Renewed - Women's Bible Study Participant Workbook with Leader Helps: Finding Hope When You Dont Like Your Story

Renewed - Women's Bible Study Participant Workbook with Leader Helps: Finding Hope When You Dont Like Your Story

by Heather M. Dixon

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Overview

Few things make us feel as helpless as living with a story we don’t like. Maybe one that involves the loss of a loved one, an unwanted transition, a difficult diagnosis, or a dream that fell through. At one time or another, we all deal with disappointments and feelings that life is unfair or that we are being punished.

In Renewed, a four-week study of the Book of Ruth, women glean wisdom from Naomi’s perspective, a woman who lived a story she didn’t choose or like. Forced to chart a new path as she mourned the loss of her husband and two sons, Naomi learned that the journey from bitterness to renewed hope and joy was rooted in God’s promise of redemption.

With insight from her own journey of living with a story that is not easy, Heather teaches women to flourish even as they live hard stories through a willingness to trust that God can transform them and trade their heartache for hope. They will learn to rely on God’s movement in the details of their story, even when it can’t be seen, gain confidence to act in the part of their stories that they can change, and watch expectantly for God to redeem the parts they can’t.

Components for this four-week Bible study, available separately, include a Participant Workbook with Leader Helps and a DVD with four 20 to 25-minute segments (with closed captioning).


  • A four-week study of the Book of Ruth from Naomi’s perspective.
  • This shorter study is ideal for in-between or busy times.
  • Helps women find the courage to live with a story they don’t like and trust in God.
  • Participant Workbook with Leader Helps includes group sessions guides, discussion questions, prayers, video viewer guides, and more.
  • DVD features dynamic, engaging teaching in four 20 to 25-minute segments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781791006174
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Series: Renewed Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 825,606
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Heather M. Dixon is an author, speaker, and Bible teacher who understands living with a story that is not easy. Diagnosed with an incurable and terminal genetic disorder that she inherited from her mother, she is passionate about encouraging and equipping women to trust in God, face their greatest fears, and live with hope, especially amid difficult circumstances. When she is not blogging at TheRescuedLetters.com or speaking at women’s conferences and events, Heather loves to make the most of everyday moments such as cooking for her husband and son, brainstorming all the possible ways to organize Legos and superheroes, checking out way too many library books, or unashamedly indulging in her love for all things Disney. Heather is a regular contributor to Journey magazine and the author of the women’s Bible studies, Renewed: Finding Hope When You Don’t Like Your Story and Determined: Living Like Jesus in Every Moment.

Table of Contents

About the Author 6

Introduction to This Study 7

Week 1 The Story You Don't Want (Ruth I) 10

Day 1 Longing for the Light (1:1-5) 12

Day 2 Permission to Grieve (1:6-18) 19

Day 3 Following God to the Harvest (1: 19-22) 27

Group Session Guide 35

Week 2 The Movement You Can't See (Ruth 2) 38

Day 1 Divinity Is in the Details (2:1-3) 40

Day 2 Wings of Refuge (2:4-16) 46

Day 3 The Guardian Redeemer (2:17-23) 53

Group Session Guide 61

Week 3 The Intersection of Our Action and God's Plan (Ruth 3) 64

Day 1 Hopeful, Not Helpless (3:1-7) 65

Day 2 A Partnership of Supernatural Proportions (3:8-15) 72

Day 3 The Cliffhanger (3:16-18) 80

Group Session Guide 87

Week 4 The God Who Rescues, Redeems, and Renews (Ruth 4) 90

Day 1 Hope for the Future (4:1-10) 92

Day 2 Renewed with Hope (4:11-15) 98

Day 3 The Promise of Redemption (4:16-22) 106

Group Session Guide 113

Leader Helps 116

Video Notes Answers 124

Notes 125

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