So I'm picky. Dare I say really picky. And I love teaching God's Word and leading Bible studies. The Lord has given me many years of experience and ability so I have a tendency of being picky when I hear people teach. I often find myself thinking things like, "Oh, this would be a great place to talk about this", "Why did you illustrate that and not this?" etc. So when I was contacted about doing a review of Jennie's study I was nervous. What if I didn't like it? I couldn't lie on a review, so what would I write if I thought it was not that great?
I said yes and the study arrived in the mail. Immediately I was hopeful, the design was great and it came with a DVD, leaders guide, study guide AND questions for discussion. As I began to dig through the treasure box, I kept saying, "Wow! This lady knows what she's doing." She has great knowledge of the Lord and His Word but beyond that she communicates in a way that's easy to understand, engaging and practical.
The study isn't just a let's heap up a bunch of head knowledge type of study. It gets to the heart and yet doesn't bypass the mind. A beautiful combination! It is obvious Jennie has a gift of teaching and a passion for women to not just have information but for them to deeply connect with each other and with the Lord with the end goal of life change for the glory of God.
And check these out...
These cards alone are worth the price of the study. Leading Bible studies for 16 years I've come to realize the hardest part is getting women to connect on a deeper, here's my life and who I am, and what I'm going through right now, level. And what I've found is asking questions is the best way to draw women out. Jennie gets that. There is a whole box of questions, really GREAT questions I might add that will bring a depth of relationships in a group.
I am impressed. Really impressed! And that coming from a Bible study snob. ;)
So basically, you should get this study and see what I mean. It's really not that expensive, only $25ish for the DVD, study guide, leaders guide AND the questions. Amazing deal really.
Here's what Jennie has to say about it.
And here's a little bit about the study
What are you chasing?
We're all chasing after something, something that we think will make us happy—comfort, success, a bigger house, or someone's approval. But if we are all honest, it feels like trying to catch the wind.
A man after God's own heart... As David's life weaves throughout the pages of Scripture, we see he was a man who spent his life chasing after God. Chase explores the events that defined David's life and the Psalms that flowed out of those experiences. Through David's example we'll discover what God really wants from us.
The lessons in this study are simple yet deep and very interactive, offering Bible study, stories, and projects to dig into Scripture and deeply engage the mind and heart. God has carved out a space in each of us that only He can fill. So whether you are running from God or working your tail off to please Him, David's journey will challenge your view of God.
God is invisible, and yet He is the only thing we can chase that won't leave us feeling more empty.
Study Kit Tools:
Study. The study guide uses projects, stories, and Bible study to engage the mind and heart. There are seven weeks of Bible study and an introductory session for your group.
See. Eight short but deep videos provide a starting place for meeting God and for transparent conversations. Each video is 8-12 minutes long.
Ask. Conversation cards offer questions for spontaneous and authentic discussion time. You choose the questions that speak to you.
Lead. The leader's guide prepares you to lead this study and encourages you along the way.
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So, I really really would love to keep this study for myself. But since it really is so great I'll just buy my own so you guys have an opportunity to win it. There's lots of ways to enter, so good luck!
Laura, the creator and host of Missional Women is married and has four kids, two of whom are adopted. Laura and her husband have been missionaries to college students for 11 years serving with Master Plan Ministries. Laura is the Staff Women's Development Coordinator and has discipled over 150 girls, led over 30 Bible studies and speaks 10-20 times a year. Laura is an award winning author of a 12 week Bible Study on First Samuel, Beholding Him, Becoming Missional, recently released Reach; How to Use Your Social Media Influence for the Glory of God, and A Devotional Journey through Judges, a devotional to accompany the free online Bible study at TheBookofJudges.com. You can find her on facebook,twitter, pinterest and youtube.
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