Friday, September 30, 2011

A Place to Belong Review

I had the chance to review the book A Place to Belong by Lisa Troyer. This is an ideal book for a mom's group or a women's group to do together. It is especially effective for that type of use because the format is broken down into 5 sections with questions for reflection at the end of each section. In addition, it would really be a good book to set kind of the foundations of an accountablity group - as the sections are based around the 5 basic ideas that a group of that sort should be based on. Troyer also has some excellent information and PDF downloads about women's small groups - or forming your own group on her website HERE. I liked this book. It is geared a believe toward women with difficult pasts, who have come to the Lord with issues and difficulties, or those who may feel insecure in who they are. It has some great Biblical content and it will be a book I will recommend to women who need it.

Here's a little bit from the press release, "Coupling her unique personal story with related accounts in Scripture, Troyer offers sound instructional advice and inspired application. In A Place to Belong, she explores five principles that address the heart-needs of women today:

  • Acceptance, embarking on adventure in relationship·

  • Authenticity, exchanging the familiar for the extraordinary·

  • Affirmation, enriching the lives of those around you·

  • Accountability, receiving the comfort of companionship·

  • Action, stepping into the journey and walking into the purpose

By learning to apply these concepts, women will not only experience freedom themselves but will also develop a biblical, transformational ministry to lead others within their own sphere of influence to freedom as well. Each section includes song lyrics, some penned by Troyer herself, and also discussion questions related to the song.

Interspersed throughout the book are testimonies from those who have been a part of their own circle of friends group. Resources provided at the back of the book, including a one-year Bible reading schedule, tips and goals for leading a small group, accountability questions and recommended reading, make A Place to Belong a truly beneficial multi-purpose book.

A Place to Belong has the potential of changing the way women think about themselves, about others and about doing God’s work in this world. Troyer challenges readers to connect to one another, comfort each other and affirm each other in using the gifts God has given them. Ultimately, A Place to Belong offers a healing dose of real hope that life can be rich, life can have purpose and no woman need ever be alone."

You can purchase the book for $14.99 from Barbour Publishing HERE On this site there are also some free music downloads and a free preview of the book. It's a neat website with lots of videos and resources.

This book was provided by B & B Media group and Barbour Publishing for the purposes of review only.

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