Monday, November 19, 2012

Fatal Distractions: Conquering Destructive Temptations - Nonfiction, Bible Study

Fatal Distractions: Conquering Destructive Temptations
By Kay Arthur, David & BJ Lawson

This Bible study looks at 6 of the 7 deadly sins: pride, anger, jealousy, gluttony, slothfulness, and greed.  These sins threaten to undermine the Christian’s spiritual growth, often without the Believer realizing the sins are there.   The study is intended to help Christians identify these sins in their lives and how to conquer them to become more like Christ.  The study is designed to be completed in a small group setting in 40 minutes each week, and no-homework for group members is required. 

I really enjoyed the simple layout and plan for this small group study.  Several suggestions are made at the beginning of the book on how to “run” the Bible study as part of a Sunday school class, an in home Bible study, or other type of small group study.  The layout of each lesson is straightforward and simple, and most importantly, grounded in Scripture.  Each lesson starts by identifying what the sin is, then directs the Believer see the sin from God’s perspective.  The authors then give Scriptures and Biblical steps to take toward eradicating the sin from one’s life, and keeping it out in the future.  The basic format is read a Scripture and mark key words, then discuss pre-written questions about that passage of Scripture.  I haven’t gotten the chance to do this study with a small group, but I think it would be easy to facilitate and prompt a lot of great discussion and spiritual growth.  

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. 

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