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Books, Retreat Kits and Devotionals by Deb, Christian Author

JOY: A Study of Philippians - just released!

You’ve Got Mail! You have received a very special letter, and guess what? As you open it, you’ll find that every word was written with JOY. Bursting with encouragement, exhortations, and tender words of Truth, Paul’s Spirit-inspired letter to the Philippians was penned personally to you too, and serves to kindle the same sweet JOY of Christ in you!  Is it possible to be JOY-full every day? Sure, we find JOY in our triumphs, but not so much in the trials. Yet real joy, genuine joy, is always ours in the saving grace of Christ Jesus. This 40-day close-up look at the “letter of joy” unpacks messages of contentment, confidence, humility, and hope - all found in Christ and infused with joy - in the mountaintop moments AND in the mundane. You'll begin to recognize reasons you can rejoice daily. (Hint: you might even break into a JOY-dance!) Complete with free video-download study supplements. Order Deb's new book here.

View JOY's Intro Video HERE -  JOY: A Study of Philippians

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Sip, Savor and Drink Deeply Options

Sip, Savor and Drink Deeply: Receive God's Overflowing Gifts

Time spent in Bible study will fill you to the brim and beyond with God’s Good News. Sip, savor, and drink deeply from His Word. Receive the outpouring of His grace, His joy, and His peace! Available at the Concordia Publishing House website and Amazon.com.

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Sip, Savor and Drink Deeply Devotions

Take time to sip, savor, and drink deeply of these thirty short devotions and the Word that inspired them. And receive the outpouring of His grace, His joy, and His peace! Seven coffee shop–inspired recipes are included for you to make and share with a friend or enjoy yourself. Purchase on the Concordia Publishing House website  and Amazon.com. Also available on Amazon Kindle.

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Chocolate Life Options

Living a Chocolate Life

Living a Chocolate Life is a women's Bible study that warmly invites all to savor God’s rich and endless supply of grace in Christ. Whether you're sampling bitter nuggets of pain or sweet morsels of joy, this chocolate-themed study reminds you that the Holy Spirit fills us with sweet faith in our Savior—and it is only He who can truly satisfy. Available at the Concordia Publishing House website  and Amazon.com.

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Viviendo una vida de chocolate (Living a Chocolate Life)

Viviendo una vida de chocolate es un estudio bíblico para mujeres en español que cordialmente invita a todos a que saboreen la rica e infinita fuente de la gracia de Dios en Cristo. No importa si está experimentando amargos tragos de dolor o dulces bocados de gozo, este estudio le recuerda que el Espíritu Santo nos llena con dulce fe en nuestro Salvador, y que solo él puede satisfacernos de verdad. 


Escritas con el divertido tema del chocolate, cada sesión se enfoca en un aspecto de la vida de una mujer cristiana, animándole hacia la introspección y la reflexión personal. Diseñadas para durar entre 45 y 60 minutos, cada sesión incluye, por lo menos una receta para un postre de chocolate, un versículo bíblico para memorizar, datos curiosos sobre el chocolate, y sugerencias para actividades grupales. Las respuestas se encuentran al final del libro. Creado para mujeres de 18 años o más, este estudio es ideal para los que van a asistir a un estudio bíblico por primera vez, los que buscan algo diferente, o el ministerio a los mujeres. Concordia Publishing House website  and Amazon.com.

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A Chocolate Life Women's Devotional

A Chocolate Life women's devotional brings lighthearted, yet compelling Scriptural connections to provide comfort and strength for everyday living. Savor the abundance of sweet, satisfying grace of God in Christ Jesus with 30 chocolatey devotions and nine irresistible recipes. Purchase on the Concordia Publishing House website  and Amazon.com. Also available on Amazon Kindle.

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Una vida de chocolate (A Chocolate Life Women's Devotional)

Aunque la vida trae dulces bocados de gozo y amargos tragos de dolor, Dios nos sostiene en todo. ¡Satisfágase con su amor y perdón!


El devocional en español para mujeres Una vida de chocolate trae convincentes conexiones basadas en las Escrituras para proveer consuelo y fuerzas para la vida diaria. Saboree la abundancia de la gracia dulce y satisfactoria en Cristo Jesús con 30 meditaciones achocolatadas y nueve recetas irresistibles. Endulce su ministerio hispano con este devocional diseñado para que las mujeres se acerquen a su Dios.

Disfrute más cautivantes conexiones basadas en las Escrituras con el estudio bíblico Viviendo una vida de chocolate. Concordia Publishing House website  and Amazon.com.

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A Chocolate Life Set

This set features popular women's Bible study Living a Chocolate Life and A Chocolate Life devotional conveniently bundled together!

Both books warmly invite all women to savor God’s rich and endless supply of grace in Christ. Whether you're sampling bitter nuggets of pain to sweet morsels of joy, this study reminds you that the Holy Spirit fills us with sweet faith in our Savior—and it is only He who can truly satisfy. Available at the Concordia Publishing House website.

