Encouragement to Treasure the Bible and Grow in Your Desire for God’s Life-Giving Word
In our never-satisfied world, our souls hunger for more, and it’s tempting to reach for the wrong “food” to satisfy our needs. Thankfully, Jesus is the bread of life who offers us himself through the life-giving and sustainable feast of Scripture (John 6:35). But how often do we sit at Christ’s table, truly hungry for his word?
Help for the Hungry Soul offers 8 encouragements to spur an appetite for God’s word. Through searching questions, practical ideas, and moving testimonies, author Kristen Wetherell will help readers to reflect on their journey with their Bible and uncover how it is possible to treasure God’s word. For those feeling discouraged or guilty about a waning desire for Scripture, Wetherell will spark excitement in their spiritual life—ultimately encouraging them to put God and his word at the center of it all.
Encourages Readers to Love God’s word: Teaches why readers should treasure the Bible to spark enthusiasm for reading Scripture
Interactive Elements: This practical book provides reflection questions, habit trackers, and scriptural interaction to spur appetite for the word
Contains Anecdotal Stories: Each chapter ends with an individual’s unique testimony related to their personal journey with the Bible
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Hunger to Hear from God
Chapter 1: Know Your Hungry Heart Lydia’s Story: A Growing Affection for God’s Word Chapter 2: Plead for a Holy Hunger Josh’s Story: Hungry to Be Hungry Again Chapter 3: Don’t Miss Jesus Aubrey’s Story: A Treasury of the Lord’s Compassion Chapter 4: Remember the Privilege Davis’s Story: Reviving the Soul, Rejoicing the Heart Chapter 5: Feast with Your Church Amanda’s Story: The Long, Good Work of God’s Word Chapter 6: Feed Yourself Creatively Bill’s Story: Many Ways to Grow in God’s Word Chapter 7: Trust God’s Nourishing Work Linda’s Story: God’s Power, Our Persistence Chapter 8: Embrace Your Hunger
Appendix 1: How to Get Started Appendix 2: Reading Lists Acknowledgments
“Help for the Hungry Soul serves as an encouragement to all of us, regardless of the season we are in, that God himself delights in arousing, sustaining, and satisfying our spiritual hungers by giving us the gift of his word and his presence. These short, content-rich chapters will encourage you afresh that God delights in filling the hungry with good things (Ps. 107).” Amy Gannett, Founder and Creator, Tiny Theologians; Writer and Bible Teacher, The Bible Study Schoolhouse; author, Fix Your Eyes
“Reading Help for the Hungry Soul will be a ministry of grace to you. Not only will this book stir your appetite for the deep things of God, but it will also give you a satisfying and nourishing meal along the way.” Jared C. Wilson, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Author in Residence, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; author, The Imperfect Disciple and Love Me Anyway