community
for Christian women. Her husband, Jeremy, preaches for the Patrick Street
Church of Christ in Dublin, Texas.
Conroe Church of Christ
Montgomery, Texas - USA
August 6, 2012
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