Bible Studies, Non-Fiction Books

Included in Christ Bible Study Review

Included in Christ
Living A New Story From Ephesians

Heather Holleman

My Review:

If you are looking for a great new Bible Study then Included in Christ: Living a New Story from Ephesians by Heather Holleman is what you are looking for . This is an 8 week study on the book of Ephesians that will equip women with help to combat loneliness exclusion, weakness and many more areas that we suffer with.

Divided into an 8 week study, each week begins with a topic, an overview, a Bible Verse or a quote. Each day you will have a story, verses and questions you answer. This study is meant to teach you how to be included in Christ and by taking an in depth look at Ephesians Pauls letter to Ephesus. This is a powerful book, that needs your full attention.

Studying the Bible is something I love to do and I love having tools that will help me dig deeper and Included in Christ is on of those valuable tools.

“I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.”

About the Book:

A new kind of Bible study…

After the success of her first two books, Heather Holleman received many requests to write a Bible study. And as a college English instructor, she wanted to make sure it really taught and didn’t simply inform. So she surveyed several women about what their dream study would look like, then got to work.

The result is Included with Christ, a narrative-driven study where you can bring your life before Scripture in the context of community. Together women will discern their personal shadow narratives—ways they are living outside of their identity in Christ—and then rewrite those narratives according to biblical truth.

This in-depth, 8-week study in Ephesians will equip women with six “signature stories” of God’s work in their lives—helping them combat exclusion, loneliness, weakness, decay, emptiness, and silence.

Designed to facilitate honest sharing and help you internalize biblical truth, Included in Christ will provide community and connectedness as well as spiritual nourishment. It will also guide you in how to share your story and the hope of Christ with someone who doesn’t yet know Him.

About the Author:

HEATHER HOLLEMAN, PhD, is the author of Seated with Christ and Guarded by Christ. She teaches composition and advanced writing at Penn State and has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and mentorship during her career. She also serves alongside her husband, Ashley, in graduate student ministry with Cru’s Faculty Commons. They live in Pennsylvania with their two daughters, and Heather writes daily at HeatherHolleman.com.

Bible Studies, Children, Devotionals, Fiction Books

The Prince Warriors and the Unseen Invasion

The Prince Warriors and the Unseen Invasion
Priscilla Shirer

About the Book:

thIn this second book in The Prince Warriors trilogy, the Prince Warriors face new challenges on earth and in the unseen realm of Ahoratos. The enemy, angry about his last defeat, is targeting them with weapons and tactics they had never imagined, including the flaming Olethron. The kids must turn to Ruwach and the Source, who can give them more pieces of armor to help them stand strong against this deadly threat.

 

About the Author(s):

priscillashirer2Priscilla Shirer is a homemade cinnamon-roll baker, Bible teacher, and bestselling author who didn’t know her books (The Resolution For Women and Fervent) were on The New York Times Bestseller list until somebody else told her. Because who has time to check such things while raising three rapidly growing sons? When she and Jerry, her husband of sixteen years, are not busy leading Going Beyond Ministries, they spend most of their time cleaning up after and trying to satisfy the appetites of these guys. And that is what first drove Priscilla to dream up this fictional story about the very un-fictional topic of spiritual warfare—to help raise up a new generation of Prince Warriors under her roof. And under yours.

Gina Detwiler was planning to be a teacher but switched to writing so she wouldn’t have to get up so early in the morning. She’s written a couple of books in various genres (Avalon and Hammer of God, under the name Gina Miani) and dramas published by Lillenas and DramaMinistry, but she prefers writing (and reading) books for young people. She lives in Buffalo, New York, where it snows a lot, with her husband and three beautiful daughters. She is honored and grateful to be able to work with Priscilla on The Prince Warriors.

My Review:

The Prince Warriors series has been one that my girls love. I haven’t had my daughters to beg me for a book then when the first book came out. They were fighting over who was going to read it first. When I was given the opportunity to review book 2 in The Prince Warriors series: The Prince Warriors and the Unseen Invasion, I knew I had to get it. Priscilla Shirer as outdone herself with these books, even though they are geared to boys, girls will enjoy them also. I love how these books are teaching our kids about God in a way they can understand. I absolutely am a huge fan of The Prince Warriors series and can’t wait to add the third book to my collection.

Along with book two, Priscilla has a devotional and a activity book to help them dive deeper into God’s word. If you are looking to purchase books for your children then I highly recommend getting The Price Warriors Series. You will not be disappointed and neither will your kids.

I received a copy however a favorable review was not required, All opinions expressed here are my own.

