Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Set Apart" by Jennifer Kennedy Dean (review and giveaway)

Set Apart

by Jennifer Kennedy Dean

A 6-week study of the Beatitudes

Set Apart is a 6-week interactive Bible study perfectly suited to either group or individual study. In this study, author Jennifer Kennedy Dean explores the Beatitudes. By bringing in the distinctively Jewish setting of Jesus’ inaugural sermon, Jennifer uncovers fresh nuances and overlooked undertones. Her distinctive communication style and approach to the Scripture is on full display in this challenging, encouraging , indispensable study.

Set Apart DVD

My review: Jennifer Kennedy Dean has a keen style of writing word pictures that displays deep spiritual meanings to help you understand and picture the truths she is presenting. Her teaching is very indepth, personal and thorough.

She begins her study on the distinctive differences between Law and Grace, Old Testament and New Testament, which are the stepping stones to the balance of the teachings on the Beatitudes, which are thoroughly examined in the remainder of her book. Great for personal or group study!

My only ‘complaint’ would be that there are not enough study questions to make us dig out additional spiritual truths personally through cross-referencing, etc.

The study can be purchased here. She also has available a video series/leader’s kit at the same site for purchase.

I received a free copy of this study from Jonathan at New Hope Publishers for the express purpose of reviewing. I do this for the pleasure of encouraging others to read/study the books I review. My thanks to New Hope Publishers for this grand opportunity.

I do have one free copy for a giveaway provided by New Hope Publishers. Please leave a comment to be included in the giveaway, to be decided on January 13.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Hi. This study sounds great. Please enter me.

Thanks and Happy New Year - Andrea


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