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|Format: Spiral Bound|
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: AMG Publishers
Publication Date: 2006
|Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)|
Series: Coffee Cup Bible Study
Sandra Glahn is one of a handful of female professors at Dallas Theological Seminary, where she also serves as editor-in-chief of DTS's award-wining magazine, Kindred Spirit. She holds a master of theology degree from DTS and is currently involved in doctoral studies at the the University Texas at Dallas. Sandra is the coauthor of four nonfiction titles and three fiction works, including the Christ mystery/suspense finalist and CBA bestselling medical thriller, Lethal harvest. Sandra has written and taught women's Bible studies at her church since 1994.
Wanted: Extraordinary Bible studies for ordinary people, scholarly explanations-but in plain English.
Found : Sandra Glahn's remarkable Coffee Cup Series! Glahn sets theological content into a conversational style for any reader to enjoy.
Kelley Matthews, ThM, coauthor New Doors in Ministry to Women
Sandra Glahn skillfully weaves biblical examples with modern-day experience. Great for any individual or group"
Katy Anderson Ministry to Women Coordinator Bent Tree Bible Fellowship
MicheleDubuque, IAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This study speaks to the heartOctober 5, 2011MicheleDubuque, IAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have only completed the first week but what a week! I am more than pleased with the study. It "shows how a person who is in right relationship to God should conduct ones self and outlines the true fruits of repentance." The author developed questions that will stir the new and seasoned Bible student into deep reflection. The only thing I would change is the text print color to black for easier reading.
catakWashingtonAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5October 4, 2011catakWashingtonAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Were using this study for our women's group so far were all enjoying it.....
VickyTexasGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5InspiringNovember 11, 2010VickyTexasGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5This is my favorite of the series. I love it when our study group chooses one of the Coffee Cup Bible Study to do; it's easy to do and I get so much out of it. I highly recommend it!
Louise G5 Stars Out Of 5May 1, 2010Louise GIn my opinion the best of the series. One of my friends is going through it with teen girls, who are loving it. So it's great for women of all ages. The author does make clear that Jesus lays out God's standard in the Sermon on the Mount: Be perfect as I am perfect. But she also stresses that we cannot measure up in our own strength apart from Christ. I love that the scriptures are included, the depth of the material, the fun and funny anecdotes, and the conversational style.
Stacy4 Stars Out Of 5June 5, 2009StacyMy Bible study group is loving this study. It does not require a lot of weekly homework BUT it makes you think and really pulls out life application. Very easy to use in a group study. We are moving to another coffee cup study on Ruth.
Author: Sandra Glahn
Located in: Dallas, TX
Submitted: May 17, 2006
Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a fifth-generation Oregonian transplanted for the past couple of decades in Texas. I believe we need to engage all five senses in our study of God's word. I'm a wife of one husband, mother of one child, and teacher of many students--mostly writers and artsy types--at Dallas Theol. Seminary (DTS).I'm working on a PhD in Humanities - Aesthetics at the Univ of Texas at Dallas after earning my master of theology degree from DTS. I love Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky and Handel's Messiah.
What was your motivation behind this project? Years ago I envisioned the kind of Bible study I would like...one that allowed active study on weekdays; passive devotionals (aimed at application) on the weekends; small enough to go in a diaper bag, that included the entire Bible text I'd need so I would not have to carry a heavy Bible to the doctor's office with me to study during free minutes; one that lent itself well to both individual and group study; one that appealed to more than the visual-only participant; not written like the writer had a perfect Christian life; with a binding I could file on my bookshelf but with a spiral on it so I could use it on the treadmill or write in it (workbook) without the book flipping open. Voila! The Coffee Cup Bible Series.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? A life-changing encounter with the living God as they meet Him in His Word.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Years ago I wondered why when the rich young ruler asked Jesus about the terms for getting into the kingdom, Jesus did not say, "Accept me and you will be saved." So I began to explore Jesus' teachings about the kingdom to try to understand how Jesus and Paul's teaching in Romans dovetailed. Later I wrote and taught a women's Bible study on Sermon on the Mount for a group of women at my church. They helped me improve it. I also encountered D.A. Carson's wonderful book on the subject. This study is the result of about fifteen years' worth of wrestling with the text.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: My web site at www.aspire2.com has additional info, like art, that relates to each study. There's a link to a fun painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art of an artist's rendering of Jesus' speck/log (mote/beam) analogy. I was at the Met looking for a painting of Esther when the guard overheard me, pulled me aside, and said I really needed to include the pieces on the gospels across the room. That log/speck rendering was one of those to which he was referring. I'm also a Christian fiction writer (Lethal Harvest, Deadly Cure, False Positive). And I pontificate and rant regularly, often with a touch of humor, on my blog: aspire2.blogspot.com.