I am finally feeling back up to writing some, and I decided to pick up with the books that I’ve been reading the past couple of months. This is a book that I checked out from the library in April, and while it is a nice book for a young Christian or even a good gift book, this is the type of writing that gives women’s theology writers a bad name. It’s just “fluffy” for lack of a better term. Here’s what I wrote on Goodreads about the book:
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Have you wanted to memorize scripture? Did you need help figuring out which verses to start with and how to begin the process of memorizing these verses? That’s the basis of Liz Curtis Higgs’ book 31 Verses to Write on Your Heart . In this book Higgs takes 31 devotional size chapters to explain some of the most popular verses for memorization in the Bible, and she gives one big tip on how to memorize within each chapter. For those wanting to use this as a daily devotional, she also includes reflection questions to go with each chapter at the end of the book.
I find that I don’t have a ton to say about this book, but I wanted to write down just a couple of thoughts on it.
First, I found it exceptionally annoying that she continued to use different translations to define the words in the verses. I personally would have rather seen her pick a translation, stick to it, and perhaps use some actual definitions and exegesis of the passages that these verses come from. Her method of defining and exploring these verses was really light and shallow.
Second, these are verses that most long time Christians should have memorized. This makes this an excellent book to give a young Christian. It would be a good devotional for a disciple or as part of a graduation gift for a teen. It would also be a good secret angel gift for a partner that you might not know as well.
Overall, this is not a bad book. It’s just an average (light) women’s book and something that is very appropriate for a younger Christian.