When you hold A Conversation with God for Women by Marcia Ford in your hand, it feels like a high quality book. The cover is beautiful, and the glossy pages cause you to linger over the words on each page. The questions found in this book are relevant and meaningful, and applicable to believers in all stages of their walk. Some of the questions include:
- Why do we have to face temptation?
- Why did you (Jesus) come to earth anyway?
- Did you really have to die to save everyone?
- Who actually wrote the Bible?
- God, do you really forgive and forget?
- How can we share our faith inoffensively?
Written in a similar fashion to Jesus Calling, this book is written as if God (and Jesus) are actually having a conversation with the reader. I love the fact that the pages are riddled with Scripture references backing up all that God is “saying” in response to these questions. I would have liked if the notations were at the end of each chapter instead of the back of the book (the actual Scripture verses), but at the back of the book allowed for each Scripture to be written out in entirety without breaking up the flow too much. I like how Ford uses different translations of Scripture, though of course, I do hate the Message.
Ford also uses the voices of Biblical women at times. Though this adds some nice color to the book, I think it would have been better without them.
This isn’t a book you read through quickly. Instead, it would make a great addition to someone’s quiet time routine. It also would serve as a great reference tool when a women (or her friend) is dealing with a particular issue.
All in all, a great book to add to the collection.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Booksneeze.com (greatest place ever!)