How Understanding God's Story Changes Yours
Author and Vice-President of Discipleship Programming for The Gospel Coalition
Many of us read the Bible without realizing that it is one story from beginning to end—a story about God’s great mission to redeem all things. From Genesis to Revelation, we see God’s heart in his redemptive plan for humanity—and how earnestly he desires for us to be a part of it!
From Garden to Glory invites you to experience the Bible as the beautiful story of God’s astounding love for you. In Courtney Doctor’s overview that spans from Eden to eternity, you will
grow in your appreciation for how all the parts of the Bible fit together brilliantly as a unified whole
understand your value, significance, and purpose to God on a more profound level
be encouraged to live in hopeful anticipation for the story’s epic finale—when heaven and earth are renewed in glory and we’re in God’s presence
This engaging journey through God’s grand story of Scripture will deepen your gratitude and awe as you discover how the God of the Bible has stopped at nothing to bring you back to him!
"With wisdom and warmth, Courtney Doctor skillfully guides her readers through an overview of the Bible. She beautifully weaves together deep theological insights with engaging stories in a way that makes this resource beneficial to women who have walked with the Lord for years, as well as those new to the faith. If you want to understand the story of the Bible, then From Garden to Glory is for you."
Professor of Old Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary
If you’ve ever wished that you could understand the big picture of the Bible, this resource will help you know how to do it! Based on a solid grasp of the Bible and theology, and full of practical illustrations, From Garden to Glory will walk you through the overarching story that runs from one end of the Bible to the other. It will help you to know the Bible better and give you a greater understanding of God, his glorious purpose for his world, and how your life relates to that purpose. It is both helpful and hopeful, and those who go through it will reap rich rewards!
"From Garden to Glory is a wonderful invitation to trace--and be changed by!--the overarching story of the Bible from beginning to end. Whether you're a new believer or a seasoned saint, this book will encourage your walk with Christ."
Ruth Chou Simons,
Wall Street Journal bestselling author, artist, and founder of GraceLaced
Founder of Journeywomen and the author of Read It, See It, Say It, Sing It and Amy Carmichael: The Brown-Eyed Girl Who Learned to Pray.
"From Garden to Glory will help you better understand the Bible’s story so that you might know and love the Author behind every word. As she nestles us in God’s story of redemption, Courtney lovingly encourages us to treasure and live out its truths. This is an incredibly helpful resource that I will reference and recommend regularly."
A Bible Study on the I AM Statements of Jesus
Bible teacher; Author, Even Better than Eden
Seeing is believing. If we want to know who Jesus is and why he is important to our lives, we need to take a closer look at what he said about himself. Jesus describes himself as the bread of life, the light of the world, the good shepherd, and more. His bold words invite us to behold him—and then to trust him.
Whether you’ve never read the Bible, have followed Jesus for years, or find yourself somewhere in between, this 7-week Bible study from Courtney Doctor and Joanna Kimbrel explores the question, Who is Jesus? Using the “I Am” statements in the Gospel of John, readers will learn how to observe, interpret, apply, and reflect on key Bible verses about Jesus’s identity. Weekly prayers, memory verses, brief commentaries, and discussion questions help women to see Jesus, trust him alone for salvation, and proclaim his goodness to others.
“In Behold and Believe, Courtney Doctor and Joanna Kimbrel have put together a study that helps us immerse ourselves in the fullness of all that Jesus meant in his I Am statements so that we can not only understand them but also find in them more reasons to love him.”
Ruth Chou Simons
Wall Street Journal bestselling author; artist; Founder, GraceLaced.com
“If we become what we behold, there’s no better focus for our gaze than Christ himself! Behold and Believe is a helpful resource for anyone who wants to understand (or remember anew!) who Jesus really is.”
Author, The Promise Is His Presence; Everyday Faithfulness; and Memorizing Scripture
We often go to Scripture looking for ourselves, but we will better understand who we are and how we are to live when we have first looked long at Jesus. Behold and Believe lifts our gaze to Christ with deep, thoughtful study that helps us see that all of Scripture points to a Savior who is exactly who he said he was."
Vanessa K. Hawkins
Director of Community Life, Redeemer Lincoln Square, New York City
Inductive Bible Study: This 7-week study teaches individuals and groups how to observe, interpret, and apply key Bible passages about Jesus’s identity
Explores Jesus’s “I Am” Statements: “I am the bread of life”; “I am the light of the world”; “I am the door of the sheep”; “I am the good shepherd”; “I am the resurrection and the life”; “I am the way, the truth, and the life”; and “I am the true vine”
From the Gospel Coalition: Studies correspond with sessions from TGC Women’s 2024 Conference (video access will be available after the event)
A Great Resource for Women Ages 16 and Older
“Do you need an invitation to come and sit under the word and hear Jesus introduce himself to you? This study is just that! It’s filled with rich truth wrapped in a helpful format that will cause you to see the Lord more clearly. To behold him with this kind of clarity is to believe that he is exactly who he says he is. I highly recommend this study!”
