Face-to-Face with Naomi and Ruth: Together for the Journey

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Through this interactive study of Naomi and Ruth, women will discover the power of committing to one another for walking the journey of faith. As spiritual “mother and daughter” in Christ, the relationship of a younger woman and an older woman is based on mutual caring and sharing. As the spiritual daughter learns wisdom for life from her mentor, they can realize their potential for intimate relationships with one another that God will use in dynamic ways.
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Face-to-Face with Naomi and Ruth: Together for the Journey

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Through this interactive study of Naomi and Ruth, women will discover the power of committing to one another for walking the journey of faith. As spiritual “mother and daughter” in Christ, the relationship of a younger woman and an older woman is based on mutual caring and sharing. As the spiritual daughter learns wisdom for life from her mentor, they can realize their potential for intimate relationships with one another that God will use in dynamic ways.
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Meet the Author

Janet Thompson, founder and director of About His Work Ministries, is an author and speaker on topics relevant to today's Christian. Janet discovered her purpose when God called her to “Feed My sheep.”

Janet answered that call by developing the Woman to Woman Mentoring Ministry at Saddleback Church, where she and her husband, Dave, have been members since 1987. Janet served as a lay minister for 12 years leading Saddleback's Woman to Woman Mentoring Ministry, and she continues to share the blessings of mentoring by training churches around the world.

Dave and Janet have four married children and love being Grammie and Grampa to ten beautiful grandchildren. They make their home in Lake Forest, California.

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Table of Contents

Welcome

My Story 8

What Is Mentoring? 8

Who Are M&M'S? 11

M&M'S and More! 11

Study Format 11

Suggestions for Individual Study 12

Suggestions for M&M'S-Mentors and Mentees, Friends, and Relatives 12

Suggestions for Group Study 13

Leaders and Facilitators 14

To You-the Reader 14

Session 1 Their Story

Can You Relate-Janet Thompson 18

Day 1 How Does Naomi's and Ruth's Story Relate to Us? 20

Day 2 A Changed Life 23

Day 3 We Are Family 27

Day 4 A Time of Discontent 32

Day 5 Together for the Journey 35

Session 2 Life's not Always Easy

Day 1 When Your Faith Is Tested 40

Day 2 Sharing Life's Adverse Circumstances 43

Day 3 Crisis Mentoring 47

Day 4 Keeping the Faith 51

Day 5 A Commitment to God and to Each Other 55

Session 3 A Two-Way Relationship

Day 1 Allowing Choices 62

Day 2 Home at Last 65

Day 3 Mutual Respect 69

Day 4 Asking Questions 72

Day 5 A Teachable Spirit 75

Session 4 Let's Be Friends

Day 1 On Common Ground 80

Day 2 Caring and Sharing 83

Day 3 Lifting the Load 86

Day 4 Building Trust 89

Day 5 Sacrificial Love 93

Session 5 Will You Mentor Me?

Day 1 Mentoring as Discipling 98

Day 2 Listening and Learning 103

Day 3 Role Models of Character 106

Day 4 God's Plan and Purpose Fulfilled 110

Day 5 Can I Have a Witness? Praise God! 113

Together for the Journey Testimony-Pat Devine 116

Closing Materials-The Journey Ends

Let's Pray a Closing Prayer Together 118

Janet's Suggestions 118

Leader's Guide for Group-Study Facilitators and M&M'S 120

Session Guide 123

Prayer & Praise Journal 138

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  • Posted February 16, 2010

    Powerful and Usable

    There are so many ways to use this wonderful series. You will benefit whether studying on your own or in a small group because of the wide-ranging elements. It has personal stories, thought-provoking questions, intriguing ideas for mentoring, and practical challenges to grow closer to God. Janet Thompson's heart for encouraging women comes through loud and clear.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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