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CHRISTIAN LIFE IN LONDON | JUNE 2020 EDITION
BookMark - Chasing Vines: Finding Your Way to an Immensely Fruitful Life
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Chasing Vines: Finding Your Way to an Immensely Fruitful Life



Author: Beth Moore

Genre: Religion, Christian Living, Spiritual Growth, Christian Ministry – Discipleship, Theology

ISBN 0718083059
ISBN-13: 9780718083052

Publishing Date: February 4, 2020

Availability in London: Creation Bookstore.

Available in: Hardcover, Paperback, CD Audio


Reviews courtesy of: Goodreads

Summary:

Join bestselling author Beth Moore in her life-changing quest of vine-chasing—and learn how everything changes when you discover the true meaning of a fruitful, God-pleasing, meaning-filled life.

Most of us have times when, if we are honest, we’d admit to feeling like our lives are embarrassingly small and insignificant. Times when it seems like we’re going through a whole lot of pain and striving without much to show for it. Like our daily pursuits don’t really matter in the long run.

At times like that, we can’t help wondering if we really matter—to the world or even to God.

In Chasing Vines, Beth Moore gives us a new hope, revealing the abundant secrets of a fruitful, Kingdom-building, God-pleasing life. Tracing the images of vinedresser, vine, branch, and fruit through Scripture, and sharing stories from her own journey, Beth shows us how nothing in our lives is wasted. Not the place we’ve been planted. Not the painful pruning. Not even the manure that gets dumped on us when we least expect it.

Beth is convinced from Scripture that every person who knows Jesus is meant to thrive in fruitfulness. Life might not always be fun, but in Christ, it can always be immensely fruitful. Nothing is for nothing.

Join Beth on her journey of discovering what it means to chase vines—and learn how everything changes when we understand and fully embrace God’s amazing design for growing us into fruitful, meaningful, abundant life.

READER REVIEWS


Ginny Yttrup rated “Chasing Vines” a 5 out of 5 STARS.
"I am the vine; you are the branches..." In Chasing Vines, Beth Moore takes the metaphor of the vine and unearths truths seemingly new, yet also familiar because truth resonates. A powerful work on the way to live a life that matters.

Megan Lively rated “Chasing Vines” a 5 out of 5 STARS.
This is one of the best books I have ever read! And I read a lot.

I loved the parallels and illustrations she uses with vineyards- Beth really did her research with this book and it's so evident.

Read this book! I've already pre-ordered 5 copies for friends!

Samantha Barnes rated “Chasing Vines” a 3 out of 5 STARS.
This book had so much promise, but chapter after chapter fell flat. She would start talking about the process of preparing the soil, or pruning, or any other aspect of viticulture, and my mind would be whirling with the significance and intentionality of each piece - but it’s like she didn’t fully get there with it. I would love to take the first half of each chapter then flesh it out to bring it deeper. I am glad I read this, bc I did learn a lot about the growth of grapes that brings John 15 and other parts of Scripture to life. This book was FULL of Scripture. It just didn’t quite go deep enough for me to feel satisfied and spurred on. (

Mary Hess rated “Chasing Vines” a 5 out of 5 STARS.
I've read almost all of Beth's books and I believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is her best! This book is full of wisdom, insight, revelation and good ol' hard truths. And yet, you feel the unconditional love of the Father in it's pages . . .His deep desire that we each know who we are and Who's we are. Beth takes us through the Bible and uses the natural process of planting vineyards to help us understand how painstakingly the Father (the VineDresser) tends the vines, lovingly transplanting, tilling soil, creating the best circumstances for growth and even pruning the vines for a better harvest of fruit. She shows how the Father has always had a love for the process and how He has shown us through scripture His love for first Israel and then those of us grafted in. It's such a beautiful, beautiful picture and I'm most sure you'll never be the same again after reading this book!

Corrie Gerbatz rated “Chasing Vines” a 5 out of 5 STARS.
This book is both convicting and encouraging! Beth Moore truly has a gift of being able to put in to words what our hearts are feeling. Here is one of my favorite quotes from the book:

“We long for continuity, for some semblance of purpose-anything that might suggest we’re on the right track. Instead we feel like ashes, leftovers from a bygone fire, blown aimlessly by the wind. We feel like we’re not even important enough to be forgotten, because we were never known in the first place. Our perceptions can be very convincing, but God tells us he truth. Nothing about our existence is accidental. We were known before we knew we were alive.”

Beth Smith rated “Chasing Vines” a 5 out of 5 STARS.
You need to get a warm blanket, your most comfortable pjs and your favorite cup of coffee for this one. You will not be able to put it down. Beth does not disappoint and you can hear her voice as you read this. It is such an easy read you find yourself 2 hours later so wrapped up in Jesus and loving every word. This is a must read no matter what season you are in your life. We all need to be living a fruitful life!!!!

