I'm so excited about this Bible study, not because I wrote it, but because of what it says. I feel passionately about the message of this book and so humbled and grateful that God let me put it into a study. I don't claim to have the market on this topic, by any means. (In fact I've already thought of a dozen things I should have said but didn't, things I should have written differently, and lessons I should have included, but it's too late now!) I'm no great theologian, but I felt like I had something to share and God very graciously gave me a Bible lesson on this topic one day at a time. The result is this 6-week study about finding contentment for our souls in Jesus Christ and in Him alone.
This Bible study is for two types of women:
But there's another type of woman that this study will suit as well:
- Those who know they are searching for something more that will fill their lives and make them happier, more content, more satisfied. These women would gladly raise their hands and say, "No, I'm not satisfied and I'm tired of looking for something to do the trick!" I've been that woman in the past. This is the woman who has looked to possessions, relationships, activities, accomplishments, adventures, and a wide gamut of other things to bring deep, abiding, lasting and satisfying contentment to her hungry soul. But, in her quest to find that elusive something, she's probably also run into the roadblocks of obsessions, addictions, unhealthy relationships, and even a few muddy pits. This woman is probably tired of searching for satisfaction for her soul and will willingly sit down with this book and gobble it up!
Folks, this is a cut-to-the-chase kind of study. It gets to the heart of the matter very quickly and requires a little transparency and honesty on the student's part. But it also offers real, tangible, and doable instructions for finding that long anticipated satisfaction.
- Those who think they're completely satisfied, but are actually just feasting on the junk food this world has to offer. I've been that woman too. I’ve searched out and feasted upon cheap substitutes instead of the only One who can truly satisfy the longings in my soul. And although these substitutes may have quieted my hunger pangs for a while, they also had the potential to enslave me, make a fool of me, or at least rob me of true and lasting abundance. Truthfully, many of us have no idea what we’re missing at the King’s table because we’re munching on the sugary snacks offered by this world and the poisonous concoctions placed before us by the enemy. This woman thinks she's full and satisfied, but her soul's current diet is actually a lousy substitute for the abundant life Jesus promised.
Enough about the Bible study. Let me tell you what I'm offering this weekend. I hate promoting my speaking or writing ministry. But as a friend told me just the other night at dinner, if I don't promote the book I can't get out the message that God gave me. I'm not at all for tooting my own horn, but I'm all about passing on the things that God has done for my soul.
"Come and hear, all who fear God,
and I will tell of what
He has done for my soul."
And that's what this book is - my attempt to share with you a very important thing He has done for my soul. He has completely satisfied it...at last.
Ok, so I digress again. Let's give this one more shot at moving along!
Here's the Give-Away!
I would like to get several copies of Satisfied...at Last! into the hands of those of you who either teach, lead or facilitate Bibles studies, those of you who make decisions about what is taught at your church or ministry, or those of you who think you might seriously consider leading a small group study of this 6-week (7 session) Bible study.
All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me that you would like to check out the study for future use with a group.
Now, if you just want to do the study on your own -- and I hope many of you do! -- then tell me that too. I'll randomly choose one lucky winner who just wants the study for her own personal use. But I'll choose several of you who will give the book a serious look-see for the purpose of teaching it in the future or passing it on to the person who will. You're not making any commitment to order the book for your group. You're just expressing interest.
So in summary (because I've rambled as usual), there are two ways to win a copy of Satisfied...at Last!:
I'll choose several (who knows how many?) in the first category based on book availability and your comment. I'll choose one in the second category randomly.
- Leave a comment expressing interest in the book for a future study as a leader, facilitator, teacher, etc. Tell me about how you would consider using it and what you do in regards to women's Bible studies.
- Leave a comment telling me that you're not a teacher or facilitator, but you'd love to win a copy for personal use.
Hey, and pass this on to Bible study leaders you know. If they don't blog, enter for them.
Thanks for putting up with my rambling! You know my heart, I hope. Blessings, dear bloggy friends. You delight me!
Labels: give-away, Satisfied at Last, Women's Ministry