Moore knows what it is like to be in a pit. Sexually abused at a young age, she needed to be delivered from a pit. She shares what she has learned from her experience and her study of Scripture.
I appreciate that Moore distinguishes the ways we get into a pit. Our own decisions, perhaps to sin, is only one of the ways. It might very well be the sin of another, such as a parent or an abuser. Perhaps it is a tragedy, such as to another family member or close friend.
The good news is that we don't have to stay in that pit. Moore helps us understand that, although God may use people, He must be the Deliverer. He will not share His glory with another. She is convinced of the power of praying Scripture and gives a week of sample prayers at the end of the book.
I thought Moore was particularly insightful when writing about the role of other people. We might look to another to help us our of the pit. We might think we can help someone else get out of their pit. Moore helps us understand how we can impact others and also what we should avoid.
Moore presents a challenge to readers. “God will be your Deliverer or nothing at all.” (115) God wants everything we've got. That's a prerequisite to deliverance readers must accept before expecting God to move.
She tells lots of stories on herself to illustrate the principles she teaches. She has a good sense of humor that I really appreciated. The combination of personal stories and some humor make this book a pleasure to read, even though it is about a very serious subject.
I highly recommend this book to those who truly want to get out of their pit. This book fills in the teaching so often missing from our pulpits. Moore has provided reflection questions and personal application suggestions at the end of each chapter. That makes it a great book for individual use or with a group of trusted friends.
This book was first published in 2007.
My rating: 5/5 stars.
Beth Moore is a teacher and the author of bestselling books and Bible studies. Her speaking engagements have seen her travel world wide. She is a wife, mother and grandmother and leads Living Proof Ministries. You can find out more at www.bethmoore.org.
W Publishing Group, 255 pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Handlebar. My comments are an independent and honest review.