Looking for Lovely - Bible Study Book
As Christians, we are not promised lives of ease. Often it takes just a small moment of beauty to regain hope and continue on when life is chaotic and unpredictable. Only when we learn to spot the lovely in the midst of hardship can we experience the transcendent peace of God that keeps us persevering when we want to give up. In this 7-session Bible study, Annie F. Downs examines the ordinary people of the Bible—fishermen, gardeners, women, soldiers—to reveal the moments they found beauty in everyday circumstances and hope in God's timing. Because they trusted in this: He makes everything beautiful in His time.Features:•Group material with guides to questions and discussion within small groups•Personal study segments to complete between group sessions•Opportunity for 7 group sessions with 6 weeks of personal study and homework•Student version available for teen girlsBenefits:•Discover beauty in the mundane and difficult moments of life•Encourage a more personal relationship with God as you discover scriptural truths•Grow spiritually through individual study time and group sessions•Understand God sometimes calls us to do hard, but ultimately rewarding, tasks•Learn to laugh through times of perseverance and discover the beauty of the journey•Trust God's timing as He makes everything beautiful in His time•Wrap yourself in the peace of God and allow Him to carry you at all times
About the Author
Annie F. Downs is an author and speaker based in Nashville, TN. Flawed but funny, she uses her writing to highlight the everyday goodness of a real and present God. Annie is the author of Let's All Be Brave, Perfectly Unique, and Speak Love. By weaving together personal stories, humor, and Scripture, she invites readers to experience fulfilled lives with a God who made them on purpose and loves them deeply. While she loves writing books, blog posts, articles, and thank you notes, Annie also enjoys traveling around the world speaking to young women, college students, and adults. Annie is a huge fan of bands with banjos, glitter, her community of friends, boiled peanuts, and football games.