So You’ve Finished the Ready Study. Now what?

Ready - Finding the Courage to Face the Unknown | A Six-Week Bible Study on Joshua |

Congrats! You made it through the Ready Study! I have prayed that God would bless your time in His Word and I hope you feel empowered and equipped to step into the unknown, relying on God’s strength and truth to get you to the other side of whatever it is you are facing.

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Now, on to the resources!

If you loved reading through Joshua and getting to know the Israelite journey, you might enjoy the resources below as a follow-up to the Ready study.

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Recommended Resources as a Follow-Up to the Ready Study

A Lineage of Grace: Five Stories of Unlikely Women Who Changed Eternity, by Francine Rivers

In this compilation of the five books in the best-selling Lineage of Grace series by Francine Rivers, we meet the five women whom God chose—Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. Each was faced with extraordinary—even scandalous—challenges. Each took great personal risk to fulfill her calling. Each was destined to play a key role in the lineage of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World.

Called to Be God’s Leader: How God Prepares His Servants for Spiritual Leadership, by Henry Blackaby and Richard Blackaby

Best-selling author and trusted Bible teacher Henry Blackaby, along with his son Richard, President of Canadian Baptist Seminary, demonstrates through the life of Joshua how God prepares those He chooses for spiritual leadership.In Created to Be God’s Friend, Henry Blackaby explored the life of Abraham, and in Chosen to Be God’s Prophet, he examined God’s work through Samuel. In Called to Be God’s Leader, now in trade paper, readers will see how God applies leadership principles in the life of the great biblical leader Joshua.

Resources and Tools for Studying the Bible

In this post, I’ve gathered my favorite resources that help to deepen my understanding of God’s Word, including a free download for you there with printable bookmarks listing the questions I always ask when I read the Bible.

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And finally….

As you close the pages of the Ready Study, this is my prayer for you from Luke 8: that having heard the Word, you would retain it and persevere in your faith to live, with courage. You’re ready. And I’m rooting for you.

This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away. The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.

Luke 8:11-16

4 thoughts on “So You’ve Finished the Ready Study. Now what?”

  1. I am leading a women’s retreat in the fall. I completed this Ready study to prepare for that retreat. I know we can’t complete the whole study over a weekend. Could you offer some guidance on choosing some gems to focus on during the weekend? I am contemplating having the ladies do some work prior to the weekend to get them engaged, and perhaps have them finish on their own afterward? Suggestions?

    • Hi Suzette! Thanks so much for investing in women’s lives and for choosing the Ready study to guide them in the study of Joshua! I am so excited for your time with them this fall. If you are pressed on time, my recommendation would be to focus on weeks 2 and 4 of the study, which cover the first and third chapters of Joshua. In particular, days 1-4 of Week 2 lean towards practical application, which your ladies might appreciate. And days 2-5 of Week 4 offer tangible encouragement for actual stepping out in faith. Maybe have them go through Week 2 on their own and then be prepared to walk through Week 4 with them at the retreat? And of course, having them read Joshua 1-5 before the weekend will help prep them for what you will be covering and it’s a quick read. There are also a few extra resources in the Leaders Guide that you might find useful. I hope that helps and let me know if you have any other questions! I’m praying that God would richly bless your time together at the retreat.


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