Cara Putman rated “Chasing Vines” a 5 out of 5 STARS.
This book was just what I needed at this time. I listened to the audiobook while walking when I needed to get away from my desk during #shelterinplace. Listening to Beth read her book kept the emotion real and the feeling I was sitting with a friend as she shared wisdom with me. I've long loved Beth Moore's Bible studies, and have led many for the women in our church. But this came at a time I needed to go deep and see the hope of good and hard times. Highly recommend.

Chelsea Paulson rated “Chasing Vines” a 5 out of 5 STARS.
I loved how the book had 4 parts, The Vineyard, The Vinedresser, The Vine, The Fruit. It is a deep encouragement to me. Knowing that the grapes thrives on rocky soil. If you try to maintain the pristine soil for the grapes. It will wither. I’m celebrating to make the hardships an opportunity to thrive and grow. I loved the personable writing of Beth’s. Felt like I had coffee with her as I read. Ought I say, wine? :-)

Mia Cox rated “Chasing Vines” a 5 out of 5 STARS.
Beth Moore is such a down-to-earth authentic writer. I so love the “real life” examples she gives. I love the way she has taken the time (for us) to research and spell out horticulture especially as it pertains to grapes & vines. It made the Bible come alive for me. (Again). I am so blessed to have read it; to know that Jesus sees ME! Specifically and deliberately... I matter. Wept several times and have already begun re-reading it, this time with pen and highlighter in hand. I highly recommend this book. Especially if you’re in a season of pruning & change.

Amy King rated “Chasing Vines” a 5 out of 5 STARS.
From the moment I began reading it, I was captivated by the imagery and insight of a vineyard. It was as if I were walking alongside Beth through a vineyard sharing hope. There were moments of laughter and tears as I turned each page anticipating the next word. My favorite chapter was #4, I have went back and read it several times. My head can't even begin to comprehend God's love for me, all I'm left to do is sit and bask in it. His song over me is beautiful and incorruptible.

Pick up the book and discover how nothing in your life is wasted... you matter and are meant for more!

Christina DeVane rated “Chasing Vines” a 3 out of 5 STARS.
I don’t Agree with everything in this book or where Beth Moore draws all her lines. But I really enjoyed the study of vines and vineyards in the Bible and all the many references to the agricultural aspects of them and the how they apply to my life. Vines are planted sometimes transplanted and grow best in hard weather conditions. I was encouraged and challenged in the fruit I am bearing, that pruning is for those who will grow the most fruit and to remember that God is still working in my winter vines when things seem so bleak.

Adriane Parcel rated “Chasing Vines” a 5 out of 5 STARS.
John 15 will never be the same after reading this book. A passage I have read a many times has never come more alive.

Who would have thought this book would be the glimpse of Him that I neededHis proof that He is has been there all along. His truth that His timing is so much greater than mine. That everything I had been questioning about what He called me towards would be answered.

Each chapter gives glimpse into seasons of being a believer. Some you may not have had, some you may have had many times, but it not only gripped me in the deepest part of who I am, it taught me more than I anticipated about who He is...things I knew, but shown to me in a way that I never expected to see.

This book reminded me that we may not all be called to lead a group, but we all have been called. We all can influence and most of all it can look different than anyone else around you. Maybe it is in the quiet service, the gentle words or just the constant love, prayers and hope you give another. No matter what the influence, when you point to Him, it all matters. Don’t be afraid to speak the truth in love, to share your heart or to just shine the quiet bright light for Him.

Most of all as I read this book, it wove itself into my story like a long lost friend. It resonated with the current healing and season He has me in and as I learn about the resiliency of the vine and what it takes to become healthy and produce the necessary fruit, the striking resemblance of my own life was not lost on me.

Where would I be without the One who does the pruning? Without the One who has tended to me since I was planted as a seed in the soil? Where would I be in my growth and how I produced fruit? These are the questions that have stuck with me through each chapter.

We are the product of the greatest Gardener of all. He guides us through the rocky soil and into His Light. As He prunes us and guides us through each curve and each stage, our fruit becomes more fruitful and that much sweeter. One day, we will be a finished product and as I stand before that great Gardner, it is my hope that I produced exactly what He always intended.

Tara Johnson rated “Chasing Vines” a 5 out of 5 STARS.
Chasing Vines is not just a reading; it's an experience. Beth Moore packs the pages with, not only scripture, but also a vivid description of where she is taking us during this moment. The Lord has hope for every single one of us. He exclaims this through His scripture, and she illuminates them with every chapter and verse. We take a walk through the vineyards of Italy and find our heritage there, whether we are Italian or not. Beth describes the viticulture and terroir with such passion that you want to begin your legacy.

From this hope, she intertwines the difficulties of our life, and mine being the vicious disease that she speaks of. @bethmoorelpm breaks down Scripture in her newest book, Chasing Vines, for us to see where God has planted Hope. Let me give you just a glimpse there.

