"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." ~ Psalm 119:105
"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work." ~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Understanding and applying the Bible as a Christian woman can be a difficult task. Thankfully, there are many brilliant Christian writers that have created Bible studies for women to help us discern and edify our faith and devotion to Jesus Christ. Learn the role of women as mothers, wives, daughters, and friends in accordance with eternal biblical truth!
Top 15 Bible Studies for Women
Browse this collection of the most popular and highest-rated Bible studies for women. Find inspiration to apply biblical teaching in your life as a Christian in today's challenging world.
1. Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds
“A must-read for every woman interested in teaching and leading Bible discussion groups in your church.” -Nancy Guthrie, author, Even Better than Eden
2. The Woman's Study Bible: Receiving God's Truth for Balance, Hope, and Transformation
The Woman’s Study Bible poignantly reveals the Word of God to women, inviting them to receive God’s truth for balance, hope, and transformation. Special features designed to speak to a woman’s heart appear throughout the Bible text, revealing Scripture-based insights about how godly womanhood grows from a woman’s identity as a Christ-follower and a child of the Kingdom.
3. The Bible in 52 Weeks: A Yearlong Bible Study for Women
A yearlong journey through the Bible to strengthen women’s faith. When you need to lift your spirits or tackle life’s challenges, the Bible is always there to offer guidance. This inspiring approach to Bible study for women combines a daily reading plan with weekly opportunities to reflect, discuss, and explore how God’s wisdom can be applied to your daily life.
4. Surrendered - Women's Bible Study Participant Workbook: Letting Go and Living Like Jesus
"Barb’s surrender principles free us from the need to control others and from anger or frustration over life’s disappointing and hurtful circumstances. As a Bible study teacher, I highly recommend this study." -Janet Holm McHenry, best-selling author of twenty-four books including Prayer-Walk and The Compete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus.
Are you facing a problem in life that you just can't fix, no matter what you do? Perhaps you've heard the phrase "Let go and let God." But it's easier said than done. Is it possible that giving up on what you can't change is God's path to peace for your life? In this six-week Bible study of Jesus in the wilderness, Barb explores Jesus' time of testing and contrasts it with the Israelites' failures in the wilderness.
5. Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be
Proverbs 31 woman? No problem! In Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be, Partow gives women inspiration and practical direction to move them toward the goal of becoming a modern Proverbs 31 woman with purpose and passion. During this 90-day journey, readers walk the path toward better living in specific areas of life, including
- faith and spirituality
- family relationships
- home management
- and more
6. Jesus and Women - Bible Study Book: In the First Century and Now
Imagine walking the dusty roads of Galilee with Jesus of Nazareth—braving jostling crowds just to touch the edge of His cloak and hear Him say, “Take heart, daughter, your faith has healed you.” Those words, once meant to comfort a hurting woman’s soul thousands of years ago, were also meant for you.
Join Kristi McLelland on those dusty roads as she transports you back to Jesus’ world, following in the footsteps of the women who came face-to-face with the Living God. Over 7 sessions, examine the historical and cultural climate of first-century Middle Eastern society to not only understand Jesus more deeply but to fuel your worship of Him today.
7. The CSB Study Bible For Women, Teal Flowers LeatherTouch, Indexed
The CSB Study Bible for Women is the most comprehensive study Bible ever prepared for women and by women. Featuring extensive study notes and helpful articles by women academically trained in the original biblical languages. Each of the features is crafted to equip you to dig deeper into Scripture and mentor others in your life to do the same.
8. Matchless - Bible Study Book: The Life and Love of Jesus
We live in a world where there’s a lot of confusion about Jesus. Too often people want to shape Him and His message to fit their personal needs or agendas. So how can we know the truth?
Join author Angie Smith in this 8-session search for truth as she unfolds the story of our matchless Savior—His mission, miracles, and message. Through her signature wit and accessible style, Angie unpacks Scripture in a way that’s easy to understand, regardless of how long you’ve been studying the Bible (a great option for new believers!). This study will deepen your understanding of Jesus through biblical, historical, and cultural insight and help you see Him less as an iconic figure and more as an intimate friend.
