Top 10 Women's Bible Studies to Focus on a Life of Gratitude before Thanksgiving

Top 10 Women's Bible Studies to Focus on a Life of Gratitude before Thanksgiving

Colossians 3:15: "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful."

Gratitude is not often something on our minds, except for once in November when we gather around the table filled with dishes of turkey and cranberry sauce. But what if we could exercise gratitude more often throughout the year. As we enter the autumn season, with the holiday of Thanksgiving coming up, we may feel the urge to express more thankfulness for the blessings we experience in the day-to-day. One of the best ways we can prepare our hearts is by engaging in a Bible study that helps us to recenter our focus on Christ and all the blessings he has given us. Although this list isn't exhaustive, here are 10 women's Bible studies that can help us focus on a life of gratitude before Thanksgiving arrives.

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  • Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds

    Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds

    “A must-read for every woman interested in teaching and leading Bible discussion groups in your church.”
    Nancy Guthrie, author, Even Better than Eden

    Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds

    One of the best ways to have a deeper, more thankful life is to engage with the Word more and discover God's plan unfolding throughout history. But often we can feel emotionally drained and struggle to commit to reading the word every day. That's where Women of the Word can help. It equips you for every time you sit to do a daily reading of God's Word.

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  • You Are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You About Your Mission and Worth

    You Are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You About Your Mission and Worth

    "Refreshing and Uplifting Danielle Bean has done it again. She’s written a book that speaks to the heart of women and inspires us to seek a little higher and dig a little deeper to find God’s work hidden in the everyday of our lives as mothers and wives. This book has given me a hunger to read the bible more regularly -- the stories of these Old Testament women truly are relatable to my life and help me recognize goodness, truth, and beauty arising even from broken hearts and lives. Refreshing and full of hope, the book has renewed my outlook at our fallen world today."

    --Marie M.

    You Are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You About Your Mission and Worth

    One of the worst ways to harbor a spirit of bitterness, rather than gratitude, is by playing the comparison game. But thankfully this Bible Study allows women to see their worth and know that God has called us to a unique purpose.

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  • It's All Under Control Bible Study: A 6-Week Guided Journey

    It's All Under Control Bible Study: A 6-Week Guided Journey

    "Embark on a six-week journey to letting go of the things you can’t control, finding the strength to hang on tighter to those you can―and finally learning how to tell the difference."

    It's All Under Control Bible Study: A 6-Week Guided Journey

    We often lack thanksgiving and trust when we feel that we have to do everything on our own. Thankfully, we don't have to. This six-week Bible Study encourages us to cling to Christ and know that he has a wonderful plan for us. We can embrace the freedom that we don't have to do everything on our own.

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  • NIV, The Woman's Study Bible, Hardcover, Full-Color: Receiving God's Truth for Balance, Hope, and Transformation

    NIV, The Woman's Study Bible, Hardcover, Full-Color: Receiving God's Truth for Balance, Hope, and Transformation

    "The Woman’s Study Bible poignantly reveals the Word of God to women, inviting them to receive God’s truth for balance, hope, and transformation."

    NIV, The Woman's Study Bible, Hardcover, Full-Color: Receiving God's Truth for Balance, Hope, and Transformation

    Biblical womanhood can often be hard to define, but in doing so, and discovering our identity in Christ, we can lend our way to a lifetime attitude of gratitude. If you're anything like me, you love diving deep into the word, which is where this Bible Study will come in handy. It comes equipped with verse by verse study notes, biblical maps, and biblical book outlines. 

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  • Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be: A 90-Day Guide to Living the Proverbs 31 Life

    Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be: A 90-Day Guide to Living the Proverbs 31 Life

    We've often heard the phrase "Proverbs 31 Woman." Women in the church are encouraged to exemplify the woman described in this passage. But how do we go about doing this? This Bible Study explains what this concept means and guides women on how to become more like the Proverbs 31 woman.

    Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be: A 90-Day Guide to Living the Proverbs 31 Life

    "I was going through the most difficult season of life when I found this book in 2015. I felt completely disconnected to other Christian books that I was reading they were either too sugar coated, or lacked the spiritual depth that I was hoping for. But, Donna Partow's teaching style, biblical insight and practical applications on everything from faith, family, health, home, finance etc. makes this so much more than your average devotional. It's truly a day by day journey to a richer spiritual life in mind, body and soul. I highly recommend it." - Amazon 5-Star Review

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  • Jesus and Women - Bible Study Book: In the First Century and Now

    Jesus and Women - Bible Study Book: In the First Century and Now

    Often we can feel far-removed from the biblical text. The events took place thousands of years ago, and we may wonder if we fully have a grasp of the text if we had not lived during the same time as Jesus. This Bible Study allows us to view Jesus through the lens of the first-century context and better understand his mission and message.

    Jesus and Women - Bible Study Book: In the First Century and Now

    As per the book's description, "Join biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland on those dusty roads as she transports you back to Jesus’ world, following in the footsteps of the women who came face-to-face with the Living God."

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  • Determined - Women's Bible Study Participant Workbook: Living Like Jesus in Every Moment

    Determined - Women's Bible Study Participant Workbook: Living Like Jesus in Every Moment

    : "Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom."

    Imagine you have 24 hours left. How will you live differently? This is what this Bible Study encourages readers to do. Instead of spending our days wandering aimlessly, this book forces us to hone our focus and live more for Jesus in the day-to-day.

    Determined - Women's Bible Study Participant Workbook: Living Like Jesus in Every Moment

    "This study is everything I’ve looked for in a Bible Study and more! Whether you’ve never picked up a Bible or you hold a degree in theology, this book is excellent for all those seeking to grow closer to Jesus." - 5-Star Amazon Review

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  • Women of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study

    Women of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study

    One of the best ways we can develop an attitude of gratitude is to look to examples of exemplary women in the Bible. 52 of them, in fact. This year-long Bible Study shows us women, major and minor, throughout Scripture who followed God without reserve or hesitation. This includes several women who played an active role in Jesus' lineage and during his ministry.

    Women of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study

    "This book is my favorite go to for nighly reading. It’s so inspirational and really has improved my life. It’s very detailed and offers amazing prayers and questions to really keep you interacted. I love this book and I’m so happy I discovered it. It makes reading the Bible better because you understand the dynamics behind every story." - 5-Star Amazon Review

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  • The Armor of God - Bible Study Book

    The Armor of God - Bible Study Book

    A spiritual war wages around us, seeking to rob us of our joy, our hope, our light. Thankfully, God has equipped us with the tools to fight against the blows of Satan, and this Bible Study helps us to learn about each of them. Great for small groups or an individual study, this book will not only walk you through a believer's inventory for fighting against the devil, but it will help you to create a personal plan of defense fo the day-to-day.

    The Armor of God - Bible Study Book

    "This 7-session study is perfect for individuals and small groups. The personal Bible study book includes leader helps, personal study resources to be completed between small group meetings, and perforated prayer cards that can be used to develop a prayer strategy."

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  • Better - Bible Study Book: A Study of Hebrews

    Better - Bible Study Book: A Study of Hebrews

    When I think about the Old Testament, I think about a group of people waiting for something better. They understood how much they'd mired themselves in sin and wanted a better future. A future that Christ ultimately fulfilled through his sacrifice and resurrection.

    Maybe you feel like those people in the Old Testament, waiting for better, waiting for your true home. This Bible Study helps women to reflect on the fulfilled promises of Jesus and will cultivate hope in the believer the kingdom that is here and is yet to come.

    Better - Bible Study Book: A Study of Hebrews

    "I can’t recommend this enough!! This is an expository, verse by verse study. As all of hers are. Very in depth!! There’s no narrative to go along with it or extra personal stories. If you are looking for a “feel good” or “self help” sort of devotional, this is not it. It is a Bible Study. It is designed to help you STUDY the Bible." - 5-Star Amazon Review

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    headshot of author Hope BolingerHope Bolinger is a multi-published novelist and a graduate of Taylor University's professional writing program. More than 1,200 of her works have been featured in various publications ranging from Writer's Digest to Keys for Kids. She has worked for various publishing companies, magazines, newspapers, and literary agencies and has edited the work of authors such as Jerry B. Jenkins and Michelle Medlock Adams. Her modern-day Daniel trilogy is out with IlluminateYA. She is also the co-author of the Dear Hero duology, which was published by INtense Publications. And her inspirational adult romance Picture Imperfect releases in November of 2021. Find out more about her at her website.