31 Verses To Write On Your Heart
Liz Curtis Higgs is back with a new book, 31 Verses To Write On Your Heart. 31 Verses is a small hardcover book that is designed to be used as a 31-day study through 31 important verses that Liz hand-picked as essential to memorize and meditate on. I was attracted to this book initially by its absolutely beautiful cover. I'm always a sucker for a book with a gorgeous and inviting cover! The cover immediately made me feel calm and soothed and want to pick up the book. The back cover reads:
"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.
Best-selling 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!
"Consider 31 Verses to Write on Your Heart your new spiritual strategy for deepening your daily walk with God. "
—Karen Ehman, author of Keep It Shut"
Liz starts this book off with an introduction that briefly details her first foray into reading and studying the Bible. She describes a pastor "prescribing" her the task of reading the book of John after confessing all of her sins to him. I love that Liz never hesitates to share her past to make every woman reading her books feel welcome and like they belong. She notes, "That's one of the beautiful things about the Bible: it meets us right where we are." Each chapter introduces the verse, expounds on it, gives a prayer prompt, a tip for memorizing Scripture, and gives you a space to write out the verse in your personal favorite translation. I especially appreciated this aspect because I prefer the KJV and 99% of the time, this isn't the version used in Bible study books. This makes it difficult when the book assigns a Scripture to memorize and the version given in the book isn't the version I'd like to memorize. I often have to squeeze it into the margin. This dedicated space in Liz's book was so helpful! A study guide with questions and reflections for each chapter is included in the back for personal or group use. I loved this book and loved how much Liz delved into each verse. I need to become more proficient and memorizing (and, the difficult part, retaining!) Bible verses and this book was a huge nudge in the right direction for me. I highly recommend 31 Verses To Write On Your Heart to every Christian woman.
I received a copy of this book in order to provide an honest review. All opinions are my own.