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Overview What does it look like when a woman encounters God? Does he have a to-do list for her? Does he tell her everything she hasn?t done well, or done at all? Or does he encourage her with kindness and offer a gift of restoration?
Meet the Woman at the Well?a woman thirsty for living water. Meet Jesus at the same well and find out what he did to satisfy the woman?s thirst.
If only you knew the gift God has for you . . .
Publishers Description Are you dying of thirst?What does it look like when a woman encounters God? Does he have a to-do list for her? Does he tell her everything she hasn't done well, or done at all? Or does he encourage her with kindness and offer a gift of restoration? Meet the Woman at the Well--a woman thirsty for living water. Meet Jesus at the same well and find out what he did to satisfy the woman's thirst. If only you knew the gift God has for you . . .
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Sep 29, 2008
Publisher NavPress Publishing Group
ISBN 1600060935 ISBN13 9781600060939
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More About Amy Nappa
Amy Nappa is a best-selling and award-winning author. She is the cofounder and publisher of www.Nappaland.com, "The Free E-Magazine for Families," and is a popular speaker to women's groups and educational ministry gatherings nationwide.
Amy Nappa currently resides in Loveland, in the state of Colorado. Amy Nappa was born in 1963.
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Thought Provoking Read Nov 5, 2009
I love to read books, so when I heard about the Blogger Review Program at NavPress I signed up. I liked this program because I can choose from several book options something that sounds like a good read, or I can forget about it all if life gets busy. I chose Thirsty: Meeting Jesus at Your Deepest Need by Amy Nappa a few months ago.
This book was a very interesting read because the author takes the story of the Woman at the Well in John 4:4-42 and brings it to life. In between her vivid retelling of the story she discusses how the principles and ideas in these scriptures apply to us personally. Let me share a small quote to show how this author writes:
"He claimed to be the Messiah. Her Messiah."
"It was ridiculous that he would make that claim. Yet even more absurd was that she was tempted to believe it. That she, a skeptical, distrusting, sinful, solitary Samaritan woman would be visited - in person - by the Messiah was the stuff of fairy tales."
"And oh, how she hoped it was true."
(from page 144 of Thirsty)
I love books that make me think more deeply about a scripture passage. I found myself re-reading the verses in my Bible, looking to see if her interpretation lined up with the scriptures. (Like anything, I don't agree with her 100%, but it was a good read!)
We often act out scriptures with the children, but even that is just a surface reading, looking for who said and did what. Amy Nappa builds a real world around those verses in John, reminds you that this happened to a real woman in a real place, and makes you look at how you would have responded if you had been in her place. She even has a reader's guide in the back of the book with discussion questions to give you more to think on.
I enjoyed Thirsty and I will definitely be re-reading it down the road!
(Disclaimer because the FTC says I need one: I received this book free of charge to review from NavPress. I received no other compensation and my reviews are my opinion only.)
Book Review: Thirsty Jul 4, 2009
From the Forward of Amy Nappa's book "Thirsty: Meeting Jesus at Your Deepest Need" ...
Have you ever felt so overwhelmed with life that you just didn't think you could even get out of bed? And the thought of work - any kind of work - just made you sick to your stomach?
Written in a very personal, friend-to-friend, coffee shop manner, Amy Nappa discusses interesting and thought provoking aspects of `The Woman at the Well'.
Immediately, she establishes that we are all thirsty, all wanting more, all in need. From there she brings the story (found in John 4:4-32) to life with great attention to what actually was happening in the discussion Jesus had with this woman.
Amy Nappa writes with vivid imagination and almost artistic insight into biblical characters, carefully constructing an image of this story with all the shades of nuance and meaning that Max Lucado would offer.
The chapters `Teasing the Mystery`, `Speaking the Truth`, and `Removing Distractions` were of particular interest to me as they present an up-close-and-personal God who makes no apology for the mysteries in life, and unapologetically discounts all objections clearing the way for us to see God's great interest in meeting our every need.
Throughout the book, you find the author's personal struggles and unique ideas such as the `Surprise Me' experiment (which I plan to use myself) and the idea that God does not have Attention Deficit Disorder - He cannot be distracted from His pursuit of us, of fulfilling our greatest need.
A truly remarkable book. With a Reader's Guide at the end, very useful for Personal Reflection or Group Bible Study.
If you have ever wanted to roll over in the bed and sleep away the world, read this book. After you discover how passionate God is about you, you may discover a passion, a thirst of your own.
Gina Hendrix Vessel Project Book Reviewer NavPress Book Review Blogger [...]
thirst-quenching Dec 4, 2008
From the moment I read the title of the book, I realized it was just what I needed. The woman at the well is a story I've read again and again...but this took that story and made it real for me. Real in a way that made me realize I too was longing to meet Jesus more deeply, and that all I had to do was be willing to take a moment and sit down with him and listen. To put aside my personal agenda (whether it's water gathering or the noise of my daily task list), and connect with Jesus. The author shares her own struggles in a way that made me feel how human we all are, and that all of us are really longing to quench our spiritual thirst.
Powerful and touching Nov 18, 2008
Thirsty is a book you need to read, whether you've been a Christian forever or you're searching for something deep and meaningful. This is a book that brings the story of the Woman at the Well to life, and reveals how we are all seeking the One who knows us and everything we ever did. In a way that is easy and comfortable, the author explores the mystery of God's love and the unique ways in which he pursues us, quenching the thirst of our souls.
If you read this book, you will find yourself crying, chuckling, and discovering a side of God your heart needs to know. You won't be disappointed.
Great exploration of where God's grace meets your need Oct 17, 2008
This book explores the deepest needs and longings of every human heart. Yet it never devolves into psycho-babble about how you can exploit the divine to satisfy yourself by locating your best life now.
Instead, Amy demonstrates how God can fulfill our longings in ways that we may never have expected but which always to bring glory to God. Highly recommended for reading each morning over several days to reorient your life toward God.