Go, marry an unfaithful woman. Not exactly the assignment you want to hear from God. Yet it was what God asked Hosea to do, giving the prophet a unique understanding of what God was experiencing as his people turned away from him and worshiped false gods. Then God gave him messages for his unfaithful peoplemessages of warning and caution, messages hinting at redemption and grace, messages spoken to beckon them near to their husband-God. They were messages that made a big deal of a big lovea love too jealous to tolerate competition. In Jealous, Rebekah leads you through a Bible study of the book of Hosea and then recounts her personal stories of grace that are stirred from the Scriptures. The study will take you through each chapter of Hosea, engaging first your mind, then your heart, and then your hands. Following the study portion Rebekah tells of how God has rescued her and redeemed her own heart through the ups and downs, joys and pains of marriage, motherhood, and ministry. She will invite you to study Gods Word hard, for much more than an emotional fix or better self-esteem. Through this study, you will learn to consider who God is as husband-God and who you are as the unfaithful wife whom he married with eyes wide open.
Can the Bible help me with my food struggles? Have you ever felt stuck in a seemingly endless cycle of overeating, yo-yo dieting, and obsessive thoughts about food? Whether you feel defeated by your lack of self-control or overwhelmed by thoughts and longings for food, the answer to our food fixation does not lie in the $500 billion global diet industry. This is not a diet book and it’s not a healthy eating plan. Because at the core, our problem is not really what we eat. It’s why we seek fullness in something that will never satisfy. Join Asheritah Ciuciu as she shares honestly about her own battles with food and reveals the path to freedom. You’ll discover the joy of living free from food fixation so you can experience deeper satisfaction in Christ, gain a renewed sense of purpose, and yes, even enjoy good food (without regret). A healthier relationship with food through a stronger relationship with Christ—that’s the goal of Full. Includes a quiz to help you find out if you have food fixation, plus practical strategies for overcoming it.
Who are you, really? In an uncertain world, we crave the security of knowing exactly who we are and where we belong. But too often as women, we try to find this safety in our roles and relationships, our professional accomplishments, or our picture-perfect homes. And as we do, our souls shrink smaller and smaller. It's because these things aren't made to hold us. In Made for More, Hannah Anderson invites you to re-imagine yourself, not simply as a set of roles and categories, but as a person destined to live in the fullness of God Himself. Starting with our first identity as image bearers, Hannah shows how Jesus Christ makes us people who can reflect His nature through our unique callings. She also explores how these deeper truths affect the practical realties that we face as women—how does being an image bearer shape our pursuit of education, our work, and even our desire for holistic lives? Because you are made in God’s image, you will only ever know yourself—only ever be yourself—as you find your identity in Him. Find it now.
We live in a culture that's all about self, becoming the best "me" I can be instead of becoming like Jesus. This me-centered message affects every area of our lives--our friendships, our marriages, even our faith--and it breaks each one in different ways. The self-focused life robs our joy, shrinks our souls, and is the reason we never quite break free of insecurity. In this book, Sharon Hodde Miller invites us into a bigger, Jesus-centered vision--one that restores our freedom and inspires us to live for more. She helps readers - identify the secret source of insecurity - understand how self-focus sabotages seven areas of our lives - learn four practical steps for focusing on God and others - experience freedom from the burden of self-focus Anyone yearning for a purpose bigger than "project me" will cherish this paradigm-shifting message of true fulfillment.
Author: Patricia A. Miller
Publisher: Baker Books
Release Date: 2017-10-17
Many people believe that the Bible has answers and encouragement for our lives--our questions, struggles, heartaches, and joys. But most people don't know where to find the answers within the pages of Scripture. People need a tether to Scripture and a map for journeying deeper and learning more from the Bible. Organized by topic, God's Wisdom for Women is the perfect starting point for women to easily discover what God has to say about their lives and journeys. Within each topic readers will find truth from God's Word, encouraging quotes from leading writers, practical steps, and suggestions for further reading. More than 50 topics--such as decision-making, friendship, contentment, grief, worry, guilt, and social media--cover a range of experiences, hardships, and joys, allowing women to seek hope and encouragement from Scripture for themselves and others.
