I have read many SRT plans before using the app on my phone, but this was the first time I’ve bought one of their study books to use. I had read online that their study books didn’t contain as much information as the reading plans online – the ones in the app/online come with a mini devotional for each reading and also a discussion area so you can leave comments and talk to other ‘Shes’.
So I was really unsure what to expect, but what I received was a beautifully made book. You could tell the book had been designed and put together with such thought and care that it really made me appreciate the physical book more than the app.
I have always struggled with the book of Job, I’ve just never been able to understand what is going on, and who is speaking when. And even though this book was mainly made up of the Bible passages to read each day, the way that it was laid out and presented in the book really made it so much clearer for me.
Having a colour coded tab each day to remind you who was speaking (Job, his ‘friends’, or God), was so helpful in keeping track of what was going on.
And the space for reflection at the end of each day was really encouraging to sit and spend some time considering what I had just read and letting it sink in – something I think I have probably neglected before and which has stopped me from really understanding.
I appreciated the discussion questions at the back of the book too, but as I was reading this book on my own rather than in a group, I probably didn’t get as much out of that as I could have. If I was reading in a group, those questions would have been great conversation starters to really get deeper.
And finally, interspersed between the readings were helpful little additions like this one which illustrated questions asked in the book of Job and answered in the person of Jesus.
I cannot wait to read my next SRT book. If postage wasn’t so expensive from the US, I would really love a subscription package to receive their books as they are released, but as it is, I think I’ll have to pick my favourite books to purchase. But I would totally recommend SRT Bible reading plans to anyone wanting to get stuck into the Bible – either through the app or a physical book.
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