Have you ever read Proverbs 31 and ended feeling sad, mad, or, dare I say, jealous? Or maybe even defeated?
Yes, it's partly my immaturity, I know, but I'm certain I'm not the only one who has felt this way.
If you can relate, or simply just want to be the best woman you can be, then you'll enjoy reading the new ebook, Pursuit of Proverbs 31 by Amy Bayliss (keep reading to find out how to win a copy).
Pursuit of Proverbs 31 is different to any other book or study I have read. Amy shares candidly about her personal journey and speaks as a friend alongside you. She does not treat this chapter of the Bible as a checklist, but rather dives deep into uncovering the true meaning and intention of the passage.
This is a serious Bible study.
Amy goes through the verses explaining what she has learned through Biblical research (i.e using her concordance, looking up Greek words and finding their definitions, etc.).
Each chapter ends with questions for the reader to ponder, scripture memory, as well as other actionable steps to take.
There are tons of practical suggestions, from tips for better Bible study to money management! (I'm always hungry for practical tips and really appreciated the ones Amy shared.)
Here's a peek at the Table of Contents:
- Shattering the Myths
Before you tear the entire chapter of Proverbs 31 out of the Bible, read this.
- The Real Woman of Proverbs 31
So, who is this wonderful, amazing, everyone wants to be like her woman?
- Living in Relationship With God
To live a fulfilled life we must know Him, walk with Him, live with Him, breathe Him.
- Be His Wife; His Helpmate
A happy woman is she who marries the man she loves. A happier woman is the one who loves the man she marries.
- Create a Biblical Marriage
There is one thing that can spoil a marriage faster than any other: selfishness.
- Being a Mother
I’d be the perfect mom if it weren’t for these rascally kids!
- Home and Family Management
I’m a homemaker but my name ain’t Susie
- Pocket Full of Resources
It’s best to have an umbrella ready because eventually it will rain.
- A Woman of Ministry
We don’t go into ministry; it’s who we are.
- Matters of the Soul
When you finally come to the end of yourself, you find Him.
This ebook will help you look carefully at this woman of the Bible, but more than that, Pursuit of Proverbs 31 will encourage you to seek God first and give Him the place of honor in your life.
I need to be honest with you and say that I generally don't feel comfortable recommending a lot of Bible study material. I know this may seem strange coming from a preacher's wife, but the truth is, knowing and learning the word of God is such a serious matter, I don't want to steer anyone wrong by pointing them in the direction of something that may contain error.
I'm happy recommending that you read your Bible, but I get nervous after that. One reason I feel comfortable recommending this study is because Amy so clearly states that you must read the Bible for yourself, saying: “Don't take someone else's word about what is in the Bible. All to often, God's word is misinterpreted or taken out of context.”
Please, always read with caution and check your Bible.
Enter to Win One of Three Copies of Pursuit of Proverbs 31
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Giveaway will end on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9pm PST.
Three winners will be selected at random.
If you would rather buy a copy right away, it's only $4.99!
10. Matters of the Soul When you finally come to the end of yourself, you find Him.
This sounds like a fabulous chapter to me. I have often be intimidated by the Proverbs 31 chapter because the description sounds so unattainable. Just when I think I’ve got it right, something comes up to show me how far I am from it. I forget it’s not me, but God’s Will to rework me for His purposes. I’d love to add this study to my devotional time.
I have been trying to find material on this chapter of the bible for a while now. I’m so excited about this ebook! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
I liked it on fb.
Chapter 2 sounds really interesting. After the myths are busted, who is she, really? I’d love to read it!
This sounds like a great Bible study!
I ‘liked’ Pursuit of Proverbs 31 on Facebook.
I also watched the video. Thanks for the giveaway!
Would love to read this book!
I stumbled upon your website when I was conducting a web search “baking with coconut oil.” Found your article on SimpleOrganic.net and now here I am on your website.
All the chapters sound rich and applicable to my life. Chapter 7 on being a homemaker, but my name isn’t Susie (even though my middle name really is Sue!) is the chapter that really caught my eye. I’m currently studying _Loving God with All Your Mind_, by Elizabeth George. What a difference it makes to no longer be thinking, “I suck,” to now be thinking, “I can do better than this.”
