This spring, I reviewed a book I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to like. In the end, I have been so glad that I picked it up anyway.
She’s Got Issues really spoke to me. It gave me a lot to chew on. And I’ve been revisiting it again in the past few weeks, this time with a friend.
Reading She’s Got Issues with a friend has been another challenging, wonderful experience. It has shown me a little more how important it is to be willing to be vulnerable and accountable. It’s not easy to open up and say, “Hey–I’ve really got issues. Want to stand with me and pray with me through them?” with someone. It’s easier to keep on a good face and pretend like I have it all together. But that’s the whole problem. We ladies would be a lot better off if we didn’t hold so many of these kinds of secrets from our trusted friends.
After reading the book, Tyndale sent me an email asking if I’d be interesting in reviewing the new DVD that Nicole Unice was putting together as it’s companion. I wholeheartedly jumped on the chance to read the book again and to preview the video.
The DVD features six one-hour long sessions. It starts out with an interview with a ordinary woman like us. It is sort of like a mini counseling session that we get to listen in on. It’s a great way to see how there is a common thread between all of us as women and the things that challenge us.
In the second half of each session, there’s a group study going over a section of the book. In a way, you feel like you are sitting right there in the living room with the other ladies, journaling and reading your bible as Nicole shares honestly about her own struggles and about what she’s learned about letting go and letting God set us free from our own self-made chains.
The topics cover each section of the book, and each one I’ve gone through has been engaging, and relevant to my own life and experience. There are journaling prompts and a guide for participants and for leaders.
It is ideal for a small group or a few friends to go through together, and I can’t help but think how good it would be if our teen girls could start learning now how to not let their issues keep them from being all that God intends them to be. There are just so many ways I can think of to use this series, and I’m excited I got to have this chance to go through it—not only because I was encouraged, but because now I have another tool I can share with the women God brings across my path who are looking for something just like this. I think, if you all could come over this afternoon and watch it with me, you’d agree that this series is timely and such a blessing.
If you’d haven’t read the book yet, check out my review, and consider ordering it. You can see a bit of a preview of what the DVDs are like here on youtube.
a copy of this dvd was provided to me by tyndale free of charge in exchange for my honest review. all opinions stated here are mine.