We are taking a break from Made to Crave today to officially introduce our next Online Bible Study on this blog. And I thought there was no better way to tell you about it, than to sit down and talk to the author of our next study myself.
Rachel Olsen is the Senior Editor for the Proverbs 31 Online Daily Devotions, Encouragment for Today. She is also the author of our next book, It’s No Secret, which you will begin to recognize around here as, INS 🙂
Melissa: Rachel, I have so many women who don’t want MTC to end. Why is your book, INS, a good follow up to MTC?
Rachel: We’ve heard these last few weeks about the importance of water, fiber, and Omega oils from the webcasts. And we’ve learned to use Scripture to fight our food temptations. But the main thing we’ve learned is that we’ve got to crave God more than food. Our emotional, spiritual, and even physical health depends on us developing an appetite for God’s presence and His Word – becoming doers of that Word, and not just consumers of that Word. It’s No Secret is a girlfriends’ guide to help us do exactly that.
Melissa: For women who didn’t do MTC or even for those who have never done a Bible study before, why is INS a good place to start?
Rachel: Our lives feel busy and complicated and sometimes disappointing. We have crammed schedules, unpaid bills, interpersonal conflicts, or unmet expectations that weigh us down. Sometimes we wonder, “What’s a girl to do?” And, “How can God help me deal with this?” It’s No Secret answers those questions. What’s more, you’ll be digging into God’s Word to discover His answers for yourself.
Melissa: What value will women who read INS walk away with?
Rachel: They will:
*Grow spiritually, despite life’s setbacks.
*Tame the impulses that keep us striving.
*Handle petty conflicts or criticisms with grace.
*Relax unrealistic expectations in favor of emotional stability.
*Find satisfaction in yielding wholeheartedly to God.
Melissa: Any other thoughts to share with our readers?
Rachel: I’m really excited Melissa, that you are gathering women online to study my book together. There is a strong sisterhood message in It’s No Secret: Revealing Divine Truths Every Woman Should Know. We need sisters to process life and God’s Word with. So, I’m convinced we’ll grow closer to one another, as well as closer to Christ through this study. It’s gonna be fun!
Melissa: Rachel, will you be able to join us on the conference calls? Not only the INS calls, but also would you join us on the last MTC Conference Call on February 24th?
Rachel: Yes! I should be able to both! I look forward to joining you on the last MTC call as well as one of the INS calls!
Melissa: Hey, Rachel, think you could sign a few books for some give-aways?
Rachel: Yes, I’d love to sign books for give-aways!
Ok, then, it’s settled! Our next study is It’s No Secret: Revealing Divine Truths Every Woman Should Know by Rachel Olsen. I hope you’ll be joining me!
This study will begin on March 20, 2011. If you purchase from Proverbs 31 Ministries, you will receive a 10% discount. Call the office toll free: 877-731-4663 and order today! You can also order the Conference Calls at the same time if you want to 🙂
Blessings Y’all! Hope you are having a great week!
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