Author, Enough about Me and Cultural Counterfeits; Women’s Ministry Coordinator, Redemption Parker, Colorado
“This seven-week Bible study is true nourishment for the soul. Each week and each I Am statement of Jesus allows the reader to know her Savior better. This is a feast—whether you’re seeing Jesus for the first time or have known him for most of your life. I cannot wait to do this study with the women from my local church.”
The Gift of the Gospel in Romans
Romans is a passionate letter written by Paul, a man completely captured by the beauty, mercy, and majesty of God and His glorious salvation. Paul wanted his readers, then and now, to know how amazing and all-encompassing this salvation actually is — that it’s powerful, planned, eternal, free, and leads to a transformed life.
In this 9-session study, walk through the book of Romans to discover that salvation doesn’t just change your eternal future; it changes your present reality. Because of God’s salvation, hope, peace, life, faith, trust, and endurance are yours.
Learn that after God saves you, He invites you to join Him on His two-fold mission — to sanctify and transform you into the image of Jesus and to send you out into the world to share the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ.
Leader helps to guide questions and discussions within small groups
Personal study segments to complete among 9 weeks of group sessions
Nine enriching teaching videos, approximately 25–30 minutes per session, available via redemption code printed in Bible study book for individual streaming access
Understand how the gospel saves, transforms, and sends you out on mission; unpack the vastness of all you’ve been given by God in salvation through Christ and the empowerment of God’s Spirit at work in you; and learn how real rest is found in God’s presence and believing God’s grace is for you.
A Bible Study of Salvation Stories in the Old Testament
This seven-week Bible study, with an emphasis on biblical theology, will trace the promised seed of the woman from Genesis 3:15 through seven Old Testament stories. Each chapter — Noah and the ark, Abraham and Isaac, Moses with the manna and water from the rock, the serpent on the pole, Rahab and the spies, David and Goliath, and David and Mephibosheth — gives us a glimpse, a foreshadowing, of the greater salvation Jesus wins. In each encounter, we’ll see how God faithfully fulfilled his promise as he prepared us for the ultimate offspring who brought our eternal salvation.
This unique Old Testament Bible study provides:
5 days of study each week—
observing, interpreting, and applying the text
Devotional commentary with space to journal your thoughts
Weekly memory verse
Weekly discussion questions
David once wrote: “Restore to me the joy of your salvation” (Ps. 51:12). Our hope is that the joy of our salvation—and your praise of the One who accomplished it—will increase as we see afresh the battle he won on our behalf.
A Devotional Bible Study on The Book of James
Author of Even Better Than Eden
Faithfulness regardless of our circumstances. That’s what it means to be steadfast. But in a world where so much can undermine our faith or pull us off track, steadfastness is often a rare and elusive trait. James longs for his readers to be steadfast. His letter meets us in our suffering and sickness, our trials and temptations, our wealth and poverty, our ups and downs. He confronts our sin, our speech, and our pride. He encourages believers to have a more resilient and concrete faith: not just to hear the word, but to do it. He calls us to persevere in truth in a world of lies, to see that God’s steadfast love is ultimately the source of our steadfast faith.
This 8-week Study Includes:
5 days of study each week-observing, interpreting, and applying the text.
Devotional commentary with space to journal your thoughts
Memory verse each week
Small group discussion questions
Keynote teaching videos from the TGC 2020 Women's Conference
"I can't wait to use this study of James with a group of women from my church! Courtney has put together well worded questions that will help us think deeply about the text as well as keen insights and challenging applications."
Reclaiming the Truth of Who We Are in Christ
Author of Even Better Than Eden
Who am I? It's a question we all ask ourselves at some point.Depending on the season we focus our identity on our job performance, marital status, personality type, or social network, among other options.
However, there's a larger question to consider. Who does the Bible tell me I am in Christ?
Join Courtney and other Christian authors (including Melissa Kruger,
Jen Wilkin, Hannah Anderson,
Trillia Newbell, and Jen Pollock Michel) to explore how knowing who we are in Christ changes every aspect of our lives.
“Every chapter in this book is a winner.
I can't wait to recommend it!”
Director for Bibles and Reference at Lifeway Christian Resources
“The women who have written this book have applied theological truth to the longings and lies in our current cultural movement. A combination of truth and beauty that will make your heart soar.”
Karen Swallow Prior,
Author of On Reading Well:
Finding the Good Life through Great Books
“With compelling insights and biblical teaching, the essays collected here, written by some of the wisest women I know, point out the subtle and significant ways true identity can be lost — and found.”
Author of The Gospel Comes with a House Key