The InScribed Collection is for anyone with a passion for God. Each title touches on a subject matter unique to the needs and issues that women face everyday. Whether used individually, in small accountability groups, or in larger discussion groups, readers will be challenged to engage their entire person in the study and can expect life change.
As women, we are constantly on a search for self-worth. In today’s world, it can be easy to measure our significance by what we do for others rather than out of a deep-rooted sense of identity.
Based on the book of Romans, Inseparable aims to give an overview of our identity in Christ from the grand narrative of Scripture as a whole. Throughout the book, guided Bible study sections will lead readers to discover truths in Scripture for themselves and challenge them to apply those truths to their everyday thought processes and choices. Readers are encouraged to look to Christ for approval,
identity, and significance rather than themselves or the world around them. Readers will be enabled to live confidently and securely in today’s culture, ready to face life’s challenges with strength and courage.
“A lovely, dazzling gem of a book. Written in a singular voice that speaks directly to the soul, Ashley Linne shows how to read the Scripture with a gentleness and gentility that will take the breath away from both the beginner and the scholar. This is a book for which one might be grateful on that proverbial desert island everyone asks about.”—Leonard Sweet, Drew University, George Fox University, chief contributor to sermons.com.
The problem of infertility has reached epidemic levels in our society. It is projected that 40% of women currently 25 and younger will have difficulty conceiving a child or reaching a live birth.
Amanda Hope Haley had married David, the man of her dreams, and earned a master’s degree from Harvard. She and David purchased their first home and settled down to start a family. All her hopes and dreams were coming true according to plan—until the family didn’t happen.
After spending seven years begging God for a child, Amanda discovered that God gives only one hope: Jesus. Amanda having a baby wasn’t to be her happy ending. Finding wholeness by hoping only in God was her happy ending.
Using Amanda’s personal stories, and the stories of other women who have struggled to have children, Barren Among the Fruitful surrounds those women struggling with infertility or miscarriage with a sense of community while providing honest facts. It leads women from confusion to understanding. Each chapter is titled with a well-meaning, but sometimes thoughtless comments Amanda was offered during her seven-year struggle with infertility.
Most people have prayed for something or someone in earnest, seeking God’s will, only to be left confused by God’s response. Sometimes we ask, “Why would a good God allow bad things to happen to good people?” In Amazed and Confused, Heather Zempel tackles this question head-on by exploring the book of Habakkuk.
When the prophet Habakkuk prayed that God would bring change to the backsliding nation of Israel, this issue came to the forefront.
Habakkuk begged God for revival and that He would turn the hearts of faithless people back to Him. God’s answer to Habakkuk was, “Take a look at the nations and watch what happens! You will be shocked and amazed” (1:5, The Voice). The vision God gave Habakkuk was one of warfare and exile. How do you respond when God answers your prayers in a way that seems out of line with his character and promises?
Amazed and Confused proceeds systematically through the book of Habakkuk, exploring the prophet’s prayer, God’s response, and the prophet’s journey from confusion to worship. This interactive Bible study is the perfect choice for those who are hurting and confused about God’s responses to their prayers.
It is common to look at our faith as something that just “is”. It’s not strong, nor is it weak; it’s simply a part of us. But faith is something we desire to strengthen. It is a vital relationship with our Lord that should be nurtured, celebrated, and shouted from the rooftops as the most incredible gift we will ever receive.
Just RISE UP! is a call to do just that. This invigorating study motivates women to do life differently by making Jesus famous in all aspects of life.
Many have the itch to make a difference with their lives but don’t know how. By living a life of praise, with a humble posture and a Kingdom perspective, women will step into their life purpose. With Just RISE UP! readers will evaluate their present stance before the Lord and become excited to RISE UP! and take their place in the Kingdom to make the name of Jesus renowned.
In today’s world, it’s tough to make everyday decisions, let alone decisions that honor God. Our culture is increasingly driven by selfish desires. However, as Christians, our lives should not be self-centered and static; they should be others-centered and active, making a difference for the Kingdom of God. Living “So That” is a fresh approach to understanding God’s Word, focusing on many of the powerful “so that” verses in Scripture, including Jesus Came So That…; God Spoke So That…; Pray So That…; Trials Come So That…
Through her approachable style, personal examples, and biblical teaching, Wendy equips readers to take what they study in the Word of God and practically live it out in order to impact the world around them. The result is a renewed appreciation for the power and applicability of Scripture. Through practical examples and biblical truths, Wendy helps readers gain a new perspective on daily living, equipping them to apply these biblical truths to present-day decision-making.
Equip yourself to fall deeply in love with God’s Word through this unique, interactive Bible study. Delving into the book of Ephesians, Dive Deeper is a tool for women—those who might be satisfied and content with their Bible study and for those who find themselves fearful or numb—to d.i.v.e.(define, investigate, visualize, embrace) deeper into the living and active Word of God.
Dive Deeper comes from Jenifer Jernigan’s heart. As a preacher’s daughter, she grew up with some pretty heavy expectations to live up to. Jenifer found herself becoming numb to the things of God because the Bible stories were all too familiar. She longed to break through the serene surface of her safe place and d.i.v.e. deeper into scripture.
She wanted to fall in love with the stories she knew so well. Over time, Jenifer learned to do just that. Her unique Bible study method is shared in this one-of-a-kind study. Dive Deeper takes readers by the hand and jumps with them into the exhilarating waters of Bible study.
