Item description for The Book of Jeremiah: A Bright Light in a Dark Season (Following God Through The Bible) by Bette Nordberg...
Overview Bette Nordberg knows how to bring the Bible to life. In this Old Testament study, Bette asks students first to observe the text of Jeremiah, then to understand the text and finally to apply the biblical passage. Using this three-part technique, any student-regardless of prior biblical experience-can mine valuable gems from Jeremiah's account. After establishing the historical setting of the book, students begin with Jeremiah's call to ministry. Then, working with ever-larger sections of scripture, students will complete the entire fifty-two chapters in eight weeks. Nearly every page of this study is enhanced by historical, contemporary, and archeological sidebars-the familiar Following God series features that thousands have come to love. Students will learn about siege warfare, water management, and the Babylonian Dynasty while wrestling with challenging applications for modern believers. These applications include topics such as: God's definition of success, the cost of serving God, the danger of disobedience, and God's faithful care of those who love him. In the final lesson, students will use other scriptures to see how God keeps his word through Jeremiah
Some might ask, "How can the contents of a book written nearly twenty-five hundreds years ago have anything to do with me?" The truth is that Jeremiah's prophetic words regarding God's people are just as relevant today as the day were written.
"The Book of Jeremiah: A Bright Light in a Dark Season "is a Bible Study that will encourage you to live with the tenacity and obedience of the Old testament prophet, Jeremiah. During this eight-week interactive study, you will discover truths revealed by different voices and learn to identify exactly who is speaking. Of special importance, you will be able to differentiate between Jeremiah's voice and God's and learn to identify God's messages include personal words of encouragements to Jeremiah, God's servant, and reveal His own feelings and relationship with the people of Judah, Babylon, and the surrounding nations.
Nearly every page of this study is enhanced by historical, contemporary, and archeological sidebars-the familiar "Following God "series features that thousands have come to love.
Transport yourself into Jeremiah's time. Learn about his culture, and his people, and come to understand their prevailing attitude toward God, the fear surrounding their everyday lives, and their many struggles in an era of international instability. Most importantly, soak in the many challenging applications the Book of Jeremiah offers to people today.
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Studio: AMG Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.6" Width: 8.3" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 2008
Publisher AMG Publishers
Series Following God Through The Bible
ISBN 0899570305 ISBN13 9780899570303
Availability 0 units.
More About Bette Nordberg
Bette Nordberg graduated with a B.S. in physical therapy from the University of Washington. Since 1990, she has been published in periodicals, drama venues, devotions, and both fiction and nonfiction books. Her fiction projects include the award-winning Serenity Bay (2000) and Thin Air (2002), both with Bethany House Publishers. Nonfiction projects include Encouraging Words for the Firs 100 Days (AMG Publisher, 2003).
Bette and her husband Kim have four grown children and make their home in Puyallup, Washington.
Bette Nordberg currently resides in Puyallup, in the state of Washington.
Reviews - What do customers think about Book Of Jeremiah (Following God Through The Bible)?
Struggles with Doubt, Pride, and Priorities Dec 3, 2008
From the table of contents and introduction to the final charts and maps I found myself intrigued with the format and content of "The Book of Jeremiah: A Bright Light in a Dark Season." This is the third in the "Following God through the Bible Series."
The series uses an interactive, user friendly, study format to encourage the reader to apply Biblical truths to their own life today. Award winning author Bette Nordberg maintains that Jeremiah's words are as relevant today as they were to the people of Jerusalem seven hundred years before Jesus' birth.
Nordberg focuses on three basic themes in the eight lessons of the study guide: the person of Jeremiah, the people of God, and finally on God Himself. She helps the reader understand the response God is looking for from His people and relates Jeremiah's message to contemporary times and the response God is looking for from His people today.
The book is filled with important timelines, maps, and charts that help the reader understand and assimilate the background for the study. Each of the eight studies follows a similar pattern. A contemporary story illustrating how our lives and needs incorporate the same basic issues faced by God's people in Jeremiah's day. An application is drawn from the Scripture surrounding Jeremiah's experience and message.
I found the study questions helped draw out basic facts of the passage under consideration. I especially found the "as I follow God" section helpful. This feature included a modern day incident or story that wrapped up each chapter with a directed personal application which enabled me to see the similarity of living for God now as then.
"The Book of Jeremiah: A Bright Light in a Dark Season" is an excellent resource for individual or small group Bible study. Each book in the "Following God through the Bible Series" raises the bar in excellence. I look forward to hearing more from Bette Nordberg.