A 12-week Bible study on being God's girl in middle school. Are you a front row, straight A student? Are you a girly girl? Are you one tough cookie? Are you an easy going friend? Take our fun personality quiz to find out which chapter will be most helpful for you. Middle school isn't easy. It's when you're figuring out who you are, who you hang out with, and what you believe. It's when friends become enemies and boys become...cute. It's obvious we need some girl time. I'll bring the discussion. You bring the chocolate. We all need a day now and then when it's Just Us Girls. Life gets tough. People get mean. How do we push through? What does God's plan mean for our lives? What does it mean to be God's girl in middle school? Well, that's what Just Us Girls is all about. Together we're going to search the Word of God and find out: * who you were meant to be * what to do about drama * where to find a good friend * how beautiful you really are * why God picked you to change the world Just Us Girls can be used as a personal devotional and a group Bible study. A Note From the Author Throughout high school I've seen girls walk away, leave their faith, and end up completely shipwrecked spiritually and physically. I've also seen girls trust God, follow His leading, and live exceptional, adventurous lives in His glory. What's the difference? Often the outcome was determined by questions and insecurities that started in middle school. This is why I wrote Just Us Girls. About the Author Hannah Duggan is a young woman fervent about God's grace and His will for the young people of this generation. As a worship leader, dance instructor, and Bible Study leader, Hannah is committed to encouraging and investing in the spiritual growth of the youth in her church and around the world. She is an active part of her parents' ministry at Calvary Chapel Hamakua in Hawaii. She is also the author of two gripping historical Christian novels about heroes and heroines throughout history. Learn more at hannahrosed.com. Praise for Just Us Girls "Just Us Girls offers big sisterly advice and practical road signs of what to expect ahead." Kathy Newman, Women's Ministry Leader at Calvary Chapel Windward "I loved Hannah as a leader because she's young and fun and always positive and she's just an amazing influence on us." Peyton, age 13 "I'm so glad Just Us Girls talked about how we are all beautiful. We forget that God made us for who we are, and that we should appreciate the things that make us different." Tierney, age 12 Praise for the Books of Hannah Duggan "I couldn't put it down - finishing it in two days. This author has developed a plot line which rivals mystery authors like Sanford and Patterson and does it with a Gospel-centered theme...I look forward to reading Hannah's next book." Katrina Ford "A page turner!" Shannon Kessler "An adventurous and emotional book...my 11 year old daughter loved it. I look forward to reading more books from this bright new author." Faith Lathrop "Loved it (as a 66 year old) and bought a copy for my two granddaughters ages 12 and 15." Amazon reviewer "I couldn't put it down! I really enjoyed it...I'd recommend it for adults or kids alike." April Jean Queja
Moms and daughters will be empowered to embrace the girls of grace God designed them to be instead of conforming to society’s mold of normal. As a mom of two daughters, Catherine understands how unique the mother/daughter bond truly is. A few years ago, she looked tirelessly for a Bible study to share with her tween daughter. Catherine found countless options for children and teens but very few for the tween age group—and none of these options were designed for moms and tween daughters to share together. Recognizing an unfulfilled need, Catherine wrote Becoming a Girl of Grace. Moms and daughters will take a closer look at some of the amazing ladies of the Bible and the character traits they model for modern tween girls. These women of yesterday have a lot to share with the girls of today! Dealing with mean girls and bullies, feeling left out, and learning to like oneself are not new social dilemmas. The Bible is full of examples of strong females who chose to follow God and pursue faith despite what was happening in their world and cultures.
What do high school girls, modern-day problems, and the Bible have in common? Everything, as A Daughter's Worth reveals in this interactive, practical Bible study for teenagers. Ava H. Sturgeon, a longtime teacher, understands the unique challenges that young ladies face and gently guides them to Biblical truth through personal examples, humor, and journaling. This twelve-week study is ideal for church discipleship programs but could easily fit into private school curriculums or individual quiet times. For every girl seeking value in today's world, A Daughter's Worth is required reading!
