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Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite
"Learning from the Master" by Laura J. Davis is a companion devotional book to her novel, "Come to Me." "Come to Me" is such a wonderful story about Jesus from His mother Mary's perspective and I felt I learned so much from reading this novel. However, rereading "Come to Me" while working through "Learning from the Master" took me to a whole new level! Each chapter of "Learning from the Master" corresponds to specific chapters in "Come to Me." Each section has questions, Biblical passages to read and ends with a prayer. This workbook is a very thorough companion to "Come to Me" and is an excellent study to do on your own or in a small group setting.
This is a detailed study that is filled with so much, yet it is not overwhelming. I felt as if the author was working through this book with me as it is written in a conversational tone and filled with questions guiding the study. The approach is so gentle as it is through Mary's eyes and a mother's love for her son. It can be so easy to forget to let God take the reins in life and try to be in control and question His plans; however, Davis will remind each of us that God is in control in each of our lives and we are never alone. We may feel as if we are surrendered to God and living our lives that way, but it is so easy to let worries, fears and struggles take over and consume us in tough times and forget to give it all over to God. I highly recommend sitting down with "Come to Me," "Learning from the Master," a journal, a pen and the Bible, and diving into this study and I am sure you will be forever changed and filled with reassurance of God's presence and love.