Saturday, October 12, 2013

Book Review: Faith - Joseph's Story

Faith  Joseph’s Story

At the age of seventeen, Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob, faces the wrath of jealousy, hatred, and deceit from his own brothers. He is thrust into a world of slavery, lust, and power. Joseph experiences a culture so different from his own that he must adapt quickly just to survive. He learns to trust in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and be content in the difficult circumstances that challenge him far too often.

Narrated by Joseph, Faith—Joseph’s Story communicates the power of this young man’s faith—faith that began in the midst of a plot to murder him and ends with his rise to power in Egypt. It shows the perseverance one must find to overcome the negative experiences that happen in life, and it provides a testament to the importance of placing complete faith and trust in God.

With Bible study materials and a leader’s guide included, Faith—Joseph’s Story tells how, from the depths of a pit, to the darkness of prison, to the grandeur of a palace, a young man remains committed to God’s divine plan.

My Review:  Faith, Joseph's Story by Sandra Lea Hardage is one of the most inclusive and detailed bible study books I've ever had the joy of reading.  Her knowledge, writing style and bible study are among the very finest due to her exceptional wisdom and views!

From the opening line "I am Joseph", the author brilliantly steps into the role, and life of, Joseph and tells his story.  His love of his family, faith, and trials and tribulations are told from his point of view.  There is no doubt, Sandra Hardage knows the bible!  

What I found most effective in addition to the 9 inspirational chapters is the incredibly thought provoking bible study guide. It's not a small section at the end of the book - it's half of the book!  It's broken down into graphs, questions and answers, areas for personal reflection and reflective bible verses, as well as a helpful Leader's Guide.  

One of the BEST faith based books on the market!  I'm blessed to have had the opportunity to receive this book.  It will stay among my very top favorites.

About the Author:  Sandra Lea Hardage, an Arkansas native, is an educator, Bible teacher, and founder of the online ministry, My Journey of Faith. She has taught Joseph’s story many times, including an online study of Genesis. She continues to teach via video for Connected! Online Bible Study, found at

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

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