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A Devotional Bible Study on the Book of James

Nancy Guthrie,

     Author and Bible teacher

from The Gospel Coalition
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.

"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."

Trillia Newbell,

     Author of the study If God Is for Us, Sacred Endurance,
     and God’s Very Good Idea

Steadfast is an exceptional study that’s easy to follow and allows for a deep dive into the book of James. Courtney Doctor not only guides us in our understanding of the text, she’s written short prayers for every day as well as prompts to memorize Scripture. As we learn to ask the hard questions about our walk with the Lord and obedience to Christ, she reminds us that our steadfastness rests on his. I highly recommend Steadfast for personal or group study."

This 8–week study of James provides:
  • 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
  • TGCW20 Keynote Teaching Videos
     
In a fickle and wayward age, we need biblical wisdom if we are to stay the course and be steadfast saints. The book of James provides this wisdom, and Steadfast will help you apply it.
Rebecca McLaughlin,

     Author of Envy of Eve
     Women’s Ministry Coordinator at Uptown Church

"James compares hearing God’s Word and not acting on it to looking in a mirror and forgetting what we have seen. Courtney Doctor’s Steadfast devotional forced me to keep looking back at the text and not to forget or be unmoved by it. I saw new things in familiar texts and was changed. I recommend it highly."

Dan Doriani,

     Professor of theology and
     Vice President of Covenant Theological Seminary

"Courtney Doctor’s devotional Bible study on James has a theological depth, personal winsomeness, and practical value that sets it apart from ordinary devotional studies. Many of us know Courtney Doctor as a teacher who is both warm and deep. Those who study with her will see that those traits also manifest themselves in this God-honoring, disciple-making book."

A Bible Study on the Bible's Story

Tasha Chapman, PhD,

     Director of Educational Studies, Covenant Theological Seminary

     Co-author of Resilient Ministry  

Have you ever wondered what Exodus has to do with Ephesians?  Wanted to study your Bible but didn’t know where to begin?  Thought of the Bible as just a set of rules to be followed? 

 

If so, this study was written for you!

The Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is a beautiful, epic, and cohesive story. It is the story of how our eternal God is on a grand mission to redeem and restore his rebellious and wayward children. But it is not a story meant to merely inform us. The story itself is meant to transform us and invite us to participate in this glorious redemption of all things!

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From Garden to Glory takes the reader on a journey from Genesis to Revelation. Each lesson focuses on a few passages with depth, while explaining the theological concepts that weave the whole of God’s Story together. Courtney Doctor’s insightful and humorous commentaries will motivate both beginners and lifelong students of Scripture to dig deeper into the biblical texts. Her knowledge of Scripture and depth of theological study provide the reader keys to better understand what they read in the Bible. This is a unique and wonderful study; I’ve never seen curriculum like it. What a gift to the church!”

Donna Dobbs,

     Director of Christian Education;
     First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS

“I don’t know of another book quite like this one.  In over 35 years of ministry, I’ve read scores of books about understanding the Bible from various perspectives, but Courtney gives us a unique work which provides the essentials for understanding the Bible as one glorious, cohesive story of redemption.  It is biblical.  It is theological.  It is devotional, and it is delightful.  A treasure to all who want to know God through His Word, this book is an invaluable tool that will help you make the Bible 'your own' and teach others how to do it, too.”

Melissa Kruger,

     Author of Envy of Eve
     Women’s Ministry Coordinator at Uptown Church

“With wisdom and warmth, Courtney Doctor skillfully guides her readers through a 10-week overview of the Bible. She beautifully weaves together deep theological insights with engaging stories in a way that makes this study 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 the Bible study for you.”

from Christian Discipleship Ministries
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Reclaiming the Truth of Who We Are in Christ

Nancy Guthrie,

     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.
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“Every chapter in this book is a winner.  
 I can't wait to recommend it!”

Trevin Wax,

     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.”

from The Gospel Coalition
Rosaria Butterfield,

     Author of The Gospel Comes with a House Key

“The essays in Identity Theft are witty, engaging, accessible, and insightful, with helpful memory verses and study questions, encouraging readers to resist the identity theft of secular modernism and instead grow in union with Christ.”