“Get out of that pit” by Beth Moore: Straight Talk about God’s Deliverance, book review
Many of us, especially women, know Beth Moore from her video Bible Study lessons. She teaches the Bible well and from her heart. This book is much the same as her video lessons.
In this book, she teaches using the Biblical story of Joseph. Joseph was unfairly put into a pit by his older brothers and left for dead. Beth uses the illustration of “The Pit” as a terrible place in which all of us want deliverance.
The book has many biblical and personal examples for each chapter, that really helps the reader connect with the intended lesson.
I found the first chapters of the book to be a bit depressing, really, as she described the many types of “pits” that we can find ourselves in. There were many examples and illustrations. But as the reader progresses through the chapters, Moore shares Bible verses and biblical lessons which show us how to get out and stay out of the pit. The book concludes with prayers and discussion questions to be used with a group on individually.
Overall, the book has a strong message of deliverance from the terrible circumstances that we can find ourselves and that God’s love is the only way of deliverance. As I read the book, I was often bogged down by the rather conversational style of Moore’s writing. It was much like her Dvd lessons. Honestly, I think an audio or video of this book would be more enjoyable than reading, do to the writing style. But I would recommend it to any one who feels trapped in “the pit,” and looking for God’s way out.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson and W Publishing Group. All opinions expressed are my own.