Searching for the perfect Bible study for your women's group or to tackle for personal study in the New Year? Our most popular studies from 2018 will give you some great ideas as you start your search.
The top-selling LifeWay women’s Bible studies of 2018 include a variety of topics from hearing God’s voice to making a new start to finding Sabbath rest as well as exploring books of the Bible, including Genesis and the Gospel of John. Read on to see what God may be guiding you to study in the New Year.
1. Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God Speaks by Priscilla Shirer
Learn to recognize the Holy Spirit’s character, language, and tone of voice.
Discover the root to clear and daily communication with God — humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life. A decade ago, Priscilla Shirer authored Discerning the Voice of God, and since then God has continued to grow, teach, and challenge her in her walk with Him. This revised and expanded edition reflects that growth through new stories, illustrations, and exercises. Plus, all-new interactive teaching videos approximately 40-50 minutes per session available for rent or purchase.
Leader kit available for groups.
2. The Quest: An Excursion Toward Intimacy with God by Beth Moore
Understand that questions are inherent and essential to growth.
Delve into Scripture to explore how God created us to seek after Him — a God who desires to be found and known. In this lifelong quest of faith, learn to develop your intimacy with Him and embrace the adventure that comes with living a life for God. Includes space for journaling and reflection during your personal study.
Leader kit with teaching by Beth Moore available for groups.
3. The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer
Develop and implement practical, purposeful prayer strategies.
All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you're tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.
Leader kit with teaching by Priscilla Shirer available for groups.
4. God of Creation: A Study of Genesis 1-11 by Jen Wilkin
Discover what the Bible says about God, His character, attributes, and promises.
10 sessions, verse-by-verse study
Dive into the first 11 chapters of Genesis by following three critical stages of understanding: comprehension, interpretation, and application. Revisit familiar stories and historical figures, challenge your basic knowledge, and discover deeper meanings in the text. The opening lines and chapters of Genesis teach us fundamental truths about God. We watch Him bring light after darkness, order after chaos, and rest after toil — all through the power of His Word.
Already studied God of Creation? Complete your study of Genesis with Jen's God of Covenant: A Study of Genesis 12-50.
5. Finding I AM: How Jesus Fully Satisfies the Cry of Your Heart by Lysa TerKeurst
Discover how Jesus is the key to satisfaction by learning the crucial significance behind each of His I AM statements.
6 sessions, exploration of the Gospel of John
What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Through this interactive, in-depth study explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Trade feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is.
Leader kit includes videos of author Lysa TerKeurst teaching on the streets of Israel.
6. Seamless: Understanding the Bible As One Complete Story by Angie Smith
Gain an overarching understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of God's Word.
Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, connecting them to the greater story of Scripture. Accompanied by maps, general Bible facts, and word studies, each week of study features key information that ties all of Scripture together into the seamless truth of the gospel message, connecting both Old and New Testaments. Build confidence in your understanding of Scripture and how to study it.
Leader kit available for group study.
7. No Other Gods: The Unrivaled Pursuit of Christ by Kelly Minter
Dethrone modern-day idols to pursue a deeper, more meaningful relationship with Jesus.
Be challenged to evaluate the modern-day idols in our culture and embrace a deeper, more meaningful relationship with Jesus. Often, idols are obvious—money, power, fame. But subtler idols can sometimes take the form of sweet loved ones, Instagramable interiors, and busy seasons of ministry. If your heart is prioritizing any of those pursuits before God, they are taking up space meant for Him alone. This revised edition includes fresh content, activities, recipes, and teaching sessions.
Interactive teaching videos approximately 20-25 minutes per session are included in the leader kit.
8. Breathe: Making Room for Sabbath by Priscilla Shirer
Experience the life-changing gift of Sabbath, let go of bondage to busyness.
5 sessions with reflective, journaling format
Are you weary, worn out, and exhausted? If you never stop all your activities and to-do lists to just breathe, you may be in bondage to busyness. By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, you limit your Christlikeness and miss out on some of God's greatest gifts. Discover the powerful gift of Sabbath designed to help you breathe and build margin into your life for God.
Leader kit available for group study.
9. Gideon: Your Weakness. God's Strength. by Priscilla Shirer
Find the God-given strength to face your fears and do what God is calling you to do.
Through the experiences of Gideon, this study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life. In what ways do you feel insufficient? Those places create the greatest opportunity to experience the sufficiency of God. Instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weaknesses, see them as the gifts that they are, given specifically and strategically by God to unlock the door of God’s strength.
Leader kit available for group study.
10. The Faithful: Heroes from the Old Testament by Priscilla Shirer, Kelly Minter, Beth Moore, Jennifer Rothschild, Lisa Harper
Explore crucial moments in the lives of five Old Testament figures — Esther, Gideon, Malachi, Nehemiah, and Hosea.
Borrowing from best-selling studies by Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, Kelly Minter, and Jennifer Rothschild, The Faithful explores crucial moments in the lives of five Old Testament figures—Esther, Gideon, Malachi, Nehemiah, and Hosea. Through their stories, discover how God uses the lives of ordinary people for His glory and the good of His people. Strengthen your faith as you walk alongside these larger-than-life figures who all chose to obey God no matter the circumstances.
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