An Unexplainable Life: Recovering the Wonder and Devotion of the Early Church is a 10-week Bible study over Acts 1-12. (There is another study over the rest of Acts called The Unexplainable Church.) Each week is five days long, and takes anywhere from 15-30 minutes. This is a great Bible study for groups or individuals.
Here’s an excerpt from the synopsis: In only fifty days Peter was radically transformed. He went from being a man in the shadows denying even knowing Jesus, to a man boldly proclaiming the resurrection of Jesus in the middle of the temple courts. How did the change occur? And more importantly, can such a change occur within us—today, in the here and now?
Throughout the study, you cross reference the Old Testament, Epistles, and Gospels to help you understand parallel passages and the context. Erica Wiggenhorn also provides historical insight, which enhances the study experience if you’re a new believer (or even old). What I really liked about this study that was different than the others I’ve done by Moody is that sometimes you re-read parts of the passages from the previous day or previous week. I think re-reading passages is the best way to understand and retain what you’re reading.
As for the aesthetics, I love watercolor, teal and turquoise. This book visually appealing, and the quality is really great as well! The layout also has a nice setup. Each day lists off what you’re reading, sometimes you’re asked to write down a key verse. After your reading, you answer some questions, read commentary and a story by Erica, then answer more questions with some cross references. At the end of each day is a little square to write in prayers, or doodle.
Do I recommend this study? Yes! This study will inspire and equip you to be a faithful witness, just like the early church.
Thank you to Moody Publishers for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.