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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Reflecting Him: Living For Jesus and Loving It

About Reflecting Him
Reflecting
Him: Living for Jesus and Loving It is a ten-week women’s Bible study. Like Jesus’ parables (which teach important lessons by creating visual pictures for the reader), Reflecting Him uses familiar objects and situations (such as pottery, the human sensory system, and the sun-earth connection) and draws comparisons that help women become aware of Jesus working in various areas of their daily lives. The study is a unique and convenient lay-flat format, so you can write without that annoying bump (you know the one we're talking about.)

Each week is divided into five days (lessons), supporting the central theme for the week. Read the first two chapters (or weeks) online.

The study also has an online component through a Reflecting Him Bible Study Group on Facebook. Individuals working through the study on their own can still get the benefits of a group discussion while working at their own pace. Almost 200 people are in the group already and the discussions are really taking off.

This fall a leaders guide, videos, and music will be released to accompany the study.

About Carla
Carla McDougal is the founder of Reflective Life Ministries and Share Fair, an annual conference for connecting, equipping, and encouraging women in ministry. She speaks at women’s events, retreats, and conferences in the U.S. and internationally. Carla married her high school sweetheart, Fred, and they have four children ages 16 to 23 and live in Magnolia, Texas. Reflecting Him: Living for Jesus and Loving It (WinePress Publishing, 2010) is Carla’s first book, although she’s been involved in leading and teaching Bible studies for more than 20 years. Carla writes a Monday morning e-votional at her blog, Carla's Corner.

Want Carla To Lead a Lesson for Your Bible Study Group?
With every group purchase of 25 or more studies before August 1, Carla will lead a tele-lesson (over speaker phone) for one of your group meetings. Please email windy(at)reflectivelifeministries.org to purchase books. Mention the blog tour and tele-lesson at the time of ordering.

You can purchase Reflecting Him through Amazon, Christianbook.com, or Reflective Life Ministries.
The Reflecting Him Blog Tour, hosted by RedCouch PR, is June 20 - July 16. Yesterday's post was at Easy Writer and tomorrow's will be at Mel's World. Follow along to read a different guest post, interview, or review each day.

CAFE LILY'S REVIEW:

Carla McDougal wrote Reflecting Him, a 10 week bible study, in hopes of offering daily, practical reminders of how to live a Spirit-led life, rather than a “flesh” led life.  As a mom and a wife who has struggled with depression, Carla shares some of her experiences in a very vulnerable, easy to relate to manner. As I read through this study, I enjoyed how conversational Carla’s writings were – it was as if she was in the room with me, working through the study alongside of me.  I enjoyed the Real Life Facts that she interjected in various
chapters, and her analogies of home life that many of us as women can relate to.

Each daily lesson includes 5 key elements:  Introduction, Scripture Excavation, Hidden Treasures, Celebrating Treasured Gifts and Reflection Pause. 

Each week focuses on a different aspect of life and then compares it
to a spiritual truth. Reflecting Him is easily adaptable for either individual growth or as part of a group study.


My review copy of Reflecting Him was provided free by RedCouch PR.

2 comments:

Rachel Randolph - RedCouch PR said...

Thank you so much for reviewing Reflecting Him and for participating in the virtual book tour.

I'm so glad you related to Carla and enjoyed the study. Carla is a gem, so encouraging to be around.

Blessings,
Rachel

Leah said...

Thank you so much for supporting Carla and Reflecting Him! It was great to hear your opinion and feedback regarding the study!

Leah