Title: Inscribed a Collection of Studies by Women (4 Paperbacks sold separately)
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
*Each of these studies is designed for interactive participation in groups; however, they are perfectly suited for personal devotion time.
Amazed and Confused by Heather Zempel (224 pages)
“Look at the nations and watch--and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.” (Habakkuk 1:5 NIV)
When life happens in a way other than what we hope or expected, usually the first response is shock or disbelief. No matter the time that passes we usually call on our closest friend, relative or church to begin supplication for us, others or both. Yet, how do we respond when God answers differently than what we think we know about Him or what has been read in the Bible?
In this particular study, women will go through the Old Testament book of Habakkuk who was a prophet to ancient Israel. We will learn, if we are willing to be transparent, about prayer in times of confusion and pain, bringing us to a place where we see just how big God is. The chapters share the author’s thoughts followed by questions that help us seek answers in the Word and also share our inmost heart.
Dive Deeper by Jennifer Jernigan (320 pages)
D. I. V. E. = Define, Investigate, Visualize, Embrace
Do you know the Word, or do you know the Word? There are some who can recite, memorize and know verses of the bible backwards and forwards, though to be honest I am not one of them. While there is certainly a blessing in being able to know about the Bible books and passages, personally I have experienced the rewards of going beyond or going deeper.
Using this study to dig deeper into the New Testament book of Ephesians will help equip women to go beyond the head knowledge. The guide will challenge women and help new or experienced students of the Word to desire so much more of His Word so that from now on nothing less will satisfy the soul.
Leaving Ordinary by Donna Gaines (208 pages)
Have you read in the Old Testament Book of Exodus how God instructed Moses to build the Tabernacle in the wilderness? The Tabernacle is a very interesting as well as spiritually enlightening study that is sure to enhance a believer’s relationship with God. The subtitle on the cover is “Encounter God through Extraordinary Prayer”. The author walks women through the various pieces crafted for the Tabernacle as well as the pattern.
Before the Israelites were to enter the Promised Land, God was going to teach them how to worship Him, which was vastly different than the gods of Egypt. If there is anything that will refresh our prayer life, it is studying the portable Tabernacle. Each topic covered in the study is to reveal how Christ is foreshadowed in the place where the people were called to worship. There are just a few questions at the end of each chapter to help readers apply what is learned and space to write for future review by participants.
Living so That by Wendy Blight (272 pages)
Two words that capture the attention of students of the Word are “so that” in various passages of Scripture. Each chapter begins with a prayer for women to help before studying, then through the pages the author leads through various places in the Bible.
Not only do we learn the meaning of the two words “so that” written by inspiration of the Spirit for us, but also how we can allow God to take knowledge of head to our hearts. To accompany the teaching, we will read the thoughts of the author along with challenges she presents.
These studies written by women are insightful and helpful to any who desire to grow in their walk with the Lord. Grab your Bible, notebook, and pen and be prepared to enjoy!
My rating is 5 stars.
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