The Purple Book – Online Course

PurpleBookCoverHave you done The Purple Book? From students and scholars to parents, kids, rock stars, and professional athletes, people all over the world are doing The Purple Book. Why? Because they re looking for a foundation that no storm in life will prevail against and a heart that s shaped and guided by the knowledge of God s Word. The Purple Book is a twelve-part Bible study keyed to the TNIV and designed to help new believers and longtime followers of Jesus stand firm and grow strong in the Christian life. Take the challenge to build the foundation of your life on the Word of God.

  • Frank Reynoso

    where yall at?

  • Wendy Biagioni

    I’m here 😃

  • Frank Reynoso

    I guess Abdiel will put the questions up on the end of the week. How many people are in this group Abdiel?

    • Abdiel

      We are up to 14 now sir.

  • Abdiel

    Hey y’all, congratulations of reaching the end of week one The Purple Book, we have covered chapters 1 and 2 this week.
    Roll Call….
    Anggie
    Autumn
    Chrissy
    Super Dave
    Dayonara
    Ilia
    Kiara
    Lou O
    Miguel A.
    Mike O.
    Nikki
    Serena
    Wendy
    Whitley

    (Make sure we encourage eachother to be like Jesus and not only ‘begin a good thing’ but ‘Finish a good thing’)

    What would you say resonated the most from these chapters (1&2) with you!?

    Please answer by clicking REPLY underneath to avoid opening to many unnecessary threads.

    Love you All.

    • Kiara Cofresi

      This section was like a reality check for me. It got me to think am I really loving people as Jesus was? It’s easy to say that I am but we also have to align our actions with our words so that there is no grey area. People should know you’re a believer before we even speak on it. I want to be seen that way! Sin is real, and with a new heart we are given new eyes as well so that we can make better decisions.. Even though we all fall short we also have forgiveness which sets us apart from the rest of the world. We can’t live as everyone else, we are different and we need to walk out his calling in our lives and also be aware that we are not excluded from temptation.
      Loved this section:)

      • Pedro

        Awesome word my sister well spoken and yes you are design for His Will I tell you this that this book will do you great proud of you I remember when you came to Boom you amazed me keep it up cause God is going to used you in a mighty way be bless happy that you are doing the purple book

    • Whitley Shannon

      Ahhh i seee!!!

    • Michael Otero

      The main thing that stuck with me between these 2 chapters is that we are completely unable to help ourselves. That no matter how many good works we do or how good of a ‘behavior’ we put on, it is not those things that save us. We are saved solely by God’s perfect grace. I struggle with this sometimes because I often get to thinking that oh I’m a good person so I’m on track but really it’s just receiving Jesus’ gift from his work on the cross. Once we receive that, then the evidence will just naturally show in our works and behavior. It was the end of chapter 1 that really solidified this because it really reminded me of how good God’s grade is; however, that we should certainly not just take advantage of his forgiveness and grace by continuing to sin. #Romans6:15

    • Leinad Colon

      Count me in too

    • Nikki B

      What resonated with me most is how human beings respond to sin compared to God. Mankind runs and hides from God in shame while God, in His mercy, seeks humanity.

      Instead of being angry, God seeks to restore ourselves to Him. This was demonstrated as God made the first sacrifice of atonement in the garden.

    • Anggie Brambilla

      The main thing that resonated with me the most out of this week’s assigned reading was Matthew 22:34-40. While answering these questions I put a star next to this one because the fact that the first and greatest commandment is to love our God with everything we got brought me so much joy. I was reading the ten commandments and I thought to myself most of these are definitely avoidable, and there’s a few that I have to work on and it could be hard. How will I do this? How will I be able to live the truth? Knowing that loving God is the greatest commandment kind of brought me back a little peace of mind because I know with all my heart that loving Him is definitely something I can do. Loving Him is something I do not have to question. And then the second greatest commandment is to love our neighbor as ourselves. And I got chills reading this because although evil thoughts can creep into our brains and we can have mean thoughts about others, love is what we feel in our hearts, body and soul and I thought to myself once more… this is definitely something I can do. Something I do not have to question.

