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:
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)
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)
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?