Thanks for your website! I’m now intrigued with making my own face and body creams and lotions. Who knew what I was getting into when a wise Christian mentor of mine recommended for me to start consuming coconut oil!? Ah, God knew, that’s who!
I “liked” Pursuit of Proverbs 31 on Facebook
I watched the video. Just amazing!
The chapters “Shattering the Myths” and “Pocket Full of Resources” definitely sound like must-reads to me.
I’d love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the opportunity!
I would love this book…I so enjoyed One Thousand Gifts..
Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!
I liked it on Facebook
I think the whole book sounds great, but chapter 1 Shattering the Myths would be an awesome place to start. Once those myths are shattered, the rest usually falls into place!
I can relate to most of the chapters, but Chapter 8 sounds particularly intriuiging.
I would love to read this book!
I watched the video!
I like on FB
I guess I’d have to say Home and Family Management!
I would really like winning thisbook in the giveaway!!
I watched the video, love all the happy faces!
The chapter that i would run to would be the ministry chapter…..i do stuff now, helping others in the ministries they have developed, and that is fine, but i feel a deeper yearning to do more..
Angie in Guernsey
yes, I’ve always struggled with this woman!
I would be a great mother and housekeeper if it wasn’t for my 2 blessings! ;0) If I didn’t have them though I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to home school and who truly needs a super clean house? I don’t want my kids to grow up quickly. I will miss the handprints on the windows and jelly on the counters.
This sounds like a great book!
Would love to have the book for our bible study group!
I stumbled across this website, and already I find this book interesting. I love Proverbs 31, and I try so hard to be like her, but I fail miserably daily. I often wonder how she would react if she had to take care of her 83 year old mother who has dementia, and refuses to let me and my family move in to take care of her…how would she work that? I recently lost my dad, on January 1st of this year, so this year has started off…..well not good. I think that chapter 10…Matters of the Soul calls to me….because I so want to walk away from the chaos of my mom, but I know God has called us to take care of her, and my dad said the same thing too. I have 3 other siblings, but I am doing this alone….well….with my husband and our 4 sons. I would love a copy of this book. I liked you on Facebook and watched the video. I cannot wait to read it. Thanks.
I loved the comment, “does the proverbs 31 woman make you mad?” That is so me! I laughed out loud!
Like Pursuit of Proverbs 31 on FB.
Nice video as intro to book.
Nice video as intro to book. Thank you.
Chapter 7 & 8 looks very interesting…
ALL of the chapters look fascinating, but #2 intriques me the most at the moment.
yes. who IS this amazing woman???
thank you for giving us a chance to win this book! 🙂
cool video! now i’m really curious to read the book. 🙂
We are looking for another bible study for our small prayer group. Pursuit of Proverbs 31 just might be what we are looking for. Thanks for the chance to win this book.
i got to your site from pinterest and now am so happy that i did………not only am i learning new natural products to make but also learning about great reading material as well! this book sounds great because it is a contemporary way to learn about the proverbs…thanks so much for all of your information!
I am so there right now. Talk about a timely post. I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one.
I would love to win a copy of the Pursuit of Proverbs 31 eBook! Thank you so much for offering as a giveaway! 🙂
I watched the video at pursuitofproverbs31.com
Chapters 5 & 7 are definitely ringing some bells, but right now chapter 10 sounds the most intriguing to me.
From the first to the last chapter this is a must read- at least for me. Thanks for sharing!
This sounds like a wonderful book/study, thanks for sharing it.
I watched the video….and almost cried!
For me, chapter 3 – Living in Relationship With God
this sounds so interesting & good….just what I need!
I think I would really like to become a helpmeet to my hubby – that chapter sounds like a good one for me (they all do!)
I’m constantly striving to be a Godly woman…I’d love for it to become more natural for me!
Chapters 4 and 5 sound the most interesting to me!
I have been intrigued by this chapter for most of my 29 years of marriage. I have been thinking of leading a bible study on this topic for young women. I think it will help them be better prepared for marriage and a family.
I totally know where you’re coming from with the jealousy, anger and defeat with regard to the Proverbs 31 woman!
i liked “Pursuit of Proverbs 31” on fb.
Living in Relationship With God is the chapter that I am interested in most…just figuring out how to fit in this huge piece would be helpful!
I also watched the video.