Thursday, July 09, 2009

I'm really excited to introduce the Fresh Life Bible Study Series.

Not Your Grandmother’s Bible Study
Award-winning team of Heitzig and Rose has created a stylish, fast,
AND substantive Bible study series for women on the go

Voracious Bible study readers, women purchase Bible studies more than do men by a ratio of five-to-one—and Gallup reports that 14 percent of Americans belong to a Bible-study group. This summer, David C Cook will release two new books in the Fresh Life series, their easy-to-use series of Bible studies for women and about women.

With strong endorsements from well-known Christian leaders like Kay Arthur and Ruth Graham Bell, two up-and-coming female authors, Lenya Heitzig and Penny Pierce Rose, have created the Fresh Life Bible study series published by David C Cook. Perfect for every age, appropriate for groups or individual study, and intended for today’s on-the-go woman, the Fresh Life series requires just 20 minutes a day for a meaningful contemplation of God’s Word. The next two books in the series are Live Relationally and Live Deeply (David C Cook, June 2009). (The first two books, Live Intimately and Live Fearlessly, were released in the summer of 2008.)

Live Relationally offers a fresh look at the important women of Genesis. Though women in the Bible are sometimes overlooked or downplayed, this fascinating Bible study curriculum reminds readers that women are central to God’s story—and His plan. Genesis alone is peopled with women who experience death, marriage, divorce, rape, and family tragedy. And if that sounds like something out of Desperate Housewives, it just goes to show that the Bible has a message for women—today.

With probing questions, insightful sidebars, and meaningful life-application exercises, Live Relationally offers the vivid lessons and rich wisdom of Israel’s founding mothers. From the complicated Tamar to the often oversimplified Eve, they are wives and mothers, slaves and owners, sinners and saints … and each woman’s story will touch hearts for God.

Live Deeply is for anyone who has ever read one of Jesus’ parables and asked, “What is He talking about?” Now women—alone or with a small group—can dig deeper into the meaning of these parables to uncover their important meaning for their walks with Christ. Designed with today’s busy woman in mind, each lesson can be completed in as little as 20 minutes per day, but will leave her with a lifetime of valuable insights.

Based on the inductive Bible study method, each lesson conjures vivid imagery of the sights and sounds of Ancient Israel alongside poignant application questions for today. The Fresh Life Bible study series offers something for Christian women of all shapes and sizes; everyone will leave with a more profound understanding of the important women of Genesis and Christ’s amazing parables.
Author Bios:
Lenya Heitzig is an award-winning author and popular Bible teacher. After beginning her ministry as a single women'ts counselor with Youth with a Mission, Lenya married Skip and together they started Calvary of Albuquerque, on of the fast growing churches in the country. The author of Holy Moments and co-author if the Gold Medallion-winning Pathways to God's Treasures, Lenya currently serves as director of women at Calvary, overseeing weekly Bible studies and yearly retreats. Lenya and Skip live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Penny Pierce Rose is the award-winning author/co-author of serveral books and Bible studies, includinge the ECPA Gold Medallion winner Pathways to God's treasures. She has served on the board of directors for the Southwest Women's Festival and develops Bible study curriculum for the women's programs at Caolvary of Albuquerque. Penny, her husband, Kerry, and their three children live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Live Relationally: Lessons from the Women of Genesis
and Live Deeply: A Study of the Parables of Jesus
by Lenya Heitzig and Penny Pierce Rose
David C Cook June 2009
ISBN: 978-1-434767-48-6/288 pages/softcover/$14.99
ISBN: 978-1-434799-86-9/304 pages/softcover/$14.99
I'm very excited to show my ladies group these studies. Just browsing through the books has got me itching to get into them. They are set up perfectly for either individual study or for group study. Each lesson is broken down into 5 days. Within each day are scripture readings, prayer, the lesson with thought provoking questions pertaining to the lesson, and then a section on ways to live out what you have learned. And it's not just a section that tells you what to do but encourages you to journal answers to specific questions so that you can make the lesson personal.
Other studies in the series include "Live Intimately: Lessons from the Upper Room" and "Live Fearlessly: A Study in the book of Joshua"


ellen b. said...

They do sound interesting :0)

Sandra said...

They sound very interesting Susanne, thank you for sharing :)

Tina Leigh said...

I wish there could be enough of us to commit to doing one on-line together.

Donnetta said...

OH, I just love a good study! These sound fantastic!! Thanks for sharing these.

Chatty Kelly said...

Sound neat! Thanks for sharing.

Faith said...

They sound great Susanne...thanks for sharing about them....i've never heard of them!
Do you do all 5 sections in one week and then meet to discuss the week's work? just curious as I'm looking for a study to do with a good friend of mine for the autumn. We want something DEEP and the one about intimacy in the upper room sounds like a great start....