Get Out of That Pit (Straight Talk About God’s Deliverance) was written by Beth Moore and published by Thomas Nelson. It has a forward, introduction, 10 chapters, endnotes, scripture prayers and a discovery guide. With the extras, there are about 250 pages.
Book Description: From her first breath of fresh air beyond the pit, it has never been enough for Beth Moore to be free.
This best-selling author and Bible teacher who has opened the riches of Scripture to millions longs for you to be free as well—to know the Love and Presence that are better than life and the power of God’s Word that defies all darkness.
Beth’s journey out of the pit has been heart-rending. But from this and the poetic expressions of Psalm 40 has come the reward: a new song for her soul, given by her Savior and offered to you in Get Out of That Pit—friend to friend. This is Beth’s most stirring message yet of the sheer hope, utter deliverance, and complete and glorious freedom of God.
My Thoughts: This book talks about what “life in a pit” means and the 3 ways that we can end up in a pit (being thrown in, slipping in or jumping in). It then goes through how to get out of the pit, God’s deliverance and freedom out of the pit and what our “pitless” future might look like. (Hint- It look’s good!)
Throughout the book, Moore does a good job of being vulnerable with her experiences in and out of the pit. She shares real life examples that we, as readers, can relate to. She does not call us out to be condemning, but to remind us that deliverance from the pit is possible.
Her language is consistent and hopeful. She calls the reader, beloved, over and over again. She let’s us know that we’re not alone in our fight and that she has been there and continually struggles with the temptation of being a pit dweller. She gives good scriptural examples of pits in the Bible and what God says about them and how to avoid them.
This is the first book that I’ve read by Moore, not counting hearing her speak or being a part of a bible study. She has a sweet southern charm that draws you in and makes you feel comfortable. She uses real life stories that we can relate to and is quite repetitive…..maybe a little too repetitive at times. Overall, I enjoyed this book and was challenged by it. There were parts that were a little slow moving. Everybody will take away something different from it and make it their own. I think this verse sums up the hope that Moore has for everyone that reads this book.
“I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;
He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.” -Psalm 40:1-3
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