This study guide accompanies the DVD Bible study. If you're stuck in an invisible struggle of heart or mind, this 8-session DVD study will help you get unstuck. Author Jennie Allen provides a safe place to take a deep look inside yourself, expose it, deal with it, and find the freedom God intended for you. The study is intended to lead women to consider the truth and how it applies to their lives by using story-driven teaching, Scripture Study, and interactive projects. Included is a leader's guide and conversation cards.
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I love the concept of this book, but as a linear thinker, reading it has been a huge struggle for me almost every day in the two chapters I have completed so far. That's not due to the ideas, as much as it is due to the writing style. Jennie is clearly not an ISTJ! She uses imprecise/arguably incorrect language (for example, using the term "rights," instead of "silly perceived entitlements," which is what she really means when she's describing things like "the 'right' to a fast-moving grocery line," and then saying all "rights" must be surrendered). Because of this kind of ambiguity, I have had to look up the Bible verses she cites to try to figure out exactly what she means, and in doing so have discovered numerous things that bother me. She makes some logical leaps in some of her Biblical interpretations, saying that Luke 6:28-30 means we should let all attacks/injustices "wash over us without a fight," when in context of Luke 6:27-36 (the full discussion), what Jesus is talking about is loving your enemies and responding to them in loving ways -- not necessarily being passive in the face of every single attack. Her use of Galatians 2:20 in chapter 2 (Mad) is also out of context. She uses it to support the idea of surrendering our "rights," but what that full passage is actually talking about is justification by faith vs. justification by observance of the law. Again, I've only made it through two chapters -- perhaps I can ignore this kind of thing to make it through the entire study, but as an extremely linear/logically minded reader, I'm not sure whether I can or if I should...
I teach bible studies in my home to women who just want to know God more. I have taught other studies like Beth Moore. What intrigued me about Stuck was the fact that it was something different from the rest. My favorite part has become the discussion cards...I love how my group is opening up and letting God into their lives so that they can become unstuck...We are already looking forward to starting Jennie Allen's next study called Chase.
This study is inspired, fresh, and relevant. After my bible study group worked through each portion of the study, I felt like I was back at high school summer camp when I realized that Christ, prayer, and God were very real and very present in my life. One of the best parts of this study is the honesty that it requires - we can all read the Bible, go to church, talk about Christ, and yet never really permit our faith to grow beyond a certain point. This study is modern without compromising the integrity of the faith. It does a good job of presenting the tough questions in life, all the while communicating the underlying message of God's love. I can't wait to see what Jennie comes up with next!
Stuck is fantastic! First of all, I love the versatility of this study. The language is simple enough to be done by a new believer. The content is deep enough to challenge the long-time Christian. It speaks to those who have simply lost the joy of their salvation, and those who are trying to get the hang of the whole thing altogether.
The whole premise for the study is living the abundant life God intended for us by leaving behind the less abundant things we’ve been holding on to….things that have no eternal value.
I love Jennie's casual style in the videos, and I also love that they are short enough to leave a lot of good discussion time in a group session. The study guide itself is unlike any I’ve seen. Jennie mixes digging into Scripture passages with introspective journaling and actual service projects. This isn’t just a head-knowledge type of study. The homework is short enough to do the whole lesson in 30-45 minutes. It also worked great for me to keep in my purse and do in paragraph chunks as I found myself in a waiting room or a carpool line.
Overall, I’m really excited about this study. In fact, I’ve added it to our women’s ministry Bible study list for this winter…and I’m anticipating more work by Jennie Allen.
This is a study for women who are serious about letting go of past hauntings in their lives. You must be willing to be honest about where your heart stands on certain matters and once you can do that, you'll be on your way to freeing yourself from bondages. I really liked.
I did this Bible study last year with a large diverse group of women. We had women ranging from their late teens to early sixties attend. We were divided into groups of 8 for discussion, accountability and prayer. The conversation cards would get us all sharing and then we would listen to the teaching. That led us into deeper discussion. The way the homework is designed is to draw out each type of leaner and thinker. You have opportunities to draw how you experience God, make lists of God's attributes, journal and dig deeply into Scripture. I found that this study helped me connect to the heart of God in a unique and personal way. It also helped each person to process with their group and build relationships. Whether you are looking for a study to do with college students, friends, or with your church at large, you will be challenged and encouraged by the depth and honesty of Jennie's teaching.