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Book Crash Review: Thirty Days of Bible Study for Busy Mamas by Pam Forster #grow4christ

on October 29, 2013

About the Book:

It’s not easy, getting into the Word when your house is full of little ones who need you twenty-four hours a day.

But it’s essential.

The goal of this book is to offer special encouragement and help to busy mothers who need the nourishment of God’s Word in their demanding lives. 30 Days of Bible Study for Busy Mamas: Colossians 3 will help you slow down and really study the Bible, even if you can only study for a few minutes at a time.

Here is a simple but deep approach to Bible study, divided into five-minute portions that will leave you encouraged and excited as you discover that you can study the Bible, even when your house is full of children!

So here’s the challenge: Set aside just five to ten minutes a day – even if it’s just one minute at a time – to study the Bible. This book will help!

Includes thirty days of Bible study directions in Colossians 3, plus extra sections like:

  • Ideas for marking in your Bible
  • How to make time for Bible study when you have small children
  • How to study more on your own after you finish the 30 days in Colossians 3
  • This study started as a series of posts on Pam’s Doorposts of Your House blog, where she discovered other busy mamas who were looking for simple but meaningful Bible study. If you aren’t sure where to start, or if you don’t think you have time for Bible study, this booklet will get you started!

You can buy the book (in print or ebook) at Doorposts or on Amazon.

My Opinion:

You may be thinking – I’ve tried it before and Bible studies that are supposed to be for busy moms, usually aren’t and it’ll be the same way with this one.  Put aside your misconceptions because this one study that only takes a few minutes and is truly for busy moms like you and I.  In only 93 pages you’ll be taken on a month long journey into Colossians 3 and read more in depth study of Paul’s letter to the church of Colassae (I hope I didn’t spell that wrong) using the inductive study method and online sources to really dig into the meat of one chapter.  A month?  On one chapter?  You’ll probably think that that sounds like a ridiculous amount of time to spend on just one chapter – but that is what makes it so good for busy moms because it takes 5 minutes or less to complete the days work and learn from Scripture.

The only items you’ll need are the study book, a Bible in your choice of translation (the study quotes the ESV), something to write on, something to write with and a computer with internet access.  If you don’t have have internet access, no worries, just get yourself a concordance and 2 or more Bibles in different translations (my library has a lot of Bibles in different translations).  There are optional items to have as well and since they’re optional I’m not going to spend a lot of time on those but they will aid you study greatly if you can access them like colored pencils or pens, a computer print out of Colossians 3 if you don’t want to mark in your Bible and an audio version of the Bible (some are available for free on the internet).  Next find a time where you can carve out 5 minutes or 1 minute here and there through out the day, gather your supplies in a basket or at least together (I use a cute small tote bag from my favorite company) and get started.

The book is so feminine and beautiful looking inside and out – it makes me want to do the study – so making the time to do it – whether it’s getting up a few minutes early, sneaking a couple minutes while the children are at one of their activities, the book makes it easy.  After the study is complete?  There are plenty of tips in the back for how to continue an inductive study on your own and more, which makes it great for moms who want to find a way to study and this gives us the confidence to do so on our own and really study His Word as we seek Him.

(c) 2013, Sarah Bailey/Growing for Christ, All Rights Reserved, Unauthorized Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws


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