    • DAYO

      I am sorry for how late I am replying. I really enjoy every lesson because I got something from each one of them. But, the one that resonated with me the most was chapter 1 lesson 3 “God solution for sin: jesus death and resurrection” when I finish the lesson, my heart actually broke. Only because I feel like I take God sacrificial and unconditional love for granted. Before, I was save, people will tell me “oh he die for you to be whole and heal” and my reply will always be” I didn’t ask him to die for me. I don’t even know him”. And after reading isaiah 53 the whole chapter, I was reminded of my thought from 3 years ago. And, I felt that I needed to be in his presence and thank him because he is so worthy. Noone will die for you but only Jesus. That is sacrifical love. He really love us! From that moment, it hit me from all the times that God continue to seek me even after I finish sinning. I will always ask God, where are you? Why haven’t you come to my rescue. I’m your child. I thought he wasn’t there because of sin. but, he was seeking me, the whole entire time. The other thing that hit me was the last lesson in chapter 2. 1 john 3: 7-10, the last few words in verse 10 is anyone who does not live righteously and does not love other believers does not belong to God. It convicted me! I hear it all the time, but it’s not until I study and read it. That I felt that I needed to forgive, move on and love!! =)

    • Wendy Biagioni

      From chapter 1: the fact that the same God who we praise and lift high, is the same God who made Himself flesh and was crucified for our sins and transgressions. How people can ignore or deny that fact is crazy! And how His grace is freely given, we will never win or deserve it. I am all the more grateful for the reminders.
      From chapter 2: works without love mean nothing.

    • Leinad Colon

      What resonated was 2 things
      Philippians 2:6 showed me God came down as Jesus not only to redeem us from our sins, but humbled himself before man to show the world the true example of who we ought to be.
      2nd We should love God and our siblings in Christ, always walk in the truth, the light and righteousness or we will be blinded by darkness. And as I once stood in the threshold between both sides I was always blinded because you can’t be in between. And I’ve realized we are like a light switch either we’re On or off there’s no in between and there is no such thing as a dimmer when walking in Christ.

  • Whitley Shannon

    It really opened my eyes to understand how just God is. It blew my mind to think that there will be a second Jerusalem. How much better can heaven get?! Gods always doing something new and thats probably just the beginning. Its also sad that those not written in the lambs book of life will be thrown into the fire and that will be the second death but God is just and thats what is so different about him compared to us his way is right.

  • Kiara Cofresi

    This section was like a reality check for me. It got me to think am I really loving people as Jesus was? It’s easy to say that I am but we also have to align our actions with our words so that there is no grey area. People should know you’re a believer before we even speak on it. I want to be seen that way! Sin is real, and with a new heart we are given new eyes as well so that we can make better decisions.. Even though we all fall short we also have forgiveness which sets us apart from the rest of the world. We can’t live as everyone else, we are different and we need to walk out his calling in our lives and also be aware that we are not excluded from temptation.
    Loved this section:)

  • Joel Maldonado

    Shout out to the Purple Book Crew!!! I pray you grow closer to the Lord through this gem you are working through!! It truly impacted me and changed my life when I did it as my first interest group a few years ago. Get it Get it!!! From your brothers and sisters @ the Training for Reigning crew!!!!

  • Ilia Alania

    I find it crazy that us as “humans” sin and God still wants us. He went and looked for Adam and Eve. Like He already knew!!! He just simply wants us and loves us so much. I like that question where it asks you ” What would you have done differently” its like well umm honestly I would probably done the same thing as in covering up etc. He will go after us and meet us at our worst places ever. That part just really gets me, He knows and says “Where are you?”

