Word Writers?: James: Experience the Bible . . . Writing Word by Word

Word Writers?: James: Experience the Bible . . . Writing Word by Word

by Denise J. Hughes

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ISBN-13: 9780736969215
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Series: Word Writers Series
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 597,278
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Denise J. Hughes is the author of the Word Writers Bible study series. An adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University, she is also the editorial coordinator for (in)courage and a popular blogger and speaker. She lives with her husband and three kids in the Los Angeles area. Follow her at www.DeniseJHughes.com and on Instagram @DeniseJHughes.

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Word Writers?: James: Experience the Bible . . . Writing Word by Word 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this great study as I was searching for something to do in my morning time at the start of the year, Word Writers. I bought the Philippians study and finished it last month. Now you don't have to do it the morning, sometimes I don't get to it till later in the day, depending on my morning. I so enjoyed reading the daily devotions Denise Hughes wrote and shared, which are so relatable. I enjoyed the challenging questions that took me deeper in the study, and also writing the Word. It really helps to connect the brain, heart and soul by reading, studying and writing! It is something I have been doing the last year on my own in my journal, but this is so helpful to have a specific place and it is focused on one book in the Bible at a time.
DebFoster More than 1 year ago
This was my first "Word Writers" study but it won't be my last! So simple and inviting, yet so encouraging and helpful. The author breaks the book of James into a concise 25 day study in which she entertains with personal story, encourages with scripture, and challenges with personal reflective questions. We are invited to study James verse by verse in an inductive type method, without having all the different colored pens! :) She links the verses in James with additional related scriptures, directs us to consider and write out each verse, then completes each day with a personal prayer. The content is direct,scriptural, engaging, and not padded with extra "fluff" or rabbit trails. Solid. I'm also a bit of a book geek and I really like my books to look good and feel good in my hands. This book delivers. The fonts, the images, the coloring, and shading are all attractive and inviting. There's even a built in bookmark and lined space in the back for writing out scripture and other notes. Read, reflect, respond, write. That's the description on the back cover and it's precisely what the book calls us and enables us to do. Even in the crazy busyness of the day, the format and appeal of the book kept me coming back. I've shown it and recommended it to so many people. Buy it, use it, gift it. You'll be glad you did. Can't wait to order the other books in the Word Writer series!
Tzigane More than 1 year ago
I have seen the Word Writers series off and on for a while now but wasn't sure if I would like the setup of the study or if they would be too overwhelming for me. But I wanted something that would help me dive deeper into a single book of the Bible at one time. By choosing James, I was really hoping to gain more insight into the book and learn more about what James says about growing deeper in my faith. I really enjoyed working through this study and gaining new understanding of the book of James. I like the way it is set-up by day, so you can start whenever (it doesn't have to be a specific date). Also the days are not too intense. And probably my favorite part of the entire study is actually writing out the book of James verse by verse! I plan to purchase the other books in the Word Writers series and complete them. As the Ladies Bible study leader at my church I have also given consideration to taking my group through one or more of the studies. Thanks to the James study, I have started writing out the verses for a few of the other Bible studies I am doing at this time. **Thank you to the author and publisher for providing me with a copy of this study for free. All opinions are my own.**
Dayna_H More than 1 year ago
This bible study is time really well-spent. It systematically goes through the highly relevant book of James. Denise's opening devotions are insightful and the cross references are helpful to understanding the passages. The suggested prayers are focused and encouraging. Best of all, the back of the book has lovely lined pages to write out the day's passage. This is a beautiful volume for anyone wishing to go deeper into God's Word.
michelemorin More than 1 year ago
Bible study is a hands-on affair. It requires a careful reading of the text -- and then, multiple re-readings in order to arrive at a clear understanding of the author's (and the Author's) intent. In the Word Writers series, Denise Hughes argues that the additional step of writing (copying by hand) the words of Scripture as you study them will also enhance the learning process. She calls it "saturation," and I agree wholeheartedly. There's something about forming the letters, adding the commas, noting the repetition of words and phrases that slows me down and aids comprehension. I even find that it helps with memorization and retention! With an engaging introduction, enlightening commentary, questions that encourage a deep dig, and a suggested prayer that applies the truth, each day of this 25-part study of the book of James drew me into a greater appreciation for the highly practical teaching James offers. This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I greatly enjoyed using this Bible study the past 4 weeks. Each day is a doable length, even for a mom. You start off reading a short introduction/devotion to the package and then read that days passage and often times 1 or 2 corresponding passages. There will then be 3 or 4 questions to answer. Having a study to go through made me slow down and think through the scripture and what James was getting across. This study reminded about how I need to love others, watch my words (and make sure my actions back them up), and live out my faith generously and with humility. Side note - I loved how this book came with the attached bookmark. Made it super easy to open up to the right place each day.
