Book Review: Jesus, the Ultimate Therapist Series by Kerry Kerr McAvoy
Written by a Christian psychologist, this book series offers a new perspective to Bible study. What is most unique is the type of questions she includes. They focus on the reader quite a bit in an attempt to get the reader to evaluate their own relationship with the Lord based on that day’s particular topic. I know how important self awareness is as a leadership skill so I appreciated those questions.
These short devotionals are meant to be used for six weeks and are broken up into six sections with several days reading for each week. Each day’s reading has a scripture, the author’s commentary including real-life applications from some of her clients (anonymously, of course), questions, a suggested prayer and optional Bible readings. Each week focuses on a different aspect of who Jesus is.
Since each day’s readings are short they are easy to incorporate into anyone’s busy life. But then if you need more, there are the optional readings and the weekly things to focus on, like the meditation exercises (which are my favorite part of each week’s lesson) and the modern Christian music playlist.
If you use these books as intended over a period of weeks, answer the questions, and do the meditations without rushing through it you will benefit the most from them. If you try to read straight through these books as a novel or a standard nonfiction non-devotional book you may not receive anything from them at all. I am confident that if you use them as intended you will receive some new revelation and emotional healing from God.
Not that the author intended her books to replace a human therapist completely, the books seem most suited to those who do need some emotional healing. Also helpful if you have never studied the various aspects of who Jesus is to you.
To purchase your own copy of this book go here: Jesus, The Ultimate Therapist: Bringing Hope and Healing
To purchase your own copy of this book go here: Jesus, The Ultimate Therapist: Healing Without Limits
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author herself. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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