  • Anggie Brambilla

    The main thing that resonated with me the most out of this week’s assigned reading was Matthew 22:34-40. While answering these questions I put a star next to this one because the fact that the first and greatest commandment is to love our God with everything we got brought me so much joy. I was reading the ten commandments and I thought to myself most of these are definitely avoidable, and there’s a few that I have to work on and it could be hard. How will I do this? How will I be able to live the truth? Knowing that loving God is the greatest commandment kind of brought me back a little piece of mind because I know with all my heart that loving Him is definitely something I can do. Loving Him is something I do not have to question. And then the second greatest commandment is to love our neighbor as ourselves. And I got chills reading this because although evil thoughts can creep into our brains and we can have mean thoughts about others, love is what we feel in our hearts, body and soul and I thought to myself once more… this is definitely something I can do. Something I do not have to question.

  • Pedro

    I lift the teacher in prayer and also lift all the students to go deeper in the word of God get it family I did it it’s well worth it you will see God moved

    • Abdiel

      Thank you for all your love and encouragement brother…We love you.

  • Ilia Alania

    Chapter 3&4 is most definitely a great thing to look over even as a “old Christian” lol So far these things are so elementary but so essential to our walk/faith/growth. I feel like sometimes I get caught up in life and sometimes not all the time I forget how much and with what Jesus paid for me. Like He died for me. When I lose sight of what the cross means I need to check my heart. Its all been paid for!! like what?? thats crazy! In chapter 4 it says Jesus gave us the right to become children of God. MANNNNNNN We are children of God??!! The one that put everything into play? stars, galaxies, oxygen and made me too aweee come on!!

  • Abdiel

    We are on week 2, Covering Chapters 3 & 4.

    Talking about:
    Repentance
    Baptism
    The Holy Spirit
    Spiritual Gifts

    We going in, getting rooted in His Word Y’all.

    I will post up question Friday night so y’all can get your answers in over the weekend.

    • Whitley Shannon

      I loved chapter 4 because it really gave me revelation that if we claim to have fellowship with God and still walk in darkness we are liars, if we say we love God and hate our brother we are liars! I have been asking God for a while now help me to understand how you know if someone is truly saved because to minister to somebody that is a important key I am learning this in my season
      God is training me up on reaching the unbeliever.

  • Abdiel

    Hey Family, closing off this week and completing chapters 3 & 4…..

    What would you say is the Main thing that you can say highlighted in your heart from chapters 3 or 4, and how would you apply it to your life!?

    Click reply below and post your answers!

    if you haven’t reaponded last weeks answers feel free to include it in this weeks post so I can credit you last weeks assignment.

    May that His Word be ever so alive and active in your hearts as we pursue to know him more…

    Love y’all!.

    • Kiara Cofresi

      This week we learned about repentance and baptism, then the Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts. It was eye opening to see how many ways you can receive the Holy Spirit. When I was baptized I instantly felt something different within me because I couldn’t go about my normal life anymore. My life changed and I had no doubt that the spirit of truth was within me. I still don’t. Now that I’ve been in the word for a while this chapter started getting me to think more about the spiritual gifts that are available to us and what each of those are. I am working toward prophecy so that I am able to continue to speak life into people and encourage them and life them up because this journey ain’t easy but we’re not alone and it’s always worth it!

    • Michael Otero

      The main thing that highlighted for me came from chapter 3 that talks about repentance and baptism. I’ve never thought about the process that drives us to repentance. We must first feel a conviction for our sin(s), (Godly) sorrow for sin, turn from sin, and a willingness to make restitution. I didn’t know what restitution was but it totally makes sense because once you’ve truly made the decision to repent, the by-product of turning from your sin is living holy and your deeds moving forward reflect your decision and are pleasing to God and serve as restitution to the Lord. To wrap it all up, it had been reinforced to me the importance of faith because even with that process of repentance, it is still not complete without FAITH. The first 2 foundational truths of the Christian faith = Repentance + Faith.

