Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Book Review - Jesus and the Beanstalk


What if a fairy tale and ten Bible verses could free you to live an effective, fruitful life in Christ?

We live in unsettling, challenging times. Everywhere we look, we see giant problems: giant obstacles to sharing faith, giant barriers to peaceful lives, giant strongholds of fear. But what if you knew eight small secrets to unlocking a strength big enough to overcome whatever obstacle life may bring?

Using allegory and a bit of humor, Jesus and the Beanstalk explores a passage in 2 Peter 1 to uncover eight truths that will help you unleash a larger-than-life faith:

-Affection for others

In this creative, refreshing perspective on spiritual growth, you will discover an unyielding strength when you tap the power of a God who is stronger than any beanstalk and bigger than your biggest giants.


Lori Stanley Roeleveld is the author of Running from a Crazy Man (and other adventures traveling with Jesus) and Red Pen Redemption. Her blog, LoriRoeleveld.com, was voted Top 100 Christian Blogs by RedeemingGod.com and has enjoyed over 1.5 million views. Lori lives in Hope Valley, RI.


For me, this book was extremely timely! With all the chaos in our world, it can be difficult to live a life believing that I am a giant slayer, but that's exactly what Lori shares with us in her excellent book!

This book could be used as a small group study as there are questions at the end of each section for you to ponder and answer. They are really keys to helping us slay those giants in our life. The greatest thing I loved about this book was the joy I had in reading it! You feel like the author is a good friend that you're having coffee with and the book is like a conversation. Lots of beautiful stories that will capture your heart.

This is such an encouraging book that had me seeing the power of God in a much more clear way. With His help, we can live without fear of these giants in our life. I really loved how she wove the story of Jack and the Beanstalk through the book - she did it in a way that really made it enjoyable but also made it understandable. I love how she uses Jack's mother to point out that we can live our life focused on our dire circumstances like she did or we can look up and see the possibilities!

I love this book. I intend to read it again because it's such a powerful book that I really need to get into my heart and mind! I highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie

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