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4.12.2011

A Conversation With God- Review

A Conversation with God for Women: If You Could Ask God Anything What Would It Be?Have you ever wished you could sit down and have a cup of coffee with God? Maybe ask Him some of your burning questions? “A Conversation with God For Women”  seeks to offer women the chance to have a heart-to-heart with God.

The author answers questions about God himself, Jesus, the Bible, life, prayer, relationships, and good and evil. Each of these topics forms a category wherein the author poses a question and follows it with a response from God’s perspective, from Jesus, and from other biblical characters. Author Marcia Ford is careful to use scripture in the response and she has extensive notes in the back with all of the scripture references listed.

The book is done well in ease of finding information and it how it’s formatted. It’s organized and thorough. There’s something about the way the author writes from God’s point of view that is both ingenious and disturbing all at once. It’s ingenious in that the conversational style takes the message straight to the heart where a reader might otherwise overlook the personal application of scripture. Each answer is also a well-researched compilation of information that might take a reader a long time to find.

However, the style is also just a little disturbing in that there was something that didn’t quite feel right about hearing “God’s words” written in first person outside of Scripture. There could be a danger of someone interpreting this information, which has been filtered through the author’s perception, as actual scripture.

It’s important for readers to keep in mind that all information should be verified with the Bible. If kept in the right perspective, this is a wonderful tool for helping people see what God’s word says about many of life’s greatest questions.

I received this book for review purposes from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Book Sneeze program.

Book Description

A front row seat to a fascinating conversation with God, Jesus, and other biblical characters answering important questions women have regarding life and faith.

A Conversation with God for Women allows readers a one-on-one dialogue with God, Jesus, and other important biblical characters as they respond to questions and concerns relevant to the Christian faith. The often challenging questions address issues and tensions specifically felt by women. Each answer, designed for both believers and seekers, is based on Scripture and written with the warmth and intimacy of a Heavenly Father relating to His child.

Categories and sample questions include:
God, why don't You just reveal Yourself? *Jesus, why was a virgin birth necessary? *The Bible, what can it teach women? *Life, what about women in ministry? *Prayer, can it really make a difference? *Relationships, how can we trust after betrayal? *Good and evil, how can they coexist? 

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