Iew and have not received any compensation The opinions shared here are my own entirely I am isclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR Part 255 I was pleasantly surprised by this book It s set up as a Bible study with uestions after each chapter that can be one individually or with a group And I was incredibly challenged by many of the chapters encouraged as well Although I id it individually it s a great book for a study group that meets weekly and I may just The Economics of Agricultural Development do it again with friends Inepth Bible study good for groups or individuals Great uestions at the end of each chapter This is a book to be read than once I received a complimentary copy of the book No review was reuired I am enjoying reading this book and love filling out the study each Shallow Grave day as I ponder each of selected readingsAt end of each study I surprised myself as I recalled several ways I saw God today then think Ion t know why I m surprised He is everywhereNow I The Pocket Guide to Action did this study alone but it is set up for use with a group and I just skipped over that part Each chapter begins with words from the author and each study isivided into five ays beginning with the get acuainted group study which you can skip I will be continuing on and growing using this book Thank you Dee BrestinI received this book through the Publisher Waterbrook and was not reuired to give a positive review The Jesus Who Surprises Opening Our Eyes to His Presence in All of Life and Scripture by Dee BrestinI love how the Old Testament is filled with mentions of the coming Messiah The Jesus Who Surprises Jesus Who Surprises Our Eyes to His Presence in All of Life and Scripture shows these mentions From the first book of Genesis through the last book Malachi there are mentions of our Messiah woven through out Some of them are obvious than others however he is still there This book is written for a Bible Study group or for individual study For Bible group leaders they even include a nice ice breaker activityEach chapter also includes the authors testimonies I like the way that the author is able to build on the prophesies of Jesus with her own stories I came away with a lot from this book and I recommend it to leaders of Bible studies or persons who are interested in building on their knowledge of the BibleI was given this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review The Jesus Who Surprises is a look at all the ways our Savior shows up throughout the Old Testament He s there from Genesis all the way through Malachi sometimes clear than
*others Each chapter of this book ends with week long Bible study activities for either individual or group use and esires *Each chapter of this book ends with week long Bible study activities for either individual or group use and esires promote the habit of seeing Jesus at work in our everyday lives as well as in the words of ScriptureI appreciated the healthy ose of personal testimonies scattered throughout the chapters It can be so faith building to hear of God s working in the lives of others and know He Introduction to African American Studies desires to work on our behalf in similar mighty ways We can never know how God will come through for us but He has gone to great lengths to rescue us and have a relationship with us Heelights in walking with us through the ups and owns of lifeSome things from Scripture came to life in new ways for me in this book and I got a lot from Dee s life story as well I would recommend this for those looking for a Bible study or needing a reminder of how God is always at work even when we cannot see Him I received my copy of the book from the publisher All opinions in this review are my ownThis review originated at In her newest release The Jesus Who Surprises Dee Brestin provides a marvelous resource for group or individual Bible study This 13 week study looks at Jesus through Old Testament passages specifically from the Books of Moses the Psalms and the Prophets By having the focus suarely on Jesus but the passages and teaching coming from the Old Testament those who use this study will find that they pick up on truths that they may have previously overlooked Although Brestin focuses. Es rich teaching memorable storytelling and an in epth Bible study component to create a resource that shows readers how the story began the books of Moses how to live in the story the poetic books and how the story will end the prophet. The Jesus Who Surprises Opening Our Eyes to His Presence in All of Life and Scripture by Dee Brestin WaterbrookMultnomah 2019This is the newest book from author and Bible study writer Dee Brestin Brestin is most known for excellent books she has written for women like The Friendships of Women and He Calls You Beautiful I however feel that Brestin s newest book is not irected solely at women The book briefly touches on the scene in Luke s Gospel when the resurrected Jesus visited with two believers who were walking along the Emmaus Road and Jesus expounded on the Old walking along the Emmaus Road and Jesus expounded on the Old and how it was all about Him The Gospel puts it as beginning with Moses and all the Prophets he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself Luke 2427 From there Brestin proceeds to give pithy studies on numerous Old Testament passages by ividing the book into three sections The
#books of moses #of Moses Psalms and The ProphetsArtfully weaving in experiences from her own life which has had its share of heartache and trial the author shows how the selected passages in the OT all point to Jesus and how He came to rescue us and love us
In My Opinion Besidesmy opinion besides occasional sermons on the Sunday School parts of the OT like David and Goliath Joshua and Jericho Solomon and the ueen of Sheba etc we believers really miss out on all of the wisdom and insights available by studying the OT By using it to analyze and interpret the New Testament we can apply all of that to our lives today And Brestin handles this job brilliantlyBrestin is an excellent writer and I was totally engaged again as a male with the gold and silver she was able to mine out to give selected OT stories and books relevance This tactic gives us an even fuller picture of God than can be received by only studying the New TestamentSpeaking of studying the book is well Mobilizing New York designed to serve as a book study for either a group or individuals The study guides come at the end of each chapter and all of the same elements There is a weekly God Hunt as Brestin calls it where readers are challenged to note andiscuss how the presence and love of God are around us every Aspects of South African Literature day but we might need to hunt for them Then there are fiveaily sets of uestions and thoughts to consider to be The Barefoot Girl: A Novel of St. Margaret, Patroness of the Abused discussed at each meeting and