Eight Bible studies which explore the book of Nehemiah, strengthening us to build for God.
Part of the Good Book Guides series.
Nehemiah is the story of a key moment in the history of God's people: the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. But it also has a great deal to say to us about what it means to be part of God's mission. Dr. Eric Mason helps groups to unpack this rich book section by section—inspiring us to get involved in God's work to build his kingdom.
Features close attention to the text, a focus on real-life application and questions that really open up discussion. Plus a comprehensive guide for leaders in the back.
1. Redeemed to Represent (Nehemiah 1:1 – 2:8)
2. Building a Team (Nehemiah 2:9 – 3:32 )
3. Development and Defense (Nehemiah 4:1-23)
4. Walking in the Fear of God (Nehemiah 5:1 – 7:4)
5. Stay Focused (Nehemiah 6:1 – 7:4)
6. Rebuilt through the Word (Nehemiah 7:5 – 8:18)
7. Sacrificial Commitment (Nehemiah 9:1 – 12:43)
8. Uncompromised Faith (Nehemiah 12:44 – 13:31)
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We have used a lot of Good Book Guides in our church home groups and have found them excellent - pitched at the right level for our groups and reliable and easy to use. This is however one of the poorest in the series - several of the studies seriously miss the "big idea" of the passage and thus have unusable questions. I found I had to come up with my own questions on several occasion.
We regularly use the Good Book Company Guides for our small groups as they offer enough questions that our group leaders can choose the ones that feel most helpful and they can adapt the study for the length of time they have. This latest version looking at Nehemiah is the usual helpful guide, splitting the book into 8 studies that seem logically structured. Although I very rarely use sections like "Explore More", I like that they're included if I want to take the group on a short tangent. I'd recommend getting this alongside the For You Guide to Nehemiah as it means that you, as a leader or preacher, can delve more deeply into the passage before you use the study guide, but it's not essential.
This little book is a companion guide to the Nehemiah For You book. The full book is a deep dive, verse by verse study of the book of Nehemiah. This companion guide is specifically meant to guide groups of believers in discovering and exploring the book of Nehemiah.
There are eight studies included that discuss specific sections of scripture within the book of Nehemiah. Each study is structured with the following:
- explore more
- getting personal
Each section allows for discussion and not necessarily seeking specific black and white answers. It's very purposeful in discovering the applicability of Nehemiah to the group's specific situations.
I do believe the companion guide will be significantly more impactful if completed alongside the For You book but is not necessary.
The Leader's Guide included is also extremely helpful by providing additional insights, thoughts, resources to utilize within the discussion group.
I received a copy of this book from The Good Book Company in exchange for an honest review.
Nehemiah: God’s Building Project, is a guide to Nehemiah as a companion piece to Nehemiah For You, both by Eric Mason.
Mason includes eight studies in his guide, presenting a robust way to dig deeper into God’s Word. Each study begins with a Story So Far section, giving background and context to the current verses. Talkabout sections are icebreakers that are relevant to the passage. These would be helpful if you are preparing a Sunday School lesson, or even a sermon on the passage to open or illustrate.
The Investigate section asks questions of the text, allowing the reader to follow along and understand. Dictionary segments are helpful, including words such as consecrate and cubit, as well as people and places such as Zerubbabel and Mount Sinai. Getting Personal and Application sections are also included.
A Leader’s Guide is included at the back of the book, serving as an answer key. What I found most helpful were the Big Idea and Summary sections. These will prove to be crucial to small group leaders, but I think they would be especially useful to children’s teachers and ministers. This guide is a great addition to enhance your study of Nehemiah.
I received a media copy of Nehemiah: God’s Building Project and this is my honest review.