Finally, a Bible study that goes deep...
Frustrated with the watered-down, “light” Bible studies that are all too common, Erica Wiggenhorn wanted to write a study that went deep. She wanted to take readers verse-by-verse through a whole book of the Bible, offering theological and historical comments in each lesson while remaining practical and relational.
The Unexplainable Church is the result, and it offers readers two great takeaways. It will teach them by example how to study the Bible deeply, and it will challenge them toward critical life-change: submitting their will to the mission of Jesus, who gives life its fullest meaning.
The message of The Unexplainable Church is that the early church didn't grow because Peter and Paul were so amazing, but because average people were transformed by God and brought together in His work. This 10-week inductive study of Acts 13–28 will sweep readers into the great drama of the Kingdom, inspiring them to live together in the power of the Spirit and accomplish what could never be done alone.
I just finished reading Erica's book, The Unexplainable Church. I feel convicted to finish the race and write my own "Acts 29" story. Erica presented God's Word as well as the history and facts behind the story of Paul's "Rome or Bust" journey in such a way that I had several "Aha moments." This is a must read for anyone wanting to learn Paul's model of obedience, perseverance, and joy in the journey God has given each of us.
I am a busy mom that is always on the run somewhere. I attended the study at my church. I always look forward to listening to Erica speak. The study is thought provoking. I always walk away from it thinking about what verses were in that days homework. The homework was a perfect amount. Very doable with a busy schedule. I always looked forward to getting into the book. Erica uses references to other places in the Bible but doesn’t jump around the whole time so you don’t spend your time searching. You get to mostly stay in acts and use what is given to answer the questions. That is important for me as I don’t normally have much time. Erica’s writing flows well and is easily understood. I look forward to her next study.
I loved this study of the early church in Acts. It was great to follow Paul’s journey, as he travelled to encourage the early churches to grow in love and grace. Erica does a great job of breaking down the scriptures in Acts. She writes such good, personal, and thought provoking questions each day to apply to our everyday life. This study also helps to apply the scriptures in the local church today.
Erica Wiggenhorn has written a bible study that should have a place on every Christians bookshelf. Set up in a 10 week format, the reader will find themselves absorbing the extraordinary truths that lie in the book of Acts. Other reviewers have mentioned the depth of this study as opposed to "light" studies and I wanted to high five them all, Erica included. I get so tired of "baby food" Bible studies that give the reader no depth or real understanding of the context behind the verses. The Unexplainable Church opens the door to a deeper view of Acts and the actions of the early missionary church. Erica uses history, theology, and more than a dash of boldness to help open the door to a study that leaves you wanting more and more and more. As Erica points out, Acts is a divine invitation. Not only to Barnabas and Paul but to the reader of the Word as well. Every day has a verse, questions to help you with the context, and even a link for further deeper study. It can also be used for small groups or house church with a free leadership guide.
I have enjoyed this Bible study so much! My favorite things about the study is how in-depth it is. I love how I gain so much insight and learn new things after each page.
This is a 10 week study on Acts chapters 13-28. The author takes us on a deep study of each and every verse in these chapters. The questions she asks help us to really take a good look at the text and see what the Lord is teaching us and telling us through His Word. Her questions aren't so difficult that you're confused but they aren't simplistic, either.
She also asks us questions that relate to our own lives. These questions help us to apply what we have learned to our own lives and, that to me, is what Bible study is about. Creating a life that glorifies God. I love how this study helps us to recognize that God can and does use us.
There is a wonderful map in the back for reference as you're studying about the disciples. I really like that because I like seeing where they are at as we follow them on their mission to share the Gospel. Before we start the study, Erica shares how to get the most out of it and I found this extremely helpful.
This would be a great study to do as an individual, a small group or a women's group study. I've enjoyed working on this Bible study so much and highly recommend it! I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
I’ve been looking for a Bible study that takes Scripture I’m familiar with but challenges me to dig deeper and learn more. Something that gives me a glimpse of history but also forces me to take those amazing experiences and apply it to my life.
That Bible study is The Unexplainable Church by Erica Wiggenhorn. This is a 10 week study of Acts 13-28 and focuses on “Reigniting the mission of the early believers.” This is a meaty study that has 50 lessons over 10 weeks, going through the Acts chapters verse-by-verse. There are a lot of questions to answer and invitations to learn even more at the author’s website.
It’s obvious Erica Wiggenhorn knows the Bible, and she’s very good at engaging readers and making sure they don’t just grow in the Lord, but that they know His-Story. Although I am not finished with the study, I find it deep, intensive, and thought-provoking. No one can read Acts without being captivated, even if someone has no desire to know Christ, the mere history of it is amazing. I believe all participants are going to finish this study with a deeper perspective and appreciation of the early church.
I received this study from the publisher in exchange for a review. The thoughts expressed are my own.