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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Say Yes!!!

Well, I'm very glad to see the blog is still here!  And very glad to be reviving it this week!  A very crazy month of May (due to a little pesky kidney stone) plus having no computer for several weeks equals one very quiet blog.  I am so very thankful for good doctors and good medicine and a wonderful church family.  I seem to have "lost" my kidney stone according to my urologist and I have a computer again thanks to Mr. Whitehorne.  Lots of life has taken place over the past four weeks and I can't wait to tell you about it.  During this time I've read a stack of pretty good books.  I'm excited to tell you about one of them today!

My daughter and I love to watch TLC's Say Yes to the Dress.  The most fun about watching this show is the transformation that takes place when the girls find that perfect dress for their special day.  They usually go to a back room with a wedding dress consultant, try on the dress and then step out to show family and friends.  You always know when that perfect dress has been found by all the tears that begin to flow!

In her new book The Fitting Room:  Putting On The Character of Christ, Kelly Minter explores God's holy fitting room where you are encouraged to clothe yourself with the virtues of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  The content of Minter's book is based on the following passage from Colossians 3, vs. 12-15:
"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.  Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.  Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.  And be thankful."
Minter's writing is down to earth and I so appreciated her genuineness.  What most impressed me about the book was Minter's handling of the subject of justification when writing about being "God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved".  She was able to break down justification into understandable portions without losing the richness of this sometimes misunderstood doctrine.  Minter also handled God's Word with excellence, always establishing context when making her point with the scriptures.

The book includes discussion questions at the end for each chapter.  The Fitting Room would be an excellent choice for small groups, Sunday School classes or a for use in a discipleship relationship with a new believer.  If you are looking for a Summer Bible Study or quiet time aid, then purchase a copy of The Fitting Room and join in with a group of ladies online over at (in)Courage/Bloom Book Club for a study of the book with the author Kelly Minter herself!

This book can be purchased by following the link to bellow:

Thank you B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy of this book!

Go now and get this book and enjoy a makeover like you've never experienced before,