Stories are powerful. From Eve’s bite of the forbidden fruit to Abigail’s humility as she stood before King David, the stories of God and His people grip us. But even the most memorable Bible story is just the backdrop for an even bigger narrative.
In A Beautiful Story: Making God’s Story Yours, Erin Davis explores the lives of 10 Old Testament women whose seeming ordinary lives point the spotlight toward an extraordinary God. This 8-session study taps into the power of story to discover God’s character and redemptive plan in all of Scripture. These stories aren’t just scattered pages; they are bound together by the One who wrote them.
And your life is the pen God is using to write the higher story, His story, A Beautiful Story.
Bible study designed for girls in grades 7 to 12. When we encounter Jesus — when we reallyexperience Him — we discover a longing to connect with Him. And, as we learn more about His character, our faith and character blossom. Beautiful Encounters: The Presence of Jesus Changes Everything examines the lives of 11 New Testament women who were changed by Jesus Christ. These women experienced the same needs, emotions, and longings that girls experience today; as girls realize this, they will see how a beautiful encounter with Jesus can transform them as well.
Connected – Curing the Pandemic of Everyone Feeling Alone Together
Technology has allowed us to connect with more people in more places than ever before. Sure we have “friends” we even have “followers” and yet, a silent epidemic is sending shock waves straight into our living rooms. What is this hidden disease? Loneliness.
Popular author Erin Davis knows what it’s like to feel lonely. She knows how it feels to have many friends, a full schedule, and a pit in her stomach. As she wrestled her own feelings of loneliness to the ground, Erin started to feel like the scientist charged with finding the cure for the lonely epidemic—a journey that has proved to be funny, encouraging, and helpful.
What is causing the pain of loneliness to gnaw at our hearts? What does God know about feeling alone? While swimming in a sea of people, what’s a lonely girl to do? Where should she turn for a life raft?
Erin has traveled across the country to talk with other women and answer these questions for us all. Come along in Connected to learn about her journey as well as the stories of women who are probably a lot like you!
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Is truth real? How do you define truth? What happens when your definition of truth is not the same as your best friend? Or your parents? Whose truth becomes the real truth? See a problem?
The culture says truth can change. God’s Word says Truth is solid.
In My Name is Erin: One Girls Journey to Discover Truth you will be guided by Erin to learn
- Truth is not defined by your circumstances, your heart, or your mind
- Truth can be discovered – not created
- How to protect yourself and your friends with Truth
- Lies that masquerade as Truth
- How to make invisible spy ink
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Maybe you’ve had a moment-a time in your history when God did something radical in your heart. Putting your faith and trust in Him certainly feels like taking a giant leap, but really it’s just the beginning of the exciting, and-yes-radical journey that comes with agreeing to live as God calls you to.
What does being radical look like? In the Bible, the common characteristics are:
* They trusted God.
* They listened to God’s voice and then obeyed-even when it cost them.
* Because of their faith, they lived lives that looked different from everyone else’s.
That’s a short list and a tall order, but basically it means you can be a radical too. There’s nothing on that list that is impossible for you. There’s nothing on that list that requires you to be older, or more financially stable, or to have a college degree. No matter who you are or where you live you can live a radical faith.
Meet Erin, she has learned practical ways to do just that.
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Do you often wonder why? Why am I here? Do I serve a purpose? God says yes. No matter your age or your circumstances – you have a powerful purpose.
Do you have a passion for something? The poor? A country? Justice? Because you are in school doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it now.
Your purpose and your passion intersect. For a reason.
Read My Name is Erin: One Girl’s Mission to Make a Difference and:
- Discover and replace your fake purpose with your real purpose.
- Learn how to stop waiting and live as a mission-minded girl NOW.
- Be inspired by stories of girls like you that said “Yes, Lord.”
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Come meet Erin. Like you she has struggled with many questions about being a girl.
- Why does it matter that God created men and women?
- Why did God make guys and girls so different?
- Why does gender (that’s just a fancy word for the traits that make girls girls and boys boys) matter anyway?
So, she set out on a journey to learn who she is. From the only place she could – God’s Word. After all, He was the one who made her and the only One who could really answer her questions.
And she learned that whether you’re a mega tomboy, a pretty-pretty princess, or someone somewhere in between, God has a plan for your girlhood that goes way beyond ribbons and curls. You were made to bring God glory and the purpose of your design is to point to Him.
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Motherhood is under attack. Nearly one in five American women ends her childbearing years without having borne a child, compared with one in ten in 1970. In 2007, among Christians, 47% felt that the roles of marriage and motherhood should not be emphasized for women. And unfortunately, the church isn’t talking about why motherhood matters, nor is it equipping young mothers to see their family as a mission field. Erin Davis was a young Christian wife who had made the decision to not have children. She had multiple degrees, a great husband, a promising career — she had it all — at least according to cultural standards. But most days she felt anything but fulfilled. In Beyond Bath Time Erin shares her journey to the place of true fulfillment in responding to the call of motherhood. Women will be challenged, convicted, and wonderfully encouraged by Erin’s honest and provocative look at motherhood and its divine call.
A True Woman Book
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Sex is everywhere. And misunderstandings about it are even more pervasive. Whether you have questions of your own and don’t know who to ask, or you are being asked questions and don’t know where to turn-this small book has the answers. Bestselling author and speaker, Josh McDowell believes that no question is off limits and that knowledge, not ignorance, is the key to youthful purity and a fulfilling marriage and family. This book builds on that approach with relevant, pertinent statistics, entertaining anecdotes, and real stories.
This little book will be a very practical tool in the hands of anyone who is struggling, anyone who is curious, anyone who is nervous about asking a “dumb question,” and most importantly, anyone who desires to learn how to honor God with his or her body. The Bible is clear on a lot of these issues and Josh’s candor (and respect for young people) shines through as he shares these truths about sex. Much like Josh’s apologetics books, this book will help equip a skeptical generation with the facts they are sorely missing.
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Get the resource that helps you go deeper into the truths found in Lies Young Women Believe. The Companion Guide contains questions and activities that will cause readers to think and wrestle with the truth in their search for answers to life’s tough questions. The Companion Guide for Lies Young Women Believe is ideal for small groups, Bible studies, classes, and individuals.
Each session is made up of the following features:
- An overview of the chapter to be studied from Lies Young Women Believe and reminders of the lies discussed in that chapter.
- A daily personal study for the readers to complete during the course of the week, between youth group meetings. Each day’s study includes a reading from Lies Young Women Believe and reflection questions.
- Questions to be discussed in youth group/small group setting.
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