Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Jesus and the Beanstalk by Lori Stanley Roeleveld


Jesus and the Beanstalk: Overcoming Your Giants and Living a Fruitful Life (Abingdon Press, September 2016)
What if a fairy tale and ten Bible verses could free you to live an effective, fruitful life in Christ?
We live in unsettling, challenging times. Everywhere we look, we see giant problems: giant obstacles to sharing faith, giant barriers to peaceful lives, giant strongholds of fear. But what if you knew eight small secrets to unlocking a strength big enough to overcome whatever obstacle life may bring?
Using allegory and a bit of humor, Jesus and the Beanstalk explores a passage in 2 Peter 1 to uncover eight truths that will help you unleash a larger-than-life faith:
—Affection for others
In this creative, refreshing perspective on spiritual growth, you will discover an unyielding strength when you tap the power of a God who is stronger than any beanstalk and bigger than your biggest giants.
Lori Stanley Roeleveld


Lori Stanley Roeleveld is the author of “Running from a Crazy Man (and other adventures traveling with Jesus)” and “Red Pen Redemption.” Her blog,, was voted Top 100 Christian Blogs by and has enjoyed over 1.5 million views. Lori lives in Hope Valley, RI.
Find out more about Lori Stanley at

My Take:  This book was very good at reminding me that God is in control over all of the problems in our lives whether they are giants or ants.  I liked the way the author used biblical images to remind us of this.  At the end of each chapter the author gave us small steps to take to slay our giants.  She also gave us one stone (a saying to apply) to use against our giants.  This is a book that I will be referring to over and over again.

I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review. 

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