a suggested prayer to end each sessionTo top this off Brestin has put together free teaching videos on her website wwwdeebrestincom that go specifically with this book as well as pointing readers to online sermons from the likes of Tim Keller Michael Reeves and Eugene Peterson Plus there is a facilitator guide for those who are leading a group studyBrestin admirably accomplishes her goal in this book as stated in the subtitle Opening our eyes to Jesus His presence in all of life and Scripture I highly recommend this book to everyone At Dee Brestin s invitation I m paying attention to obvious answers to prayer God s unexpected care and his help too His work This awareness is just one of the great gifts I m savoring from The Jesus Who Surprises Paying attention to God at work recording and retelling the stories of his provision and rescue opens our eyes to his presence in all of lifeAs it turns out even first century believers who lived and traveled with Jesus on Social Media in Academia dusty Palestinian roads needed a nudge sometimes to help them recognize his presence and his work Just as his companions on the Emmaus Road reuired supernatural insight to recognize Jesus at their kitchen table we also sometimes fail toiscover and behold Jesus particularly where he appears in unexpected places in the pages of Scripture Brestin s gift to her readers is a gentle revelation that reads like a visit over steaming mugsJesus in the PentateuchIn the opening scene of the Bible the curtain lifts on creation and Jesus is there Although he is not mentioned by name plural pronouns attest to the loving fellowship of the Trinity the Word speaking the world into creation 23 Every sacrificial lamb points to Jesus the Lamb of God who would take away the sins of the. FINALIST FOR THE CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARDR Join beloved Bible teacher and best selling author Dee Brestin in iscovering the surprising places Jesus shows up in the Old Testament and the unexpected ways He speaks into our lives todayOffering. World Brestin skillfully corrects the common misunderstanding that Old
*TESTAMENT BELIEVERS WERE PRIMARILY LAW ABIDERS AND THAT SALVATION *believers were primarily law abiders and that salvation grace is a strictly New Testament concept It is as if time oes not exist for God it has always been faith in this Lamb that saves us 87Jesus in the PsalmsUnderstanding Scripture s big picture story arc of a promised Redeemer makes sense of David s faith filled pronouncements in song for even though David s body id indeed see corruption his reign pointed toward Christ s perfect and unshakable reign For example Psalm 45 is a love letter and unshakable reign For example Psalm 45 is a love letter and example of the great love of Christ the Bridegroom and references to Christ in the psalms come in the form of veiled promises of help and rescue in the midst of our own stories and his comforting presence through every variation in our emotional temperatureJesus in the ProphetsGod s fore tellers and forth tellers never fail to give us the bad news as well as the good news of the gospel revealing how esperately we needed a Redeemer and then putting on Modern English in Action (Level 12) display the outrageously lavish grace of God s provision Their pensripped with warning but comfort comes to those who read between the lines and find hope particularly in the last prophecy in which John reminds readers of Jesus s assurance that the best is yet to come and our ays of being homesick on this planet Jesus s assurance that the best is yet to come and our ays of being homesick on this planet come to a triumphal endingThorough and insightful Bible study uestions follow each chapter and anecdotes from Brestin s own life illustrate the significant theological truths she shares with a skill born of The Alchemical Mandala A Survey of the Mandala in the Western Esoteric Traditions deep personal study and a rich background of teaching and mentoring The Jesus Who Surprises becomes after all a surprise of its own with its faithful gospel insights that bring my own need into clear focus reassuring me that Jesus is sufficient for that need and for everything else that shows up along the road we travel togetherMany thanks to Waterbrook Multnomah for providing a copy of this book to facilitate my review which of course is offered freely and with honesty Using Luke 241 12 as a springboard Dee Brestin invites the reader to open their eyes to Jesus who is present throughout scripture and throughout our lives Brestin uses a straightforward and engaging writing style that new believers and those seasoned can appreciate The study is formatted for study fiveays a week and focuses on Scripture while helping the reader look for Jesus in their own life I appreciate that Brestin continually revisits Scripture In a culture where women s Bible studies often shift attention inward she keeps her eyes and the readers on the true focus Jesus An ARC of this book was provided to me by the publisher Waterbrook Multnomah My review contains my honest thoughts and opinions The Jesus Who Surprises is a trade paperback women s Bible study by author Dee Brestin I was The Alcohol Blackout: Walking, Talking, Unconscious Lethal drawn to this study because it shows how Jesus presence is in all of scripture The study takes the student through the Old Testamentividing it into three sectionsI took advantage of the free teachings videos by Dee Brestin which can be found at Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture deebrestincom and the audios by Tim Keller which can be found byoing a search for the audios listed in the book They helped enrich the study by expounding on each chapterOne thing of interest was Dee s concept of a The Story of Han Xiangzi: The Alchemical Adventures of a Daoist Immortal (China Program Book) daily God Hunt I began having theaily God Hunt and was pleasantly surprised as Jesus answered my Alien Mate (Zerconian Warriors, different prayers fewer cars on the road husband s healing after surgery and a smile from a friendThis study is great for group or individual study If studying alone the student can go at her own pace However Io recommend studying with a group so you can share what you learn and glean from othersDid the book meet my expectations Yes I was pleasantly surprised to see Jesus in all of scripture I would recommend this book to all Believers and Seekers of the WayDisclaimer I receive complimentary books from various sources including publishers publicists authors andor NetGalley I am not reuired to write a positive rev. A fascinating perspective on the historic poetic and prophetic books of the Old Testament Brestin The Responsible Critic: Essays on African Literature, in Honor of Professor Ben Obumselu draws on hereep understanding of the full scope of the Bible to explore the timeless story of God's uest to rescue each of us She combin. .