What if you discovered you have been entrusted with an invisible, invincible, and incorruptible weapon? Would you use it? Move beyond only study and begin to wield the Word of God! “If you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one!” —Jesus If there ever was a time for women to be armed, it’s now. Yet the Word of God is a sword we often are more comfortable studying than wielding. It’s time we give girls swords and watch them connect heaven to earth. Worldwide, women are the targets of prejudice, sex trafficking, abuse, and even gendercide. Lisa Bevere writes that these attacks say more about who women might be in the future than who they have been in the past. In Girls with Swords she explains a spiritual enemy is seeking to disarm women on every level. It’s time women become the heroes God created them to be and stand—courageous, discerning, forgiving, and wise. Creatively forging the imagery of swords, the Word of God, and the Cross, Girls with Swords will teach you: • How to speak the language of heaven on earth • What it means to intercede • What it means to carry your cross • What it means to be discerning • How to disarm the enemy • Why women are the enemy’s target—and why God needs them to be heroes It’s time to take up your sword and be a hero.
Author: Kristen Clark
Publisher: Baker Books
Release Date: 2016-05-10
In a Culture of Distortions, Discover God-Defined Womanhood and Beauty In a culture where airbrushed models and career-driven women define beauty and success, it's no wonder we have a distorted view of femininity. Our impossible standards place an incredible burden of stress on the backs of women and girls of all ages, resulting in anxiety, eating disorders, and depression. One question we often forget to ask is this: What is God's design for womanhood? In Girl Defined, sisters and popular bloggers Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird offer women a countercultural view of beauty, femininity, and self-worth. Based firmly in God's design for their lives, this book helps women rethink what true success and beauty look like. It invites them on a liberating journey toward a radically better vision for femininity that ends with the discovery of the kind of hope, purpose, and fulfillment they've been yearning for. Girl Defined helps readers · discover God's design for femininity and his definition of a successful woman · uncover the secrets of lasting worth, purpose, and fulfillment · be equipped and empowered to live out a radically better vision for womanhood · gain personal insight through the chapter-by-chapter study guide
Esther: The Role of a Lifetime by Pam Gibbs is a 6-session Bible Study for teen girls. This study explores a story of intrigue the story of Esther. With a king and queen, a good guy and a bad guy, a murder plot, a beauty pageant, teen girls will be swept up in a story of one woman who chooses the road of courage and action, changing the course of her nation s history. Six-week Bible study guides students through Esther s world and makes application in teen girls lives. This compelling study is applicable to every teen girl, regardless of her background. Features: Includes quizzes to help girls relate the study to real lifeQuotes from teen girls regarding Esther s story as it applies to their livesLearning activities scattered throughout to help girls dig into God s Word and apply itIdea for small-groups with teaching plans contained the back of the book"
Author: Kari Kampakis
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2014-11-11
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
These ten simple truths can build one big change in your daughter’s life. When Kari Kampakis wrote a blog post in July 2013 titled “10 Truths Young Girls Should Know,” the post went viral and was shared more than 65,000 times on Facebook. Obviously her message strikes a chord with moms and dads across the country. This nonfiction book for teen girls expands on these ten truths and brings a Christian message to the hearts of both moms and daughters. Teen girls deal daily with cliques, bullying, rejection, and social media nightmares. Kari Kampakis wants girls to know that they don’t have to compromise their integrity and future to find love, acceptance, and security. Her ten truths include: Kindness is more important than popularity. People peak at different times of life. Trust God’s plan for you. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Otherwise, you’ll never stick to your guns. Today’s choices set the stage for your reputation. You were born to fly. Fans of Kari's blog and newspaper column will not want to miss her first book. Filled with practical advice, loving support, and insightful discussion questions, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know is a timely and approachable list of guidelines that will help young girls navigate a broken world and become the young women God made them to be.
Life Is Never Mainly About Love and Marriage. So Learn to Live and Date for More. Many of you grew up assuming that marriage would meet all of your needs and unlock God’s purposes for you. But God has far more planned for you than your future marriage. Not Yet Married is not about waiting quietly in the corner of the world for God to bring you “the one,” but about inspiring you to live and date for more now. If you follow Jesus, the search for a spouse is no longer a pursuit of the perfect person, but a pursuit of more of God. He will likely write a love story for you different than the one you would write for yourself, but that’s because he loves you and knows how to write a better story. This book was written to help you find real hope, happiness, and purpose in your not-yet-married life.