iStudyScripture More than 1 year ago
Over the past few weeks I've been working through Denise J. Hughes' Word Writers: James bible study. In addition to the online discussion group (which began 2/20), I've had the added pleasure of completing this study with a friend. We enjoy diving into God's Word together and the book of James gave us plenty to discuss. Format: Of the 176 pages in the study, 122 have content while the final pages are intended for the purpose of writing out the entire book of James. There are 25 lessons broken down into an opening (personal story) from the author, a portion of James, cross references,"Diving Deeper" questions, and a prayer. Apart from the scripture writing portion, you can expect to spend 15-20 minutes on each lesson. What I liked: - Hughes pens the most concise and well worded prayers. On day 23 (James 5:12), she writes about making our words count, and I feel that is exactly what Hughes did in these prayers. They are beautiful! - I accepted the challenge to write out the passage that corresponded with each day's lesson. While I probably will not continue to do so beyond this study, this simple act forced me to linger a little longer in the message. Even those of us with larger script are afforded plenty of room for this exercise. - It's not all about James. While each lesson progresses through James, Hughes also directs readers to other books which support James' teachings. I would have liked: - More probing questions. Each day consisted of two or three objective questions and about the same number of subjective questions. They suited the topic of the day well, but they weren't particularly deep or challenging. For me the book had more of a devotional feel than that of an in-depth study. - Additional space to answer questions. Word Writers: James would be a wonderful starting point for new believers. As such, it would be a good study for mentors to complete with their mentees. With thanks to the author/publisher for providing me with a review copy. All opinions are my own.
PTL6KDS More than 1 year ago
When I first heard about these studies I had no idea what they would be like. I signed up to do this study mainly because I love the book of James. What I did not expect was to be so blessed by the simplicity of this study. One of the unique aspects of this study is the opportunity to write out the entire book as you go through. Each day you study a portion of James with additional readings from other passages. At the end of each day, you then write that portion in the back of the book. Over and over I have been blessed as I wrote out each word finding new things that I had not thought of when simply reading. Writing brings the words of James to life. Add to this the nuggets of truth and teaching that Hughes brings into each day’s lesson and you have a study that is simple yet profound. I would say it is great for those who do not have a lot of time for in-depth study or who are new to Bible study. The simplicity of the teaching is excellent for nugget-planting. I look forward to her other studies. I was not under obligation to write a review but thank the author/publisher for providing me with a review copy. The opinions expressed here are my own.
TiffanyAn More than 1 year ago
James was the first of the WordWriters series that I’ve done, but it definitely won’t be the last! I loved this refreshing format! It’s light enough in style to be my daily study, yet unlike devotionals, it still gets me directly into the Bible as I write a bit of verses each time. Short, personal stories lead into the daily verses to tie it in practical ways. The format also includes some related verses, not just a daily selection from James, as well as the couple quick reflection questions and prayer. (All this can usually be done in about 15-20 min.) I enjoyed it so much that I looked forward to each day's material! Very manageable! Great for creating a new habit or inspiring a fresh perspective! Designed for 25 days, you can choose to complete one every day, but I loved using it for only on weekdays because it easily fit with a work schedule (leaving weekends for my deeper study time). I enjoyed that it has a special section at the end with ample space for handwriting all of James in the same workbook, so it is kept with the study and even has the same color themes on the those pages. The ribbon is a nice touch for marking your place in the daily readings! [To be clear, this is not an intensive study if you are looking for a deep guide to the Bible. This is inductive and can certainly be a starting point for you to spend more personal time reading, memorizing, or praying based on these sections, but overall it's more of a devotional style reading, plus writing the verses.]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got the book and thought it would just be another study of James. The book went above and beyond my expectations. Not only is there a great explanation and application of a few verses each day, but there is space to write out the whole book by the end of the study. What a wonderful way to dig deep into this very applicable book of the Bible!