Leading you through 10 studies drawn from Old and New Testament passages, Cindy Bunch offers Scripture as the best guide to help you develop the traits of a godly woman.
Getting the Most Out of Woman of God
This section introduces the topic, explains the structure followed in each study and offers tips for those approaching the study on their own as well as those participating in a group.
Ready for God's Call: Mary's Quiet Trust
God is calling Mary to a very difficult task. Instead of worrying or complaining, she recognizes that he is honoring her. What experience have you had of being called to an honorable, but difficult, task?
Luke 1:26-38, 46-55
Content: Overcoming the "If Only" Syndrome
What does Paul mean when he says that he has learned "the secret of being content"?
Wise: The Eyes of Faith
What does it mean to have "the eyes of your heart enlightened"? What do you think being a woman adds to your perspective on this?
Strong: Deborah in Battle
In what areas of your life would you like to act with courage? What does Barak's response to her instruction reveal about Deborah's character?
Trustworthy: Standing in the World
From this passage explain the difference between being "dishonest" and being "shrewd."
Forgiving: Beginning with Yourself
From the langauge and tone of this psalm, how would you describe David's feelings about himself at the time he wrote this? In what ways do you identify with those feelings?
Matthew 7:1-2; Psalm 51
Resourceful: Abigail's Creative Rescue
What competing needs and concerns does Abigail face at this point? In what ways do you identify with her situation?
1 Samuel 25:1-42
Beautiful: The Fabric of Holiness
What does it mean to be "submissive" as described here? How would this make a person beautiful?
1 Peter 3:1-7
Confident: Evidence of Faith
What do verses 24-25 say about how the body of Christ gives us confidence? How has the body of Christ given you confidence personally?
Hebrews 10:19-25, 32-36
Ready for God's Grace: Ruth & Naomi's Redemption
Ruth and Naomi's situation is a reminder that no matter how fine our character is or what our relationship with God is, sometimes life can fall apart. How do you feel when faced with this reality?
Ruth 1 & 4
Total number of pages—63
Cindy Bunch is associate editorial director for IVP Books and IVP Connect at InterVarsity Press. She is the author of the LifeGuide® Bible Studies Christian Virtues and Woman of God, and the editor, in the same series, of Advent of the Savior(designed for use during the Christmas season) and Jesus' Final Week (designed for use during the season of Lent).