Bible Studies, Devotionals, Non-Fiction Books

31 Verses to Write on Your Heart

31 Verses to Write on Your Heart
Liz Curtis Higgs

About the Book:

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Here are the words of hope you’re looking for when your faith needs a boost or a friend needs encouragement. Chosen by more than a thousand women as their favorite verses in the Bible, each one is worth learning, worth sharing, worth remembering,

You’ll find verses you already know and love: “I can do all this through him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13). Others may be less familiar but are no less powerful: “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe” (Proverbs 29:25). All of them capture the truth of God’s goodness, mercy, and love for His own.

Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs invites you to experience—

A deeper, richer understanding of thirty-one treasured verses.
A fresh look at how these timeless truths can impact your life.
A new passion for memorizing Scripture, verse by verse.
Thirty-one creative ways to keep them in your heart forever.

With a study guide included, 31 Verses to Write on Your Heart is a daily devotional and a small-group Bible study, wrapped in a lovely gift book overflowing with joy!

About the Author:

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Liz Curtis Higgs admits, “My goal is simple: to help women embrace the grace of God with joy and abandon!”

Her latest release, 31 Verses to Write on Your Heart, explores the favorite verses chosen by more than a thousand women. It’s Good to Be Queen encourages readers to become as bold, gracious, and wise as the queen of Sheba, who journeyed across the desert to test the mind and heart of King Solomon. Liz also offers a twenty-first century take on the book of Ruth in The Girl’s Still Got It, dishing out meat and milk, substance and style, in a highly readable, always entertaining, and deeply personal journey.

And you’ll find a heartwarming Bible study wrapped inside a beautiful gift book with The Women of Christmas. Verse by verse, Liz unwraps the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, who each welcome the Christ child into the world in a marvelous and miraculous way.

In her best-selling series of Bad Girls of the Bible books and videos, Liz breathes new life into ancient tales about the most infamous–and intriguing–women in scriptural history, from Jezebel to Mary Magdalene. Biblically sound and cutting-edge fresh, these popular titles have helped more than one million women around the world experience God’s grace anew.

Liz’s award-winning historical novels, which transport the stories of Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, Dinah, Ruth, and Naomi to eighteenth-century Scotland, also invite readers to view these familiar biblical characters in a new light.

According to Publishers Weekly, “Higgs is a stickler for period authenticity.” To that end, Liz has traveled again and again to Scotland, the setting for her novels, and has filled her shelves with one thousand resource books about Scottish history and culture.

Also a gifted professional speaker, Liz has presented more than 1,700 inspirational programs for audiences in all fifty United States and fourteen foreign countries. When the National Speakers Association honored her with the Council of Peers Award for Excellence, Liz became one of only 35 women in the world named to their CPAE-Speaker Hall of Fame.

On the personal side, Liz is married to Bill Higgs, Ph.D., who serves as Director of Operations for her speaking and writing office. Liz and Bill enjoy their old Kentucky home, a nineteenth-century farmhouse in Louisville, and are the proud (and relieved) parents of two college grads.

“I have three abiding passions: encouraging my sisters in Christ, exploring the stories of women in the Bible, and writing novels set in Scotland of old. When I’m not traveling, speaking, or spinning a story, I connect with readers online, take copious photos, read historical novels, watch period films, and immerse myself in research–the more books, the merrier. I’m a lame housekeeper, a marginal cook, and a mediocre gardener, but home is still my favorite place to land.”

Visit Liz’s Web site: http://www.LizCurtisHiggs.com

My Review:

Liz Curtis Higgs is by far a great author and speaker. I have had the opportunity to hear her speak several times at Women of Faith. She doesn’t sugar coat what the Bible says and she oozes Jesus. Her newest book, 31 Verses to Write on Your Heart is by far one of my favorite books of the year. In this book, Liz gives us 31 Bible verses, verses that have been chosen my many women as their life verses. Verses about strength, honor, love, perseverance. Verses for encouragement, hope, honor. Verses that we need to hear over and over again. By memorizing these verses, we are able to have them when we need to hear them or when someone else needs to hear them.

31 Verses to Write on Your Heart can be used for a Bible study as well as a daily devotional. Included in the book is a study guide. Grab some ladies and dig into what Liz Curtis Higgs has to say and start memorizing scripture.

I received a copy of this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all opinions expressed here are my own.

Bibles

NIV Lifehacks Bible

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Notes by: Joe Carter, Foreward by: Kevin DeYoung

 

 

 

When you hear the term “Lifehack” you think of ways to make things easier in 91ThMKtHW5Lyour life. A “Lifehack” describes any advice, shortcut, tip, or skill that will help you get things done more efficiently and effectively. I know I am always looking for ways to make things in my life easier. Now there is a Bible that uses these “lifehacking” methods to give us advice, practical and achievable tools to integrate spiritual habits into our already busy life.

