I just got back from Bentonville, Arkansas, home of Wal-mart, and discovered countless stories of outrageously generous and good things being done by this shopping behemoth. Not only does Feinberg offer a unique perspective for reading the Bible, she also presents a writing strategy that really works in this format. She does a good job of creating great visuals and connections to the text through these ancient tasks, which will appeal to certain styles of thinkers. Sometimes she describes the food she is going to eat and it makes me salvitate. This book affirms many interesting facts, such as, that sheep truly recognizes the shepherd's voice. Spiritual difficulties can have physical consequences, and physical illnesses can have emotional and even spiritual ramifications. Somehow, words on a flat page become the passageway to living encounters with ancient saints and sinners, and with a God who was, and is, and ever will be.
A beehive can make 2 pounds of honey per day, among other things. I realize that I must have a softer housing for my growing faith, one that can flex and change as God is at work inside of me. In Hungry for God, critically acclaimed author Margaret Feinberg puts you in touch with your desire for intimacy with your Creator and what it takes to find fulfillment. Come and discover the holiness of your every day. As listeners join Holley on this journey, they'll discover a freedom they never imagined could be theirs: the freedom to experience life, love, and faith to the fullest because fear can no longer hold them back. Sheep and shepherd She gained a new and better appreciation of God, a loving and caring shepherd who knows the sheep by name. The writing style is easy to read, yet the truths are profound.
Lies about who we think we are keep us trapped in loops of self-defeat. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred? I would say Feinberg's style of writing is my favorite - personal and simple. Feinberg asks each of them, not all of them professed Bible believers, to interpret particular passages according to their knowledge of their profession. Despite its richness and depth, many of us struggle to close the gap between the ancient world and our own. Because Feinberg has a passion for God and His Word, and because she realizes that many of the metaphors used in the Bible have little to do with her life in her urban world, she visits a vintner, shepherd, farmer, and beekeeper for insights into God's story and applications for her as her spiritual journey unfolds. Growing up in modern, urban America must leave us with some intellectual gaps when reading the Bible, right? Women have been demonstrating resiliency and resolve since forever.
I've referred this book to several friends and they all keep buying it! Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive and Extraordinary Women. As a writer, I appreciated the way Feinberg approached her topic. But what if there is a deeper power and purpose to this mighty virtue? In the meantime, I'm recommending it to friends at Bible study. How much more I sense God's love and desire to know him more! What if he wants you to thrive in this world and be part of its redemption? She does a good job of creating great visuals and connections to the text through these ancient tasks, which will appeal to certain styles of thinkers. My hat goes to this author who personally went to the location of these people and observed them and allowed them to speak from their hearts. She visits a sheep herder, farmer, bee keeper, and a wine maker and brings a deeper understanding of their labor as it reflects on God.
What can we learn from vintners about our own lives? I enjoyed being taken along on her personal scouting journeys, and her thoughts about how these things were related to biblical times. With extreme heat, the wax will start to sag, which results in the honey running on to the ground. Far more than a personality test, author Chris Heuertz writes, the enneagram is a sacred map to the soul. How often does a grapevine need to be pruned? Overall, I loved this book. It was a great way to set up our time there. We all need the local church.
Visit her website at www. Even in the midst of a busy schedule, I try to take care of myself. I have learned to approach the Word of God with passion and humility; I really don't know everything. For the first time in a long while, maybe ever, I had felt with my own hands what God desired from sacrifice. She doesn't try too hard or impress anyone. . It feels like Feinberg moves more easily into spiritual insight, and is able to stay in that realm longer in that chapter.
But when you live in the environment described in the bible, it comes to life in a whole new way, You begin to realize God is not just saying something as an analog, He is really saying it. Scouting the Divine will revolutionize the way you understand the Bible - and leave you wonderstruck by the magnificence of God. Margaret is open about her struggles and lack of ability to understand the mysteries of God. It felt like at times that her connection with the parable to modern day was a bit of a stretch, and she took some liberties. How can I understand the promise of a land overflowing with milk and honey when the only honey I buy comes in a bear-shaped bottle at my local grocery store? First published in 1997 by distinguished author and speaker Os Guinness, The Call remains a treasured source of wisdom for those who ask these questions. Dan bought the audio book for our 6-7 hour drive to Chicago last month for the Story Conference. Inviting and engaging, Feinberg's honesty and transparency allows the reader to draw her own conclusions and make applications to life.
What if you could rediscover the beauty and goodness God established in the beginning? Explore how ancient livelihoods illuminate meaningful Christian truths that apply to life today. As someone who spent some time at a few wineries on a tour last year in Sonoma County just next to Napa , I enjoyed the additional insight she had into explaining the wine-making process. Maybe one day I'll have the honor. It's a route made famous by natural beauty and the simple rhythms of rural life. And Leif and I read a Walter Bruegermann prayer aloud together. In Deuteronomy 18:4, it instructed shepherds to give the first shearing of the sheep as an offering to God. This is the life I signed up for?! Her colorful and poetic discriptions of travels she made writing the book are truly delightful.
They have incredibly strong shoulders to bear loss, hope, grief, and vision. One of America's most beloved teachers and writers, Margaret Feinberg, goes on a remarkable journey to unearth God's perspective on food. Scouting the Divine was like listening in to a relaxing conversation on a back porch, and I'm thankful Margaret took us along, Margaret Feinberg visits a shepherdess, a beekeeper, a farmer and a vintner to understand the symbolism and references in the Bible. Spend time with a shepherdess, farmer, beekeeper, and vintner who each bring fresh insights to familiar Scriptures. Bee-keeper and bees God is at work in more ways than we could imagine.
I think that reading this book has deepened the meaning of what it means for me to be apart of the great shepherd's flock. In addition, I love to read what I call Bible nerd books. Not because they represent each season, but to spread out the analogies so I can read more slowly and savor the impact of each. I carve out mornings when I allow my body to drink in as much sleep as it needs. Spend time with a shepherdess, farmer, beekeeper, and vintner who each bring fresh insights to familiar Scriptures.