Who Do You Say That I AM? Review

Book Review: 

The incredibly rich, wisdom-packed and in-depth Moody Bible Studies for Women have a new addition to their series! Written by Becky Harling, the new 8-week Bible study is entitled “Who Do You Say That I Am: A Fresh Encounter for Deeper Faith”. In this study, we explore some of Jesus’ most impacting statements - his I AM statements.

The I AM statements of Jesus include:

I Am He
I Am the Bread of Life
I Am the Good Shepherd
I Am the Light
I Am the Resurrection and the Life
I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life
I Am the Vine
I Am the Living One - The First and The Last

In each week of the study, Becky guides us to into deeper learning about a particular statement. Each daily lesson opens with a brief introductory reading, and then contains sections to help us: Explore, Reflect, Memorize, and Praise.

One significant way this study is different from most of the other titles in the series is how the author presents fewer of her own thoughts and insights, and instead asks more questions of the reader. This took a bit of getting used to, but as time went on and I continued through the study I actually really enjoyed this method of diving in and asking myself some tough questions that only I could answer. Because of this format, it is perhaps based more on what each individual will bring to it and less on what they take away from it.

Another of my favorite features of “Who Do You Say That I Am?” is the daily Praise section... Most days include a specifically chosen song to listen to at the end of the lesson, and from these suggestions I have added some incredible music selections to my playlists! While I am not a fan of every single suggestion, it is overall a wonderful way to incorporate some new music into your routine that you may never have otherwise listened to. Music also really helps to bring the daily study concept to life with even more impact.

In the end, this new addition to the Moody Bible Studies for Women contains everything that I’ve come to expect from the series; a powerful topic, thought-provoking questions, insightful illustrations, helpful study aides, and the opportunity for much Scripture-based reflection. If you have enjoyed other titles from this series, or if the topic of Jesus’ “I Am” statements resonates with you, I highly encourage you to find your own copy of “Who Do You Say That I Am?” today.

I received this book courtesy of Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.