How Many Brothers Read Beth...?

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  1. TCGreek

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    1. How many brothers on BB read Beth Moore? I was told by a brother to read Her Praying the Word; he said it blessed his life and I should read it.

    2. I usually see her books in bookstores, but somehow I've never been inclined to read her. Am I missing anything?
     
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    I'm not a brother :), but I have read some Beth Moore books and have done one of her studies and I have to say that she is not one of my favorite teachers.
    In a nut shell.....she talks too much. :laugh:
    I hope I don't offend anyone who really likes her, but she gets on my nerves. Too much fluff.

    Just MHO. Don't........:tonofbricks:
     
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    I haven't...I'm not allowed to let a woman teach me...I'm Baptist ;)
     
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    I don't like Beth Moore. I find she uses the same old tired logical fallacies, so even when I agree with her point, I cringe.
     
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    I don't care for her either, but what do you mean by logical fallacies? Maybe I missed that part because I zoned out from her talking too much! :laugh:
     
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    Of the things I've read, I liked the most her study of David in A Heart Like His and of Jesus in Jesus, the One and Only. I've not seen any of her more recent studies, but I understand the one on John is good too. Everyone's got their favorite teacher. Mine is not Beth Moore, but I find her to be a woman of integrity who has been gifted to teach and expound on the Word. I'm thankful she's out there teaching and writing... or perhaps you'd rather read or listen to Joyce Meyer? :eek:
     
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    No thanks.

    Eeewww. :laugh:
     
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    That's pretty tough, Amy, but I understand it's your take.
     
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    I guess I did sound pretty tough. I apologize for my severity. She is a fine teacher and I don't mean to disrespect her. It is clear in her writings that she loves the Lord. She is just not my choice.

    :)
     
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    I have read some of her stuff, (not a guy tho) and before I did, I had already made my mind up I didnt like her based on clips and readign the backs of books. But when I actually did some of her studies and got into the books, I learned that I do like her. It is refreshing to have a female teacher/speaker who knows her stuff, is dedicated to teaching truth based on original languages, and is so candidly open and transparent. She addresses issues others only whisper about, and I am thankful for it.

    I dont agree with everything she teaches (eschatology) but I do greatly respect her for what she does.
     
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    I've read and watched Beth Moore stuff; particularly since we use much of it in our maturity curriculum and I preview everything we use. :)

    Really good stuff btw...also, just for giggles Kay Arhtur has some of the best Bible study methods out there. :)
     
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    I have not read her... I figured her target audience was women... and I also figured that since she is a woman...

    OK...


    Here it comes....


    She talks too much :tonofbricks:


    But there is a Pastor's wife here in our association that holds classes on her books on Thursday mornings and evenings, and she has about 30-40 students each class. It is very successful... and I have seen the results in some young women that have changed for the better.
     
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    I'm with Amy--Beth Moore is no doubt a godly woman and if you like her, fine. I personally don't care for her. Her voice and mannerisms and methods kind of grate on my nerves for some reason. She comes accross as too perfect for me.
    I've also heard Kay Arthur in person and wasn't impressed.

    I do like Elizabeth George and have learned a lot from her books and from hearing her speak in person. She points out ways to APPLY the Bible to daily life, and that's something I can use!
     
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    Don't pass out, I'm a woman too.

    I have done a few of her studies. I have really enjoyed some of her series. Other things have been just ok. Jesus the one and only was really good. The one on John was good, but I thought she stretched it too thin to make it cover to many weeks. She has made some connections in some things that I thought were fairly far fetched. In other things she made connections and I thought, "now why didn't I see that!"

    I am going through Breaking Free right now, and it is very timely for me. Again, parts have been very helpful.

    I've put every study she's done in the media center (in multiple copies). I can't keep them on the shelves. We have checkout policies specifically for her series. One at a time. No reserves. First come first come. One week only.

    I haven't read any of her books.
     
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    MCD,

    Have you read her Praying God's Word? If you have, How is it?
     
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    TC,

    I haven't read it -- you grabbed my post before I changed my last line :D

    I haven't read any of her books.
     
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    Ok, I did. :D

    I tend to read Macarthur, Piper, Swindoll, Yancey, Zacharias and so on, but someone recommended Beth's Praying God's Word. I don't want to go down as a sexist, either. :laugh:
     
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    The one that annoys me the most is when people explain how the Greek <insert word here> is the root of our English word <insert English word here>, and then plug that English word into the verse in order to interpret it. I forget the name for that logical fallacy, but it is one, and it's wrong.

    Beth Moore does that, but so do many other preachers/teachers. Rick Warren is another big offender.

    In some cases (like Beth Moore), it doesn't even strike me as instructive, but more as a, "Lookie, lookie, I know a Greek word, and I can do something cool with it! Aren't you impressed?" Unfortunately, many people ARE obviously impressed, because I hear them tell me "this cool fact I learned from Beth Moore". Then I have to think about whether or not I want to pop their balloon by telling them it's not a fact at all.
     
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    1. I agree that some writers overkill in their reference to a particular Greek word.

    2. There's a good way to utilize the Greek and not come over as irrelevant; I think Swindoll and Piper and some others have found that balance.
     
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    My Wife reads some of her books. I tried but I just don't like her style of writing. I mean I can read a Charles Stanley book in a matter of 2-3 days no problem. Just a matter of taste.
     

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