"New York Times" best-selling author Lysa TerKeurst leads small group participants to make wise decisions in the midst of endless demands.
Most of us spend a lot of our lives figuring out when to say yes and how to say no. But we don't find space for our souls until we learn to step past the yes and no of daily decisions and seek out a third option: The Best Yes.
The Best Yes is the choice that shapes all our other choices. It's what allows us to play our necessary parts in God's plan, to spend our energy and focus our passion on the assignments that really are ours. Too many of us confuse the command to love with the disease to please.
In this six-session video-based Bible study Lysa TerKeurst shares how to ... more
When we look around at today s world, hope usually isn t the first word that comes to mind. In many ways we live in an unstable world where marriages fail, bank accounts run low, friendships end, and the everyday demands of a fast-paced life get us down. In the Book of Jeremiah, we find God calling out to His people with a message of hope a message that intentional living is possible even in an unstable world. But how do we do this? Where do we start? "Jeremiah" offers women hope for living in an uncertain world by learning to navigate the challenges and circumstances of their lives. This six-week study examines God s words of instruction to His wayward people through the prophet Jeremiah, and provides women six guidelin ... more
An invitation for every woman who feels she isn't godly enough...isn't loving enough...isn't doing enough
The life of a woman today isn't really all that different from that of Mary and Martha in the New Testament. Like Mary, you long to sit at the Lord's feet...but the daily demands of a busy world just won't leave you alone. Like Martha, you love Jesus and really want to serve him...yet you struggle with weariness, resentment, and feelings of inadequacy.
Then comes Jesus, right into the midst of your busy Mary/Martha life-and he extends the same invitation he issued long ago to the two sisters of Bethany. Tenderly he invites you to choose "the better part"-a joyful life of "living-room" intimacy with him th ... more
When a Kingdom Woman retires for the evening, a frustrated and worn out devil ought to be saying, "We messed with the wrong woman today." This study guide is a companion resource to the video small-group study based on the book "Kingdom Woman," which instructs every Christ-following woman on how to tap into the power of God as she finds and fulfills the purpose for which God has fashioned her.A Kingdom Woman embraces a simple premise: unless a Kingdom rests firmly under the authority of the ruler, anarchy reigns. That's why a Kingdom Woman always seeks to align herself and operate under the authority of God--in every area of life. With practical insights and applications from coauthor Chrystal Evans Hurst, Tony Evans exp ... more
What does it mean to believe Jesus? Not just believe in Jesus, but actually believe what He said and shape our lives around that truth? How would that affect the choices we make? The way we see the world? The way we conduct ourselves with other Christians?
In Believing Jesus, Lisa Harper answers these questions by looking at the lives of the believers in Acts and how Jesus command to spread the gospel forever shaped their lives. You will hear how Peter turned tables on his Benedict-Arnold behavior and became a church-building saint when the power of the Holy Spirit came over him. How the first believers were so gifted at giving they made Santa look bush league. How it cost Stephen and other early believers their ve ... more
Hundreds of those same women clamored for more-more in-depth teaching in a workbook format, more information on using the books in small group studies, more ways to share the grace and sovereignty of God demonstrated in the pages of the Bad Girls books.
Both the Bad Girls of the Bible Workbook and Really Bad Girls of the Bible Workbook meet those needs and more, providing an additional resource for teacher and student alike, or for individual readers who want to expand their understanding of these women from the Bible and how their life stories fit into the "big picture" of biblical history.
Sized to match the original books, these Workbooks enhance the message of Liz Curtis Hi ... more
Many Christian women find great encouragement and joy in and through women's Bible studies. However, popular Bible teacher Jen Wilkin is concerned that an over emphasis on fellowship, food, and friendship can actually distract women from engaging with God's Word itself. Challenging hungry women to go deeper in their study of Scripture, this book will help readers refocus their efforts on feeding their minds first and foremost. Whether you're young or old, married or single, this accessible volume will energize and equip you for Bible study aimed at transforming both the heart and mind.
Made to Crave is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isn’t a bad thing.
But we must realize God created us to crave more of him. Many of us have misplaced that craving by overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction. If you are struggling with unhealthy eating habits, you can break the “I’ll start again Monday” cycle, and start feeling good about yourself today.
Learn to stop beating yourself up over the numbers on the scale. Discover that your weight loss struggle isn’t a curse but rather a blessing in the making, and replace justifications that lead to die ... more
What if you told God you would do anything . . . and he took you up on it?
