Tuesday, August 18, 2009

That Girl's Bookshelf....40 Minute Bible Studies

What better way to come back than with a giveaway? As you all know, I am really passionate about God's Word and women being Biblically literate. After all, when we see a third-world country teach the women to read, the quality of life gets so much better. What will happen as women learn to be literate in God's Word and hide it in their hearts a little more each day?


Thus the giveaway. I like away-giving, but I needs to get meeself to the post office.



I have a delightful Bible study series I want to share with you. I used to do inductive Bible Studies with Kay Arthur.

(Here is a definition of inductive study for you)


I mean clearly not with Kay Arthur, but rather she wrote them and I did them at CFC in Evansville with a lovely group of women. One morning a week, my friend Kristin and I would pile into the car (sometimes still in our pj pants) and drive with coffee in hand to meet with several women at a Bible study run by an amazing lady named Jan. She was wonderful and had been teaching the inductive method for a really long time. As in probably like before I was born. Kristin and I were the youngest girls in the class, and I started the Bible Study at the time my mom was dying. I was brokenhearted that I couldn't give it my all with all the distractions raging around me. If nothing else, I think God gave me that Bible Study because the women were on their knees for me and Jan was so pastoral to me. I'd like to do another class again someday, but I don't have time to go to an inductive class right now.


So....


How happy am I about the 40-Minute Bible Study Series? If you are like me, you may not have time to go to a class, but these subject-driven Bible studies are designed to help busy women like us and they don't require a class!

"The 40 Minute Bible Study series from beloved Bible teacher Kay Arthur and the teaching staff of Precept Ministries tackles important issues in brief, easy-to-grasp lessons you can use personally or for small-group discussion. Each book in the series includes six 40-minute studies designed to draw you into God’s Word through basic inductive Bible study. There are 16 titles in the series, with topics ranging from fasting and forgiveness to prayer and worship. With no homework required, everyone in the group can work through the lesson together at the same time. Let these respected Bible teachers lead you in a study that will transform your thinking—and your life."
Titles Include:

•The Essentials of Effective Prayer •Being a Disciple: Counting the Cost •Building a Marriage That Really Work •Discovering What the Future Holds•Forgiveness: Breaking the Power of the Past •Having a Real Relationship with God•How Do You Walk the Walk and Talk the Talk? •Living a Life of Real Worship•How to Make Choices You Won’t Regret •Living Victoriously in Difficult Times•Money & Possessions: The Quest for Contentment •Rising to the Call of Leadership•How Do You Know God’s Your Father? •Key Principles of Biblical Fasting•A Man’s Strategy for Conquering Temptation


Kay Arthur, in case you are unfamiliar with her, is the executive vice president and cofounder of Precept Ministries International and has worked with her teaching staff to create the powerful 40-Minute Bible Studies series. Kay is known around the world as a Bible teacher, author, conference speaker, and host of national radio and television programs. She has a heart for the lord and desperately works to see people be changed by the power of God.


I really enjoy these, especially if someone is trying to have victory in a certain area of life but doesn't know how to begin. The one on forgiveness is really good.



I can't wait to give one of these away! The winner gets to choose from two different 40-Minute Bible Studies. If you don't win, you can always track one down at your local Christian Bookstore or you can go directly to www.randomhouse.com RIGHT NOW to order your very own copy of the Bible Study you are interested in.


Give me a shout-out in the comments if you want to win and are extremely patient as I try daily to get to the post office. After all, I wouldn't be That Girl if I got it to you tomorrow, now, would I??
love you all!

19 comments:

Jennifer Perkins said...

I want to win... :o) thanks, Jennifer

Sue said...

I would love to win one of these studies. Please enter me and I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Guatmama said...

Of course I would love this bible study - 40 min I can do that!d

Angela said...

Pick me, pick me! Angela

Whitney said...

Did the Lord tell you to do this for me today? If I don't win I am going straight to the store to get several of the ones that were listed!!! Thanks for this opportunity.

Abbie Lynn said...

Me, me, me...please pick me:) Thanks!!
atoy@barr.k12.in.us
Abbie Toy

Sockrma18 said...

Myself and two ladies here at work have done "How do you walk the walk and talk the talk?"....GOOD STUFF. I'd love to win another book and dig in! Thanks, THAT GIRL!!! :0)

KrystalC said...

Pick me Lolly...its almost my birthday!!!!

Greta said...

Put Greta's name in the hat! andyren@rtccom.net

Thanks Lauren!

Leah Robinson said...

Sounds great! I wanna win :)

Leslie said...

Sounds GREAT. Sign me up! Thanks, Lauren!

The Steele Family said...

I just (as in a few weeks ago not a few minutes) finished up Me, Myself, and Lies by Jennifer Rothschild (HIGHLY recommend this study) and am looking for another one to start. One of these especially caught my eye. Please, oh PLEASE PICK ME =o)

Melissa said...

What a great giveaway. I hope I win... sign me up! Melissa

Kathryn @ Expectant Hearts said...

Oooh, I wanna win. It's almost my birthday too! (Seriously. I"m not just stealing that line)... Of course, I may have used up all my good winning karma last week.. You know, if I believed in karma. Which I don't.

Nice to see you blogging a bit.. even if it is a giveaway. (Hmmm.. complaining about lack of blogging.. would I be the pot or the kettle?)

Kristi Michelle..... said...

I'd love to be entered into this drawing! The titles sound great......thanks!

llandtmom said...

Oh yeah!! I am all over it. I am about to finish up the bible study I have been doing over the summer. I am a busy homeschooling mom so I would love love love to win.

Portia

Keyly Watts said...

Please sign me up. I need a new Bible Study and this sounds great.

Lindsey said...

this would be great...i really need something to help get me in the word everyday. i would love to win! thank you! and thank you for your wonderful example.
lindsey
turtle1499(at)aol(dot)com

Erica said...

I've never done a Kay Arthur study before.. but I have read one of her books.