Chasing Vines: Finding Your Way to an Immensely Fruitful Life
By Beth Moore (Tyndale)
For more than 25 years, Beth Moore has found God’s way to fruitful living through in-depth study of Scripture. She has shared those insights in writing and by teaching Bible studies, speaking and leading women’s conferences, and encouraging others to love and serve Jesus. She expands and extends her ministry to all Christians in Chasing Vines: Finding Your Way to an Immensely Fruitful Life.
The volume’s inspiration comes from a trip to Tuscany she shared with grown daughters Amanda and Melissa. Everywhere she looked and everything she learned led her thoughts to vines in the Bible. Although the Living Proof Ministries founder wrote Chasing Vines before the pandemic, Moore’s chosen Scriptures, illustrations and information about the vineyard, the vinedresser, the vine, the fruit and the harvest provide greater meaning today. That’s particularly true in her writing on the death of stability in the sections on soil and roots: “We just want some semblance of our old lives back. The hard truth is, there’s no real going back. But once we get up again, there can be going forward.”
Chapters related to planting, inspection, pruning and the importance of soil, roots, trellises and yes, even manure, offer principles, promises and parables from Scripture. Moore uses carefully crafted language to paint vivid word pictures describing vines and their grape-growing requirements. She emphasizes the importance of deep roots in the Father to bear fruit of his love. Otherwise, “all fruit is plastic.”
Like the vines she describes, Beth Moore’s spiritual roots have grown deeper and her fruit sweeter through challenging times. In Chasing Vines, she shares the result of digging deep into rich Bible soil and encourages chasing scriptural vines, because the “divine Vine” has already issued his call to all.
Kathy Robinson Hillman, former president
Baptist General Convention of Texas