Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | August 18, 2010

New women’s Bible study keeps you focused and encouraged


(Giveaway—see below)

With so many choices in women’s Bible study material, it is often too easy to stick with the most popular teachers such as Kay Arthur or Beth Moore; however, when we do that we miss out on experiencing different viewpoints and, sometimes, the ability of applying Scripture on our own.

 Mindy Ferguson has created a study called “The Women in Jesus’ Life” which includes those women we know like Mary, the mother of Jesus, the Samaritan Woman and Mary Magdalene as well as those we may pay no mind to but who have a wealth of truth we can apply to our lives.  In particular, the Widow of Nain who Christ offered resurrected hope.  I was touched by this story for the first time as I was able to glimpse the heart of Christ through her pain and Jesus’ subsequent response.  A answer, by the way, for which the Widow did not even utter a prayer.

 This six-week study of twenty or so women includes a reading of Scripture followed by questions to guide you into an understanding of what you’ve read as well as personal and discussion questions to help you apply what you’ve learned to your life.  Short daily lessons will keep you focused and encouraged.  Designed to be used in a small group, the studies can very easily be incorporated into your personal study time.   Even after you complete the studies, you will want to keep the book nearby to go back to again and again. 

 You can purchase her book at Amazon.com or at Fruitful Word Ministries.

In a world that urges us to live for ourselves, Mindy Ferguson encourages women to live for Christ. She founded Fruitful Word Ministries in April 2003 and is passionate about encouraging women of all denominations to apply and abide in God’s transforming Word.

Mindy stumbled her way into the arms of Christ at the age of twenty-six. She speaks nationally at women’s events and at retreats as one who understands the tug of worldly passions and the emptiness of selfish ambition. Her writings have appeared in Christianity Today’s Kyria.com, the P31 Woman magazine, Just Between Us magazine, Chicken Soup for the Mother of Preschooler’s Soul, and the One Year Life Verse Devotional. Mindy is the author of Walking with God: From Slavery to Freedom; Living the Promised Life, Hugs Bible Reflections for Women, and The Women in Jesus’ Life.

Mindy is also the Women’s Ministry Director for her home church in Cypress, Texas where she lives with her husband of twenty-three years. Their son is currently attending college and their daughter is a junior in high school.

GIVEAWAY—One copy of the book will be given away by random drawing on August 30th.  To win, please comment on my blog.  If you share on Facebook or Twitter, please comment with your Facebook/Twitter name as an additional entry.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Responses

  1. Thank you so much, Jill, for your thoughtful and heartfelt review of the Bible study. I pray God continues to encourage you through your time in His transforming Word.

  2. This sounds like a great book and might be perfect for my small group. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. As a Bible study lover and teacher it’s refreshing to see more women writing in-depth studies.
    I’ve not heard of Mindy Ferguson before but would love to explore the women in Jesus’ life personally and with others.
    Thanks for the great review and introduction to a new author.

  4. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book! So many women authors are overlooked because their name isn’t recognized. Jesus was no respecter of persons and neither am I! Can’t wait to see how God speaks through Miss Ferguson!

  5. Thanks, always a first for everything. I do agree with you about overlooking other women authors. Do like Kay Arthur and Beth Moore, especially Beth Moore, but sometimes I do need a different viewpoint.


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