    • DAYO

      There two things that highlighted in my heart. The first one was the fruit of the spirit. The list (Galatians 5:22-23) fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,kindness,goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. I felt like I need to work on myself and develop the ones I lack. because WE ARE GOD TEMPLE. The second thing was the parable luke 15: 11-24. I like how it demonstrate how the prodigal son was forgiven by his father and welcome back with open arms, nice robe, sandals for his feet, and a calve (I think it was a calve) and it’s awesome how when we Repent and turn from sin how merciful, graceful God is and welcome us back with open arms. And, we are whole and heal again! I like how also in this chapter it talk about repentin, turning away from sin and putting your faith in God. TRUSTING HIM! I guess you hear it all the time. But, until you read it and study it – it makes a difference.

    • Anggie Brambilla

      I think the main thing throughout these chapters was about repentance. It all started with reading John 3:16 ” for God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” I have heard it so many times and it still gives me shivers because he gave us the opportunity to repent and believe in Him and of course back it up with good deeds so we can get closer to God. Be able to feel Him, hear Him and become all the good that it is in us through Him.

    • Wendy Biagioni

      Main thing that stuck out to me from these chapters was lesson 4 in chapter 4, question 3: acts 1:4-5. Jesus told the disciples to wait for the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we get ahead of ourselves and forget that we need to wait on His Spirit to do His work.

    • Leinad Colon

      To know that for every wrong we do there is a price and Jesus came forth to pay the price. His sacrifice was a call to my heart and soul.. And as I studied these chapters I felt lit, in flame, touched, because after repenting, being new through baptism and learning the fruits of the spirit we receive a gift through love from our Father, which changes us by building and promoting us on so many levels in such an overwhelming presence that is the HOLY SPIRIT!!!

  • Autumn Rigling

    Sorry for the late post, just finished Chapters 1 &2. But the main thing that stuck with me was how significant Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross is . He humbled himself to face all temptation and even death just for us. He asks mainly that we shine His light to others so that they may be filled with Him too. What an amazing thing His love is and I pray His love will shine through me

    • Abdiel

      It’s cool sis…keep pushing through…

      We are on ch 7 and 8 this week.

      Keep your hubby motivated too, I am here if y’all have any questions whatsoever.

      #bless

  • Serena Espada

    After reading chapters 1 & 2, what resonated with me most is how important it is to live without sin. To be a true Christian, we need to follow Gods commandments. To truly walk with Him, we must deny our worldly passions, take up the cross, and love one another <3

  • Abdiel

    Meeting wit you all was amazing.

    Chapters 5&6 were fire, learning about:
    Spiritual Hunger
    Gods Word
    Decipleship
    Leadership

    Reply below and let us know, what impacted you most in these chapters.

    • Kiara Cofresi

      Chapters 5 & 6 talked about what it was to be a disciple and showed us several examples in the bible of times where Jesus said to go out and make disciples of all nations. What resonated with me the most was what it takes to be a disciple , and how we must take up our own cross – make sacrifices , ect.. As followers of Jesus we are all called to discipleship and leadership in different ways. So far this book is great with going into detail about every part of our Christian walk with examples and scenarios in the bible for each chapter. I love it!

    • Ilia Alania

      Its getting more intense as the book continue in a good way. 2 things really stood out to me from chapter 5&6.
      1- The importance of the Word! Its a must for all Christians to be soaking in it. You can’t read it and not let it speak to you. Its so amazing.
      2- To be a disciple you must give up everything to follow Jesus. What does that look like in our lives? Do we give up our understanding on things or is it our personal possessions. Then again does it really matter? This is Jesus the one that saved us when we were not worthy. Why not follow him?!
      This book is great so far for the laying of a strong foundation.
      #PurpleClan

    • DAYO

      The thing that impacted me the most was lesson 4 of chapter 6 “Christian character” and lesson 5 “discipleship and leadership”. I like it said to consider it as pure joy when we go to trails because your endurance has a chance to grow. And how we are supposed to mature through trail and how scriptures back it up. Pretty cool! And, in lesson 5 was the how we must give up everything to be his disciple. That was really challenging!

