Flooded: The 5 Best Decisions to Make When Life Is Hard and Doubt Is Rising by Nicki Koziarz is an in-depth look at the life of Noah and the decisions he had to make. There is an accompanying Bible study and 6 video lessons.
My Review of Flooded (Book and Bible Study Guide)
If you’re doing the Bible study and reading the book, the time commitment is about 1 hour every day. I’m a fairly quick reader and it took me almost an hour to read the chapter, Bible passage, guide, and answer the questions…and I didn’t write all my answers down.
To combat the time commitment, I decided to read the chapter ahead of time so the time could be spent focusing on the guide and Bible passage.
I enjoyed this slow walk through Noah’s life. I never really thought about the different decisions he had to make and Nicki Koziarz did a great job of showing us how we could make those same decisions in our lives every day.
She was honest with her struggles to make those decisions while showing us the things she’s doing and that we can do to go forward.
One of my favorite things about the Bible study guide was the “one thing you’re trusting God for today” prompt. I’ve been choosing a new thing each day and God has shown Himself faithful. I also enjoyed the weekly verse that we’re given to memorize.
Flooded is a great Bible study for those who want a closer walk with God. Dissecting Noah’s life gives you a pretty good idea of the steps you need to take but also reminds you that God is faithful and you don’t have to do it alone. I received an advanced reader’s copy from the publishers through NetGalley; a positive review was not required.
About Flooded: The 5 Best Decisions to Make When Life Is Hard and Doubt Is Rising
Nicki Koziarz knows what it’s like to whisper those words to God. She understands what it feels like to be flooded by hopelessness and hard situations, wondering if it will ever stop.
Hard circumstances often stir something so destructive in a soul: doubt.
Through the painful loss of her mom to a brain tumor and her brother to suicide, she has learned that if doubt is left undealt with, it can cause the presence of unbelief to flood our lives–to the point that faith becomes unrecognizable. In the midst of her pain, Nicki looked through the lens of the biblical account of Noah and discovered five decisions a person can make to help deflect the destruction of doubt.
When you are wrestling with doubt and fighting back hopelessness, Flooded will help you:
- Quiet the fear that God won’t come through by discovering the difference between wishful thinking and biblical hope.
- Resist the urge to control the uncontrollable by finding peace in between the problem and the promise.
- Find the familiar faithfulness of God in His Word when it feels like nothing is normal and everything is falling apart.
The reality of hard times holds a decision for each of us to find hope. And the decision to find it is yours. But you don’t have to do it alone. It’s time to rise above doubt, together.
About Flooded Study Guide: The 5 Best Decisions to Make When Life Is Hard and Doubt Is Rising
Please, God, no more hard things.
Most of us know what it’s like to whisper those words to God. Hard circumstances often stir something so destructive in a soul: doubt.
Through this six-session study guide, Nicki Koziarz will lead you through the biblical account of Noah and help you uncover the five best decisions to make when life is hard and doubt is rising.
This study guide, for group or individual use, is designed to accompany the book Flooded and teaching videos (sold separately). The study will help you:
- Gain a deeper understanding of the biblical account of Noah by studying the Scriptures in-depth.
- Learn to memorize Scriptures to help deflect doubt in your life.
- Answer reflection questions that will bring insight and wisdom to your own doubt-struggle.
- Develop a daily Bible study habit that will help you walk with godly confidence into hard situations.
It’s time to quiet the fear that God won’t come through by understanding the difference between biblical hope and wishful thinking. The Flooded Study Guide and teaching videos will get you there one session at a time.
About Nicki Koziarz
Nicki Koziarz is an author and speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries. She speaks nationally and hosts her own podcast. Nicki and her husband own a small farm just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, they affectionately call the Fixer Upper Farm.
Follow her at www.nickikoziarz.com.
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