About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now enjoy reading to my granddaughter and supporting authors through my reviews!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Legion: Rediscovering the God Who Rescues Me by Shadia Hrichi: Review & Giveaway



About the Book



Book: Legion
Author: Shadia Hrichi
Genre: Bible Study
Release Date: Oct 8, 2019

How far will Jesus go to rescue one lost soul?

Tormented, chained, and living in a graveyard, the man known only by the name of the demons that tormented him had no one to help him–no one to intercede for him. No one but Jesus. Climb into the boat with Jesus as He heads into enemy territory. Witness Jesus’s power and passion as He battles violent storms and armies of demons in order to rescue . . . one . . . lost . . . soul.

Through this six-week, action-packed Bible study, you will experience God’s relentless love as you celebrate the impassioned Savior Who moved heaven and earth to rescue you.

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MY THOUGHTS.....

This is my first chance to read a book by Shadia Hrichi and I am very impressed with her apparent love for God and her knowledge of His word. Legion is centered around the demon possessed man that we read about in Mark 5 but it covers so much more of God's Word! I first learned about Jesus's healing of this man as a young child and the imagery has always remained with me of the 2000 pigs, filled with demons, rushing down the bank and drowning in the lake. This book, however, has truly deepend my understanding of this event! Hrichi reminds us that this story isn't confined to Mark because it actually began in Genesis, when sin was introduced into our world. Legion is divided into sections: The Bondage, The Battle, and The Blessing and in each day's study, the author adds questions in "Pause to Ponder" and a chance to apply what we've learned in "Your Turn". This is designed to be a 5 days per week / six-week study and a person's individual commitment can vary from 15 minutes to 1 hour each day but I believe that you will find yourself choosing the latter. I also think that, even though I am using it for my personal study, Legion would be perfect for a small group Bible study.

I'm always eager to learn more about God's Word and I am so thankful to be given this opportunity! Legion: Rediscovering the God Who Rescues Me is a wonderful reminder that "Just as Jesus was willing to cross the sea and rescue one man from the enemy's chains, He crossed the Heavens to rescue you and me from a fate even worse: eternal chains."

I received a complimentary e-book from the author but I was in no way obligated to write a positive review. These are my own thoughts and opinions.


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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About the Author



“SHADIA HRICHI is a passionate Bible teacher, author, and speaker who has a heart for seeing lives transformed by the power of God’s Word. She has received a master’s in biblical and theological studies from Western Seminary as well as master’s in criminal justice from the State University of New York. In addition to LEGION, Shadia is the author of several Bible studies, including HAGAR and Worthy of Love. Shadia is often invited to speak at churches, conferences, and other events. Her insightful, witty, yet vulnerable teaching style reveals a compassion for the hurting, love for Jesus, and uncompromising commitment to the truth of God’s Word. Visit shadiahrichi.com. 

More from Shadia

If there is one universal truth, it is that every human heart longs for paradise. A perfect world without death, pain, or sorrow. A world at peace, where each of us is secure, treasured, and loved. But the reality is that the world as we know it will never deliver; it cannot. Scripture tells us that “the whole world lies in the power of the evil one” (1 John 5:19). As a result, you and I live in a broken world. A world that has been drifting off course ever since that slippery serpent enticed our first parents to reject God’s authority in that garden paradise so long ago. In that moment, they unwittingly handed over dominion of the earth to Satan on a silver platter. But this then begs the question. Why was God willing to risk rebellion in the Garden? And why would God allow His perfect creation to fall victim to the enemy’s schemes? And if God is good, why does He allow evil to exist? Through this six-week study, you and I will explore the answers to these questions and more as we step into the fascinating story of the man known only by the name of the demons that tormented him. To be honest, I don’t know why I am attracted to the hard stories in the Bible. The messy stories. I suspect it stems, in part, from my own broken past. I can relate much easier to the broken people. The ones who experienced times when they felt unseen, or unloved, or unwanted. At the same time, their stories captivate my heart because when God reveals what He is doing behind the seen, His power and glory are displayed in ways that make my spirit soar! So I invite you to come with me as we climb into the boat with Jesus and head into enemy territory. We will witness Jesus’s power and passion as He battles violent storms and armies of demons in order to rescue . . . one . . . lost . . . soul. Tormented, chained, and living in a graveyard, the man had no one to help him. No one to intercede for him. No one but Jesus. As a result:
  • A demoniac becomes a disciple.
  • A house of demons becomes a dwelling for the Living God.
  • The chained becomes a champion of good news.
You and I live in a world crying out for rescue. And just as Jesus was willing to cross the sea and rescue one man from the enemy’s chains, He crossed the heavens to rescue you and me from a fate even worse: eternal chains. But praise God that through His sacrifice for sin, Jesus conquered all the forces of evil and opened up the gates of paradise to all who embrace His mercy. So come with me. Let’s rediscover the God Who Rescues Me! “For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son.” —Colossians 1:13 NASB

Blog Stops

The Power of Words, January 21
Robin’s Nest, January 21
Genesis 5020, January 22
Older & Smarter?, January 23
Texas Book-aholic, January 25
janicesbookreviews, January 27
Quiet Workings, January 27
Godly Book Reviews, January 29
Pause for Tales, February 2
Emily Yager, February 3

Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Shadia is giving away the grand prize package of 1 book of Legion, 1 book of Hagar and a $50 gift certificate to two winners each!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a very inspiring book.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review. This sounds like an inspiring read

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