As women, so many aspects of our life vie for our attention. And then, God places a decision in front of us and all of those things become factors in whether we accept that calling.
In My Opinion…
In More Than These, June Kimmel examines the question Jesus asked Peter, not once, but three times. Lovest though Me more than these? Through her experience with a move that took her away from family, friends, and more as well as Biblical examples of those who heeded God’s call, Kimmel examines areas of our lives that may encroach on our love for Jesus.
While I would have liked to hear more about the blessings the move and ministry brought to Kimmel, she raises some issues that you may not have considered as siphoning some of that love for God. Some items are obvious—family, friends, work. And some less so—the future, fear.
I would have also liked the Scripture in a version other than King James, but that’s completely personal preference and the heart of the message shines through. In Kimmel’s words, “God wants a 100% of who we are with a 100% of our love. When we love Him supremely, all the other people and things in our lives fall into their proper place.”
The study questions at the end of the book offer an opportunity for deeper reflection. If you’re fighting a decision, concerned about a looming change, or looking for guidance, More Than These is a tool that guides your focus to the One who asks us to lay down our lives and follow him. The One who said to Peter (and still says to each of us today), “Feed My lambs.”
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About the Book
More Than These: A Woman’s Love for God addresses the question that every woman who desires to walk with God must face. How can a woman love God as she should and keep the rest of her life in its proper place? Innumerable responsibilities fill her life and seek to take control of her time, energy, and focus. In spite of her best intentions, these worthy concerns can slip into a place of prominence in her heart—a place only God deserves. These people and situations that capture her love can quickly become idols when priorities go unchecked.
More Than These: A Woman’s Love for God addresses the issue of a woman’s love for God. Each chapter considers a different aspect of a woman’s life that can become an idol—family, friends, possessions, fears, accomplishments, etc. More Than These: A Woman’s Love for God clearly presents biblical truths and personal illustrations to teach why a woman must surrender these areas to the Lord for Him to remain her ultimate love.
Women are searching for the secret to balancing their lives. More Than These: A Woman’s Love for God declares that loving God supremely is the answer.