In the years since the initial release of"Anything," God continued to stretch Jennie Allen and her faith because of the courageous prayer of surrender that she and her husband, Zac, prayed, "God, we will do anything. Anything." Previously caught in the dizzying haze of worldly happiness and empty pursuits, Jennie went on to begin living out the adventure God had written for them--to include becoming the founder of IF: Gathering, an organization to gather, equip, and unleash the next generation to live out their purpose.
"Anything" is a prayer of surrender that will spark something. A prayer that will move you to stop chasing things that ju ... more
Here is a scripturally based blueprint for the woman who really wants to be the wife God intended her to be. This book is based on Proverbs 31:10:
An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.
Thousands of women have already discovered the worth of this volume and testify to lives and marriages changed because of a commitment to the principles presented here. If this is a commitment you have made, or want to make, The Excellent Wife answers the difficult questions facing you today.
"The Excellent Wife is an absolute must for women today ... Within its pages is a detailed portrait of a godly wife. Not only is the standard high and holy, but Martha demonstrates that by God's grace, it is attain ... more
Drawn from passages and Scriptures Beth Moore brings to light in her "New York Times" best-selling book, "So Long, Insecurity," this 64-page booklet will prompt women to find their soul-deep security in God. Divided topically by common insecurities women face, "The Promise of Security" provides a portable boost of hope and confidence that will encourage women to continue on in their quest for soul-deep security.
The lies Christian women believe are at the root of their struggles. In Lies Women Believe, Nancy Leigh DeMoss exposes areas of deception common to many Christian women -- lies about God, sin, priorities, marriage and family, emotions, and more. She deals honestly with women's delusions and illusions and then gently leads them to the truth of God's word that leads to true freedom.
Table of Contents
SECTION ONE: FOUNDATIONS
Chapter One: Truth or Consequences
SECTION TWO: LIES WOMEN BELIEVE...
Chapter Two: About God
Chapter Three: About Themselves
Chapter Four: About Sin
Chapter Five: About Priorities
Chapter Six: ... more
Stormie Omartian's bestselling The Power of a Praying? series (more than 23 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new covers and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives.
It may seem easier to pray for your spouse, your children, your friends, and your extended family, but God wants to hear your requests for your life too. He loves it when you come to Him for the things you need and ask Him to help you become the woman you have always longed to be.
The Power of a Praying? Woman is just for you. You'll find personal illustrations, carefully selected Scriptures, and heartfelt prayers to help you
Sheba Journeyed Across the Desert with a Caravan of Riches, Only to Find the Greatest Treasure of Them All. So Can You.
When it comes to famous queens of the Bible, we know the good one, Queen Esther, and the bad one, Queen Jezebel. Now meet the wise one, the queen of Sheba, who traveled to Jerusalem to test the mind and heart of a king.
Her quest for wisdom will surprise you, challenge you, inspire you, change you. This wealthy royal from antiquity will show you how to live boldly, seek after truth, ask the right questions, encourage others, receive graciously, and honor the Lord above all.
Shedding new light on this ancient biblical role model, Liz Curtis Higgs unveils timeless wisdom f ... more
Sick of the kids not picking up after themselves, or did your husband not fix that shelf you asked him about umpteen times? Perhaps then you've felt yourself boiling over with raw emotion. It's a feeling we've all experienced, and one that Proverbs 31 Ministries President Lysa TerKeurst wants to help women learn to positively process. More often than not we hurt the ones we love the most, and Lysa wants to help women everywhere through the steps to stop those outbursts of emotion. Because Lysa has a warm and tender voice, reading one of her books feels as though you are talking to your best girlfriend about your daily travails. In Unglued, she explores many of the raw emotions we all experience, such as fear, anger, and ... more
“ Lord, Whatever It Takes, Make Me Like You!” You long to serve God with grace and strength, to reflect Christ in every word and action. Yet you find yourself continually struggling to bring that vision to life in your daily walk. At our very core, every one of us is a “ twisted sister” within whom the flesh and spirit battle constantly for control. We are afflicted with spiritual schizophrenia, the disconnect between our “ good girl” desire to put Jesus first and our “ bad girl” realities that crowd our thoughts and push him out of the way. In this life-changing book, Joanna Weaver, author of the perennial bestseller, "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World," di ... more
Total obedience to Christ can transform an ordinary life into a remarkable journey. This is the hope found in the liberating message of Lysa TerKeurst--president of Proverbs 31 Ministries.
