Ms Understood

Ms Understood
Last week, I reviewed a Bible study book geared toward tweens and teenagers. This week, I tackled a book written by Jen Hatmaker. I was looking for something different, something inspiring and fun. Intending to order, read and review A Modern Girl’s Guide To Bible Study I ultimately picked this week’s book because of the accompanying group study questions that are listed on Hatmaker’s personal website, Ms Understood: Rebuilding the Feminine Mystique is not billed as a Bible study, but rather, as a discussion group for small groups or book clubs. In my opinion, the accompanying questions; however, make it perfect for a small group Bible study.

In Ms Understood, Hatmaker uses stories and examples from the lives of
Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary to illustrate the strengths and influence a woman of God wields. In case you’re wondering what a prostitute, a mother, a widow, and an adulteress have in common, all five are women from the lineage of Jesus. With two chapters devoted to each woman, small groups could study the corresponding Bible stories, read Hatmaker’s book and use the discussion questions for a new, refreshing Bible study. The cutting edge questions are often difficult to answer and require thought.

If you’re not familiar with Jen Hatmaker, you will be pleasantly surprised. Jen’s parents served in ministry and she is married to a pastor, yet, she is not what you would expect. Bubbly and down-to-earth, Jen freely admits to many “open mouth; insert foot” moments. Her writing style is often comical and she is easy to relate to. I encourage you to check out one of her books today.

Disclaimer: This book was purchased by the reviewer. Neither the author nor publisher influenced the review.

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