Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Review: Less Thank Perfect by Ann Spangler

Blurb (from Amazon): 

What can the Bible’s most flawed men and women reveal about who God is and how he reaches out to less-than-perfect people? In Less Than Perfect, bestselling author Ann Spangler takes us beyond cardboard cutouts of 38 biblical characters to show us how these were real individuals who had dreams, temptations, and weaknesses just like us.
Whether considering the murderous Herodias, the scheming Jacob, or the doubting Sarah, Spangler approaches both familiar and lesser known characters with fresh eyes. We meet each of these individuals again as if for the first time as Spangler offers a dramatic retelling of their lives, insight into the historical and cultural context of their time, and key takeaway points for our lives today. Each chapter includes questions for discussion or reflection, making Less Than Perfect ideal for individual or group Bible study.

Entertaining, informative, and inspirational, Less Than Perfect gives you a big picture view of the Bible even as it takes you into the hearts and minds of people with struggles just like yours. As you learn more about the individuals who are part of your spiritual family tree, you’ll discover why God loves to use imperfect people to tell his perfect story of redemption.

My Review: 

Less Than Perfect: Broken Men and Women of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them is a great devotional study. It give you thirty stories that one can study everyday for a month. Some of the stories include: Adam, Tamar, Judah, Saul, Jezebel, Judas, and Pontius Pilate. Each story is only about seven to eight pages long and followed by sections called "The Times" and "The Takeaway". 

The study is full of references that show faith and inspiration. Anyone who want to learn about ones of the Bible who were far from perfect and want to learn the power of forgiveness will want to pick this book up. 

I give this devotional study five plus stars. 

Highly recommended.

I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

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