ESV New Inductive Study Bible Giveaway

ESV New Inductive Study Bible
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16)

My passion is to study the Bible and encourage women to do the same. God’s word is living and life changing when we get to know and apply it to our lives. It is vital we know His word and what it says to grow in our relationship with the Lord.

I am excited to have Melissa Deming, Christina Fox and Jessalyn Hutto share with us their passion for God, His Word and Bible study. I am so thankful for these ladies. They encourage, teach and mentor women daily with truth from Scripture. You will be blessed reading their comments.

Melissa Deming
The more I study the Bible, the more I discover its beauty. Far from being an old boring book full of tedious names and stuffy stories, the Holy Scriptures are a literary masterpiece. It’s why in many circles one cannot be considered well-read until he or she has grappled with the scope of the biblical storyline, interacted with its flawed characters, risen and plummeted through its rollercoaster plot, and cheered over the piercing resolution at the end of the story. Only a masterpiece can maintain a unified story that stretches over 66 books, from beginning to end – Genesis to Revelation. Only a masterpiece can utilize such literary devices that make Western epics and modern titles seem pale.
For example, did you know that the book of Ruth was written using a daunting (and very rare) literary device called a chiasm? The book is structured in layers with the outer layers mirroring each other and the inner layers mirroring each other. Where the layers finally meet in the middle, the reader finds the main point of the entire story. And oh, the middle section of Ruth (where the layers meet) a lovely place to dwell, indeed, as God provides our heroine a kinsman-redeemer!
God’s inspiration is of the very best kind. Believers need not be ashamed to take pleasure in studying God’s Word over other books. The Word of God is robust and grand. I study it because it is life-giving. I study it because it is life-changing. I study it because it is living! But I also study it because it is truly lovely – a literary masterpiece unparalleled. And why wouldn’t it be? Its author is, after all, the God who imagined colors, the God who fashioned the delicate wings of the butterfly, and the God who painted the evening sunset – all through his spoken Word. Could we expect any less grandeur from his written Word as well?

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Melissa has a M.Div. in Women’s Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Journalism from Texas A&M University. Melissa and her husband, Jonathan, is helping start a church plant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They have five-year-old twin boys, Zacharias and Jonah.
Melissa will be launching a new ladies Bible study soon: Daughters of the King!
http://www.hiveresources.com

Christina Fox
Following the resurrection, Jesus met Cleopas and another disciple on the road to Emmaus. Not realizing who he was, they told him what had happened in Jerusalem. Jesus responded, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” And He explained to them the Scriptures. And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself” (Luke 24:25-27).
I often wonder what that conversation was like for those disciples. All of a sudden, the stories they’d heard their whole life fell into place. From Creation to Moses to David to the prophets, all of Scripture is about Jesus. “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:15-17).
This is why I study Scripture, to know this Jesus in whom “all things hold together.” He is the exact representation of the invisible God, who took on flesh, lived in this sinful world without sin, was despised and rejected, and died so that I might live. All of Scripture points to him; Jesus is the scarlet thread woven throughout all of God’s Word.
Like reading letters from the one we love, reading Scripture opens my eyes to God’s great love and mercy for me through Jesus Christ. Every year, I go through the Bible from beginning to end, reading the beautiful story of love, a story of sin and redemption, of runaway sinners and a holy God revealing his plan to pursue and bring them back to himself. In finding Jesus in the pages of Scripture, my heart resonates with Cleopas and his friend when they said, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:32) Because the more I read, the more I see how much I need a Savior and just how great a sacrifice it was when God became man and dwelt among us. “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins” (1 John 4:10). And the more I study, the more I love him in return.

Christina Fox
Christina, her husband and 2 boys live in Florida. She received a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and worked in the counseling field for about eight years before her oldest son was born. She no longer practices as a counselor but spends her time writing for various websites and publications. She is in her third year of homeschooling, a Bible study leader, Sunday school teacher, and facilitates a women’s discipleship group.
http://www.toshowthemjesus.com

Jessalyn Hutto
From my earliest days as a Christian, I was taught the importance of studying the Word of God. My church leaders and mentors stressed the need for me to be a diligent student of my Bible: reading it, memorizing it, meditating on it, and studying it. As I have grown in my walk with the Lord I’ve come to view bible study as less of a discipline and more as a nutritional necessity for my spiritual life. Knowing God, which is the sole purpose of studying his word, is my greatest desire because he is the source of all joy, peace, comfort, and hope. It is for this reason that I continue to come back to my copy of the Word day after day, seeking to understand it properly, and praying for a more complete vision of our holy and wondrous God. His Word is a precious gift to us and we rob ourselves of immense blessing if we don’t seek to mine its depths and understand its content.

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Jessalyn is married to Richard and they have 3 little boys. When her husband graduates from seminary in December they are looking forward to where God leads them in ministry. Her greatest desire is to encourage women to trust in the grace of our Lord and Savior, not only for salvation, but for the strength to daily live a Christ-exalting life.
http://www.desiringvirtue.com

To encourage you in your Bible study and walk with the Lord, I am excited to offer you an opportunity to win an ESV New Inductive Study Bible. This Bible will give you a more intimate understanding of God and His Word because it encourages you to study on your own. This is the only Bible based entirely on the inductive study approach by providing simple, proven tools for observing what the text says, interpreting what it means, and application to your life.