Lisa Brenninkmeyer understands how it feels when life is stuck on the spin cycle. As a mother of seven, she knows we don t just need to be told what kind of women we should be. We need some help getting there. Drawing from her own experience of balancing marriage, motherhood, and work inside and outside the home, Lisa helps you uncover the key to living a busy life with inner calm. What's the secret? Identifying key priorities, and doing first what matters most. With humor and wisdom, Lisa will help you: Stop striving and rest in God's unconditional love. Experience new hope in your marriage. Reach your child's heart. Create clarity in a cluttered home. Find friendships that go below the surface and satisfy. Discover your passion and purpose. Once in awhile, things may seem as if they re under control, but we want to walk with purpose regardless of our circumstances. God wants us to daily experience the joy and contentment that comes from knowing we have given our all to what he considers most important. The abundant and purposeful life we were created to live is just around the corner.
“Popular storyteller Higgs takes a look at the vamps and tramps of the Bible, searching for the lessons these wicked women have to teach. Higgs retells these biblical stories with rollicking humor and deep insight as she teaches about the nature of sin and goodness.” —Publishers Weekly Ten of the Bible’s best-known femmes fatales parade across the pages of Bad Girls of the Bible with situations that sound oh-so-familiar. Eve had food issues. Potiphar’s Wife and Delilah had man trouble. Lot’s Wife and Michal couldn’t let go of the past, Sapphira couldn’t let go of money, and Jezebel couldn’t let go of anything. Yet the Woman at the Well had her thirst quenched at last, while Rahab and the Sinful Woman left their sordid histories behind. Let these Bad Girls show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun! “When she was perfect, beautiful, and innocent, I found no toehold where I could connect with Eve. When she was tempted by her flesh, humbled by her sin, and redeemed by her God, I could sing out, ‘Oh, sister Eve! Can we talk?’” —from Bad Girls of the Bible Includes Discussion Questions and Study Guide A Novel Approach to Bible Study More than one million readers have already taken a walk on the wild side with Former Bad Girl Liz Curtis Higgs and her eye-opening blend of contemporary fiction and biblical commentary. Laced with humor, solid research, and heartfelt self-disclosure, Liz’s unique brand of girlfriend theology has helped women of all ages experience God’s grace anew.
Author: Kelly Minter
Publisher: Lifeway Christian Resources
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Girls will meet Hannah - a devout woman of God who wrestled with her share of problems. She, too, faced enemies who taunted her, questioned God's sovereignty, wondered why the wicked were allowed to prosper, and did her best to be honest before God.
Barbara Kingsolver's acclaimed international bestseller tells the story of an American missionary family in the Congo during a poignant chapter in African history. It spins the tale of the fierce evangelical Baptist, Nathan Price, who takes his wife and four daughters on a missionary journey into the heart of darkness of the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them to Africa all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to the King James Bible - is calamitously transformed on African soil. Told from the perspective of the five women, this is a compelling exploration of African history, religion, family, and the many paths to redemption. The Poisonwood Bible was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 and was chosen as the best reading group novel ever at the Penguin/Orange Awards. It continues to be read and adored by millions worldwide.
Every day we are invited into a world where we can create, customize, and even change our identity. We become consumers in a culture that tells us we can have whatever we want whenever we want it. Speaking directly to the hearts of girls, Authentic Love: Christ, Culture, and the Pursuit of Purity exposes culture's distorted messages about purity and love and reveals how God has created us for a lifestyle of personal holiness. Over the course of 8 sessions, young women will examine five attributes of holiness that shape our identity. They will be challenged to reject the self-serving influences of culture and embrace what it means to live as godly young women who reflect the character of Christ. Features 8 group sessions Leader guide in the back of the book to guide questions and discussion with small groups Biblically rooted and gospel-centered approach to sexual purity Benefits: Students will recognize the difference between culture's distorted messages about sex and God's design for it. As they learn to pursue a lifestyle of personal holiness and put aside selfish desires, students will be equipped to fight sexual sin and temptation. Examines the importance of sexual purity through the lenses of identity, forgiveness, love, humility, self-sacrifice, and endurance. About the Author Amy-Jo Girardier is the Girls Minister at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN. She has been serving in this role for 14 years and still can't believe this is what she gets to do for a job! Originally from Springfield, IL, Amy-Jo graduated from Southwest Baptist University and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary to pursue a Masters in Christian Education. She is the founding editor of www.girlsminister.com, a website created to connect and resource girls ministers, moms, and youth workers engaged in the girls ministry conversation. Amy-Jo has also written Faithful One: A Study of 1 & 2 Thessalonians for Teen Girls with Lifeway and serves on the Lifeway Girls Ministry Team. She is married to Darrel and they have a son, Scout, and another son on the way.