I don't often write book reviews, but I have had the distinct pleasure and the transforming experience of reading "Deeper Waters - Immersed in the Life-Changing Truth of God's Word" written by Denise Hughes.
I have done several of the "Word Writer" Bible studies that Denise has written and have found them to be easy to follow, insightful, and they have each taken me to a deeper level of understanding and love of God's Word. That's why I was anxious to be part of the launch team for her latest book, which is being released on September 1, 2017.
So many times we come to God's Word tainted by our life experiences, our doubts, and struggles. Maybe, like me, you've had preconceived notions that the Bible is nothing more than dry theology and history. I once had many of these same preconceived notions and when I became a Christian I really didn't know where to start or how to start reading God's Word.
In her book, Denise shares her very personal and deeply touching story that brought her to God's Word. She longed to hear God's voice and He whispered to her that in order to hear Him, she needed to read and be in His Word. She describes her journey of how she came to meet the living and loving God through the pages of His Word and gives you tangible ways that, you too, can come to know the same saving grace, transforming power, and redeeming love.
Denise's zeal and enthusiasm for wanting to help you make connections in scripture that will transform your life, oozes out of every paragraph in her book. She wants you to discover a joy that you never thought possible.
Even for someone, like me, who has been in God's Word for a long time, I discovered new ways to take it to a deeper level. For example: Read it, write it, pray it. I was pretty good at steps one and three, but didn't appreciate how much better I would truly "get" and "absorb" scripture until I began writing it out. Not just favorite verses here and there, but writing out full sections, even a book, of scripture.
So, no matter whether you have never cracked open the Bible, or have been in God's Word for a long time, there is something here for everyone. Denise sets your heart at ease that you don't have to be a theologian or a seminary student to dive in and be refreshed by the joy and personal love story for you, that you will find waiting there.
I discovered so many good takeaways from her book and found Denise's style comfortable and easy to relate to. I hope you will do yourself a great favor and dive into "Deeper Waters".
What are you waiting for? Pick up a copy today....
If you hurry and preorder before 9/1, you can get the "Word Writers" book of James Bible study for free :) Just go to the web address provided.
ps. I may take a brief week off for a little down time with my husband. I invite you to sift through the archives until I am back in the saddle again. Thank you for all who have been praying for my recovery from foot surgery. Progress is very, very slow and I've been told to give it at least six months to be able to be walking free of pain. I still welcome your prayers for healing and patience.