Friday, September 12, 2008

Bible Study

I am so excited to be participating in my first "on line" Bible study hosted by Leila at Write From the Heart (click on the site name to sign up)

The book we will be reading is called:

Behind those Eyes, by Lisa Whittle (Click Here for Lisa's Blog)

Behind Those Eyes is the story of a woman who got tired of pretending and finally decided to choose what was real. It is about a woman who one day realized she didn’t have to have it all together to be loved by her Jesus. It is about being genuine…getting honest…and telling the truth. It is a book that’s impact relies heavily on the heartcry of its reader. It goes there, and if you take part in its study, you’ll have to…too.But don’t let that scare you. You are in great company if you’re uncertain as to whether or not you are ready to face truth. The woman I write about didn’t start out wanting to be real. For some time, she wasn’t fully committed to truth. No, it wasn’t something that came easy to her. She was a born pretender, like so many who share her gender.But one day, in a hair salon on the other side of town, she had a conversation with a hair stylist that changed her life. She didn’t go in expecting to find a story or get a spark of inspiration. She wasn’t looking for a light bulb moment or a “change your life” in a day scenario. But that’s exactly what happened. Because in a simple everyday interaction, Jesus showed up in the most unlikely of places and in the deepest places of her heart, showed her a picture of the game of pretense she had been playing. And it forever changed her soul.That woman, of course, was me. I wrote the book for you. And most of all, I wrote the book for me. Because I am the first one to need to hear its truth. I didn’t want to tell on myself quite as much as I do or be as honest as I was in the 10 chapters of this book. (I hope you can handle my truth, friends, as you read it.) But I simply couldn’t ask you to go there and get real if I wasn’t willing to first go there, myself.

I will be joining my blogging sisters Kim and Christy as well as several other gals whom I am looking forward to getting to know over the next few weeks. If you are intersted in joining please make sure you visit Leila's blog and sign up today!!


Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I just love your site. It's so festive and pretty. Aw, so fun. :)

Christy said...

I only wish we could be sitting around together, talking, praying, sipping coffee/tea, and of course munching on something sweet!

I'm so excited about this study!

I'm also looking forward to upcoming posts of recipes:)

Weeksie50 said...

What a fun idea.


Amy said...

Sounds like a wonderful study, Kristen! I am looking forward to the online study; I always love to read the different takes and perspectives of different women. There is always so much to learn through someone else's eyes.

God Bless,

Sharon said...

It sounds like a great Bible study. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment (anyone who says I don't look 47 is an instant friend!!! :0)

I hope you have a terrific weekend!

xoxo Sharon

Cindy said...

I just signed up and am off to buy the book after work. I've never done on on-line study before. I am looking forward to it.

Lelia Chealey said...

This is so cool!! I'm thrilled you are going to be joining us.
Tend to your family first and if you can make it over on Tuesday...awesome, if not, know you are being prayed for either way.