9. Trustworthy - Bible Study Book: Overcoming Our Greatest Struggles to Trust God
When hard times come and it seems God is deviating from the plan we assume our life should follow, we’re more likely to want to tame God, not trust Him. It’s then that we begin to press into our ways and our own timing. No human can carry the weight of being their own god, but so many of us try.
In this 6-session study of 1 & 2 Kings, join Lysa TerKeurst in Israel as she honestly reveals the places of distrust in her own heart while exploring the deeply applicable Scriptures that will teach us how to truly trust God.
10. Elijah - Bible Study Book: Faith and Fire
Old Testament heroes are best known for their most celebrated moments: Moses dividing the Red Sea; David slaying Goliath; Gideon routing an insurmountable army; Joshua marching around the defiant walls of Jericho. And Elijah—calling down fire on Mount Carmel.
Join Priscilla Shirer on this 7-session journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.
11. Ruth: God's Amazing Love For You: An In-depth Bible Study
The story of Ruth and Boaz is one of the most beautiful examples of God’s love and sovereignty recorded in the Bible. Woven throughout this beautiful love story is a greater story of God’s amazing love for us. If you have faced loss and wondered if God really loves you or if God is involved in the details of your life, then this study is for you.
Ruth’s courage in the face of adversity will inspire you to trust God with your future. This in-depth Bible Study will take you verse-by-verse and chapter-by-chapter through the book of Ruth. This book will fill you to the brim with hope, as you see an imperfect family be used mightily by God.
12. Seasons of a Woman's Life Bible Study
There are many seasons in a woman's life. This Bible Study leads readers through a series of biblical principles that will help you navigate all the seasons of your life in a way the honors and pleases the Lord. The study contains ten powerful lessons. Each lesson contains a devotional overview, interactive Scripture study, and group discussion questions. This is a great study to do on your own or with friends.
13. Twelve Women of the Bible Study Guide: Life-Changing Stories for Women Today
In this twelve-session small group journey, taught by six acclaimed Bible teachers, you will meet a group of amazing women in the Bible who are absolutely real. At first, you might wonder why God captured these particular stories in the Bible. But, as you press on, you will discover that their raw and revealing stories of frailties, struggles, sins, and brokenness are a real gift to women today.
You’ll discover lessons from each of these women that will help you persevere through the circumstances you are facing. Learn how to:
- Apply biblical lessons to your own modern-day struggles
- Live through your failures as well as your successes
- Draw near to God in a world filled with trials
- Find lasting contentment in every situation
- Overcome rejection and insecurity
14. TruthFilled - Bible Study Book
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly." (Colossians 3:16a) Many of us want God’s Word to dwell richly in us, but life can get in the way.
We’d never intentionally write chapters of confusion, failure, loss, pain, conflict, or suffering into our stories. No one plans to wrestle with her identity in Christ, to struggle to love her husband, to feel lonely in ministry, or to feel helpless in motherhood. Yet we often find ourselves in these seasons, struggling to embrace the gospel hope we need to fill our discouraged souls.
Join Ruth Chou Simons in this 7-session study of the Book of Colossians as she leads us through a practice of preaching gospel truth to ourselves by studying Paul’s example. In every changing season of life, we can rest in God’s character, rehearse our identity in Christ, respond in faith, and remember God’s provision for us. In today’s culture, there’s no shortage of self-help, easy fixes, and worldly advice, but only the truth of God’s Word was meant to fill you up and satisfy you fully.
15. Breakthrough - Women's Bible Study Participant Workbook: Finding Freedom in Christ
Let go of feeling like you are not a “good enough” Christian and find freedom in Christ by studying Paul’s letter to the Galatians in Breakthrough by Barb Roose.
In this six-week Bible study of Galatians, Barb Roose shows us that even the believers in the early church struggled to let go of rule-keeping and performance in order to embrace God’s free gift of grace.
In his letter to the Galatians, Paul pours out his heart and faith to set them straight, addressing so many of the same questions and problems we still face today, such as…
- Who has led you to believe you have to follow rules to be right with God?
- Why do you think you have to try to be perfect for God?
- How do we stay free in Christ?
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