    • Michael Otero

      Chapter 6 Lesson 2 is the one that stuck to me the most. The cost of discipleship is absolute surrender. This is kind of a huge deal, to be willing to give up everything and follow Christ. This really hit home for me because my word of the year is Obey and I’m really trying to be sensitive to the spirit when I feel that something I’m doing needs to change. It’s that obedience that’s necessary to be able to give up whatever it is that may be hindering your walk with Christ.

    • Whitley Shannon

      I loved ch 5 because it helped me to understand how vital it is to read and meditate on Gods word. My favorite verse i found in lesson 2 was psalm 119:98-100 talks about how reading the word makes you wiser than your enemies & know more than the aged. You can be 100 years old but if you don’t know the lord and have the word in you. What do you have??? In my young years i have learned more in my 3 year walk with God than i have learned anything in my whole life without him. He is great and his word is awesome too!!! The word is just as important than any other thing u do with God.

    • Wendy Biagioni

      Lesson 4 ch.6: Christian character. We need to remember that learning from our trials and troubles is the main reason we endure them (in my opinion). To not focus on the reasons we shouldn’t be going threw it but to align our thoughts with His and gain revelation on what He is calling out in us to mature and grow. THIS is where we show Him the most. Not in the majestic, miraculous things. But in the moments that agree with the actions of the flesh 100%, but the Spirit does the complete opposite. Not only can we, and will we, preach to others lives without words, but we gain deeper access to His Kingdom

    • Leinad Colon

      Every lesson impacts me. But the one that hit me was lesson 4 Chapter 6 Christian Character. It showed me how we should act in certain situations. We should rejoice in suffering, walk with a Good, Godly, knowledgeable, self controlling, perseverant, and loving mentality in order to build a strong character in our discipleship. My suffering always caused me to sway from the Lords path and I was blinded by my lack of faith to keep going. This lesson right here opened my eyes to he stronger and keep my eyes on God with a big smile on my face when storms get worse. It gave me a blue print of what to do before, during and after enduring the storms.

    • Leinad Colon

      Every lesson impacts me. But the one that hit me was lesson 4 Chapter 6 Christian Character. It showed me how we should act in certain situations. We should rejoice in suffering, walk with a Good, Godly, knowledgeable, self controlling, perseverant, and loving mentality in order to build a strong character in our discipleship.

  • Abdiel

    Hello Family….

    Chapters 7&8 Due Tomorrow…

    We learned about
    Spiritual Family
    Church Life
    Prayer
    Worship

    Whats one thing that Highlighted in your heart from these chapters and How do you feel it can impact your daily life.?????

    • Kiara Cofresi

      These chapters highlighted the importance of the complete body of the church and how every individual brings something different to the table, so to say that everyone is a piece to the puzzle and it is put together by Christ. It also talked about how the church deals with sin which was also a highlight for me because it’s good to know that as a church we aren’t ignoring sin.. Instead we have to lift each other up when we see one of our brothers or sisters struggling so that we can continue pushing through and persevering.

    • Ilia Alania

      I really enjoyed lesson 3 &4 from chapter 7. The leaders have such a important role in the church. Its kinda obvious but when you read in the Scriptures it sheds way more light. I love it when it says “The leaders deserve double the honor” It really is a huge calling for someone and I know I need to see that and respect and honor it. We’re called to live out this life together as a community with the church. Comparing different ministries and departments to the parts of the body really paints an amazing picture. With Christ of course being the head. Let’s all work together family. =)

    • Whitley Shannon

      I loved both ch 7&8 because i got to understand more about the early church in the book of Acts. They would worship and do their ministry in public and at eachothers homes. There is something so authentic about the way they protrayed Jesus. we need to pray and lift up other churches including our own to get out of our comfort zones and walk and teach and heal and worship and pray the way they did. They were only going after the heart of God and that kind of life style and mind set should be ours too <3

    • Wendy Biagioni

      Unity is what was highlighted. The way it can impact my life is for me to view everyone (especially believers) as a brother or sister, and cause our interactions to be Kingdom productive, to be for spiritual growth in the body of Christ, as one.

