2 Timothy: Winning the Victory by Katy Kauffman

I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

The Synopsis:

What spiritual battles are you facing? Whatever is plaguing us-inner struggles, temptations, spiritual harassment, or opposition to the gospel-we can win our spiritual battles because in Christ, we don’t just survive. We excel.

Will we allow the obstacles and difficulties of our daily Christian lives to overcome us, or will we fight to win the victory over them? The principles that Paul passed to Timothy armed him for victory, and they can arm us, too. Victory is possible because God makes it possible.

In this study on 2 Timothy you will find inspiring application of Scripture, moving stories, thought-provoking questions, and heartfelt prayers. This book empowers you with the resources to win your spiritual struggles and the motivations to make a difference in the world around you. It equips you with over 275 principles of how to fight life’s battles and win.

Whatever victory you need today, arm yourself with the principles of 2 Timothy. Let them inspire you to win your spiritual battles so you can flourish in God’s peace, strength, and joy and do His will for your life. A Leader Guide is included for using this book as an 8-week group study.

Review:

“We have a message worth sharing.”- Katy Kauffman, 2 Timothy: Winning the Victory.

Wonderfully designed to be either a self read devotional, or read with a small group, 2 Timothy: Winning the Victory takes the reader(s) into an in-depth study of 2 Timothy.

Provided with daily reading, we take our time reflecting on the meaning of each verse in 2 Timothy. We also learn how to apply these verses to our lives with thought-provoking questions, challenges, and prayer guides.

Katy writes beautiful and creative illustrations for each verse to better our understanding of their meanings. Though her illustrations are a little lengthy on some days, they are so full of God’s truth that it’s not hard to be swept away in cross referencing all of the additional verses in your own Bible.

She also has some absolutely wonderful tips and suggestions for small group leaders towards the back of the book!

Overall, I most definitely recommend this and give it 5 out of 5 stars!

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Choose; Fulfill Your Created Purpose by David Brannock

I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

Synopsis:

God created you for a purpose. Will you choose to fulfill it? High school graduates face a sea of possibilities. Will you pursue a college degree, military service, or job search? As you launch the next step of your journey, saying yes to one option means saying no to other good opportunities. Who is the real you? What do you want? Career and relationship choices are important, but what you decide about Jesus is the most important choice you will ever make. In Choose, author David E. Brannock offers the advice and wisdom he wishes he’d had on campus 200 miles from home. His experiences, supported by Scripture, serve as a lighthouse. May this book steer you away from the rocks he hit and illuminate the course God intends for you.

Review:

Lighthearted and insightful on guiding you as you transition from high-school to college, is Choose, a book written for graduates by an author who wishes that he would’ve had this book during his transition.

It’s a short book but it somehow covers everything  you may have questions about, from how to handle relationships and friendships, to troublesome roommates, to choosing your career, to even maintaining self-esteem in a world that seems to only want to tear you down. It also has some wonderful one-liners that you might scribble down on your mirror!

The author has a sense of humor but is also very real and vulnerable to his audience, making it that much easier to engage with. Plus, he’s not long-winded nor does he repeat his advice constantly as so many other nonfiction writers do.

So, I can honestly give Choose; Fulfill Your Created Purpose 5 out of 5 stars and do recommend it for graduates, especially those of you who aren’t overly fond of reading but still looking for some helpful advice.

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