Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Review of Wisdom Whispers by Sarah Koontz


Today I want to share a bible study with you called Wisdom Whispers. It's a 31 day character study of King Solomon written by Sarah Koontz.

First of all, who is Sarah Koontz and why do you care that she wrote a bible study and why, pray tell, should you read it?

I met Sarah on Instagram (Oh how I love Instagram and the connections I have made there). If I remember correctly, she followed me (😱) and I scrolled through her feed and followed her back (duh, why wouldn't I?). That's where I saw she was releasing a bible study over Psalm one nineteen (Sorry guys, I have to spell it out so it links to the study instead of the verse. 🙈).  After I signed up for her first bible study on Psalm one ninteen, I also started receiving her Saturday SOULfood emails.

One particular email on one particular Saturday seemed like it was written just for me. It was over spiritual attack and it left me in tears. I emailed her, hoping she'd read it but assuming she wouldn't, about how much the email meant to me and she answered back, which was really meant a lot to me.

Fast forward and she released her next free bible study, Worthy of the Calling and I had the opportunity to help her with some creative elements to give away to her readers! Super fun!

Fast forward again and I have had the honor to help her with the graphic elements of her bible study.

I can say that it's been wonderful working with Sarah and getting to know her while helping with her studies.

I started with all of that to back up saying I would never recommend something to someone if I didn't honestly believe in the 'product' or the person creating it. And I believe Sarah.

I believe she has a heart to get the Word of God into women's hands, easily with no restriction, even if that means she has to make sacrifices of her own to make it happen.

I believe that God has a few things He wants us to know and that He's using Sarah to tell us.

SO ALL OF THAT BEING SAID, this is a review of Sarah's character study of King Solomon not of Sarah (although I'd say that was a pretty positive review of her 😂).

Wisdom Whispers is Sarah's third free bible study, alongside Psalm one nineteen and Worthy of the Calling.

Wisdom Whispers is a free 31-day character study of King Solomon, watching his rise and his fall, and trying to see where he went wrong so we don't make the same mistakes he made.

"But I'm busy, Neely. I don't have time to do a whole entire bible study!"


Well, lucky for you Sarah kept that in mind...
  • It's convenient! The study comes to your email (so that means also your phone because I know it's probably not even 1 foot away from you right now [like maybe even in your hand reading this right now]) (and I'm not judging you, mine is LESS than a foot away from me, so...ya know). 
  • It's quick! Each daily reading will only take you about 15 minutes, maybe less.
  • It's free! I don't know about you, but I'll sign up for almost anything that's free. 
  • You get rest days! It follows a five days on, two days off format.
  • You have time to sign up! It launches on April 2, 2018.
  • You can pre-register! Go to LivingbyDesign.org/wisdom
  • You get free stuff! There will be several free digital gifts from Sarah's Creative Partners!
Throughout the month of March, we will be celebrating the release of this powerful new study
with weekly giveaways at LivingbyDesign.org.

If that isn't enough to convince you, I'll tell you more...

Sarah has a way of writing that makes what you're learning easily transferable to your own life...but it's definitely not a study full of fluff. She shares with you history and definitions to give you background and support for the rest of the study.

She breaks down things that we should take away so it's simple to see the lessons God's teaching us through His word.

Sarah doesn't try and speak over your head to prove her knowledge, but instead she shares information and thoughts in a way that a friend would chat with you over coffee.

And most of all, she doesn't sugar coat the truth that we need to hear, but still presents it in a knowledgable, relatable and kind way. And these days we really, really need truth.

Here's one of my favorite quotes from the study...
"Although Solomon was blessed beyond measure, the weight of wisdom and success nearly crushed him. Because our greatest blessings are often our heaviest burdens. There are many lessons about wisdom we can glean from Solomon’s life. But the most valuable lesson we can learn today is this: There are limits to wisdom and there is limits in wisdom." 

I am confident that God presented this study to me at a time in my life that I needed to hear the things she wrote, and I pray that the study will bless anyone who needs it in that way as well.

It starts April 2nd! I think it will really bless you. You can sign up here!

(Also, yes, I am a part of Sarah's team, but that did not effect my opinion in any way. Scout's honor. [there needs to be a Scout's honor emoji])



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