I got the new Lysa Terkeurst book, Made to Crave, in the mail a couple of days ago to review. I’m really enjoying it, so far. Do any of these statements from the Introduction resonate with you?
“A whole lifetime could be spend making excuses, giving in, feeling guilty, resolving to do better, mentally beating myself up for not sticking to my resolve, feeling like a failure, and then resigning myself to the fact that things can’t change.”
“We feel overweight physically but underweight spiritually.”
“Jesus didn’t mean [Matt. 19:20-21] as a sweeping command for everyone who has a lot of money. Jesus meant this for any of us who wallow in whatever abundance we have.”
“God made us capable of craving so we’d have an unquenchable desire for more of Him, and Him alone.”
If so, maybe you’d be interesting in doing a Bible Study based on Made to Crave. The blog tour for the book starts on January 10. I’m not yet sure what date my “stop” on the tour will be, but Lysa will be doing a free live webcast every Monday, also beginning on January 10, at 8:45 EST. And, she’s also posted on her blog that her friend, Melisa Taylor, will be hosting an online Bible Study based on Made to Crave on her blog.
However, I was thinking that if any of you would be interested in a smaller group study, we could do one together either here on my blog or on my Facebook page. In order to do the study, you’d need to get the book (it’s even available as a free download if you have a Kindle**) and we could decide on a start date.
I’m thinking this could be a Friday thing, since I plan on running the Do or Do Not Challenge again on Mondays, so maybe we could start on Jan. 14. If you know me, you know this will be a very informal thing, but I think it could be fun. Just leave a comment and let me know if you’re interested. I’ll let you know by Monday, Jan. 3, if there has been enough interest, so you’ll have time to get a copy of the book.
**Note: I have discovered that the free item for Made to Crave is a 21 activity book to go along with the book, it is NOT the actual book. The actual book is available for Kindle for $9.99. Sorry for the confusion!
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