Thursday, December 30, 2010

Online Bible Study?

I got the new Lysa Terkeurst book, Made to Crave, in the mail a couple of days ago to review.  I’m really enjoying it, so far. Do any of these statements from the Introduction resonate with you?

A whole lifetime could be spend making excuses, giving in, feeling guilty, resolving to do better, mentally beating myself up for not sticking to my resolve, feeling like a failure, and then resigning myself to the fact that things can’t change.”

We feel overweight physically but underweight spiritually.”

Jesus didn’t mean [Matt. 19:20-21] as a sweeping command for everyone who has a lot of money.  Jesus meant this for any of us who wallow in whatever abundance we have.”

God made us capable of craving so we’d have an unquenchable desire for more of Him, and Him alone.”

031029326XIf so, maybe you’d be interesting in doing a Bible Study based on Made to Crave.  The blog tour for the book starts on January 10.  I’m not yet sure what date my “stop” on the tour will be, but Lysa will be doing a free live webcast every Monday, also beginning on January 10, at 8:45 EST.  And, she’s also posted on her blog that her friend, Melisa Taylor, will be hosting an online Bible Study based on Made to Crave on her blog.

However, I was thinking that if any of you would be interested in a smaller group study, we could do one together either here on my blog or on my Facebook page.  In order to do the study, you’d need to get the book (it’s even available as a free download if you have a Kindle**) and we could decide on a start date.

I’m thinking this could be a Friday thing, since I plan on running the Do or Do Not Challenge again on Mondays, so maybe we could start on Jan. 14.  If you know me, you know this will be a very informal thing, but I think it could be fun.  Just leave a comment and let me know if you’re interested.  I’ll let you know by Monday, Jan. 3, if there has been enough interest, so you’ll have time to get a copy of the book.

**Note: I have discovered that the free item for Made to Crave is a 21 activity book to go along with the book, it is NOT the actual book.  The actual book is available for Kindle for $9.99.  Sorry for the confusion!

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14 comments:

  1. Hmmm, I want to do the Bible study but I'm committed to reading the Bible in 90 Days so I may have to pass. I'll let you know when all details have been posted.

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  2. I might be interested. It looks like the free Kindle edition might be slightly different? The full length book is selling for $9.99. I'm going to download the free version and see what I think. :)
    ~Jessica
    http://healthyfor100.blogspot.com

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  3. I was reading about this books earlier. I am up for this study. Just let me know what you decide.

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  4. I've been lurking round your blog for so long I can't even recall how I found it now, but don't think I've commented before.

    Haven't blogged about my current weight loss journey yet but thanks to you and elsewhere I got the UK equivalent of the bodybugg and so far I've lost two pounds. Don't yet know how the holiday season and my holiday (I'm typing this in sunny Lanzarote, Spain) will have affected the scale but here's hoping my moderated eating and extra walking (sightseeing) has helped.

    Would love to join in with your study and would be able to get the kindle version onto my hubs' iPad so it should be easy to get hold of the book.

    Hope to start linking up to your weekly weigh-in when I get home.

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  5. Thanks for commenting! I hope you'll enjoy your bodybugg as much as I've enjoyed mine. It's an amazing tool. I don't think I'd have been nearly as successful as I've been without always knowing exactly how many calories I'm burning and being able to compare that to what I'm consuming.

    Can't wait to follow your journey!

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  6. Ok, I'm confused. It looks like "Made to Crave" is available for $9.99 on Kindle. The "Made to Crave Participant's guide" is not available for Kindle, but "Craving God" is available for a free download.
    I'm not sure which book is needed for this bible study, but I'm interested in participating. Thanks!

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  7. Well, Jessica, I'm pretty confused now, too. It was listed as free when I posted this, now when I search, I get this link where it's $9.99 and this link where it's listed as free.

    It looks like it's the same book, so I'm not sure. If I had a Kindle, I'd order the free one so that I could compare it with the paperback and see if they're the same, but as it is, I have no idea. Sorry!

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  8. I ordered it from Amazon and I have a droid phone. I downloaded the kindle app and today, when the "book" released, it came up as free on my bill. Now that I have had a closer look, it says Craving God, A 21-Day Devotional Challenge to Accompany Made To Crave. I don't know if it is the same book or not. Everything looks the same except the front page. So, I am just not for sure. I plan on reading what I have and perhaps I will be able to go to a cook store soon to look at the pages to see if it is the same book.

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  9. If I could afford to purchase a book or if my library had this (it doesn't) right now, I would be all for this. As soon as we are financially back on our feet, I'm going to read this book!

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  10. I bought this as a download a couple of days ago. Thanks for mentioning the study. I will be following along.

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  11. If I could afford to purchase a book or if my library had this (it doesn't) right now, I would be all for this. As soon as we are financially back on our feet, I'm going to read this book!

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  12. I ordered it from Amazon and I have a droid phone. I downloaded the kindle app and today, when the "book" released, it came up as free on my bill. Now that I have had a closer look, it says Craving God, A 21-Day Devotional Challenge to Accompany Made To Crave. I don't know if it is the same book or not. Everything looks the same except the front page. So, I am just not for sure. I plan on reading what I have and perhaps I will be able to go to a cook store soon to look at the pages to see if it is the same book.

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  13. Thanks for commenting! I hope you'll enjoy your bodybugg as much as I've enjoyed mine. It's an amazing tool. I don't think I'd have been nearly as successful as I've been without always knowing exactly how many calories I'm burning and being able to compare that to what I'm consuming.

    Can't wait to follow your journey!

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  14. Hmmm, I want to do the Bible study but I'm committed to reading the Bible in 90 Days so I may have to pass. I'll let you know when all details have been posted.

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