Thursday, March 26, 2020

Colossians by Joyce Meyer

Colossians is my favorite book in the Bible. It contains my life verse. It has so much good teaching in it and Meyer does a good job of helping us comprehend all that's there. This book is a good introduction to the epistle and is very readable. It is not really a verse by verse exposition but rather emphasizes thoughts, sometimes one verse, some times an entire paragraph of Scripture. There is no exploration of the Greek.

In classic Meyer style, she emphasizes the lordship of Jesus, the dangers of Gnosticism, the importance of putting God first, how to live as a Christian in this world, who we are in Christ, the importance of our thoughts, and much more. My favorite section was the one on being “in Christ.” She even notes there is more information on this topic on her website.

Meyer reminds readers that God wants us to thrive in life. (John 10:10) That requires living by God's Word. We need to study the Bible and dig deep into its truth so it will transform us. This is a good book to lay a foundation for that deeper study.

This study on Colossians is divided into short chapters and would make a good daily devotional kind of reading. Meyer has added reflective questions from time to time but the style is not that of a workbook. I recommend it to lay people looking for a good devotional reading on Colossians.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. Her show, Enjoying Everyday Life, airs on hundreds of television networks and radio stations worldwide. Joyce has written over a hundred inspiring books. Her sales successes include: Power Thoughts; Confident Woman; Look Great, Feel Great; Starting Your Day Right; Ending Your Day Right; Approval Addiction; How to Hear from God; Beauty for Ashes; and Battlefield of the Mind. Joyce travels extensively, holding conferences throughout the year, speaking to thousands around the world. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

FaithWords, 208 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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