You transplanted a vine from Egypt.
PSALM 80:8, NIV .
This psalm was written centuries after the Moses saga, but the people of God were again in dire need of deliverance, as they were captives far from home. The lyrics give them voice to say to their God, essentially, “Do it again!”

And God knew. God knew that slavery wasn’t the end of His people’s story. He knew the enemy wouldn’t get the final victory. He knew He would keep His promises in dramatic fashion. He had delivered them before, and He would deliver them again. The same is true for you, whether you’re battling a vicious ruler or a vicious disease, whether you’re up against an occupying army or your own anxiety.

God transplanted the vine—He snatched it right out of the ground and carried it out of Egypt, with four centuries of roots dangling, so He could plant it back in the soil of its belonging. Its home. Its true terroir.

Mary Geisen rated “Chasing Vines” a 5 out of 5 STARS.
Beth Moore is a gifted teacher of the Bible and spiritual mentor to many. In her new book, Chasing Vines: Finding Your Way to an Immensely Fruitful Life, Ms. Moore takes the reader deeper into her own spiritual journey by walking us through the process of growing a grapevine. The in-depth background knowledge provides a greater awareness of the rich, detail-oriented path our own spiritual journeys take as we seek to know God on a deeper level.

Throughout the book, Chasing Vines, Beth Moore points the reader to the idea that we were chosen to flourish. Our lives were meant to lead us closer to God and the delight we find when we allow Him to prune, prepare, and position ourselves to become the best we can be. When pain and striving become our battle cry, it is hard to see through the mess and believe God created us for fruitfulness. But, "Jesus is our staying power in all our going."

"You have been intentionally planted ... and when you're in Christ, He is the true Vine, whether you realize it or not." I highly recommend this book for all who desire to dive deeper into a relationship with God and live a life of abundance in Christ.

Carrie Daws rated “Chasing Vines” a 5 out of 5 STARS.
Excellent. As usual, Mrs. Moore taught me more than I thought I wanted to know about grapevines and their use and symbolism in the Bible, but I walk away richer for it. More than once as I read I had to stop and share passages with friends--at least one of which promptly purchased the book for herself. I laughed and pondered and even cried (which I don't do easily) through the text, my respect for the author growing not because of the obvious research she put into this book but because of the way she transparently shared a couple of events that brought her great pain and turmoil. Rocky soil indeed. Now, as the book is read and I prepare to move on, my mind still churns as I think again through some of the truths she shared and God points out areas of my life where it easily applies. Yes, this book changed me, and its words will spring to mind often in the days to come.

Nicole Unice rated “Chasing Vines” a 5 out of 5 STARS.
Beth Moore has a knack for somehow managing to bring levity and power to the same paragraph. Throughout Chasing Vines, Beth moves her reader from the vineyard to a deep exploration of what it means to abide in Christ. I found myself pausing frequently to take in and converse with God about the deeper meaning of a fruitful life, and along the way was delighted that Moore is a perfect guide--thoughtful, humble, insightful and courageous. Highly recommend.

Dorina Gilmore rated “Chasing Vines” a 5 out of 5 STARS.
Beth has mentored me through the decades with her words and in-depth Bible studies. I was eager to get my hands on her newest book, especially after I saw the theme. I also published a Bible study on the process flourishing depicted in Scripture. I love how Beth makes John 15 and the metaphor of the Vine and Vinedresser come alive in unique ways. She offers history, context, Bible teaching and personal story - all with that signature Southern-girl wit blended in! I’m savoring every page of this book like a good glass of wine.

Sarah Buelow rated “Chasing Vines” a 5 out of 5 STARS.
Moore is a fantastic teacher, illuminating threads and themes and making sense of metaphors. I may not agree with 100% of her conclusions, and I may have found the somewhat saccharine style a bit distracting at times, BUT...this is a rich, engaging read, full of awe for the created order, God’s great love for and his work in his people. I want to read it again.

Kacey Colwell rated “Chasing Vines” a 5 out of 5 STARS.
I’ll never have all the words for this review, but I’ll give my best attempt to a few. It was profound in the way it met me in my journey. It feels like ordained timing. On top of that, it was well written. I laughed. I cried. I rolled my eyes. I smirked. Her language is enjoyable and wit is woven effortlessly into the book’s pages. The span of this book feels like I got to follow the journey of the Israelites from start to finish, a vine from start to finish, Jesus start to finish and myself from start to finish. I put this book down feeling more connected to the Lord, his creation and my own heart. It also paralleled perfectly what I was already and had been reading in scripture. What a treat. I highly recommend this book. And you’re welcome.

Sarah Poss rated “Chasing Vines” a 5 out of 5 STARS.
One of the best books I’ve read this spring!

Lynn Trollope rated “Chasing Vines” a 5 out of 5 STARS. Beth paints a beautiful metaphor of the vinedresser and is as the vines to bear fruit. It is comforting, hope filled and awe inspiring. I can't wait to get to heaven where I will always belong, always feel welcome and will always be loved.






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