Enter the NIV Lifehacks Bible: Practical Tools for Successful Spiritual Habits. Features of this Bible include 365 articles covering 30 life-changing disciplines, 4 tips for making wise decisions, 6 steps for interpreting the Bible, 7 questions for recognizing intentional sins, and 4 tips for finding time to pray. The Lifehacks Bible also includes articles on topics such as: prayer, self-reflection, character formation, and fasting.

You will also find the topical index, color maps, reading plan and the full text of the NIV. There is also an alphabetical list of the articles by its title located at the front of the Bible after the Table of Contents and an introduction to the Lifehacks Bible.

I love how there is a practical takeaway with every article and the tips that can be 91hanOOVhULfound that can help with building habits around the disciplines. Overall, this is a great Bible, one that I am proud to add to my bookshelf.

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this Bible for my honest review.

 

 

 

Bibles

NIV Bible for Teen Girls

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NIV Bible for Teen Girls

Zondervan

The NIV Bible for Teen Girls: Growing in Faith, Hope and Love is a beautiful Bible packed with valuable features that is perfect for all teen girls. Available in hardback and in imitation leather, this Bible will last your teen for a long time. Packed with plenty of features that include:

Daily Readings by popular Christian female authors such as Christine Caine, Denise VanEck, Nicole Weider, Bethany Hamilton, and many more.
Character Profiles of women in the Bible, Book Introductions for each book of the Bible, Highlighted Promises of God are verses worth remembering, and a Concordance.

I fell in love with the layout of the Bible and couldn’t believe that this was for teen girls, I haven’t seen a teen Bible like this before. I can’t wait to let my daughters use this for our daily Bible study as well as there personal Bible study time. This is one Bible that we have in our home for a long time.

If you are looking for a great Bible for your teen daughter that is as sincere about their walk with God as you and your teen is, that will help them discover God’s will for all areas of their life including family, dealing with friends, work, sports, boys and many many more than look no further. I promise you will not be let down. Highly recommend this Bible for all your teen daughters!

Thank you to the publisher for providing me a copy of this Bible for my honest review.

Bibles

Faithgirlz Bible NIV

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Faithgirlz Bible

Zonderkidz

 

The Faithgirlz Bible NIV is a great Bible for all tween girls. My daughter squealed with delight and clapped her hands when I gave it to her. It absolutely makes this mom happy when I see the happiness in my daughters face when she gets a new Bible. The Faithgirlz Bible has some awesome features that will help all young girls while studying the Bible. Features Include:

Book Introductions: They can read about the who, when and where and what of each book of the Bible.
Dream Girl: The girls can use their imagination to put yourself in the story.
Bring It On!: Take a quiz to really get to know yourself.
Is There a Little (Eve, Ruth, Isaiah, Noah, etc) in You?: See for yourself what you have in common with the people of the Bible.
Words to Live By: Bible verses great for memorizing.
What Happens Next?: Create a list of events to tell a Bible story in your own words.
Oh, I Get It!: Find answers to Bible questions you’ve wondered about

These features are wonderful and actually get the child involved in knowing what’s going on. I can’t wait to see her use this Bible when we do our daily Bible study and for church. If you are looking for a great Bible for your tween daughter or daughters ages 8-12, then the Faithgirlz NIV Bible is the one you need. I promise you will be just as excited as your little girl.

Thank you to Booklook for providing me a copy of this Bible for my honest review.

 

Bibles

The New NIV Teen Study Bible

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NIV Teen Study Bible

 

Have you been searching for a great Bible for your teenager? One that gives them everything they need to discover the eternal truths of God’s Word. The new NIV Teen Study Bible is the one that you need. This Bible is the “Bestselling Bible for Teens” and is designed for on-the-go teen!

 

The NIV Teen Study Bible includes some great features to help your teen apply God’s truths to their everyday life. These features include:

  • We Believe: Unpacks the Apostles creed to reveal the biblical foundation of faith.
  • Panorama: Keeps the big picture of each book of the Bible in view.
  • 4 full color pages: Presentation page and information about the Apostles Creed
  • Key Indexes: Help with in-depth Bible Study
  • To The Point: Reveals what the Bible says about pressing issues
  • Dear Jordan: Offers biblical advice for teens
  • Instant Access: Tells what God says to you personally
  • Q & A: Tests your knowledge of Bible Trivia
  • Book Introductions: Provides an overview for each book of the Bible
  • 8 page, full color map section

 

I really love how this Bible is put together and these features are amazing. My twelve and thirteen year old daughters are able to use this Bible with no problems. Some of our favorite features are Dear Jordan, To The Point and Bible Introductions. What I like about the Bible Introductions is not only does it provide an overview of the Book of the Bible, but gives you a word such as “tough times” and a description of the word and how fits into that Book of the Bible.

 

I highly recommend the NIV Teen Study Bible for your teen or soon to be teen. Not only is it the bestselling Bible, but also it has amazing features and is very easy to understand. Hands down this is the Bible my teens will be using.

