Bible Studies for 2010

Womens Bible Study

Are you seeking a Bible study for 2010? There are three basic types of Bible Study for women: Home Study (small group), Church Study (large group) and Independent study. You may want to read this article How to Choose a Womens Bible Study with information about the differences of each study. Many of these Bible studies for women use a structured reading format or workbook written by Christian authors. Several of these studies are supplemented by audio or video teachings.

At the Bible Cafe, we’re currently studying the Updated Edition of Breaking Free by author Beth Moore. We’ll begin a new study in February and we will select from one of these workbook studies. A workbook study focuses on a specific theme of study, rather than reading the Bible cover to cover. A few workbooks, such as Daniel or Esther by Beth Moore, focus on the life of a particular Biblical character and applies the scripture lessons to today’s modern woman.

If you are new to Bible study, I recommend that you begin with a study by author Beth Moore. Look at your church website and see if any Beth Moore studies are beginning in January. Or contact a spiritual friend and ask her to join you in a small group study at your home. A Beth Moore study is simple to follow and to lead.

Inductive Bible studies are more challenging and some women may find them frustrating. At the Bible cafe, we hosted an inductive study by Anne Graham Lotz and many women dropped out of the study due to the format. Inductive studies encourage you to disseminate the words of scripture and discover God’s truth for yourself. In contrast, Beth More and other womens Bible study workbooks are similar to attending a church service, listening to the pastor speak, writing notes and filling in the blanks. Look at these two examples of womens bible study, and see which format you’re most comfortable with:

Inductive Study

Look at the passage. “I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber.” John 10:1. What does God’s word say? what does God’s word mean? What does God’s word mean to me? How will I respond to God’s word?

Source: Pursuing More of Jesus, Anne Graham Lotz, page 18-19

Beth Moore Study

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

According to 2 Thessalonians 3:16, how often and in how many areas of life does God desire to give you peace? Peace can be possible in any situation but we cannot simply produce it on demand.

Source: Breaking Free Updated Edition, Beth Moore page 45

Now that you are familiar with the different types of Bible study and workbooks, browse the collection below, click the links and see which study is right for you in 2010!

Beth Moore Bible Studies-by Publication Date

Breaking Free Updated Edition (2009) (10 weeks)

Esther-It’s Tough Being a Woman (2008) (9 weeks)

Stepping Up:  A Journey Through the Psalms (2007) (6 weeks)

A Woman’s Heart (2007) (11 weeks)

Daniel (2006) (12 weeks)

The Patriarchs (2005) (11 weeks)

Living Beyond Yourself (2004) (10 weeks)

Believing God (2003) (10 weeks)

When Godly People Do Ungodly Things (2003) (7 weeks)

Beloved Disciple (2002) (11 weeks)

Living Free (2001) (6 weeks)

Jesus the One and Only (2000) (11 weeks)

To Live is Christ (1997) (10 weeks)

A Heart Like His (1997) (10 weeks)

Jennifer Rothschild Bible Studies

Me, Myself and Lies-Jennifer Rothschild (2009) (6 weeks)

Fingerprints of God-Jennifer Rothschild (2005) (6 weeks)

Walking by Faith-Jennifer Rothschild (2003) (6 weeks)

Priscilla Shirer Bible Studies

One in a Million-Priscilla Shirer (2009) (7 weeks)

Discerning the Voice of God-Priscilla Shirer (2006) (6 weeks)

He Speaks to Me-Priscilla Shirer (2005) (6 weeks)

Other Bible Studies

The Power of a Praying Woman-Stormie Ormartian (2006) (10 weeks)

Lies Women Believe-Nancy Leigh DeMoss (10 weeks)

Precepts For Life-Kay Arthur-(inductive)

A Woman After God’s Own Heart-Elizabeth George

Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed-Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Kay Arthur (6 weeks)

Experiencing the Heart of Jesus-Max Lucado (10 weeks)

Pursuing More of Jesus-Anne Graham Lotz (6 weeks)

Tune In-Jen Hatmaker (6 weeks)

