2018 Christian Book Award ®: Bible Study Finalists

  1. Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together
    Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together
    Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
    Moody Publishers / 2017 / Hardcover
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 15 Reviews

Feeling chronically overwhelmed? Discover the power of cross-generational friendships! Exploring an encouraging vision from Titus 2, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth reveals that all women are strengthened when young moms and singles widen their peer groups to include those who've "been there" and when older "veterans" shed their protective cocoons and invest in the next generation.

To get the most out of this book, invite a group of women - older and younger - to read through it together and discuss the questions found at the end of each chapter. You can find additional resources at adornedbook.com.

We all know that we should read our Bibles—yet at times we struggle with knowing exactly how, no matter how long we've followed Jesus. In Asking the Right Questions, Professor Matthew Harmon walks us through two simple sets of four questions to ask every time we open our Bibles so that we will be led to not only understand the Bible, but also to apply it to everyday life.

Arming you with practical ways to get to the heart of any passage, this book will help position you to experience the joy that results from being transformed by God's Word.

Understanding the Bible:

  • What do we learn about God?
  • What do we learn about people?
  • What do we learn about relating to God?
  • What do we learn about relating to others?

Applying the Bible:

  • What does God want me to understand?
  • What does God want me to believe?
  • What does God want me to desire?
  • What does God want me to do?

From master expositor and Bible teacher John MacArthur comes a revelatory exploration of what the apostle Paul actually taught about the good news of Jesus. In his characteristically candid and pastoral style, MacArthur helps readers obtain a right understanding of the gospel given to us by the Lord—the very same gospel that was put into the mouths and the pens of the apostles, including Paul, and that has been preached for the past 2,000 years—so that it may be proclaimed to the world, as has been commanded. This new exposition not only highlights key passages in Paul's epistles, examining them verse-by-verse, but also unpacks critical lessons regarding the essence, elements, relevancy, and application of the gospel for today's disciples.

Completing the trilogy MacArthur began with The Gospel According to Jesus, this is a clear, compelling, well-reasoned, and thoroughly biblical account of the good news at the heart of Paul's teaching that is comprehensive in its scope while remaining accessible to seasoned pastors and lay readers alike.

  1. Learning to Love the Psalms
    Learning to Love the Psalms
    W. Robert Godfrey
    Ligonier Ministries / 2017 / Hardcover
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews

While the Psalms are undeniably beautiful, they are also difficult to understand, leaving many readers convinced that tremendous riches remain just beyond their grasp. In Learning to Love the Psalms, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey invites us to journey with him towards a greater understanding and love for these sacred verses. The timeless elegance of the Psalms, their depth of expression, and testimony to the greatness of God have enchanted and edified God's people for centuries. Learning to Love the Psalms is intended to help today's Christians share in that delight.

  1. The Women of Easter: Encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene
    The Women of Easter: Encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene
    Liz Curtis Higgs
    WaterBrook / 2016 / Hardcover
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 22 Reviews
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This Bible study for the Lenten season explores the stories of three women who played a vital role in the life and ministry of Jesus. Follow in their footsteps as they journey with Jesus through Holy Week!

With unforgettable insights and powerful life application for today's women, Liz digs into the biblical text to help us view Easter through the eyes of Mary of Bethany, who prepared the way before the cross; Mary, the mother of Jesus, who was addressed from the cross; and Mary Magdalene, who proclaimed Christ's resurrection after the cross. Also included are some Easter hymns.