Through this ongoing series, we want to share theological resources that have helped us grow in knowledge and understanding of the Lord, and appreciation for our shared Christian faith through the wider body of Christ. Whether blog posts, music, books, podcasts, visual art, etc., we hope that you can discover new sources of edification and encouragement.
"This October 15 is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day when many women across the country will together remember their babies who have gone ahead (read more here and here and here). Hope Mommies is a 501(c)3 Christian non-profit organization sharing the hope of Christ with mothers who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. Hope Mommies has an annual retreat, a box ministry, online small groups and Facebook groups, a blog, and a bible study publication. Baby loss binds women in a unique way around the present peace of Christ and future hope of being with Him one day, as we remember with joy what our children already experience. If you or someone you know would like to be connected with this ministry, and walk through the grief of baby loss with women who understand this pain, feel free to get in touch with me anytime or connect through any of the links above." - Lianna
"Reformation Day on October 31 commemorates when Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five thesis onto the Wittenberg Door in 1517. To hear a history of this day, much of it in Luther's own words, listen to this recording narrated by Max McLean via YouTube. It contains Martin Luther's response to the Catholic church after his reading of Paul in the book of Romans—all marking his praise-worthy return to the Bible as the authority for matters of salvation and for the Christian life. Listening to this stirred a thankfulness for the truth in my heart." - Lianna
Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin
"In Women of the Word, Jen Wilkin shares her passion for teaching women how to study the Bible, and through that study, to see women grow in their love of God: '...the heart cannot love what the mind does not know. This is the message of Romans 12:2-3—not that the mind alone affects transformation, but that the path to transformation runs from the mind to the heart, and not the other way around' (pg. 31). In the first part of the book, Jen makes a case for the importance of Biblical literacy among Christian women, and the second half explores what Jen calls 'the Five P's of Sound Study: Study with Purpose, Study with Perspective, Study with Patience, Study with Process, Study with Prayer' (pg. 46). I loved reading Women of the Word because it clearly teaches the purpose of studying the Bible (to know and love God more) and practically how to do it. I recommend it to any woman who desires to know God more through devoted Bible study." -Abby
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