Real Women Real Faith Volume One

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Real Women Real Faith
Volume One
Life-Changing Stories from the Bible for Women Today

Looking for a great group study for the summer? Ladies this is it. I did this study last summer and have gained so much from the 6 week study that I recommend it to everyone.

The book and DVD will open your heart to the women of the Old Testament in a way you never expected.

I was very unsure of attending this study because I thought it would be boring and unrelateable, I couldn't have been more wrong.

With the help of six modern Christian women (Jeanne Stevens, Naomi Zacharias and more) you learn the hearts of six Old Testament women: Rebekah, Abigail, Hannah, Eve, Gomer and Leah. You learn how their stories are in the Bible for very important reasons and we have much to gain from their stories. Each lesson has great personal questions to answer before discussion with your group and then there are amazing group discussion questions.

Personally Abigail held the most for me. Her generous spirit and loving nature helped her to approach a conflict and resolve it. The biggest point was, for me personally, that Abigail did not have God's word written down to gain strength from. Also this was before Jesus had given the Holy Spirit to live within those that believe. I can hardly imagine the strength, and courage, Abigail had to stand before David in hopes of saving Nabal without going to read a Psalm from her Bible first, or even feeling the power of the Spirit renew her.

That being said, each story held tons of information I needed. It was great to hear the history surrounding each woman's story, as many of the speakers on the DVD mentioned some historical facts. It helped to make each woman real and therefore understand why she is in the Bible.

If you decide to give this study a try, I suggest doing the "Talk About It" questions as homework beforehand in order to have something to talk about. Give yourself time for discussion, as the guide does a great job of leading you to share with your group. The videos themselves are short but powerful. There is also places for journaling your thoughts between sessions - a great way to keep your heart on the Word that these women share.



Great links from the modern women of the DVD:
Naomi Zacharias
Amena Brown
Elisa Morgan



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8 comments

  1. Thanks for the review! That sounds like a great study! We will be learning about the Old Testament in our homeschool next year....that might be a good study for me to do alongside our studies.

    Thanks for visiting my site!

    Jennifer from Teachingboys.net

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    1. It would be a great study for you, although I highly recommend finding a friend to join you so you have someone to discuss with

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  2. Thank you for the recommendation! I've been looking for a study to lead in my neighborhood this summer and didn't have this one on my radar. I have women of all different points in their walk who attend - do you think it would be appropriate for both new believers (and seekers) as well as women who have been walking with the Lord for quite some time?

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    1. Hi Jeannette - I do think this is a perfect study for a wide group of women. It addresses very topical issues through these women's stories, proof yet again that the Bible is living and helpful today. In my group when I did this study we had women who were at their first study and others who have done 3-4 studies a year for years and years. As long as your ladies are interesting in learning about women in the Bible this will be a great study.

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  3. nice post thanks for sharing...looking for to visit more...blessings

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  4. Sounds like an interesting study. Thank you for sharing this positive review.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  5. Thanks for sharing this post on Saturday Show and Tell. My husband loves reading and listening to Ravi Zacharias, so it's cool to see something from his daughter, Naomi. This looks like a great resource.
    Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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  6. Love book recommendations : )Abigail is one of my favorites too. Her story has always captivated me. I've always wanted to name one of my daughters Abigail, but one of my friends from college beat me to it lol.

    Hope you'll be back to link up again Tuesday at lessonsfromivy.com

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