Same Life, New Story by Jan Silvious has the subtitle “Change Your Perspective to Change Your Life”. It is indeed a good book for women who are going through difficult circumstances and need encouragement to change. The book is also said to be a Bible study. But it’s not a study guide as I expected. It’s more just a book with discussion questions.

There are 10 chapters, each based on a woman in the Bible, and the characteristic she displayed in overcoming an obstacle and choosing a better way. Each theme of the chapter is illustrated by many stories of contemporary women facing a problem, usually a problem of her past. The Bible woman is an illustration of how we can rewrite our story to live a better life.

After each chapter, there are personal reflection questions and group discussion questions. There is also a journal prompt to have you write down the action you will take to change.

The book is very readable with some good insights, but I wouldn’t use it as a Bible study.

Disclosure:  Thomas Nelson provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for this review. Opinions are entirely my own.

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