(Review) Audacious by Beth Moore
Publisher: B and H Publishing.
Genre: Nonfiction, Vision, Purpose.
Rating: 4 stars for very good.
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"Chapter One: A Vision Begging for an Adverb" explains the background for writing the book. Chapter Four is when the word "audacious" is defined and examined. The book addresses women who are looking for a vibrant renewal in their calling. Two important questions begin the work toward clarity and a fresh emphasis: "What is your dream? What is your vision for the future?" In the next chapters, Moore teaches through the Bible to emphasis "audacious" living. For example, Mary's anointing of Jesus from John chapter 12 and several verses from Paul's letters. Moore also shares from her own life in renewing the calling.
In the beginning, I had a hard time getting into the book. Plus, I wanted Moore to get to the point. But, Moore is long on getting to the point, this is her verbose writing style. She is building the setting in our mind, or creating a vivid imagery for an impact.
"Chapter 7: The Verve of the Humble Adventure" was the defining place in the book for me.
In this chapter, the "perils" and "personal price" when we endure for Christ Jesus is studied. The enduring may be in our personal lives, home, jobs, church, a ministry. There has been many moments in my past and present when enduring through the situation seems to be too much. Especially, when endurance is needed in every facet of life. From all fronts, endurance is what is required. But, Moore states we endure because we love Jesus extravagantly, and the story of loving Jesus is portrayed from John chapter 12.
A second feature in the book I love is from, "Chapter Nine: A Brand New Want To." In this chapter, Moore addresses "authenticity", "desire", "deceit", "pouring our heart" out to God, and it ends with "divine desire".
Lastly, "Chapter 11: A Love for All Loves." This chapter addresses relationships that hold us back from loving and serving Jesus. Moore speaks plain in regards to how to deal with people who are not in agreement with our serving the Lord.
Over-all I loved the book, not a 5 star excellent, but 4 stars for very good.