March 4, 2011

Same Life, New Story by Jan Silvious

Same Life, New Story by Jan Silvious is a ten week Bible study for women that is aimed to “change your perspective to change your life.” Does it live up to this big promise?

Book Description
“Move from what is to what can be by changing how you think and talk to yourself.

Using powerful character studies of ten women from Scripture, as well as modern-day stories from her work as a professional life coach, Bible teacher Jan Silvious helps women choose new stories instead of dumping, or wallowing in, their old lives.

Naomi, Leah, Rahab, Deborah, Hannah, Anna, Jehosheba, Abigail, Naaman's servant girl, and Elizabeth round out the cast of characters who, with their own stories, help readers find new perspectives with amazing results. Chapters include:

*Realize it's time *Don't be held hostage by the past *Ask yourself good questions *Change your "I can't" to "I can" *Delete the drama of the day *Forget the "What might have beens" *Discover the power of wisdom and courage *Get past the resistance of fear *Choose to bounce back *The last chapter has not been written yet”
– Same Life, New Story

My Thoughts
Same Life, New Story is a well written 10 week Bible study for women. I’ve never been one to want to sit down and read the Bible. This book didn’t change that. It did however, change some perspectives I have on certain aspects. Just changing one thing, as suggested in this book, does show to have big changes – if you stick with the change.

I really enjoyed how the book was laid out and the “Personal Reflection” questions to ask and also what to add to a personal journal to go along with this book/Bible study.

Overall, it didn’t really “change my life” but it did change some perspectives, which is really all you can ask for from a book.

If you want to change some perspectives and maybe change your life (even if it is in a small way), this is a really good book/Bible study book for you to get. If you don’t like scripture at all and can’t stand the thought of reading anything about the Bible, obviously this isn’t the book for you.

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1 comment:

Paula said...

Sounds like an interesting book :) I really like some of the stories of women in the Bible! Ruth is my favorite.