About the Book
Author: Shadia Hrichi
Genre: Bible Study
Release Date: Oct 8, 2019
How far will Jesus go to rescue one lost soul?
Tormented, chained, and living in a graveyard, the man known only by the name of the demons that tormented him had no one to help him–no one to intercede for him. No one but Jesus. Climb into the boat with Jesus as He heads into enemy territory. Witness Jesus’s power and passion as He battles violent storms and armies of demons in order to rescue . . . one . . . lost . . . soul.
Through this six-week, action-packed Bible study, you will experience God’s relentless love as you celebrate the impassioned Savior Who moved heaven and earth to rescue you.
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About the Author
“SHADIA HRICHI is a passionate Bible teacher, author, and speaker who has a heart for seeing lives transformed by the power of God’s Word. She has received a master’s in biblical and theological studies from Western Seminary as well as master’s in criminal justice from the State University of New York. In addition to LEGION, Shadia is the author of several Bible studies, including HAGAR and Worthy of Love. Shadia is often invited to speak at churches, conferences, and other events. Her insightful, witty, yet vulnerable teaching style reveals a compassion for the hurting, love for Jesus, and uncompromising commitment to the truth of God’s Word. Visit shadiahrichi.com.
More from Shadia
If there is one universal truth, it is that every human heart longs for paradise. A perfect world without death, pain, or sorrow. A world at peace, where each of us is secure, treasured, and loved. But the reality is that the world as we know it will never deliver; it cannot. Scripture tells us that “the whole world lies in the power of the evil one” (1 John 5:19).
As a result, you and I live in a broken world. A world that has been drifting off course ever since that slippery serpent enticed our first parents to reject God’s authority in that garden paradise so long ago. In that moment, they unwittingly handed over dominion of the earth to Satan on a silver platter. But this then begs the question. Why was God willing to risk rebellion in the Garden? And why would God allow His perfect creation to fall victim to the enemy’s schemes? And if God is good, why does He allow evil to exist?
Through this six-week study, you and I will explore the answers to these questions and more as we step into the fascinating story of the man known only by the name of the demons that tormented him. To be honest, I don’t know why I am attracted to the hard stories in the Bible. The messy stories. I suspect it stems, in part, from my own broken past. I can relate much easier to the broken people. The ones who experienced times when they felt unseen, or unloved, or unwanted. At the same time, their stories captivate my heart because when God reveals what He is doing behind the seen, His power and glory are displayed in ways that make my spirit soar!
So I invite you to come with me as we climb into the boat with Jesus and head into enemy territory. We will witness Jesus’s power and passion as He battles violent storms and armies of demons in order to rescue . . . one . . . lost . . . soul. Tormented, chained, and living in a graveyard, the man had no one to help him. No one to intercede for him. No one but Jesus. As a result:
- A demoniac becomes a disciple.
- A house of demons becomes a dwelling for the Living God.
- The chained becomes a champion of good news.
You and I live in a world crying out for rescue. And just as Jesus was willing to cross the sea and rescue one man from the enemy’s chains, He crossed the heavens to rescue you and me from a fate even worse: eternal chains. But praise God that through His sacrifice for sin, Jesus conquered all the forces of evil and opened up the gates of paradise to all who embrace His mercy. So come with me. Let’s rediscover the God Who Rescues Me!
“For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son.” —Colossians 1:13 NASB
There are numerous Bible Studies available and they all follow a similar format. It is usually set up with an example of someone from the Bible followed by scriptures, explanations and then questions that can be done over a period of time. I wanted to take a very close look at this Bible Study and see if I could give a clear and concise reason why this one would be beneficial.
I was cautious yet optimistic as I started to read. I wanted the study to intrigue me and make me want to dig deeper into what the author was trying to convey through the questions. Would I walk away feeling a deeper relationship with God? Could I discipline myself to do the study giving everything I had? So l began my journey to find out how far God was willing to go to save each of us.
The first part deals with the beginning as we get to know Adam and Eve. Okay so I pretty much have read this a million times and wanted to move on to the meat of the study. Oh how impatient I was when I almost overlooked something very significant in the study. If God had stepped in and stopped Adam and Eve's disobedience, then he would have taken away their freedom to choose. That just blows me away. From the beginning God was showing us that He wants the best for us, but we must decide which path we will chose. So I thought I knew it all, but that little sentence about free will opened my eyes to the choices we make each day. God could have stopped me from making a poor choice in my life, but if He did would I have learned anything?
I loved how the author explains scripture like this; " Scripture can never contradict Scripture." That is why I love this Bible Study so much. I found the reason to suggest this study to everyone. In the study the author explains that sometimes we give part of our life that we think God can control and the other part we think we need to control ourselves. In reality God can control everything in our life if we freely give it to Him. We see over and over in the study where we have free will. It is our choice whether we want God to rescue us or not.
We certainly aren't hiding anything from Him so why do we wan to hold on to things that keep us from completely surrendering to Him? I can say with confidence that this study is filled with truths that have helped me deal with struggles. I know I have kept some things to myself and not allowed God to help me. I have asked the question, "Where was God when I was being abused every day?" Why did He allow me to suffer?" Through all I endured, God was right there. He was protecting me but I blamed Him instead of the people responsible.
I really enjoyed this study and plan to redo it again and go slowly through it. It is very intense but worth the time you put into it. I learned a lot and realize that God has been there every time to rescue me.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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