Get Out of That Pit!: Straight Talk about God's Deliverance

By Beth Moore

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What happens when we invite God's Power into our painFrom her first breath of fresh air beyond the pit, it has never been enough for Beth Moore to be free. This author and teacher who's opened the riches of Scripture to millions has longed for you to be free as well. To know the Love and Presence that are better than life--and the power of God's Word that defies all darkne What happens when we invite God's Power into our painFrom her first breath of fresh air beyond the pit, it

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Hardcover, 249 pages
January 1st 2007 by Integrity Publishers
Original Title
Get Out of That Pit!: Straight Talk about God's Deliverance
1591455529 (ISBN13: 9781591455523)
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You should read this. I loved this book. I really didn't want to. I did not want to be just another mainstream Christian Beth Moore fan but alas, I did love it. For some reason, God keeps sending me things that I need to hear. He's kind of good like that. Most of the book is about recognizing when you're in a pit and the three ways you get in them; being pushed in, falling in and diving in. Just like Beth, I have been in several forms of pits of varying sizes and for various reasons. The most intriguing parts that resonated with me were about how only God pulls you from the pit and plants your feet firmly. Not a well-meaning friend, not a fantastic counselor, not a minister, just God. While all of these people can be helpful, they can easily end up right next to you in the pit without meaning too and may even keep you there. You'll have to read the book to understand what I mean by that maybe.

I think the last 2 chapters were just what I needed. The first is about knowing you're out of the pit by having a new song. If you know me, you know I always have a song in my heart, whether it is ridiculous like the price is right theme song (which is constantly there) or fantastic like Beautiful Things or You are the Beauty (musically my favorite and lyrically excellent). I had goosebumps reading about how God loves music and puts a song in our hearts. I think it is going to blow our minds when we go to heaven and God starts beat boxing and rapping with a Heavenly Host doing background vocals. It will be truly awesome. It reminds me of The Magician's Nephew, when Aslan creates Narnia. He sings everything to life with his music. What an absolutely cool way to think of heaven. I can't yet grasp it but I wait with true anticipation. The last chapter is an encouragement about God has already won the battle for us. The entire book hints at Psalm 23:1-2, The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. Beth's correlation between still waters and living waters in Revelation is refreshing, it LITERALLY (haha) restores my soul with life as I read it.

I also just loved the down to earth nature of Beth. Her stories resonated with me. Her examples hit close to the heart. I heard her speak live once. The thing she said was, "You have to eat the message before you tweet the message." I'm soaking this stuff up.


I listened to this book on audio and that was MUCH BETTER.
It's a lot easier to listen to Beth Moore speak than to read her ideas in book form. She often starts out with an analogy that meanders for a while before it is concluded in an understandable fashion. Once it's all "tied up," I get it and say, "Oh, okay." But sometimes during the reading, I get lost as to where the heck she's going. It's like getting led around blind-folded.
It's much easier to hear her present her ideas to an audience and make her points verbally, I think.
That said, this book still holds oh so many GREAT nuggets, I still think it's AWESOME and worth the read! Powerful stuff with a VERY PRACTICAL section in the back to help guide the reader in prayer.
I especially love that all of Beth's answers are GROUNDED IN THE BIBLE. Her weapons are God's Word-- Bible verses-- not just her own human thoughts. She often shares her own testimony to make it all come to life, but it's not HER insight that she depends on. It's God's Word and how HE led her through. That's why I just love Beth Moore. Such a blessing.


This book was ok. I mean, she has a lot of good things to say, but I found it a little too "Christian", meaning that she used a lot of "Christian" language, and maybe not so much "real life" language. It's not bad, but it will certainly only speak to a certain crowd.

I found it hard to think of my circumstances as a "pit". I preferred the imagery in "Your God is Too Safe" by Mark Buchanon better (for my life/experiences). I did, however, like the imagery of thinking of your life's soundtrack - what would that sound like? What song do you sing with your life?

I think that this book is definitely worth reading, and that a lot of people would take wonderful things away from this book. My feelings about it are in no way negative, I just found it wasn't all that applicable for me.

Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader

We all fall and get back up again and Beth has shared that with us in her Book Get out of that Pit. It's 10 year anniversary is this year and Beth has repacked this wonderful book. I like this cover much better than the old one. The content is the same nothing changed.

But now you can share it with new readers in your life going through something hard or in pain and need to know that there is hope.

Beth shares how Gods love and presence is right here with us. She shares scriptures through out the book. And the end of the book has A discovery Guide for you to use in a bible study or small group. I hope that everyone picks up a copy of this book and shares it is well.

I gave this book 4 stars and I recommend it.

The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


This is my first Beth Moore book. She is a good writer. I liked how she handled the topic. Sometimes there may be a little more to getting out of the pit than what she goes into here. However, her action plan for getting out of the pit is the best starting place I've read. It will take you far.


Moore knows what it is like to be in a pit. Sexually abused at a young age, she needed to be delivered from a pit. She shares what she has learned from her experience and her study of Scripture.

I appreciate that Moore distinguishes the ways we get into a pit. Our own decisions, perhaps to sin, is only one of the ways. It might very well be the sin of another, such as a parent or an abuser. Perhaps it is a tragedy, such as to another family member or close friend.

The good news is that we don't have to stay in that pit. Moore helps us understand that, although God may use people, He must be the Deliverer. He will not share His glory with another. She is convinced of the power of praying Scripture and gives a week of sample prayers at the end of the book.

I thought Moore was particularly insightful when writing about the role of other people. We might look to another to help us our of the pit. We might think we can help someone else get out of their pit. Moore helps us understand how we can impact others and also what we should avoid.

Moore presents a challenge to readers. “God will be your Deliverer or nothing at all.” (115) God wants everything we've got. That's a prerequisite to deliverance readers must accept before expecting God to move.

She tells lots of stories on herself to illustrate the principles she teaches. She has a good sense of humor that I really appreciated. The combination of personal stories and some humor make this book a pleasure to read, even though it is about a very serious subject.

I highly recommend this book to those who truly want to get out of their pit. This book fills in the teaching so often missing from our pulpits. Moore has provided reflection questions and personal application suggestions at the end of each chapter. That makes it a great book for individual use or with a group of trusted friends.

This book was first published in 2007.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through Handlebar. My comments are an independent and honest review.


The bottom line that hit me was: "if you are a confirmed pit-jumper, you’ve probably got a pretty serious authority problem over all. Forgive my amateur psychology, but my guess is that your primary authority figure was or is either a wimp or a fraud. God is neither."

Beth repeated: "So much of our propensity toward pit-jumping springs from the fact that somewhere down deep inside, we just don’t trust God. We think He’s like all the others who have cheated or betrayed us."

I loved the scripture prayers that she put in the back of the book!


I borrowed this book from a friend. It's very inspiring, especially when you're going through a difficult time. Or if you're in a FUNK. (Of course Moore writes for the ladies). She has such an honest writing style that has a way of penetrating to the core.

Kathy Bowling

I love how real Beth Moore is. She doesn't pretend to have already arrived. And that makes her testimony all the more inspiring. We all live in pits and encourage each other to make homes in them. Instead, the Lord wants something more for us and from us.

Power N

Jesus Himself saved my life through the reading of this book and Him walking me through my first deliverance Himself.