Learning from the Master

Living a Surrendered Life

Christian - Devotion/Study
124 Pages
Reviewed on 05/01/2012
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Author Biography

Laura J. Davis is a former singer/songwriter with 30 years of experience in music ministry. Her high soprano voice led her to sing in various venues across Ontario and the United States. Her concerts and messages always pointed her listeners to a relationship with Jesus Christ.

She released her first album in 1989 and continued singing until the winter of 2000, when an emergency surgery resulted in the loss of her singing voice. That same year a fall down a flight of stairs resulted in a permanent disability for the singer/songwriter. No longer able to sing, Laura began writing full-time. Her first novel, Come to Me, is about the life of Christ through the eyes of his mother and has spoken to the hearts of those who want to deepen their relationship with Jesus, or meet him for the first time. The companion study guide to Come to Me, Learning from the Master: Living a Surrendered Life, will guide you deeper into scripture as you follow along with the story.

Laura is available to speak at your next ladies event. You can contact her through her website.

    Book Review

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.