A new Liz Curtis Higgs is a treat indeed and I had 31 Verses To Write On Your Heart in my hands! As I cracked the spine of my e-edition (Side note: who were these spine-crackers that inspired this shocking practice and phrase *gasps*?!), I knew I was in for a fun challenge!
Each day (chapter) she tackles a new verse, familiar and often said to be a favourite by Christians, and breaks them down. Word by word, she infuses new meaning into words I know so well! She simplistically conveys massive and important concepts and has 31 great tips to memorise scripture! Tucked at the end of each one is a way to apply the verse to your life today as well as a study section at the back of the book to dig into each verse deeper. It really has it all and you can do a day in about 10 minutes, which is great!
Favourite lines include:
“As a writer, speaker, teacher, and, most of all, a woman who loves Jesus, this is my constant prayer: “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.” When His loving words are in our minds, they are far more likely to pour out of our mouths.”
”Any verse with an exclamation point warms my heart…”
”If is an open door, revealing endless possibilities and overflowing with hope.”
”Tiqvah, the Hebrew word for “hope” or “expectation” in this verse, literally means a “cord”, something a believer can hang on to.”
Liz can really make me giggle! The anecdotes, filled with humour, not only liven the book up and cheer the reader on but also help make the Bible truths stick! She is such a great storyteller!
I loved this book and have already recommended it to several friends! It is a delight from start to finish and it thoroughly refreshed my soul whilst challenging me to reach for more in my relationship with God. Five out of five!
From the back cover:
Let His Truth Find a Home in Your Heart…
Here are the words of hope you’re looking for when your faith needs a boost or a friend needs encouragement. Chosen by more than a thousand women as their favorite verses in the Bible, each one is worth learning, worth sharing, worth remembering.
You’ll find verses you already know and love: “I can do all this through him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13). Others may be less familiar but are no less powerful: “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe” (Proverbs 29:25). All of them capture the truth of God’s goodness, mercy, and love for His own.
Bestselling author Liz Curtis Higgs invites you to experience —
* a deeper, richer understanding of thirty-one treasured verses.
* a fresh look at how these timeless truths can impact your life.
* a new passion for memorizing Scripture, verse by verse.
* thirty-one creative ways to keep them in your heart forever.
With a study guide included, 31 Verses to Write on Your Heart is a daily devotional and a small-group Bible study, wrapped in a lovely gift book overflowing with joy!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from WaterBrook and Multnomah through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.