Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
This independent study project is a narrative devotional book written for a 16 to 25 year-old target audience. The book is primarily composed of autobiographical narratives, exegetical essays, and a small variety of poetic compositions. The literature examines several topics related to the satisfaction, purpose, and joy found in ever-increasing knowledge of Christ. To that end, this literary work ultimately seeks to communicate the unmatched fulfillment of relationship with Christ in a manner that is easily understood and applied, particularly to the lives of young Christians. The project is structured largely around an examination of the narrative of the Samaritan Woman in John 4, paralleled with my own experience of discovering profound fulfillment in relationship with Christ. The book also incorporates important truth presented in the book of Ecclesiastes regarding the common human experience of seeking satisfaction in every source “under the sun.” An examination of the life of Paul both before and after his encounter with Christ serves to illustrate the supremacy of relationship with God over slavery to the Law. Finally, a description of the genuine worship which flows naturally from the lives of those who have been profoundly satisfied in Christ provides readers with a clear illustration of the Christian life. In addition to the book itself, this project includes a summary of the author’s writing process, along with peer and professional critiques and reflections regarding the writing and editing processes.
Addington, Bethany, "His Highest Glory, My Deepest Joy: Discovering Satisfaction at Its Source" (2013). Honors Program Projects. 30.