The deepest longing of the human heart is to know and be known by God. God longs for an intimate relationship with us as well. But how do we develop that kind of relationship with a holy God? It is one thing to long for such a relationship, but quite another to experience intimacy with Him. In Leaving Ordinary, Donna Gaines shares from her personal experience how prayer can become the channel that links the believer’s heart to the heart of God. God gave the pattern of the tabernacle to the Israelites. It was a temporary and portable dwelling for His glory.
Through it God taught them how to approach and worship Him before He led them to their reward—the promised land. Using the tabernacle and its articles as a guide, Donna teaches readers how to interact with God in that secret place of true intimacy that leads to worship. Your ordinary daily practice of prayer can become an extraordinary encounter with the living Lord. Leaving Ordinary is essential reading for anyone who desires to enter into and experience the reality of God’s presence.
As you read you will:
I soon came to realize that God’s Word & prayer were nonnegotiable. Without them the Christian life is impossible!
Faith-less choices occur when we react out of emotion, doing what comes naturally
We want God to work according to our expectations, but he works according to his purposes
Our capacity to love & in turn forgive others, is based upon our understanding of how much God has forgiven us
We are all made exactly alike, but with infinite differences
Each of the books within the InScribed Collection take on real-life matters from the perspective of Scripture. Just as in real life, the InScribed studies are at times uncomfortable but always appropriate, helping to bring understanding and healing. They all have common elements ranging from personal reflections, biblical illustrations and principles, study helps, reflective questions for application and comprehension, along with suggested tasks, projects, or additional studies for the reader and concluding with discussion.
“The InScribed study emphasizes community, fellowship, honesty, and transparency and is sure to heal hearts and minds as readers experience the transformative power of the Holy Spirit—together. There’s a difference between attending church and engaging God’s Word authentically, and I’m excited to see how this collection will take women to new heights of discovery on their walks with God.
“Heather Zempel is one of the best communicators I know. She will challenge your assumptions and enlarge your view of God. She’ll also help you grapple with some of life’s most difficult questions. By the time you reach the end of the book, you’ll have a more profound appreciation for the God who is both amazing and confusing.“
“Not only do I enjoy Wendy's insightful and inspirational teaching, but I really enjoy how this Bible study is tucked within a book format. This "so that" message will help us believe God more fully and live out his truths more intentionally. “
“It's not often that you come across books that have the depth of a Bible study but the appeal of a shorter, lighter topical or biblical study grafted into the pages. Thomas Nelson's new InScribed collection not only has the depth of topics women identify with and biblical study that you find in popular bestselling books but it's not a heavy reference study. You won't get lost in the study—there is breathing room to read and study at your own pace. I wholeheartedly recommend this bold, refreshing new way to combine your love of scripture and your heartbeat for story.“
“The writers behind the InScribed collection are the most incredible group of women—great teachers who speak Biblical truths and know the struggles and fears that lay on women’s hearts—because they’ve experienced them. We spent two days together last spring and talked about how studying the Bible together can draw us closer to God and each other in real community. We laughed. We cried. We prayed. And out of that grew this InScribed collection… I am so excited to see what God has in store for these studies, and I can’t wait to start my own InScribed group with women in my neighborhood!“
“Heather Zempel reveals her passion for stirring up the next generation’s love for the Bible as she tackles the book of Habakkuk head on. That’s right, Habakkuk! An emerging voice in the Church, Heather is always willing to get into the mess of the difficult areas of Scripture. She asks hard-hitting questions about life and faith and pain, but does so with compassion, grace, and a healthy dose of humor. To find strength for the journey, read this book.“
“As the director of Women's Ministries in my local church, I'm excited about Thomas Nelson's new InScribed collection of Bible studies. We are always on the lookout for studies to meet the various learning styles, preferences, and needs of our women. The InScribed studies are the perfect fit for those women who desire relevant studies that are true to God's Word. The best part? The authors of these studies are passionate about equipping women to study the Scriptures for themselves "that [they] may observe to do according to all that is written in it" (Joshua 1:8, NKJV).“
“One of the things I look for as a professional counselor is a trustworthy resource designed to help women grow and thrive that I would enjoy and recommend to others. Thomas Nelson’s InScribed series offers women Bible studies that fit into their everyday lives and by women who have experienced what they write about. The studies are written in a way that first engages women with story and then leads them to life transforming scripture. I highly recommend this series to women wanting to grow deeper in their relationship with Christ and understanding of Biblical truth.“
“I am so excited about the InScribed Collection! I love to study God’s Word but as a wife and working mother of two teenagers my time is limited. InScribed Bible studies are exactly what the busy woman needs. Each study is deep, thought-provoking, and applicable yet short enough for me to complete. Thank you Thomas Nelson and InScribed authors.“
“With clarity and candor Donna Gaines walks us through the Old Testament Tabernacle, the House of God and a beautiful type of our Lord Jesus Christ in His person and work. In the process she shares with us her own method of maintaining intimacy with God, recognizing that the Christian’s heart can be “the Holiest Place” where God is pleased to dwell. Join her as with personal insights, family illustrations and genuine inspiration she leads you through the thrilling truths of God’s house. As you respond to her teaching your life will no longer be “ordinary” but will be transformed into the “extraordinary.”“
“As a pastor of a growing church, I long for people not simply to read the Bible but to know what it means and how to live it out. In Dive Deeper, Jenifer Jernigan awakens her readers to what it truly means to move past simply “getting in the Word” to “getting the Word in them.” The reader not only encounters God through the book of Ephesians but also learns tools to understanding all of Scripture.“