September 3, 2011

OLM's Early Fall Giveaway!

As summer nears an end, days become shorter, nights grow cooler, pools close, gardens are prepared for winter, and children return to school. With our schedules returning to a more regular pattern, many of us will be settling back into Bible study, as it should be.

I don't know about you but I'm lost if I don't have a Bible study at hand. I kid you not, my soul ached at the finish of Peace for the Journey. Closing the back cover for the final time, I sat in pause and sighed. What in the world could I find to top this walk of peace? That's what I thought then and why, just today, I encouraged the author Elaine Olsen to write another, ensuring her I'd be on my knees praying her through the process.

Since we all need to keep our heads in God's word, Olive Leaf Ministries is offering a help. For the next week (Sept 3-10) we are offering the Draw Me Near 10-week Bible study and correlating Leader's Guide to all blog and Facebook friends. (For a sneak peek visit OLM's home page and read an exempt from the study and leader's guide. See the right column.)

Bible study and leader's guide descriptions:

How is your level of intimacy with God? Is it all you want it to be? Better yet, is it all God wants it to be? Throughout history, man has struggled to achieve closeness with the heart of God. But there is more to intimacy with God than simply knowing who He is. The real secret lies within our selves and our willingness to be honest with Him. Honesty is truly the best policy. This is particularly true when seeking God. This 10-week study is specifically designed to deepen your walk with God. Whether a seasoned Christian or brand new, it will help you draw closer to Him. The journey is challenging, fun, and enlightening as it takes you to places you've never been before. You'll begin your study on one shore only to find yourself on another as you embark on your new voyage with God.

This guide is specifically designed to teach you how to conduct a "Draw Me Near" Bible study in your own home, community, or church. It includes step-by-step directions on how to organize this study, how to conduct your first meeting, behind the scenes planning a leader should do between each class, and how to handle various situations that might come your way. It also provides you with weekly discussion questions and even gives you examples on what to write or say when following up with the women of your group.

TO ENTER the giveaway, enter a comment on this blog sharing why you'd like to receive the study and guide, then on September 10th, a winner will be selected. Be sure to tell your friends and church women's leaders about this study too as they plan for fall and spring. It's a 10-week journey sure to lead hearts closer to God!

Olive Leaf Ministries Website
Draw Me Near Study $21:99
Leader's Guide $7.99
Draw Me Near Study $15.99
Leader's Guide $7.99

If you would like to receive an OLM brochure send your request via email to: olive

You all are the best!


Runner Mom said...

Hey Nancy! I am always on the lookout for a new women's Bible study for our church. Saw where Elaine O. recommended yours, and I would love a chance to "win" a copy! Please add me to the list! Thanks so much!
Sweet blessings,

serenetea said...

HI Nancy, I read about your bible study & would love to win a copy of the book. Our womans group has been searching for a good study. Getting closer to God is what I desire for us all.
Please include me in your drawing
God bless,

skoots1mom said...

My accountability group always loves to study together (thru our struggles with prodigals, graduating children, disobedient children and ourselves growing older in body while wanting to be 40 again)in addition to our weekly prayer times; this study would certainly help us individually center with Christ and enhance our discussions/mission as a small group.
hope i win ;)

Mariel said...

I am always searching for a good study to grow in my intimacy with Jesus and lead other ladies to do the same! Yours looks like a treasure! I would love to win a copy to work through and share with others!

Cheryl Barker said...

Nancy, I've been blessed so many times by what you write here on your blog so I know this study would be a real blessing as well. Would love to win a copy! (Thanks for offering the giveaway!)

p.s. So enjoyed reading the comments you left on several of my posts the other day. Love hearing from my friends. Blessings to you this week!

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Popped over from Elaine's blog. She was so kind to give a shout out to those of us who are not the big name authors of Bible studies. So glad she let us know about yours. I'd love to win a copy. I'm in a season of stepping back from doing the 'big name' author's Bible studies and instead, am concentrating on new names. I lead a ladies Bible study and would love to take them through your study. Took them through my study and Mariel's.

Deborah said...

Hello! I just came over from Elaine's blog. I'm just starting Peace For the Journey, but would love to have Draw Me Near as well. As a mom of eight, four still at home, and two of those having some special needs, it's difficult to find some quiet time to draw near to the Lord, but having a study guide helps so much!

Jess said...

Hi Nancy, I've landed here from Elaine's blog and am so excited about your Bible Study. My heart yearns for more intimacy with our Savior!
As an empty nester, I find myself mourning the loss of my children and wishing they were closer. The only true remedy is to stay planted in GOD's Word.
Looking forward to learning more about your ministry. Shalom. Jess

JanaM said...

Hi Nancy,
I am at a phase of my life where the impact of our son's brain injury affects us in different ways, all of the kids are getting older, life is full of new and changing challenges, makingmy desire to grow in my spiritual intimacy greater than ever. I need something to help guide me and draw me nearer to God through all of these fascets and changes of my life. This study sounds like just the thing I need to help me accomplish that. God bless! Jana

Anonymous said...

As a Christian school teacher and Sunday school teacher of teenagers and adult women, I am always looking for good solid material to use and to teach the kids HOW TO study. I enjoy all the resources online but it is so much easier for me (a tactile/visual learner) to have something in hand.