Girl Talk-Jen Hatmaker (5 weeks)

Make Over-Jen Hatmaker (6 lessons)

Road Trip-Jen Hatmaker (6 lessons)

Experiencing God-Henry & Richard Blackaby (12 weeks)

Simple Life Action Plan-Thom Ranier & Art Ranier (4 weeks)

No Other Gods-Kelly Minter (8 weeks)

Ruth: Loss, Love and Legacy-Kelly Minter (6 weeks)

Break Free from Your Sexual Past-Barbara Wilson

Surrendering the Secret (abortion)-Pat Layton (8 weeks)

The Love Dare Bible Study (for couples) (8 weeks)

The Parent Adventure: Preparing Your Kid For a Life with God-Rodney & Selma Wilson (7 weeks)

5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter-Vicki Courtney (6 weeks)

Bible Studies for Men

The Driving Force-Kyle Petty (6 weeks)

Dare to be Uncommon-Tony Dungy (7 weeks)

Select a study that interests you, then join a church group, home group or online group study and grow in faith in 2010!

For those who have completed these studies, which study is your favorite and why? What would you recommend for a new Believer or a more experienced Believer? Why?

Comments

  1. What bible study will come after the breaking free? I would like to participate in the next study for 2010.

  2. Has the bible study for February been chosen? I would like to participate online.

  3. I have the NIV for church & bible study. I have ADD & if I don’t have the one that my pastor uses I get lost easily & spend the time looking for “key words’ to find my place.
    I have a NLT “God Sightings” One Year Bible…I really like it. I also have a purse size bible in ESV.
    I kind of like having different versions to read verses:-)

  4. I am a NLT girl.

  5. I use a large print NIV also…It’s not Life Application but I’ve always heard nothing but good things about the Life Application Bible. I also like the King James Version—that’s what my former Pastor always used so I got real accustomed to it but if you are just getting back into Bible study I think the NIV works better–that’s what I started with. I also like the Amplified Bible just because it expands the verses with more descriptive words.

  6. I’m just starting the study and returning to chucrh after a 15 yr absence. I’m looking for a life application study bible for women but there are so many to choose from. Any suggestions?

    • I’ve been satisfied with my Large Print, NIV Life Application Bible from Zondervan. My Sister recommend it to me and it’s worked well for me. In Bible studies, most authors are using NIV. At church, my pastor uses NKJV. Since the Large print Bible is too heavy for church, I carry a small thinline Bible that fits into my purse-and I can barely read the words!

      For fun….take a favorite scripture verse and translate it at http://BibeGateway.com to see how the different versions will print the same verse.

      Do any other women in the group have recommendations?

      NIV=New International Version
      NKJV=New King James Version

  7. I have started to do a personal study with the books of Psalms and Proverbs, and I have found them more interesting than ever. I have not gone far, but I trust God to see me through to complete them and do likewise with other books of the bible. Any other person interested? God bless you.

    Shalom!!!

  8. So sad to see the presentation of inductive Bible Study as “frustrating.” To the contrary, many men and women find the simple exercise of asking “What does the verse say?”; “What does the verse mean?” and “What does the verse mean to me?” freeing and far more personal than hoping to find the correct answer that an author is looking for from a passage.

    • Just like a car, we each have a style that feels comfortable to us. Unfortunately, in the inductive study we hosted at the Bible Cafe, more than half the participants expressed disappointment and dropped out of the study.At the Bible Cafe, the preferred learning style of our guests is not inductive.

    • I have to agree with Christine on this one as well. Inductive studies are great for small groups that meet face to face with multiple levels of believers. The more mature believer can help the newer believers to continue.

      There is only so much encouragement that an online study can offer to it’s participants. Not that we can’t offer encouragement. I have had the pleasure of cultivating not only online friendships but real life friendships. We have 2 countries and 30+ states that participate.

      I am so thankful for this online Bible study. I pray,Anonymous,you will join us. We would love your input with the actual study.

  9. I have heard Great Things about the Esther Study! I would be really interested in participating in that one. :)

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