Friday, July 1, 2011

REVIEW: Secrets of the Vine for Women: Breaking Through to Abundance by Darlene Marie Wilkinson


    Talking with His disciples the night before He died, Jesus used a vineyard analogy to reveal His plan to bring every one of His followers to a place of genuine spiritual abundance. But if we don't understand how God works in our lives to bring that wonderful harvest about, we can actually work against His good hand in our lives without ever knowing it.
    In this little book based on John 15, I invite you to listen carefully to what Jesus said. You'll learn how to cooperate with your Father for your greatest fulfillment and for His awesome glory.

    And you'll discover how Jesus responds to our cry as women for transformation, a rich spiritual harvest...and deeper intimacy with Him.

    My Thoughts
    The train creaked to a stop. A young woman standing ready at the door gazed out over the rooftop of the railway station to the golden hills of Tuscany. "How beautiful it is!" she sighed. The bustling cities of the north were behind her now. Finally, she was home.
    This book is based on John 15 from the scripture, and guides you through the "vineyard" speech that Jesus made the night before He died.

    I loved the imagery in this book, the use of the girl and her father in his vineyard to help visualize and explain the meaning of the words spoken by Jesus to his disciples. One of my favorites was the discussion of John 15:2...
    Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away.
    It is explained that "takes away" has historically been interpreted as "cut off", but a more appropriate translation of the Greek word airo is "lift up" or "take up", and a lovely visual is offered:
    And according to the California vineyard keeper, 'lift up' is exactly what growers do to grape branches that are trailing in the dirt. The branch is too valuable to cut off and throw away. Instead, the vinedresser carefully lifts the dirty branches, washes them off, and ties them up in the sun so they can begin producing again.
    This book is very easy to read and brief, covers a beautiful and inspirational speech, and offers up what every woman can take from the words that Jesus spoke.

    Buy Now:

    Purchase directly from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

    My Rating: 7.5 out of 10


    I received a copy of this book to review through WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not financially compensated in any way, and the opinions expressed are my own and based on my observations while reading this novel.

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