“Deeper Waters: Immersed in the Life-Changing Truth of God’s Word” is the type of book that you will want to keep close by, on your nightstand or in your desk, because you will inevitably want to read and reference it time after time. Written by Denise J. Hughes (author of the “Word Writers” series) and published by Harvest House in 2017, this book offered so much more than I expected. Unquestionably one of the best non-fiction books I’ve read this year, “Deeper Waters” is a resource I cannot recommend highly enough.
It is a little difficult to pin this book down with a concise description, because it is rather unlike any other book I’ve read. While not exactly a Bible study, and not entirely a memoir, “Deeper Waters” combines elements of both genres into a unique experience that helps readers learn to hear God’s voice through His Word. The overarching theme and organization of the book is based on a verse from the Bible, Ezra 7:10, which says “Ezra had determined in his heart to study the law of the Lord, obey it, and teach its statutes and ordinances to Israel”. So, the four parts of this book are: Determining in Your Heart; To Study God’s Word; To Obey God’s Voice; and To Teach God’s Precepts. In the epilogue we also find some valuable resources including a 365-Day Bible Reading Plan, space to write out Psalm 119 for yourself, and a sampling of the prayers found in the Bible.
As Denise says, “You don’t have to be in seminary to be a serious student of the Bible”. If you need some fresh inspiration to encourage and inspire you in your walk with God and your daily Bible-reading, do not hesitate to find yourself a copy of “Deeper Waters”. The personal stories from the author’s life and her insightful ideas for understanding the big picture of the Bible are clearly God-inspired. Although I just finished this book a few days ago, I plan to go back and read all or most of it very soon. If you are searching for a powerful new book to boost your understanding of God’s Word, why not start off the New Year with “Deeper Waters: Immersed in the Life-Changing Truth of God’s Word”? I promise, you won’t regret it for a moment.
This book was provided courtesy of Harvest House Publishers, in exchange for my honest review.