The psalmist says God's Word is sweeter than honey. (Ps. 119:103) In ancient times, people with a sweet tooth craved honey. Today it's chocolate. Bower uses the metaphor, “sweeter than chocolate,” to describe God's Word.
Bower encourages us to crave God's Word like some crave chocolate. She wants us to have an attitude of delight toward the Bible and become addicted to it. She gives suggestions as to how that happens.
While Bower says anyone can understand the Bible, she does note that practice and training are required. She helps us understand the different Bible translations and how to choose one. She gives us an overview of the Bible and helps us understand the various Bible study tools, including computer resources. She explains how Bible study is done and how we can meditate on the Word.
This book is a good introduction to the Bible and Bible study for new Christians or Christians beginning to study the Bible for the first time.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Christy Bower has an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Multnomah Biblical Seminary and has twice been named “Writer of the Year” by American Christian Writers. She is the author of more than twenty books. You can find out more at http://christybower.com.
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 150 pages.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the author. My comments are an independent and honest review.