Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The inScribed Collection - A Collection of Studies by Women

I am proud and pleased to say that I got to wonderful opportunity to review the inScribed Collection from Thomas Nelson publishers. The inScribed Collection is a series of bible study books for women that help them become closer to God and cover many challenges Christian women face.
What I love about these books is they are not all written by one author, but different women so you are getting many different experiences, points of views, and advice.
The inScribed Collection is a fantastic bible study series to read on your own, or as a larger group. Each book is easy to delve right into and just get lost in. I also believe every woman can take something away from each book, and bring yourself closer to God.
Below I've included my thoughts on each book as well as a bit about each book:



Dive Deeper by: Jenifer Jernigan
Finding deep faith beyond shallow religion

In this book find out the difference between knowing the Bible and actually understanding the Bible. Written by a preacher's daughter d.i.v.e. deeper right along with her. Get out of your safe zone with this book and come to really understand Scripture, deepening your relationship with Jesus beyond your own thoughts. While I read this book I realized that while I know the Bible I don't fully understand many parts of it, and that is a problem. We can't just get by knowing the Bible, but we need to understand it.
This book features:

  • Helpful tips for Bible study beginners
  • Useful tools to encourage familiarity of the Bible, its contents, and study helps
  • Scripture from the book of Ephesians.

Leaving Ordinary by Donna Gaines
Encounter God through extraordinary prayer

In all of our hearts our deepest desire isn't always easily known by us. We long for our hearts to know and be known by God. We crave that relationship whether we readily realize it or not. We don't have to long for Him in our hearts, we can experience it. Prayer can be the channel for us all to link our hearts to God's. In this book we see how God gave the pattern of the tabernacle to the Israelites. Through it God taught them how to approach and worship Him before their journey to the promised land. This author uses the tabernacle and its articles as a guide, and we are led down a path through worship and intimacy with God.
This book features:
  • Explore the tabernacle and discover how it can be a guide for prayer today.
  • Learn how to gain a stronger, more intimate relationship with God.
  • Develop your own personal prayer testimony as you experience His presence.

Amazed and Confused by Heather Zempel
When God's actions collide with our expectations.

Sometimes we find ourselves praying desperately for something only to find we are left either confused or disappointed by God's response. We then begin to question how God could have allowed bad things to happen to good people, especially if we pray desperately for a different outcome. Why doesn't God answer some of our prayer requests? Doesn't he hear them? Doesn't he hear us? These are all questions that we all ask from time to time. And this book helps to answer some of those questions. In this book we learn more about the book of Habakkuk and explore the prophet's prayer, God's response, and the prophet's journey from confusion to worship. This is a very interactive Bible study, and is the perfect choice for those who are hurting, confused, or find yourselves asking questions about the outcome of God's response to our prayers.
This book features:
  • Helpful guidance on a question without an easy answer
  • Practical tools for studying the Minor Prophets
  • Easy-to-understand, accessible language

Living So That by Wendy Blight
Making faith-filled choices for the midst of a messy life

This is an interesting study book. This takes on a completely different approach to understand God's Word, and focuses on some of the most powerful verses in Scripture. 
This author writes with an easily approachable style, easy to understand, and includes many personal examples along with her biblical teachings. In this book the author shows ways to take the Word of God and live it so you can impact the world around you. You will find a new light on living, and find that you can use biblical truths to make decisions even in the present-day. It's a very enlightening book, and was by far one of my favorites. It is very easy to understand, and incredibly enlightening.
This book features:
"Going Deeper" sections encourage readers to dig further into the truths presented
"Call to Action" sections challenge readers to take practical steps to apply what they have learned.
Helpful tips and tools for practicing active faith.


I strongly recommend the inScribed Collection for any women's Bible study group, or for the woman that wants to do Bible study on her own. This is by far one of the most easily relatable, most enjoyable, Bible studies I have had the pleasure to read. You will find yourself on a path you didn't expect and learning along each step you take with these four books! You will definitely be able to expect life change after reading this collection. 


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Disclaimer: I received the above mentioned books complimentary from the publisher Tyndale in exchange for my unbiased reviews and thoughts. All opinions expressed are solely my own.

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