Book review – Sturdy: The Simple Guide to Effective Bible Study

Authored by Idy Archibong, this book serves as a trusted guide for those embarking on the journey of understanding Scripture, even for the very first time. Rather than drowning readers in theological jargon or overwhelming them with academic rigour, Idy takes her readers on a journey. She starts with a story, makes you laugh, and makes you pause to think, all while adding tremendous value to your Bible Study practice.

The book truly offers a refreshing approach that is both accessible and profound. It breaks down, in basic terms, the steps involved and a lot of the things a reader needs to know about the Bible, how to study and teach it correctly, and how to stay consistent – making a lifestyle out of it.

Every chapter is a gem, but one of the most captivating aspects of “Sturdy” is its tone. The author is evidently an incredible storyteller as there is a poetic ring even to the titles of each chapter. Archibong’s wit fills every sentence with a delightful charm, making even the most mundane things sparkle with humour and insight. In “Sturdy,” she balances humour with depth, crafting a narrative that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. Her knack for wordplay and clever turns of phrase keeps readers engaged, inviting them to savour every line. It’s a testament to her ability to weave words that provoke emotion.

“Sturdy” excels in many respects; however, some readers may find it simplistic, longing for more in-depth analysis or scholarly engagement. Nevertheless, it is understandable that this is not the purpose of the book. It appears to be aimed at catering to beginners who may not be entirely familiar with the practice.

In conclusion, “Sturdy” is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to navigate Scripture with clarity and confidence. With its accessible and engaging writing style and real-life insights, “Sturdy” is sure to become an indispensable companion for anyone – whether a seasoned scholar or a curious beginner- seeking to delve deeper into the practice. Idy Archibong’s writing leaves a lasting impression, lingering in the minds of readers long after they’ve turned the final page.

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Tolulope Oludapo is a young Christian who lends his voice through the media by sharing practical wisdom for everyday living in the most experiential and simplified fashion. This has fetched him the direct followership of over 30,000 users on his blog, A blog he founded. He loves to write on varying subjects that affect life, faith, relationship...everyday living.
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