This Bible releases JUNE 24, 2014!!!

Thank you to the publisher for providing me a copy of this Bible for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own!

Bible Studies, Devotionals, Non-Fiction Books

The Inscribed Collection

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The Inscribed Collection

By: Donna Gaines, Wendy Blight, Heather Zempel and Jenifer Jernigan

 

 

*A Special Thank You to BookLook Bloggers for providing me with copies of this collection for my honest review*

 

 

 

The Inscribed Collection is a collection of books written for women and consists of four books with more to come. I really enjoyed reading all four of these books and I highly recommend them to you whether you read them yourself or use them for a group Bible Study. Believe me you will not be disappointed and you will be refreshed and have a closer relationship with God.

 

 

 

Leaving Ordinary by Donna Gaines

 

In Leaving Ordinary, Donna Gaines is leading us in a Bible study to develop a deeper intimacy with Christ, the intimacy or relationship that Christ longs to have with us. In this wonderful book, we here from Mrs. Gaines on personal experience and see how prayer becomes the link between the believer’s heart and the heart of God.

 

Living “So That” by Wendy Blight

I find it hard to make decisions in today’s world and always find myself wanting to do the right thing and asking “What Would Jesus Do?” Wendy Blight is a wonderful author who leads us in a Bible Study of living our lives for Christ. With her fresh approach to scripture, we will see so many verses that include the phrase “so that,” for instance Pray so that, Jesus Came So That, God Spoke So That and etc. It is up to us to gain a new perspective on living our lives so that God will be pleased.

 

Amazed and Confused by Heather Zempel

 

In Amazed and Confused, Heather Zempel takes us on a journey through the book of Habakkuk. Here we see how the King Habakkuk prayed continuously for the backslidden nation of Israel and for God to bring change to it. Amazed and Confusion will help us see why God answers prayers a certain way and why there is always a greater yes when God says no.

Dive Deeper by Jenifer Jernigan

 

Have you ever wanted to dive deeper into your relationship with God? Jenifer Jernigan takes you on a journey through the book of Ephesians to help you fall in love with God’s word. Dive Deeper is a wonderful bible study tool written from Jenifer Jernigan’s heart. Lets all jump into the deep end and learn to love God, His word and all that He has created.

 

Bible Studies

Official Launch: Be You Four Week Mini Bible Study by Heather Bixler

be_you_2_250If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! 2 Corinthians 3:9 (NLT)

What would it look like for you to be bold, transparent, free, and truly the person God created you to be? What would it look like for you to BE YOU?

In this four week mini Bible Study journey with author Heather Bixler as she shares some of her personal struggles with you in an effort to be transparent with you, the reader.

God wants us to shine and radiate His glory, but truly this can only be done through our brokenness. God is looking for transparent women to help guide others to a true and intimate relationship with Jesus through the sharing of their own brokenness, and compassion for one another.

If we are truly going to shine for HIS glory in the new ministry of HIS righteousness then we must learn the art of being who God created us to be. We often think this is found through performance and behavior changes, but when we have given our life over to Jesus then everything God created us to be is found in the Holy Spirit that is already living within us.

Come and unwrap the beauty that is already within through the four week mini Bible Study, Be You!

Download on Kindle today for Only $0.99!

Free Kindle Book to Celebrate the Launch:

mini_bible_study_bundle_250Download your copy of our brand new Mini Bible Study Bundle for FREE! This Mini Bible Study Bundle includes the following Becoming Press Mini Bible Studies in One:

  • God the Father – Four Week Mini Bible Study
  • Faith – Four Week Mini Bible Study
  • Rejected- Four Week Mini Bible Study
  • My Treasures – Four Week Mini Bible Study
  • BONUS: Breaking Pride – Tearing Down Walls, Walking in His Grace.


Download the Becoming Press Mini Bible Study Bundle- Vol. 1 for free today and tomorrow (11/29 & 11/30)!

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Bibles

Perfect Bible for All Women

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Let me begin by saying how much I love the Everyday Matters Bible for Women, It is a must have for women. Wonderful features such as full color printing, book introductions, and 300 articles that focus on twenty-four spiritual practices.

The Everyday Matters Bible for Women is published by Hendrickson Bibles and uses the New Living Translation (NLT). I just love how it is easy to understand the verses with the NLT version. I love the layout of the Bible and how it is designed to help me develop spiritual practices.

Bible study and meditation, faith, submission, confession, service and worship are just some of the spiritual practices that are discussed in this Bible. Each spiritual practice is explored in four different types of articles such as everyday q & a’s and everyday reflections.

I highly recommend the Everyday Matters Bible for Women because as a busy homeschool mom of three, it is easy for me to put Bible study on the back burner, but with this wonderful bible, it makes bible study so much easier.

I received a copy of this Bible for review. All opinions that are expressed are my own.

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