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Title:
The sisters' guide to in-depth Bible study
Author:
Johnson, Victoria L. Saunders.
Publication Information:
Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
142 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Bible study for busy women. c1998.
Language:
English
Contents:
Feastin' on soul food -- Beatin' the Bible study blues -- Study! sisters, study! -- Stinkin' Bible study thinkin' -- No time! help a sister out -- Ready, set, you go girl! -- Preparing the passage -- People -- Places -- Plot -- Problems -- Purpose -- Personal application.
ISBN:
9780830820498
Format :
Book

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Summary

Do you want to study the Bible on your own but find yourself overwhelmed by complicated, cumbersome study methods?Are you a group leader looking for exciting resources to bring new life to your teaching?Is your time in the Word dry and lifeless, or do you find Scripture hard to understand?Victoria Johnson--a busy speaker, teacher, author and mother--has discovered an easy-to-follow method that has made Bible study come alive for her and for many others she has taught. In this book she reveals seven practical principles for study that can transform your life. Related with passion, warmth, wisdom and humor, Johnson's step-by-step instructions can help both individuals and groups discover the power of Bible study for themselves.Originally published as Bible Study for Busy Women, this revised edition also includes a twelve-week study guide for small groups and study helps for leaders.


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Library Journal Review

Johnson has experienced contemporary spirituality through several different organizations: the Campus Crusade for Christ, Detroit's Afro-American Mission, and the AA community. This brief book is addressed to African American women, and while Johnson's theology is conservative by modern standards (she is, among other things, a Bible literalist), her approach to the reader is open and amiable. Not least among its virtues, the book shows African American women how to enhance the very act of reading: honoring the time set aside for study; understanding character, plot, and place; and so forth. Johnson's book, for all its apparent simplicity, should be a true eyeopener for its audience. For public libraries serving large Christian populations. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Part 1 Getting Motivated
1 Feastin' on Soul Food
2 Beatin' the Bible Study Blues
3 Study! Sisters, Study!
4 Stinkin' Bible Study Thinkin'
5 No Time! Help a Sister Out
6 Ready, Set, You Go Girl!
Part Two The Seven Principles of Bible Study
7 Preparing the Pasage
8 People
9 Places
10 Plot
11 Problems
12 Purpose
13 Personal Application
Appendix A Leader's Guide
Appendix B Choosing a Bible Version
Appendix C Resources
Appendix D Poetry Example