Friday, August 25, 2017

The Unexplainable Church: A Bible Study Review

About The Study:

Chicago, IL – Do you believe God has called you to a unique purpose? Do you ever wonder what your purpose may be? God has offered you a divine invitation. The truth is all believers have been chosen by the Holy Spirit for a special work, a mission of grace to be pursued in connection with believers around the world as part of Christ’s church. We accept, discover and become equipped for that invitation through the community of the unexplainable church.

 “The wonder of the Holy Spirit is that while He calls us individually to live unexplainable lives, He works collectively through the body, bidding the realization of the unexplainable church,” says Erica Wiggenhorn, author of the new Bible study, The Unexplainable Church: Reigniting the Mission of the Early Believers (Moody Publishers, June 2017). 

“The early believers understood their interconnectedness to one another. They found it inconceivable to accept their divine invitation apart from each other as members of the Christian church at large.” 

In her second title in Moody Publishers’ Bible study line for women, Wiggenhorn, a Bible teacher, speaker, and founder of Every Life Ministries in Phoenix, begins where her last study, An Unexplainable Life, which covers the first half of Acts, finished. Guiding readers through the second half of Acts, Wiggenhorn looks in-depth at Paul’s missionary journeys, how the early church supported him, his ministry to the Gentiles throughout the Roman Empire, imprisonment, and his trip to Rome, all while urging women to live out the mission of the church—sharing the amazing grace of God. 

Designed for small groups, churches, as well as individual study, The Unexplainable Church includes ten weeks of lessons, five per week, and features a daily Scripture passage (which women are encouraged to read aloud), commentary from Wiggenhorn, and in-depth, interactive questions. Wiggenhorn’s hope is that this study would ignite the awe and wonder of God’s grace in each reader and help them discover all that God has for them in living out the mission of the unexplainable church.

 “The early believers held one mission: sharing the grace available through Jesus Christ,” says Wiggenhorn. “This mission united people of different races, different religious practices, political affiliations, ethnic traditions, and social classes. This mission, the kingdom of Jesus Christ, turned the world upside down. And it is our mission today: to share the powerful, life-altering grace of the Lord. The question is, will we accept it?” 

Throughout the study, Wiggenhorn guides women as they learn about unexplainable grace, the ways of God, His riches, protection, simplicity, and community through the life and ministry of Paul and the early church. She encourages women to surrender, resolving to follow Jesus wherever He may lead, and to realize that the unexplainable church needs them just as they need the church to fulfill the calling Christ has given them. 

About The Author:

Erica Wiggenhorn is the founder of Every Life Ministries, bringing you the truths of Scripture to transform your life. By digging deeply into God’s Word, Every Life Ministries encourages you to discover your unique purpose, accept God’s promises, and live by His power. 

Erica is the author of two Bible studies including An Unexplainable Life: Recovering the Wonder and Devotion of the Early Church, and The Unexplainable Church: Reigniting the Mission of the Early Believers (both Moody Publishers).

 Erica serves on the women’s ministry leadership team for her church and regularly teaches in various venues. She’s also taught women in the Arizona State Prison system, and overseas. She loves to bring God’s Word to anyone who’ll listen! 

A graduate and post-graduate of Azusa Pacific University, Erica lives in Phoenix with her husband, Jonathan, and their two children, Eliana and Nathan.

 For more information, along with free resources that coincide with the study, visit ericawiggenhorn.com

My Review:

I have participated in many women's Bible studies over the last 10-15 years and am always looking for more to do on my own time that will help me dig deeper into God's word and apply what I have learned on a daily basis. 

Recently I had the opportunity to review The Unexplainable Church by Erica Wiggenhorn. What a fantastic study so far. I am only a few sessions in, for sake of review, but so far it has been a great way to study the second half of the Book of Acts. With a deep conciseness, yet easy to read and understand, Wiggenhorn does a remarkable job of taking women through God's word in a deep and meaningful manner. Each week has 5 days of "homework" to more deeply understand the weeks lesson. It is not overwhelming like some studies on the market but deep enough to really get to the "meat and potatoes" of scripture. It is very evident that the author has a real heart and passion for women's ministry and teaching women to love God and study His word! I look forward to learning more about the history of the early church in Acts through the rest of this study. 

I highly recommend this study and give it a huge thumbs up!


BUY IT: The Unexplainable Church Study can be purchased online here through Moody Publishers

***I received a complimentary copy of this Bible study, courtesy of Sidedoor Communications, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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