In "What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, "Lysa shares inspiring stories from her own life along with compelling biblical insights as she describes what it means to partner with God in all decisions and actions. Readers will learn to: discern the voice of God and truly say yes to His call see what wholehearted obedience looks like on a daily basis give themselves to God and let Him affect lives around them
This book reveals how honoring God produces a life of deep joy and great purpose. It is an invitation to seek God and boldl ... more
What does it mean to be a woman? The current cultural ideal for womanhood encourages women to be strident, sexual, self-centered, independent -- and above all -- powerful and in control. But sadly, this model of womanhood hasn't delivered the happiness and fulfillment it promised. The Bible teaches that it's not up to us to decide what womanhood is all about. God created male and female for a very specific purpose. His design isn't arbitrary or unimportant. It is very intentional and He wants women to discover, embrace, and delight in the beauty of His design. He's looking for True Women Bible teachers Mary Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss share the key fundamentals of biblical womanhood in this eight week study. ... more
All of us know what it's like to be hurt or betrayed. Often it's a small breach such as being spoken to rudely or overlooked in a time of need. Other times we experience lies, gossip, or harsh words that cut us to the core. Some of us have endured unspeakable pain through abuse, adultery, or abandonment. God knows the pain we cause each other and longs to help us learn to practice forgiveness. Nowhere do we see forgiveness played out more fully in Scripture than in the biblical story of Joseph. This six-week study explores what God has to say to us about grace and forgiveness through Joseph's story of trial and triumph found in Genesis 37-50. As we study his dreams, his betrayers, his dysfunctional family, his struggle t ... more
A sacred season is about to unfold for three women whose hearts belong to God. Elizabeth is barren, yet her trust in God remains fertile. Mary is betrothed in marriage, yet she is willing to bear God's Son. Anna is a widow full of years, yet she waits patiently, prayerfully for the Messiah to appear in the temple courts. Following in their footsteps, you too can prepare for the Savior to enter your heart, your mind, and your life in a vibrant, new way this season. Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs explores the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, unwrapping each verse with tender care and introducing you afresh to" The Women of Christmas."
In "Restless," an 8-session, video-based small group Bible study, Bible study teacher and author Jennie Allen helps you discover a practical plan to identify the threads of your life and how to intentionally weave them together for God's glory and purposes.
"Restless" explores this important question: "Do I matter?" And Jennie asks, "We livewith lots of things, lots of people...but do we live for something?"
Using the story of Joseph, Jennie explains how his suffering, gifts, story, and relationships fit into the greater story of God-and how our stories can do the same. Then she also introduces Threads-a tool to help you see your own personal story and to uncover and understand the raw materials God has given you ... more
Having a talented designer come in and create a new look for a home or restaurant is a popular topic of TV reality shows. These renovation shows are a great illustration for the object of this study. The Lord is the ultimate Designer. And He has a divine design for womanhood. He wants to come in and do a radical renovation of your heart. He wants to change you from the inside out. If you let Him, He'll give you an extreme makeover . . . a brand new "interior design."
In "201," we'll turn to the New Testament, to the book of Titus, to focus on some important elements of redeemed womanhood. Each week of this "True Woman 201" study examines one of the ten "design elements" of womanhood drawn from the Titus 2. The w ... more
A practical plan to identify the threads of your life and how to intentionally weave them together for God's glory and purposes.
"Restless "explores the fact that God has called each of us to do great things in his name, and then helps us discover what that might mean for each of us individually. Jennie says, "We are called to dream but we're afraid to. But because we are called, when we don't act on it we become restless--restless to find purpose, to make a difference in the world, to matter."
Jennie doesn't suggest women add one more thing to their to-do list, but instead invites them to stop and listen where they are. She frees them to be themselves and to see themselves as valuable. In addition to this permi ... more
They were ordinary people. Most would not make headlines in any other history book but God's. Yet the women of the Old Testament made critical choices that led to extraordinary outcomes. Through faith and strong character, they rescued their families, led people out of bondage, gave birth to kings and even saved a nation.
As you explore with Gladys Hunt the stories of twelve Old Testament women, you will come to understand the far-reaching consequences of your own everyday choices and actions.
Now available in IVP's revised LifeGuide Bible Study format, Women of the Old Testament features questions for starting group discussions and for personal reflection, as well as a new "Now or Later" section following ea ... more