    • Michael Otero

      The main thing that highlighted in my heart was in chapter 8 regarding prayer. This chapter really solidified and gave me great foundation/principles about prayer. Things like what to pray for, what we can receive if we truly believe in our prayers, and also the things that can hinder our prayers or the reasons why we may not receive what we are asking for. As Christians, prayer is a VERY important thing in our walk so I feel like this chapter was great for me to kind of check my prayer life and make sure all my motives are genuine and that my faith is strong so that my prayers aren’t just ‘hitting the ceiling’. Chapter 8 was good stuff and definitely applicable to my daily life.

  • Abdiel

    C’mon y’all l, second to Last week…..

    Chapters 9 and 10 taught us about:
    Faith
    Hope
    Biblical prosperity
    Generosity

    Id def like to know what impacted you the most regarding biblical prosperity and generosity, and how can you Practice these in your life!???

    • Kiara Cofresi

      This section taught me most about what it means to have blind faith. Faith is one of the most important traits in the Christian faith. We have to believe in God wholeheartedly even though we have not seen him with our eyes. It touched on the importance of giving and why he blesses people with wealth.. So that they can continue to be generous and why as believers we cannot stop trusting him. Especially with our finances.. We have to give him what is rightfully his first and believe that we will always have enough.

    • Ilia Alania

      The lesson in Faith was good!! Like everything is boom with faith this boom with faith that! It’s like such a simple word to say but when you get down to it to apply it (believe) it’s like whoa ok this is real man. Having faith in Jesus is key here I learned not yourself but Jesus. He overcame it already! All the major peeps in the Old Testament (Abraham, Moses) had this faith with such enormous tasks really encourages me and strengthens me. With the generosity I really think being a REAL TRUE cheerful giver is key and not when you can but when you can’t . I feel like that’s so important not making tithing/offering a ritual and a burden. God gave it to you with joy give it back with even more joy. Like you’re returning to GOD..THE CREATOR I think that’s just awesome. Love you guys #PurpleClan

    • Whitley Shannon

      What impacted me the most was in ch 10 lesson 4 about the poor widow who gave all she had 2 copper coins and contibuted more than the rich did. The result of her sacrificial behavior im sure lead to God blessing her abundantly and having grace over her life and her circumstances. The story doesnt explain what her life was like or what happened after she gave but according to scripture you can imagine that her cup was over flowing. She got to know the meaning of how it truly feels to be “rich”.

    • Michael Otero

      Chapter 9 was crazy good on faith and hope; however, chapter 10 is crucial to our daily lives as well. In Luke, there’s a very hard hitting scripture that says ‘it is impossible to serve both God and money’. That alone was something that impacted me right away because the world that we live in today is all about ‘getting yours’ or ‘doing you’ or making sure that you’re ‘grinding’ in order to gain wealth. Although, money is not a bad thing at all and it is necessary, sometimes it’s hard to remember to not have a love for money so that it is not controlling us or any alternative motives that come with ‘serving money’. So lesson 1 in chapter 10 was something that impacted me and I can put to use in my life.

    • Wendy Biagioni

      We are suppose to give God our best. Sometimes throughout our daily walk we forget that. We start compromising and assuming that “oh, well God will understand why I have to buy this first before I give Him my offering.” We ROB from God when we don’t give Him our best first, before anything. That was a important reminder.

  • Abdiel

    This week concludes Chapter 11 and 12…

    So… What would you say impacted you the most from these studies!?

    Excited to meet with all who can make it to my house tonight for cookout/recap meeting….I love you all and am honored to do life and seek God in His Word with you all…..

