Well this actually isn't anything you can read in one week. However, I finished it this week so I feel a little victory being able to finally post about it. If you know me, I'm a huge Beth Moore follower. I love hearing her speak and studying closely with her in her yearly studies. Last February she started getting her thoughts together for a James study with a discussion on Wednesday nights at Houston's First Baptist. We were living in Houston at the time so a friend of mine started going to see her... along with thousands of other women. The parking lot itself was nuts. However, being able to worship with that many women and getting to hear Beth talk live was an incredible experience. It was a welcomed peace each week during a very crazy and difficult time in my life. Unfortunately, due to a very busy work environment I wasn't able to attend the whole series. I was overjoyed to finally hear the series was released on book this past November. Finally I could embrace this study on my own time. Thank you to my mother in law, Melissa for getting me this for Christmas!
If you are unfamiliar with Beth's studies you will need to know they are a 7 week series with 5 daily studies each at least 45 minutes long. She really digs into the scripture and into your heart. I've never met anyone not changed after doing one of these. So far, I've finished the following:
Believing God (my favorite so far)
David: Seeking a Heart like his
Jesus, the One and Only
When Godly People Do Ungodly Things
and now James: Mercy Triumphs
James is an in depth look at (of course) the book of James. Beth literally has us write out and meditate on the entire chapter. You also get a deeper look James walk with his brother Jesus and the early christian church after his resurrection. James is a chapter everyone knows but if you haven't gone deeper then I recommend you take time for this study.