Change is inevitable, but changing in the right way--in the way God desires for His children--is a choice. Transformed by God's Word, an interactive study ideal for individuals or small groups, is a practical, insightful guide that will help women discover the Bible's strategies for overcoming rejection, guilt, fear, worry, and discouragement. Readers will also learn how to allow the Holy Spirit, working through Scripture, to renew them from the inside out, giving them power to make better choices in their thoughts, actions, and feelings. Transformed by God's Word features eight topical studies. Topics include "The Problem and the Potential," "Draw Near to God," "Think on Good Things," "Get Rid of Wrong Thoughts," and more. Each week's study examines a reality about change, digs into Scripture to find out what God's Word has to say about it, offers readers the opportunity to reflect on their personal struggles with change, and suggests practical action steps to help readers apply what they have learned.
Author: Karol Ladd
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Release Date: 2014-09-01
When you passionately read the Bible and pursue God’s Word, you uncover the truths, encouragements, and exciting revelations God has for your heart. Join loved teacher and bestselling author Karol Ladd as she shares fresh ways to embrace Scripture and its ability to empower you. Learn to: read the Bible with new eyes; glean insights to build your confidence; discern and delight in God’s plans and hopes; rest in the Lord’s promises during life’s storms; and meditate on and pray verses for all of life’s needs. Whether you’re new to reading the Bible or have studied it for years, this is an exciting, one-of-a-kind quest for wisdom, joy, and peace—God’s gifts that will adorn and transform your heart.
God wants to transform His followers "into his likeness with ever-increasing glory" (2 Corinthians 3:18). But how does that happen? Can imperfect women really hope to become more like their perfect heavenly Father? Captivated by God, an interactive study ideal for individuals or small groups, guides women on their quest to know and love God and shows how they can become more like Him. Readers will learn about God's attributes as revealed in Scripture and about the steps every believer can take to grow in these traits. Captivated by God features eight topical studies. Topics include "The Mercy of God," "The Wisdom of God," "The Holiness of God," "The Love of God," and more. Each week's study examines an aspect of God's character, digs into Scripture to find out what His Word reveals about Him, offers readers the opportunity to reflect on their own character, and suggests practical action steps to help readers apply what they have learned.
Based on a novel by acclaimed Christian fiction author Barbara Cameron, Her Restless Heart is the story of an Amish woman caught between the traditions of her faith and the pull of a different life. This six-session Bible study explores the heart’s longing for love and acceptance and the Bible’s answer to this universal human need. The study equips women as they seek to know God’s plan for their lives and find satisfaction and fulfillment. The Leader Guide contains six session guides plus leader helps. Her Restless Heart is the second study in the Faith and Fiction Bible study series that uses Christian fiction as a backdrop for exploring biblical themes.
Each of us has "hard-to-love" people in our lives. Sometimes they are those nearest and dearest to us! Loving Like Jesus, an interactive study ideal for individuals or small groups, helps women learn how to obey Jesus' commandment to love one another. First, believers must learn to understand the essence of genuine love and fully accept Jesus' love for us all. Only then can they move beyond personal feelings and extend His love to others. Loving Like Jesus features eight topical studies. Topics include "Love's Tremendous Importance," "Love's Incredible Power and Ultimate Source," "Love Is Sacrificing and Serving," "Love Covers Over Wrongs and Is Patient," and more. Each week's study examines a facet of love, digs into Scripture to find out what God's Word has to say about it, offers readers an opportunity to reflect on their own efforts to love, and suggests practical action steps to help women apply what they are learning.
Author: Stephen J. Binz
Publisher: Brazos Press
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Ancient-Future Bible Study incorporates contemporary study of the Bible with an experience of the church's most ancient way of reading Scripture, lectio divina. This time-honored practice consists of five basic movements: biblical study (lectio), reflection (meditatio), prayer (oratio), discernment (contemplatio), and contemplative action (operatio). In six clearly written volumes, bestselling author Stephen Binz helps readers study the Bible in a way that leads to spiritual transformation and brings them closer to God. Binz leads readers in a vivid study of key biblical characters, including Abraham, Paul, Peter, David, the women of the Torah, and the women of the Gospels. He shows all Christians who desire to have a transforming experience with the inspired Word of God how studying Scripture through lectio divina can enrich their discipleship. This ecumenical Bible study, designed for use by individuals or groups, includes questions for personal reflection and suggested action. Each volume includes leader's notes for guiding a study over the course of six sessions.