“I Am Found: Quitting the Game of Hide and Seek With God and Others” is the third Moody Bible Study for Women that I’ve had the pleasure of reading. Written by Laura Dingman as a 6-week study guide, this volume is a little shorter than the other books in the series, but packs plenty of insight into each page.
One way that “I Am Found” is different from the other Moody Bible Studies for Women is that it does not focus on a specific book (or partial book) of the Bible, but rather zooms in on the themes of shame and identity. Accordingly, corresponding verses from various books in the Bible are brought into the spotlight for deeper investigation and, consequently, deeper understanding of God’s truths on the matter. Each daily lesson takes between 10 to 15 minutes to complete, and is comprised of thought-provoking questions, historical or theological insights, and a prayer. Other fun and memorable exercises, charts, and journaling ideas are spread throughout the study, giving every day a little extra variety. At the end of each 5-lesson week, there is also a section called “Truth, Lies, and Action” which is simply a “look at the truths learned for the week, at a primary lie we need to exchange for the truth, and an opportunity for an action step to bring each of us a little closer to living as though we are found.”
In the end, I very much enjoyed studying the Bible with the guidance of “I Am Found”, but did not find it to resonate with me quite as deeply as the previous Moody studies I have completed. However the content, layout, and depth of insight are still significantly superior to most of the similar resources I’ve encountered… Without question, I recommend “I Am Found” to those looking for a thought-provoking devotional and Bible study, especially if you are also interested in the topic of identity. And, once you’ve finished this one, don’t hesitate to check out the other Moody Bible Studies for Women, including “His Last Words” and “An Unexplainable Life”!
I received this book courtesy of Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.