Review: Jesus and the Beanstalk
`Jesus and the Beanstalk` is a Spiritual Growth book written by author Lori Stanley Roeleveld. It uses allegory and humor to explore a passage in 2 Peter 1 to uncover eight truths to help you grow your faith. The intended audience is Believers. The author used several different Biblical translations as research: Common English Bible, New American Standard Bible, English Standard Version, and New International Version.
Author Lori Roeleveld is a blogger, wife, and mother. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Biblical studies, as well as extensive experience with families in crisis and at-risk youth. (AMAZON). Her purpose in writing this book is to inform. This book was written to remind believers that they are giant-killers. The summary of the book can be taken from the tagline, "Overcoming Your Giants and Living a Fruitful Life."
"Jesus and the Beanstalk" is divided into 3 parts. The first part introduces the pathway to effective and fruitful Christian Living as described in 2 Peter 1: 1-10. The second part teaches strategic thinking about cultivating attitudes and expectations leading to spiritual growth in a culture opposed to Christ. Part three is a six-day ministudy with information and inspiration. Each section begins with a Bible verse.
At the end of each chapter there are points to ponder called, `Small Steps Toward Slaying Giants.` Plus, a thought to think on called `One Stone for Your Sling.` This book would be great for individual or small group study.
I like the point Lori brings out about ancestors. Even if we come from a long line of misfits, if we are Christians we have a commendable heritage according to Hebrews 11.
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