During Easter, there’s no better time than now to start reading the best Bible study books for women. There are personal stories, inspiring spiritual journeys, and guides for thoughtful discussion in our list of the best Bible study books for women. It’s perfect for any church group, or for you to study on your own. Publishers’ descriptions are also included.
It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way
Lysa TerKeurst, a New York Times best-selling author, reveals her heart in this book. She shows readers how to be confident when life doesn’t go the way they planned.
What do you do when God’s timing isn’t clear, His lack of help hurts, and His promises aren’t sure?
Life is often very different from what we thought or hoped. In some cases, we may not know what to do for a short time, but in other cases, we are completely broken apart. We are disappointed and disillusioned, and we start to wonder about the truth of God’s goodness in a very quiet way.
Lysa TerKeurst knows this very well. But she’s also found that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to meet God in a new way. This book is called “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way.” Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith. She tells us how to: Stop being dragged into the anxiety of disappointment by learning how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations. Train ourselves to recognize the three ways the enemy will try to get us to give in and give up. This way, we can stand strong and keep going through difficult relationships and uncertain outcomes. Find out how to stay calm and not freak out when God gives us more than we can handle. In the Bible, we can be sure that God is protecting and preparing us. How to help a friend deal with hard truths and give her real help from God’s truth is something you should know.
Women of the Word
It’s important to study God’s Word. We all know that.
That’s not always the case. It’s sometimes hard to know where to start. What’s more, if we don’t have enough time, use emotional approaches, or have had bad experiences in the past, we can lose our desire to keep learning about the Bible. How can we, as Christian women, keep our eyes on the prize and keep our passion alive when we read the Bible?
This book will help you go deeper in your study of Scripture by giving you a clear and concise plan. It will help you study God’s Word in a way that trains your mind and changes your heart.
The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi
Kathie Lee Gifford and Jason Sobel
Kathie Lee Gifford has been studying the Bible for a long time, and she has always wanted to know more about God and His Word. But it wasn’t until she started studying the Bible in its original Hebrew and Greek, as well as hiking the ancient paths of Israel, that she found the answer to her longings for those things.
It’s now possible to go with Kathie on a journey through the spiritual roots of her faith:
Listen to Kathie’s story about how her relationship with Jesus Christ, the Lover of her soul, changed her life. The Road: During this tour, you’ll visit dozens of ancient landmarks and historical sites from Israel, the land God promised to those who believe in him. “Sunday school” isn’t the best way to study the Bible, says the Rabbi (God’s word). Instead, study the original languages and deeper meanings of the Holy Scriptures.
Jason Sobel, a Messianic Rabbi, is also featured in the book as you read through The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi. His knowledge of Hebrew language, culture, and history will help you see the Bible in a whole new way, and it will help you understand it better than ever before.
Come! The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi are three places where you can start your journey to a deeper faith.
Walking with Mary
Mary only shows up in the Bible a few times, but those few times are very important. It’s what Catholics believe: Mary is the mother of God and the Queen of Heaven and Earth. But she was also a person, a woman who went through a lot of trials and uncertainty and had to deal with a lot of pain. When we think about Mary, we can still see ourselves in her. Even though she has special abilities and a special job, she is still someone we can learn from.
He looks at some of the most important parts of the Bible about Mary and gives us advice on how we can show our faith and devotion to God like the Blessed Mother. Through the New Testament, we go step-by-step through the story of her life and think about what the Bible tells us about how she handled the things that were happening around her.
It was written by Edward Sri, who took a long time to study Mary through the Bible, from her first call in Nazareth to her painful experience at the cross, to write this book. “It is meant to be a very easy-to-read book that draws on wisdom from the Catholic tradition, recent popes, and biblical scholars from a wide range of perspectives and traditions.” These insights will help us think about what her journey of faith might have been like so that we can learn spiritual lessons for our own journey with God.” Finally, he says: “It is my hope that this book will help you learn more about and love Mary. I also hope it will help you follow in her footsteps as a faithful follower of the Lord on your own journey of faith.”
You have an enemy who wants to get rid of everything you love and keep you from having a full life in Christ. What’s more, he doesn’t try to change your life and make your faith look bad in a generic way. In this case, it is very clear. Personalized. Targeted.
You can fight back with this book. With God’s help. With a weapon that works. A prayer strategy that hits the enemy in the spot where he hurts will be taught in each chapter. The enemy will know you’re on to him and that you won’t back down. For this reason, each new strategy you come up with turns the fiercest battles of life into precise strikes against him and his work, each one with the power of God’s Spirit.
It was a big hit when it came out in 2015, and now Priscilla Shirer is back with a brand new book. In it, she talks about how to renew your passion, refocus your identity, deal with family problems, and more. She also teaches how to deal with temptation and how to get through your worst fears. Shirer is a New York Times best-selling author and a well-known speaker and teacher. You’ll learn about the enemy’s cruel, clever plans for you and your family in each chapter. Then the book gives you the tools and encourages you to write out your own prayer strategies on tear-out sheets that you can post and pray over yourself and your family on a regular basis.
fervent is a hands-on, knees-down guide to praying that is practical and purposeful. It’s a “don’t give up” book.
When God Doesn’t Fix It
Laura Story and Jennifer Schuchmann
Were our dreams broken? Is it possible for good things to come from them?
When her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Laura Story’s life took a turn that she didn’t expect to happen. Their lives would never be the same after this. Yes, with God, everything is possible. But the bad news was that there was no way to fix Martin’s short-term memory, eyesight, and other problems. Her dream of living in a fairy-tale world no longer worked. So even though Laura has been having hard talks with God about how to live with broken dreams, she has found joy and a deeper relationship with Jesus.
Our lives haven’t always gone as we planned. Laura helps us see that we aren’t the only ones. Her book looks at some of the heroes in our faith, and she shows how even though they had flaws and imperfect stories, God used them to do amazing things. It was not because of their faith, but because their God was always there for them. God may not be able to fix everything. As a matter of fact, even though your situation might never change or get better, with Jesus, you can.
Whispers of Rest
Life is loud. Every day for the next 40 days, let God’s love soak in and let Him whisper words of rest just for you.
WHIPPERS OF REST is a 40-day devotional cleanse for your soul, a spiritual journey that will refresh you and lead you to greater peace. It will also help you find out who God truly made you to be: His beloved. Powerful words of Scripture, journaling prompts for reflection, and practical challenges that will make you smile will help you feel better about yourself and God’s love. She’ll take you to places of rest, where you can really feel the presence of the Lord in your daily life.
Then, your life will change as you say “yes” to God. You’ll embrace your true identity, find out what you want to do, and start healing. Take a chance and enjoy each day to the fullest.