Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Love by Calvin Miller

Love: Cultivating Spirit-Given Character // A Six-Week Study [LOVE]
Love is part of a collection of studies based on the fruit of the spirit. This particular study is six weeks in length with daily reading and a weekly discussion guide if you are reading it with a group. The study includes Evidence of love, forgiveness, as well as God’s definition, passion, unconditional longing and incarnational force.
The daily lessons are simple and more like devotionals on a topic than study of the scripture that is provided. This study is not one that I would recommend to new believers because the Bible references are not included with the daily lesson, therefore will require the use of a Bible and the scripture hops back and forth between the old and new testaments. There may be more time spent searching for the Biblical text than the actual study of it. There are some inconsistencies with the font and the binding of the book has already started to deteriorate after two weeks use.
Love would be an excellent six week devotional on the topic of love, but as a Bible study, it fell short. The daily readings are well written and concise. The questions are broad enough to start discussion, but lack the depth I anticipated. Overall, I would not recommend as a group study, but find it enjoyable for personal devotion.

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