Friday, June 09, 2017

Summer Women's Bible Studies

The kids are out of school, and there are really no more "scheduled" days for the next couple months. (Hooray!) Just as we encourage our kids to read during the summer, so should we!  One of the best things to read of course would be God's Word.

Several ministries are having Free and nearly free (you may need to purchase the workbook) Bible studies this summer to do on your own, with a buddy, or with a group of gals from your neighborhood. Summer group bible studies are a great opportunity to meet other women in your community, and there are less chances of  getting a "no" because schedules are more relaxed than during the school year.  

Here are a list of studies with start dates and the websites to go for more information.  Some may have started already, but many are can be started and completed on your own schedule.  

The Book of Romans - started June 5
Darlene Schacht, the Time Warp Wife, has ongoing free bible studies for women.  It is still not too late to start this study. She offers a free study guide that you can download from her website, along with information on where to purchase an accompanying workbook if you wish.  

"Me Myself & Lies" by Jennifer Rothschild - June 12 through July 14.  
Offered by Proverbs 31 Ministries. Visit their website for more information and to order the book.   

Offered by Lifeway.  Visit the website to sign up and get more information.

"Entrusted" by Beth Moore - begins June 15
Offered by Lifeway.  Visit the website to sign up and get more information.

Margaret Feinberg is offering another study with an accompanying study/coloring workbook. While the pre-order of her study/coloring guide was to end June 5, check her store for availability. You can still get her free reading guide is available by registering through a pop-up window on her site.    

"Footnotes" - anytime
Julie Lyles Carr, author of "Raising an Original" has a new online study which is accessible through her website. There is a $15 fee, but a worthwhile investment!

"Overwhelmed" - anytime
This study is from the new book by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory.  Resources are available for free, and there is no start date or end date for this study.  

Friday, February 03, 2017

Book Review: The Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs

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When Liz Curtis Higgs releases a new nonfiction title, it is a must-read for me! Her retelling of bible history and personalizing of the characters make it impossible to put her books down until it’s finished.  The same can be said about her new release, “The Women of Easter.”*

This book does not give separate biographies of these women.  Instead, Liz unfolds the entire Easter story: the step-by-step, chronological journey of Jesus’ last days, incorporating passages from each of the gospels and weaving in the lives of women and their importance to Jesus’ ministry. 

Read about Mary and Martha and their love and dedication for their beloved friend Jesus; Mary, the mother of Jesus and witness to the Crucifixion, Mary Magdalene and her proclamation of the Resurrection, plus other women who had a significant part of Jesus’ ministry, some even mentioned by name in the gospels.

These women had such perseverance, staying close to Jesus through the crucifixion and burial. "This is one of the most important lessons these women teach us.  Where He leads, follow Jesus. Whatever pain you are enduring, keep your eyes on Jesus.  Even when hope seems gone, stay close to Jesus." (page 165)

In addition to the accounts so lovingly personalized by the author, there are the accounts of Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem, the betrayal and the crucifixion, with additional commentary to make the story come even more alive.

Another thing of note is that the author provides a study/discussion guide in the back of the book, which makes this title an excellent choice for a book club. 

Be sure to add this newest release to your list, it’s one that you won’t want to miss!

*Affiliate links included in this post. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Blogging for Books ( book review program. I was not required to write a positive review; the opinions I have expressed are my own.