For those who do want to seek out the biblical truths behind Awakened, I published The Awakened Devotional Study Guide for Christian Educators. The guide elaborates on what the Bible has to say about renewing our minds. It’s 8.5 x 11 and is designed to be a workbook where you can record your thoughts and respond to what you’ve read. Each devotion is 4 pages: the first page includes the corresponding Awakened reading and an opening reflection where you can write down your initial thoughts as well as notes from Awakened if needed. The second page has the devotion and a wide left margin for notetaking. The third page has the application questions (with space for your responses) and an additional scripture reading (with space to add other related Bible verses you’re reminded of.) The fourth page has a “to do” challenge with a work space and a prayer. Click here to get a special discount on both books together.
You can use The Awakened Devotional Study Guide for Christian Educators on your own or with a group in your community. I’m also offering the first and only online Bible study developed specifically for educators. It began the second week of August and continues through the week of January 27, 2013, so it's not too late to join! We’ll be working through one devotion together on a weekly basis. The application questions will be posted on a private blog each Sunday. You can read and respond to the devotion any time during that week, and then the next set of questions will be posted the following Sunday. Here are the details and sign-up for the online Bible study group and to get ordering/purchasing information. You can also read the reviews of the book and online Bible study book club from those who participated in the focus group. I hope that you all will find that either of both of these books help you get your school year off to a GREAT start!
Thank you Angela for being a guest on my blog today!
Angela has graciously offered to give away a copy of either or both of these books to one reader of Crayons & Curls! Aren't you excited?! What a great way to start your school year!
To enter, just leave me a comment answering one question: How do you handle difficult times in your life? and you will also need to leave me your email address so I can contact you if you win and let you pick which (or both) books you would like! The books are available in print version or eReader (ePUB or MOBI for Kindle).
The contest will run until August 30th at 10:00pm EST, win a winner will be picked by random.org.