Liz Curtis Higgs.
I mean, really, I could end the review right there. Because if you have read anything by Ms. Higgs, then you already know that this book is amazing, that the author is brilliant and that I’m going to tell you to go buy it. Right?
I am absolutely crazy about this author. When I see that she has written something, I don’t even read what the book is about until after I have purchased it. If she’s written it, I need to read it. End of story. Which is what happened when her newest book popped up for review. I saw it, requested it, then read up on it to see what it was all about.
I am now reading through it for the second time.
31 Verses to Write On Your Heart is such a monumental treasure. Something that we should all be doing as Bible students (which you are, whether you’re in class or on your couch) is memorizing Scripture. Now, can I just confess something right now? I will study the Bible until it’s falling apart in my hands, but I literally cannot quote anything from the Bible to you. Not word-for-word, anyway. I don’t know if I’m just too lazy to put forth the effort into memorization or what, but it really is something that I desperately need to pick up. Which is something this book is helping me with immensely!
Each chapter is a new verse. The verses are small, beautiful, and comfort food for the soul. The author then proceeds to dissect it for you; exploring what it means and how it applies to your life. But the wonderful thing about Liz Curtis Higgs is how she writes. Each chapter feels like a devotional. She has an amazing ability to teach her readers while at the same time making the book wonderfully readable. The end of every chapter has a tip for memorization (which I highly recommend doing) as well as tips in the back of the book to help you really master Scripture memorization. There is also a Study Guide at the back, as well as an index to all the verses she mentions.
I mentioned going through this book now for the second time. The first time, I poured through it. I couldn’t put it down and finished it in two days. This time, I am making my way through more slowly, to really attempt to memorize these verses, to truly “write them on my heart.” I would love to have a storehouse of verses memorized, that I could pull out in any given situation. This book is an incredible way to start.
Bottom Line: Get it. Seriously. I can’t say anything more than that, except perhaps some useless flowery words to try to convince you that you need this book in your life. Just get it. Go on, off with you. Also, buy all of her other books, too. You’re welcome.
**I received this book from Blogging for Books, in exchange for an honest review.