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Coffee Cup Bible Series
Bible studies for ordinary people, scholarly explanations--but in plain
English, history to bring context to biblical stories...
Found: Sandra Glahn's
remarkable Coffee Cup Series! Glahn sets theological content into a
conversational style for any reader to enjoy. Prepare yourself to be
delighted yet challenged as you imbibe the truths of the scriptures
addressed in this series.
Mathews, ThM, coauthor New
Ministry to Women
El Shaddai – The name of God found
in Ruth, chapter 1. Play Amy Grant’s song by that title.
El Shaddai is "The Sovereign
One," a truth found in "Blessed Be Your Name": “You give
and take away”
Maps and Genealogies
- A particularly useful map for this study
- Jim Belote, cultural anthropologist, put together a great genealogy of the
Old Testament. You may just want to bookmark this link because the chart is
about 43" long.
genealogy - To insert in your books, Erin T. put together a one page PDF
of the genealogy from Noah to Solomon.
- Available on WordSight.org,
this is a textual timeline from Genesis to Revelation. Bookmark this page
and use it to search for specific events and/or people in your browser using
"Find in this Page..." under the "Edit" option.
Timeline - SundaySchoolResources
has a great color coded time line. You can reference it on-line
or send e-mail
to request a PDF print version for free.
- Ruth takes place during the barley harvest, so why not try some Barley
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 c. chopped celery
1 1/2 qts. stewed tomatoes (or tomato sauce)
3 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
1/2 c. uncooked barley
Brown ground beef. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 1-1 1/2 hours.
From a reader:
My Bible study group has been studying Ruth. I would like you to explain
your comment on page 96: "Many failed to appreciate the deep intellectual
sacrifices their wives were making to raise the kids." I would imagine that a
mother who chooses to not work outside the home might be taken aback by this
comment. It seems harsh and frankly, untrue.
I'm so glad you wrote, because in writing what I did, I intended to affirm
rather than discount the choices of stay-at-home moms. I simply meant that for a
number of years (the child-rearing years) many women lay aside the ability to
read a complete book uninterrupted, have a complete conversation uninterrupted,
or pursue further education. Instead, they choose to do what they consider of
more lasting value. But it's still a big sacrifice that is often unappreciated.
My own mother
always longed to return to college and become a teacher. Because of her support
of him, my dad got his master's, but she was never able to earn the degree she
wanted. Why? Because she did such a great job raising five kids. Her dream got
sacrificed on the altar of excellent mothering. Still, instead of teaching in a
formal setting, in the end she taught a musician, an artist, a home-schooling
expert, an author, and a teacher.
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Mocha on the Mount
Solomon Latte (Song of Songs)
Java with the Judges (includes Hannah)
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Kona with Jonah
Sumatra with the Seven Churches
Chai with Malachi
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