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'Alive in Him' by Gloria Furman

Page Contents

  1. Book Description
  2. About the Author
  3. Endorsements
  4. Video Resource
  5. Social Media Posts
  6. Shareable Quote-Images
  7. Blog-Header Image
  8. Additional Cover Images
  9. Interview Questions

Book Description

God’s grand plan for the redemption of creation has been in motion since before time began. The book of Ephesians lays out this glorious vision, highlighting the coming of Christ’s kingdom on earth—a kingdom that will soon arrive in full.

In Alive in Him, Gloria Furman leads us deep into the biblical text, exploring the main themes in Ephesians and showing us how the blessings we have received in Christ empower us to walk in a new way. Designed to be read alongside the biblical text, Alive in Him draws us into the plotline of Scripture, directing our gaze to the love of Jesus Christ—a love that has the power to transform how we live.

About the Author

Gloria Furman (MACE, Dallas Theological Seminary) is a wife, mother of four, cross-cultural worker, and writer. In 2008 her family moved to the Middle East to plant Redeemer Church of Dubai where her husband, Dave, serves as the pastor.

Endorsements

“Paul’s definitive declaration on church life is found in the book of Ephesians—life through, from, in, with, for, and under the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Savior of sinners, the Redeemer, risen, reigning, and returning, now and henceforth forever, by the Father’s appointment, Lord of all. The whole of this comes into focus in Gloria Furman’s applicatory overview of Ephesians, which I enthusiastically commend as vitamin-packed nourishment for Christians everywhere.”
J. I. Packer, Board of Governors' Professor of Theology, Regent College

“Some expositions are careful, line-by-line, evenhanded explanations of the biblical text. This exposition is exuberant, irrepressible, and intoxicating. Its strength is that its author, Gloria Furman, has tasted for herself the bliss of being loved by God, and she wants her readers to drink deeply from the same fountain.”
D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Cofounder, The Gospel Coalition

“Ephesians 4 tells us, ‘He gave some as teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ.’ I am deeply grateful that God gave Gloria Furman to the church. Because geography separates us, I can count on one hand the number of times I have gotten to sit under her teaching in person. Each time I was mesmerized, thoughts whirling, unable to write fast enough. Each time I was challenged, edified, and humbled. This book yielded the same result. Alive in Him is a precious chance to sit at Gloria’s feet and hear Ephesians expounded with grace and clarity. Get your pen ready.”
Jen Wilkin, author, Women of the Word; Bible study teacher

Alive in Him brings together the rich reality of both the transcendence and immanence of life in Christ. The truths found within its pages remind us that relationship must always precede response. But when that relationship is rooted in the ‘riches of his grace,’ that treasure transforms every other relationship.”
Karen Hodge, Coordinator for Women’s Ministry, Presbyterian Church in America; coauthor, Transformed: Life-Taker to Life-Giver

“This is a wonderfully heartwarming overview of Ephesians that will encourage and inspire even the most weary of saints. Gloria has worked hard to show how Paul’s letter fits into the bigger picture of God’s revelation and writes in a way that makes these foundational truths both accessible and digestible. Each chapter helps us to join the dots of God’s great plan of salvation that is bringing all things together under the lordship of Christ. With well-worked illustrations and realistic applications, this book challenged me again and again to delight in the love of God and its transforming power so that I might become more like Christ and bring him greater glory.”
Carrie Sandom, Director of Women’s Ministry, Proclamation Trust; Associate Minister for Women, St. John’s, Tunbridge Wells; author, Different by Design: God’s Blueprint for Men and Women

“Reading Alive in Him was like sitting down to a beautiful, soul-nourishing meal, hosted by a good friend. Gloria packs each chapter full of rich truths from Ephesians, and you can’t help but be swept up into her enthusiasm for God’s Word and the gospel story. Gloria is especially skilled at lifting our eyes up from out of the weeds to see the bigger picture: the glorious reality of being ‘alive in Christ’ and what that means to our every day. Accessible, faithful, full of contagious exuberance and joy, and rich with nourishment for your soul, I highly recommend this book.”
Caroline Cobb, singer-songwriter

Alive in Him is engaging, refreshing, and marvelously surefooted. A delightful read!”
J. Gary Millar, author, Now Choose Life: Theology and Ethics in Deuteronomy and Calling on the Name of the Lord

“In the best possible way, Alive in Him is an unusual book. It is not a commentary, atomizing and analyzing each word and verse. It is not asking the reader to pick a side in a contentious current debate. It is not a greeting card-type devotional that reduces the biblical text to pious platitudes. Rather, it is an in-depth reflection on Ephesians that, in style and content, captures Paul’s bounding enthusiasm in that letter for the majesty of Christ and his gospel and asks us to respond in wonder and praise to God.”
Claire Smith, Bible teacher; author, God’s Good Design: What the Bible Really Says about Men and Women

Video Resource

Social Media Posts

Facebook

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Interview Questions

Suggested interview questions for Gloria Furman:

  1. What advice do you have for busy women who want to read God’s Word but don’t know where or how to start?

  2. Is there something readers tend to miss when they read through the book of Ephesians?

  3. You say that people often read Ephesians and think of the content in terms of lists. In your experience, how should people read Ephesians?

  4. Why do you think the book of Ephesians is especially relevant for Christians today?

  5. You say that the second half of Ephesians explains how we can walk in light of what Jesus has accomplished on the cross. What are some ways women can live this out in their daily lives?

  6. Ephesians describes how God has redeemed his creation. What are the implications of a redeemed creation for a woman who feels stuck in a cycle of sin?

  7. You encourage women to read Ephesians in its entirety. What do people miss if they focus only on verses that speak into their current life circumstances?

  8. Ephesians talks about loving sacrificially. What does this look like on a day-to-day basis?

  9. What are some big-picture topics that Ephesians addresses?

  10. Many people grow up learning about putting on the armor of God. What does this mean?


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