    • Ilia Alania

      To pick one thing would be very hard but what impacted me the most is the book itself, just having a great foundation is so crucial. This book is a blessing in many ways. Even though I have’t been in faith that long not knowing some of these things in the long run would’ve really hindered me from walking right. Just between corporate prayer, generosity my eyes have been opened to a bigger picture here.Reading all the scriptures and seeing it there being backed up by Gods word is so cool cause I know where this is coming from and why. It was so awesome to do this book with you guys!
      #PurpleClan FO LIFE!!

    • Whitley Shannon

      What impacted me the most was learning more about the book of acts and the way they did church back then. It sparked something in me to want to live and walk as they did. I have learned so much and each chapter and lesson affected me personally in every individual way. There wasnt one chapter i felt like i didnt get anything out of. The purple book is amazing and now im going to make flash cards for each topic and memorize some bible versus. Personal goal 😉 blessed to have been apart of such an amazing group!!! 😘

      • Whitley Shannon

        This book laid a really great foundation which i find myself quoting scripture like i never have before. When i started the purple book i was behind at first because i got mixed up with the chapters and lessons but i didnt let that discourage me or even let outside distractions stop me from completing it. The main focus is it has definitely brought me closer to God as the Word always does. Right when i thought i was behind the lord showed me i was right were i was supposed to be ❤❤❤

    • Kiara Cofresi

      At the end of this book I’m really grateful for everything I’ve learned. There were so many things that it touched on, so many of the fundamentals of Christianity that without this book I probably would have not discovered. The book was so easy to read, evaluate, study and then discuss. Toward the end it spoke about revelation and the ultimate reward and also how to prepare. This was really important to me because since I’m new in my walk as well I am always trying to keep myself in line with what God wants in my life and making sure I’m always trying my hardest to be obedient. I know the ultimate reward is the greatest and that the life we are given on earth is only temporary. Before this book I was so afraid of the end and judgement but now I have a new perspective on everything and I no longer live in fear. Purple book was awesome.

    • Nikki B

      The Purple Book was great reinforcement for me and provided me with an organized resource that can be used for group studies or discipleship.

      I was blessed to have seen fruit at the young adult shelter where I work. Many youth saw me with the Purple Book and asked me about it. I was able to start productive conversations with them, cultivate relationships, and even get a few of them their own Purple Books.

      The last meeting our interest group had also brought revival to my heart and challenged me to rise up and operate in my identity and respond to deep convictions within my heart.

      I also feel without the Purple Book meetings, I wouldn’t have been able to get to know some of my brothers and sisters in the faith, nor would I have known others have the same convictions as myself and will stand alongside me serving others in the community and being Christ’s hands and feet.

      I loved this interest group! Abdiel you are a wonderful teacher and facilitator. I appreciate you!

    • Leinad Colon

      The Purple book really broadened my horizon on what it truelly means to be a Christian. As I studied I realized I was able to answer questions and it enabled me to minister to loved ones. The fact that God came down in the form of man and made Jesus his only son to sacrifice himself for our sins amazed me. The fact of who we are and ought to be under the eyes of our father made me feel loved for all the decisions I made to walk in righteousness. I began to hunger for the word and have learned to love the word because all the info on being a disciple was perfectly placed in this book.
      I didn’t get a chance to go to the meetings but you all are in my heart anyways. I really enjoyed reading everyone’s feedback and their views of the chapters because you all gave me different perspectives and I learned something from you too.
      Thank you Abdiel for your time and your encouragement. You’re awesome!

    • Wendy Biagioni

      This book in genereal impacted me. It’s definitely a book I will be going back to because it is a foundational book for our faith and relationship in God. The most important lesson (in the season I am currently in), was chapter 7. It focused on the body, the church, of God. It reminded me that all of us who believe that there is one God and believe that He became flesh to die for our sins and in turn make us righteous before Him when we accept Him as our Lord and savior, the sons and daughters of God need to be in unity! The chapter reminded me how we are to love our brothers and sisters and most importantly, how to handle issues with one another.