Whenever a new title is released in the Moody Publishers series of Bible Studies for Women, I always am excited to add it to my collection. “Before the Throne: An 8-Week Bible Study – Finding Strength Through Prayer In Difficult Times” is the newest offering from Crickett Keeth and takes on such a relevant and timely topic. “Where do you go when life overwhelms you? Before the throne.” And if you don’t feel like you are at that point yet, this book is the perfect place to start building into the foundation of your life.
“Before the Throne” is divided into eight weeks of study, five days per week. As we work though each week, we dive into the lives and times of biblical prayer warriors – from Moses and Paul to Habakkuk and Hezekiah. Their stories encourage, teach, and most of all point us towards our Lord as we unravel the circumstances that had these saints on their knees, pouring their souls out to God as they faced times of turmoil and uncertainty.
Within the Moody Bible Studies for Women, I’ve found a lot of variation as to the amount of study time required to complete each day’s work. “Before the Throne” is on the lighter, shorter end of the scale (Note: definitely not in a negative or too-easy way – it actually allows me to complete the study work every day, even if I’m short on time.) The teachings still dive deep, ask wise and thought-provoking questions, and provide cross-reference verses to help discern and contextualize the Scripture reading of the day.
All in all, “Before the Throne” more than lives up to the standard I’ve come to expect from this Bible study series. I am so grateful to have worked through it, and have it on my shelf for future reference. If you are looking for a way to infuse your prayer life with depth, strength, and inspiration from the saints of Scripture, I highly recommend picking up this book, Bible and pen in hand, and diving in to the truths and guidance offered by Ms. Keeth.
I received this book courtesy of Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.