Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Learn how to live a fruitful life in Christ-with a fairy tale and ten Bible verses!

Book info
About the book:

Jesus and the Beanstalk: Overcoming Your Giants and Living a Fruitful Life (Abingdon Press, September 2016)
What if a fairy tale and ten Bible verses could free you to live an effective, fruitful life in Christ?
We live in unsettling, challenging times. Everywhere we look, we see giant problems: giant obstacles to sharing faith, giant barriers to peaceful lives, giant strongholds of fear. But what if you knew eight small secrets to unlocking a strength big enough to overcome whatever obstacle life may bring?
Using allegory and a bit of humor, Jesus and the Beanstalk explores a passage in 2 Peter 1 to uncover eight truths that will help you unleash a larger-than-life faith:
-Affection for others
In this creative, refreshing perspective on spiritual growth, you will discover an unyielding strength when you tap the power of a God who is stronger than any beanstalk and bigger than your biggest giants.

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About the author:

Lori Stanley Roeleveld
is the author of Running from a Crazy Man (and other adventures traveling with Jesus) and Red Pen Redemption. Her blog,, was voted Top 100 Christian Blogs by and has enjoyed over 1.5 million views. Lori lives in Hope Valley, RI.

My Review:
This was just a great read!  I honestly was not sure what to think about this book when I first heard the title, "Jesus and the Beanstalk."  However, once I received the book and began reading, I was completely hooked and found the book to be incredible!  Lori discusses and draws parallels from a well-known fairytale, Jack and the Beanstalk, to our own lives and ties it in with Biblical truths from the book of 2 Peter.  Each of us has giants in our lives, giants of different kinds, but giants just the same that need to be confronted and defeated.  There are 8 truths or characteristics that can help each of us with defeating these giants in our lives.  Each of these truths is discussed in depth as far as the Biblical aspect and how God gives these to us, but also how the Jack and the Beanstalk story can be tied in with it helping to further get the point across.  I have to say I see that story in a whole new way now! My favorite features of this book is how the chapters are ended with a "small steps toward slaying giants" section and also a "one stone for your sling" inspiring quote.

To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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