Sunday, July 9, 2017
The Unexplainable Church: Reigniting the Mission of the Early Believers by Erica Wiggenhorn
Frustrated with the watered-down, “light” Bible studies that are all too common, Erica Wiggenhorn wanted to write a study that went deep. She wanted to take readers verse-by-verse through a whole book of the Bible, offering theological and historical comments in each lesson while remaining practical and relational.
The Unexplainable Church is the result, and it offers readers two great takeaways. It will teach them by example how to study the Bible deeply, and it will challenge them toward critical life-change: submitting their will to the mission of Jesus, who gives life its fullest meaning.
The message of The Unexplainable Church is that the early church didn’t grow because Peter and Paul were so amazing, but because average people were transformed by God and brought together in His work. This 10-week inductive study of Acts 13–28 will sweep readers into the great drama of the Kingdom, inspiring them to live together in the power of the Spirit and accomplish what could never be done alone.
I like bible studies that are deep and informative, one that makes me search the scriptures. This is one of those studies! I was so impressed with how the author really makes you think about what is being discussed and asked. She has included Hebrew culture and history which I so enjoy. From the opening page I knew this was a study I was going to glean from.
This is the second book in the study of Acts but can be used alone. I definitely will do that one once this study has been completed. If you're looking for a group study or one to do alone this would be a very good choice. The personal stories included are inspiring.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.