Jesus and the Beanstalk~Overcoming Your Giants and Living a Fruitful Life provides a unique, creative, applicable & Biblically sound insight on what it means to conquer the giants in our lives. Author Lori Stanley Roelevold takes an in-depth look at 2 Peter, throws in the fairy tales we learned in childhood, and somehow manages to relate them to each other in a way so we see the truth of Christ's character in a way that allows us to better go after a closer walk and relationship with Him. The opportunities to reflect upon recognizing God is who is says he is, and then doing our part to build and deepen our reliance upon Him are very well presented and laid out clearly throughout the book.
Jack and the Beanstalk is woven throughout the chapters, as are real-life examples of building a stronger faith. Chapter 9 begins with my favorite line in the book:
Are you ready to bury the beans?
That challenging sentence is followed by the wonderful sentence listed here:
It takes faith to believe a dried-up bean contains life, which is why Peter makes sense when he tells us the process of being effective and fruitful in our knowledge of Christ begins with faith.
It isn't enough within our walk and relationship with Christ to believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. We need to truly put our faith and trust in Him and let him fully & completely have our whole hearts and full attention. Jesus and the Beanstalk takes what can often seem insurmountable and gives us a clear, easy-to-read-and-follow presentation of the power of God and all He desires to do in our lives and hearts. I am very thankful to have read it, and plan to pass it along to my kids to read.
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