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Raising Godly Girls Options

Raising Godly Girls

This conversational book for Christian mothers of daughters is offered as encouragement to deflect and defend against the contemporary culture that promotes harmful attitudes about the self, the body, the mind, and the soul. Raising Godly Girlsacknowledges the cultural expectations of both mothers and daughters, and confronts them with biblical wisdom and Christ’s forgiveness. Chapters cover such topics as self-perception, influence of friends and parents, purity, influence of media, and more. Purchase on the Concordia Publishing House website and Amazon.com. Also available on Amazon Kindle and Apple Books.

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Stepping Out Options

Stepping Out: To a Life on the Edge

Every woman has a purpose in life, a God-given calling that is unique to us. But that purpose—way out there at the far edge of comfort zones—can be scary. Women worry. Struggle. The storms of life are distracting, and the devil is always whispering insecurities. From time to time, all women have felt like sinking to the bottom of the pool.

It’s only because the Savior offers His guidance and strength that women can step out of their comfort zone and serve Him in whatever capacity they are called to serve. Jesus calls women to the edge of living boldly as God’s daughters. He steps in, so His daughters can step out! Purchase on the Concordia Publishing House website  and Amazon.com. Also available on Amazon Kindle and Apple Books.

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Beautiful Feet Options

Beautiful Feet: Retreat Kit

The studies are designed to be down-to-earth & practical, that every woman can relate as she delves into details such as coping with pain and difficulties, serving with commitment and perseverance, finding real rest, making a statement with her life, reaching out to others, and more.


The Bible studies are packaged together as a RETREAT KIT, though they are also ideal for a 4-week small group or Sunday-morning class, or as a special event to kick-start or grow existing women's ministry!  Included are PowerPoint presentations for the four interactive Bible study sessions with printable/reproducible leader's materials & participant handouts (so you're set, whether your study will include 2 women or 200!). In addition, you receive a women's ministry Retreat Planning Guide (to make planning any event EASY!) and loads of fun options, details, and reproducibles for planning, publicity, personal touches, and more, all packaged on a CD-ROM. Available at the Concordia Publishing House website  and Amazon.com.

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Beautiful Feet Devotional

Your feet take you many places, don't they? They get tired, blistered, calloused from the running you have to do and the types of shoes you have to fill. But you can be sure that God has equipped you with uniquely beautiful feet for your walk with Him.

The thirty devotions in this little book are written to encourage you to take a closer look at your feet and to remind you of God's grace in Christ, who walks alongside you and forgives your sins! (Now that's some toe-tapping good news!) Purchase on the Concordia Publishing House website  and Amazon.com. Also available on Amazon Kindle.

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Beautiful Feet (Downloadable)

Based on Romans 10:15 ("How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news") this is a four-session downloadable Bible study for women. The participant is encouraged to consider her spiritual gifts and how she can use those gifts for the fulfillment of her vocation.


Designed for small groups, this resource encourages the participant to read specific Bible verses then respond with introspection, prayer, and discussion. This downloadable resource includes the leader's presentation, participant worksheets and a PowerPoint presentation. Perfect for retreats! Available at the Concordia Publishing House website.

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Treasured Options

Treasured Retreat Kit (CD-ROM)

Just as a treasure hunter searches for hidden jewels and buried riches, we seek out and treasure God's Word in this four-session women's Bible study series & retreat kit.  In it, you're invited to open the Bible and take a unique look at His treasures for you. Far greater than the value of any earthly treasure, God's precious Word points the way to Christ, "in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." (Colossians 2:3). 

  • You are a chosen and valuable treasure!
  • You are a diamond-in-the-making, and that requires Time, Heat, & Pressure...
  • You are defined by your Cut, Color, Carat, and Clarity...
  • You reflect His light into a dark world in need of a Savior.

The Bible studies are packaged together as a RETREAT KIT, though they are also ideal for a 4-week small group or Sunday-morning class, or as a special event to kick-start or grow existing women's ministry! Available at the Concordia Publishing House website.

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Treasured Devotional Book

What is more precious than diamonds? YOU!


You are the precious daughter of your heavenly Father, who claims you as His own. From a plain old lump of coal to a dazzling diamond, you are transformed in Christ. And you shine brilliantly as you reflect God's glory.
 

The thirty devotions in this little book are written to touch your heart with hope and joy, strengthen you in faith, and remind you that God has chosen you to carry the treasure of the Gospel to the world! Available at the Concordia Publishing House website  and Amazon.com.


This devotional is a great companion piece to go along with the Treasured Women's Retreat Kit.

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Treasured (Downloadable)

Based on Deuteronomy 14:2 ("You were bought at a great price") and Romans 5:8 ("While we were still sinners, Christ died for us") this is a four-session downloadable Bible study for women. Women learn that God makes His creation as unique as multi-faceted diamonds to reflect the light of Christ. 


Designed for small groups, this resource encourages the women to read specific Bible verses then respond with introspection, prayer, and discussion. This downloadable resource includes the leader's presentation, participant worksheets and a power point presentation. Perfect for retreats. Available at the Concordia Publishing House website.

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