Resources

THRIVE recommends these book of the Bible studies

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Reading Hebrews is like reading the sermon notes from a wonderful Hebrew pastor.  You’ll look at this book differently than you ever have if you choose to dive into a good study like this one. Our group has  ladies from the ages of 30-85 and the discussion has been relevant and effective each week as we have journeyed together chapter by chapter.  Kalyn

 

imageHebrews was a sermon for a specific people and culture in the midst of martyrdom and persecution, but is also so relevant for us today, reminding us to continue walking toward Jesus regardless of our culture or our circumstances.

 

imageJoin Lisa as she journeys through this bridge between the Old and New Testaments to get to the heart of the matter: Jesus is our accessible King. He is not a faraway God, but an up-close Redeemer who draws near to us. Hebrews helps women make the connection between God the Father and God the Son and reminds us that Jesus is supreme, but He is also compassionate, empathetic, and loving to no end. Lisa Harper makes digging into Hebrews fun and doable, as only she can, without losing an ounce of depth.

Beth Moore studies of the Word that have drawn us closer to our Savior:

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 Or… Why not just read all 66!

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Larry Crabb, author of Finding God and Inside Out, examines the Bible as the story of God in 66 Love Letters. Written in first person as if God were speaking, Crabb boils down each book of the Bible into a sentence or two, then unpacks each sentence in a chapter, putting all of the pieces together in the e

 

 

Resources

Kara Tippetts – The Hardest Peace

Do you want to be inspired to enjoy every moment of life? Author Kara Tippetts challenges you to look through a different lens, respond in kindness and give thanks for every breath.

Expecting grace in the midst of life's hard

The Hardest Peace – Expecting Grace in the Midst of Life’s Hard – Kara Tippetts, October 1, 2014

Back of the book: “Losing myself in the startling light of Kara’s story, I have found who I am, who He is, and more of the meaning of every breath.”  — Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts

Kara Tippetts knows the ordinary days of mothering four kids, the joy of watching her children grow…and the devastating reality of stage-four cancer.

In The Hardest Peace, Kara doesn’t offer answers for when living is hard, but she asks us to join her in moving away from fear and control and toward peace and grace. Most of all, she draws us back to the God who is with us, in the mundane and the suffering, and who shapes even our pain into beauty.

The practice of loving beyond your limits

Big Love: the Practice of Loving Beyond Your Limits – Kara Tippetts, September 21, 2014

Living in love takes courage. It takes unbelievable grace and humility to love others well. This book offers grace, ideas, practical help and a story of one broken mama fighting to live well with her children.