I get many questions from moms looking for a study to do with their daughters and I believe I have the ideal resource to share with you today. Beauty in the Heart: A Study of Godly Beauty for Young Women is a timely resource from Doorposts in the culture we live in today. Young women are bombarded of what beauty looks like from the world and Beauty in the Heart will take them back to God's Word and what the Bible says about true beauty.
What does the Bible say about beauty? What does it say about the attitudes that God values in a young woman's heart? What actions are characteristic in the life of a truly beautiful woman? What attitudes and actions detract from, or even render disgusting, a woman's physical beauty?
This book is more than just a revealing to young women of what true beauty is - it will also teach your daughters the fundamentals of how to study their Bibles.
In this book you will learn to:
- Use a Concordance
- Study a specific topic in the bible
- Perform a character study
- Use marginal study notes
- Study a verse, passage, or entire chapter or book of the Bible
- Find the original word used in a passage and how it is used in other passages
- Use free Bible study tools on computers and mobile devices
There are ten in depth studies (each one uses a different study technique) that are divided into daily assignments that take about 5 and 20 minutes per day to complete. This book will take your young women through a whole year of study as there are 86 days of study (17 weeks if you do 5 studies a week) plus 49 more suggested studies!
It's designed for ladies starting at age 10-12 and on up and is a great study to do together in a small group. I love that they mentioned it would be good for young men who want to understand true beauty to go through too. I do want to state clearly that women of all ages will benefit from this study.
Let me share a peek with you at the Table of Contents:
1. Beauty in Submission: An Inductive Study of 1 Peter 2:11-3:9
2. Beauty in the Heart: A Verse Study of 1 Peter 3:3-4
3. Beauty in Trusting God: A Character Study of Sarah
4. Beauty in Humility: A Book Study on the Book of Esther
5. Beauty in Modesty: A Verse Study of 1 Timothy 2:9-10
6. Beauty in Serving: A Word and Topical Study on Good Works
7. Beauty without Discretion: A Verse Study of Proverbs 11:22
8. Beauty under Pressure: A Chapter Study of 1 Samuel 25
9. Beauty in the Gates: A Book Study of Ruth
10. Beauty in Review
Alternate Questions for Young Men
Love this from the Introduction:
"This book will help you accomplish two important things:
It will help you grow to understand beauty. God is the giver of beauty, and He wants us to understand what true beauty is and where it comes from. These studies will help you learn what God says about beauty in the midst of a beauty-obsessed world.
It will help you learn how to study the Bible. This book is designed to give you experience in many different approaches to Bible study. When you have completed the book, you will not only know more about godly beauty. You will also know how to continue studying the Bible on your own. The more you read and study and obey God's Word, the more you will become like Jesus.
That will be truly beautiful."
You can purchase a copy of Beauty in the Heart here. If you want to take a peek inside on some of the study pages you can do that here.
As you visit the Doorposts website some of our favorites as a family have been Polished Cornerstones (for young girls), For Instruction in Righteousness (topical reference for child training), Biblical Training Chart Set, Thirty Days in Colossians 3 - A Bible Study for Busy Moms and one to mention if you are raising young men is Because You Are Strong.
Spend some time visiting the Doorposts and if you are looking for a good resource to a Reformation Celebration I can highly recommend A Night of Reformation.
Doorposts has so graciously offered a copy of Beauty in the Heart: A Study of Godly Beauty for Young Women to one of my readers. You can enter the giveaway below:
“A beautiful character, will transfigure the countenance. You look into it, and you read refinement, purity, delicacy, peace, love.” J.R. Miller
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