We were given the opportunity to review Because You are Strong – A Study of Godly Strength for Young Men – a new Bible Study offered by Doorposts. It is recommended for ages 12 and up and sells for $14 (but is on sale for $12 at the time of this posting).
Know Doorposts? Of course you do! (Or if you don’t…you are going to be VERY happy you do now!) Our family LOVES Doorposts items…we have MANY of them…so we were really excited to find out about this new study guide!
Because You Are Strong is soft cover and 104 pages.
So…what is it? This is taken directly from their site:
Learn how to study the Bible while you discover what God says about true strength! This new Bible study will help young men gain a biblical view of strength and use that strength wisely, for God’s glory.
This book also teaches practical Bible study skills. Learn how to:
- Use a concordance.
- Study the original Greek & Hebrew words used in a passage.
- Perform a character study.
- Study a specific topic in the Bible.
- Understand and use marginal notes in your Bible.
- Study a verse, passage, chapter, or entire book of the Bible.
- Use free Bible study tools on computers and mobile devices.
- Ten in-depth studies focus on biblical heroes like David, Samson and the “mighty men of valor”. You’ll also study the power of God, the service of Jesus, and wisdom from Proverbs regarding strength.
Each study teaches a different study method and is divided into daily assignments (5 to 20 minutes each day). Because You Are Strong contains 74 days of study, plus 40 more suggested studies—enough to fuel serious Bible study for more than a year.
Note it says “Each study teaches a different study method”…AWESOME! The methods taught: meditation, topical, character, word, verse, chapter, actions and book. But not only do the studies teach how to work through these methods, there are also A LOT of “side notes” that help explain MANY other resources, most online, that are invaluable for study of the Scriptures.
This is a picture of the side of one of the pages showing the note on the side of the page for character study. Simple and to the point. Excellent for learning study skills!
[You can see a several page sample by clicking HERE.]
Even though this is recommended for ages younger than my son, I feel it is an EXTREMELY useful study tool…even for adults! Seriously…I think I am going to look in to the girls study for myself. So…I guess you could say…we would HIGHLY recommend this to others!
[As a quick side note: there are “Alternate questions for girls” in the back of the book for some of the questions – but even better…they also have a similar study for specifically for girls…check out the reviews to read about those…]
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Here’s praying you have fun learning!