Thursday, December 31, 2009

Review: Family Life Illustrated Study Guide by Ronnie Floyd

Title: Family Life Illustrated Study Guide
Author: Ronnie Floyd
Pages: 109
Publisher: New Leaf Press (AR) (December 1, 2005)
Genre: Non-Fiction / Christian Living / Practical Life / General
Edition: Paperback - many thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy to review!

Perfect for : Personal Use, Bible Study Group, Parenting Group

In a nutshell: This is a wonderful study guide that is meant to be a companion to the Family Life Illustrated books. It helps the readers to facilitate discussions and work through the books. The questions in each chapter are supported by scripture, and in some cases, inspirational quotes. The study guide also contains an audio cd with "insights and comments about each book from Pastor Floyd."

Extended Review: From the introduction:

The "Family Life Illustrated" series is intended as a guide for the Christian to understand the principles of the living Word of God and apply them to his or her life today. God says that His Word is still very relevant, even profitable, for today's Christian (1 Tim. 3:16-17).
Content: The study guide contains an introduction, and a chapter for each of the books within the Family Life Illustrated series (Women, Men, Marriage, Parenting, Finances, Teens), and an accompanying audio cd.

Format: Each chapter contains questions pertaining to each of the books and includes space for the reader(s) to write answers and/or notes.

Readability: Very easy to read and work through.

Overall: This is a great study guide that will help the reader(s) to work through each of the Family Life Illustrated books.

From the back cover:
This dynamic study guide is the companion to the Family Life Illustrated series, in which Pastor Ronnie Floyd compels Christian men and women to step up, get their priorities in order, and put Christ at the center of their lives and first on their priority lists.

This study guide has been prepared as a supplement for those who would like to dig a little deeper into the biblical doctrines set forth in the series. Home Bible studies, cell groups, Sunday schools and families will benefit greatly as the members carefully read the books in the series and discuss the related questions in the study guide.

The study guide is loosely structured so the group can learn at its own pace. Those who participate in the Family Life Illustrated study should be able to:

Better understand God’s will for his/her life
Develop a healthier prayer life
Cultivate Christ-centered relationships
Have a better grasp of the meaning of God’s Word
Help strengthen his/her family


Based simply upon God’s Word, Floyd contends that the principles set forth in this series will promote stronger families, stronger churches, and ultimately a stronger nation.

About the Author: (From his site)
Dr. Ronnie Floyd has been a pastor for over 30 years. His experience, wisdom and passion for God make him a powerful proclaimer of God’s Word. He teaches principles from the Bible that encourage and uplift thousands of people all over the world via TV, internet, podcasts, radio, speaking engagements and books.

Since 1985, Pastor Floyd has served as the Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Springdale in Springdale, Arkansas. Under his leadership the church membership has grown to 16,000, thousands of people in Northwest Arkansas and across the world have been reached for Christ through missions, and, in 2001, the church expanded to a second campus in Rogers, Arkansas, The Church at Pinnacle Hills.

Dr. Floyd is the leader and host of The Summit, a weekly lunch seminar that hosts guest speakers from across the country. Each spring and fall, leaders share their insights on business, leadership, ethics, success, and life principles and values. Speakers have included John Maxwell, Mike Huckabee, the former Governor of Arkansas, Reggie White, John Tyson, Truett Cathy, JB Hunt and many others. The Summit currently reaches up to 500 business people each week.

Each week, Pastor Floyd’s television program, Ronnie Floyd Winners, can be seen worldwide on the Daystar Television Network. Pastor Floyd has spoken at many national and international conferences, like Promise Keepers, has been featured on numerous television and radio programs, including Focus on the Family, and has held several positions in the Southern Baptist Convention.

In his three decades of ministry, Pastor Floyd has authored 18 books including The Power of Prayer and Fasting and 10 Things Every Minister Needs to Know. Pastor Floyd’s blog,, serves as a challenge and encouragement to both Pastors and laypeople alike.

Pastor Floyd’s proudest accomplishments stem from his personal life. He and his wife, Jeana, have been married for almost 32 years. They have two sons, Josh and Nick. Josh is married to Kate, and they have two sons, Peyton and Parker. Nick is married to Meredith, and they have one daughter, Reese Caroline.

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