PRACTICAL STUDY BOOK FOR SMALL GROUPS
Jan Whitmore, a gifted Bible teacher and encourager, has produced a book that will enable participants to help each other deepen the level of their Christian commitment. This is a practical book intended to be used by small groups of four or five people agreeing to work together over an eleven-week period or longer, if they so decide. Based on the parable of the sower, it invites participants to reflect on the nature of God, the sower, and the seed, which is His Word. If we allow this seed to fully impact our lives, it will produce in us a Christ-like character. As the parable makes clear, the way in which biblical truth takes root in us depends on our individual responses. These responses, as both the parable and Jan Whitmore’s book remind us, vary considerably from person to person and are likened to different kinds of soil.
The second part of the book challenges members of each study group to reflect on how fully, or otherwise, they are allowing Jesus’ teaching to shape their individual lives. All the chapters provide some informative material to enable members to focus their thinking on the chosen issue and then end with a series of questions for group discussion, reflection, and prayer.
– Revd Dr Nigel Scotland, Tutor Trinity College, Bristol and honorary research fellow, The University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
THE DEPTH OF TEACHING IS REMARKABLE
I am reading “Sow what?” with great interest and I am applying what I read to my own life. I know I will read it over and over again and learn more each time I read it. The depth of teaching is remarkable. It is written in a very good format, quickly understood even for the most unlearned! It speaks so highly of the author’s walk with the Lord, and I for one say thank you.
Margie Macari Farmer’s wife, Illinois, USA