When breaking for summer, my Bible study teacher recommended Melissa Kruger’s Bible study, In All Things, a study in the book of Philippians.
Because of that recommendation I was interested in reading In All Things and I’m so glad that I did. I love finding solid Bible teachers so that I can use their books to stay in God’s Word when my regular Bible study breaks for summer.
In All Things, is an excellent Bible study. Melissa teaches readers to learn a book of the Bible. Each chapter is broken down in to five days and it includes studying the text to determine: Observation – What does the text say, Interpretation – What does the text mean, and Application – How does the text transform me. Each chapter concludes with a devotional based on the text that was studied.
Melissa goes through the book of Philippians verse by verse. She encourages people to read through the complete text multiple times so that you get very familiar with it. Each day you will be reading the specific text you are studying. The questions that are asked help the reader to pull out the facts of what the Apostle Paul wrote and help you unpack the text. What does it say, what does it mean and how should I apply it to my life?
To help better understand the passage, Melissa may have the reader look up other Scripture verses that may correspond to what’s studied. She uses Scripture to help interpret Scripture. You learn to study Scripture within context.
This study is mature, Christ centered and helps the student to develop godly wisdom and discernment. Melissa asks some hard, but true and necessary questions. She is open, transparent and has a godly humility.
I encourage anyone looking for a good solid Bible study to read and work through In All Things by Melissa Kruger. You will come away with a good understanding of Philippians. You will have developed some good Bible study techniques and know how to study the Bible, verse by verse and in context.
This Bible study would be good resource for a personal or group study or even a formal women’s Bible study at church.
I would like to thank Edelweiss and Multnomah Publishing for the opportunity to read In All Things by Melissa Kruger in exchange for an honest review. I was under no obligation to give a favorable review. I am looking forward to going through this study in future.