Chasing Vines by Beth Moore
This book arrives in bookstores everywhere on February 4th!
I’ve been reading an early copy as part of the launch team. No surprise, Chasing Vines holds valuable words, truth, and good words to stir us to contemplation and center us in abiding in Jesus, our One True Vine.
Oh, I want to tell you before I jump into a bit more talk about the book. Christian Book Distributors has a special edition if you’d like to pre-order or order from their site. This edition features insightful discussion questions and just-for-you extras!
I like the format of this book. It’s divided into five parts.
Each chapter is titled with one word. I like the simplicity of it, yet it captures the depth in each word as well. I think focusing on one word for each chapter grabs the reader’s attention.
For example: Part One ~ The Vineyard includes these three chapters:
Part Four ~ The Fruit includes:
These words leaped off page 135 at me, and I found myself reading, re-reading, underlining, and re-reading again!
“If human beings are host to more depth than we could mine in a lifetime, how many more layers must there be in an infinite, eternal God? We could spend every moment of life on this earth and into eternity exploring the facets of God and never get to the end of Him. That’s why abiding is a lifelong quest. But something so brilliantly supernatural doesn’t come naturally for us.
One of the most compelling elements of abiding is a divine curiosity to uncover more of the character and complexity of Christ. Curiosity is the far nobler sister of novelty. Curiosity invokes study. By definition, it is “interest leading to inquiry.” It does not look for diamonds on blades of grass; it looks for dew. If it’s looking for diamonds, it mines. Curosity isn’t satisfied to climb a hill and then move on. To borrow words from Deuteronomy, it digs copper from them.” (Deut 8:9) ~ Beth Moore, Chasing Vines
Chasing Vines leads us toward abiding and producing abundant fruit in Jesus!