You can check it out and order (if you are not a winner) at http://www.precept.org

I love my New Inductive Study Bible and you will to!

I would love to connect with you by Facebook, Email or Twitter by clicking the links on the sidebar.

Click on the link below to enter. The giveaway ends on midnight Saturday.

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About kimlenon
Welcome to Inside Out! I desire to offer encouragement and resources to help women live their lives Inside Out because God changes us from the Inside Out! I have been married to Dave for 39 years. We have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. My passion is to teach women how to study and apply God's Word.

37 Responses to ESV New Inductive Study Bible Giveaway

  1. Aileen says:

    I can now say that I do love Bible study. For many years, it was just something that I checked off my list each day. I love that God constantly opens my eyes to new discoveries about Himself even if I’ve already read a passage many times. This is such a great giveaway…thank you!!!

  2. Barbara Mack says:

    Kim, we share the same passion. I love to empower women thru the Word of God. Now I guess the timing is correct to say me, me, me…ha! ha! I am worse than a child.

  3. Christine says:

    Kim, I am really excited about this Bible. It looks like it would be a fabulous help to any study.
    Thanks you and miss you.

  4. I do love to study in His Word and hungry for His Word. I would love to win this. Thankful for this giveaway contest!

  5. Stephanie says:

    I just love getting a deeper perspective on what I’m reading.

  6. Meredith says:

    I love how I learn more about Jesus and what He desires for my life!

  7. Angela Robbins says:

    Oh I have been wanting to get an inductive study Bible like this! Would love to win! Thank you for the giveaway!!! 🙂

  8. Anna says:

    Thank you for these three encouraging thoughts to begin my week!

  9. Encouragement for a weary mom 🙂

  10. Julie Edwards says:

    I am co-leading a Bible study at church on the Names of God and would love to receive this Bible. I hope I am entered because the form just kept saying “loading”. If I am not entered through the link above, consider this my entry. PLEEEEEEZE!!!! 😉

  11. Somer John says:

    Love these ladies explanations as to why they study the Bible. Wonderful encouragement. Thank you!

  12. Cherilu says:

    What I love about Bible study is that there is always something new for me to learn when looking closely at God’s Word.

  13. aalderinks says:

    I love that I can study the same chunk of scripture for days and see new things every day.

  14. jeanine says:

    I love getting into the Word and hearing God speak to me from it’s pages.

  15. I love the living breathing Word of God that is relevant today as much as it was when He first spoke them!!!

  16. Beth Lehmier says:

    Would love to win! Love getting into His word.

  17. V Ward says:

    looks great!

  18. Jessica says:

    I love that when I study the bible my eyes are constantly opened to something new.

  19. Cheryl says:

    I love studying God’s Word, because when you love someone you want to learn all about them, and I love God and want to know as much about Him as I can. He uses our time together to teach me about myself to and grow me to be more like Christ.

  20. joanneviola says:

    I have never had an inductive study Bible. I love Bible Study so this would be a most interesting way to study this coming year. Thanks for the opportunity!

  21. I am so excited to recive the study bible. my address is, 114 22ond st. 1st. fl. 15215. thank you.

  22. Kathryn Lester says:

    I have never heard of an inductive study Bible but it sounds like a great way to study scripture! I love how our study is linking the New Testament with the Old Testament. It is something that is not done enough.

  23. sarah amsler says:

    I love the ESV! The word by word translation is great! I can only imagine how good the inductive source is!

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  25. geri says:

    hello,

    i love bible study because it shows Gods power through His Words, His promises, and it shows how He worked in the lives of others in the bible. it gives me something to hope in and something to model myself after. i just like it 😉

  26. Nika says:

    Hello,

    What a great way to share God’s word! I love inductive bible study! Never owned an actual inductive bible, but what an awesome tool to help open more for us the powerful and sustaining Word of God!

  27. Paula says:

    The Bible is nourishment for our soul…need daily feeding!

  28. Jessica B. says:

    I love the reminder of my position before God. Sinner saved by grace!

  29. Maranne123 says:

    Hi, read your blog….what the two ladies wrote was very good. What a list of women wanting in the Bible drawing Sat. It is great you are giving one away. Love you

  30. Brenda says:

    I love learning more about God through His Word.

  31. Brenda says:

    I love learning more about God through His Word..Being involved in a study with other women always blesses me so much.

  32. abbasgirlme says:

    Probably don’t stand a chance (providence?) with all of the interest, but tossing my hat in anyway. This is one I would absolutely love to be able to have. May the Lord will it, and if not…it’s all okay. 🙂

  33. Alicia Blake says:

    No matter how crazy life is, when I’m in the Word there is a sense of peace and calm. Having dealt with health issues since the age of 14, there is no better feeling than calm. Even in times of struggle, God is there. That is love!

  34. Mary says:

    I would love to win this Bible! My current Bible is very well loved and falling apart! This is just the type of Bible I’m looking for!

  35. kimlenon says:

    Thank you to all who entered! A winner has been randomly picked and notified by email.
    I loved reading your comments on how much you love Bible study. It truly is life changing!

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