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Women of the word : how to study the Bible with both our hearts and our minds
Wilkin, Jen, 1969-
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Wheaton, Illinois : Crossway, [2014]
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158 pages ; 21 cm
Foreword / Matt Chandler -- Turning things around -- The case for bible literacy -- Study with purpose -- Study with perspective -- Study with patience -- Study with process -- Study with prayer -- Pulling it all together -- Help for teachers -- Conclusion: Seek His face.
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BS600.3 .W555 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
BS600.3 .W555 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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A popular Bible teacher offers practical guidance and helpful tips for women who want to go deeper in their study of the Bible and learn how to teach others to do the same.

Author Notes

Jen Wilkinis a speaker, writer, and teacher of women's Bible studies. During her seventeen years of teaching, she has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts. Jen and her family are members of the Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas.

Matt Chandler(BA, Hardin-Simmons University) serves as lead pastor of teaching at the Village Church in Dallas, Texas, and president of the Acts 29 Network. He lives in Texas with his wife, Lauren, and their three children.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Wilkin, a speaker and women's Bible study teacher, challenges women to move away from viewing the Bible as a way to see themselves and instead to see scripture as a way to see God. She shares from her own early mistakes in Bible study, but also with the eye of a longtime teacher observing her students. She argues that many women sign up for a spiritual "roller-coaster ride," letting their hearts guide their study of the Bible, rather than seeking to understand scripture through diligent and informed study. She encourages women to understand the connection of each part of scripture back to the larger story of what God is doing, keeping in mind how the original audience would have heard the message. Wilkin's challenges to the status quo, grounded in years of observation, ring with gentle wisdom and guide readers in how to study the Bible with greater depth. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Table of Contents

Matt Chandler
Forewordp. 11
Acknowledgmentsp. 13
Introductionp. 15
1 Turning Things Aroundp. 21
2 The Case for Bible Literacyp. 35
3 Study with Purposep. 49
4 Study with Perspectivep. 59
5 Study with Patiencep. 73
6 Study with Processp. 85
7 Study with Prayerp. 103
8 Pulling It All Togetherp. 109
9 Help for Teachersp. 127
Conclusion: Seek His Pacep. 147
Recommended Resourcesp. 153
Notesp. 155
Scripture Indexp. 157