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This Bible study of the book of Philippians explores the secret of Paul's joy and triumphant confidence in Christ.
While in prison for proclaiming Jesus Christ, Paul writes a joyful letter of encouragement and challenge to his “partners in the gospel,” the Christians at Philippi. His inspirational words to persevere in the work of Christ tell how to find peace and contentment in a perilous world.
Grow in maturity and character as you learn more about spiritual transformation.
• Personal study between meetings
• 11 sessions
• Includes study aids and discussion questions
Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5
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8/9/2010 5:47:38 PM
Philippians is part of the Life Change Series published by NavPress. The book of Philippians found in the Bible is just four chapters long, but each is a gold mine of wisdom. This study helps the reader find it in a slow and steady way, which I believe leads to a better understanding. The basic method follows the pattern of inductive study, but adds other benefits like questions challenging you to think about your life and apply what you've read. There are also plenty of ideas for groups working on this study together. There are areas set aside for further study or further thought allowing you to determine the depth of your study. The last few pages of the book contain a long list of study aids you can use to further study Philippians or any other book of the Bible.
I admit that I was sceptical when I requested the book to review. I have done many studies that ended up being shallow and overly simplistic, which I believe does a disservice to the Bible and the believer. I am happy to say, I was wrong. This is an excellent study to do alone or in a group setting. The book is thoroughly explored and there is plenty of writing work to do to record what you learn. And there is plenty of food for thought to challenge you as you go about your day. I highly recommend this study and look forward to doing more from the Life Change Series in the future.
3/27/2010 7:19:19 AM
Life Change Bible Study – Philippians
NavPress has a series of personal and group Bible studies called the Life Change series. This series is a good opportunity to read and study different books of the Bible and grow from what you learn. I recently received and studied through the book of Philippians using the Life Change series Bible study.
It’s hard to review a Bible study guide without also speaking of the passages of the Bible studied using the guide. Philippians has always been one of my favorite books. So, when the opportunity arose to review a study guide on Philippians, I jumped at the chance.
NavPress has put together a great Bible study guide in the Life Change series. These studies are fairly well written and have a lot of rich features to add to your study.
First and foremost, is an opportunity for personal discovery of God’s Word. Life Change Bible studies give you the opportunity to really dig into the Word and gain a lot of insight from it. Life Change studies break the subject material up into easily read and managed portions. You don’t have to worry about reading too much or missing something because the study takes too long.
The historical background pages at the beginning of the study help a lot as well. With maps and timelines, along with an overview of Paul’s ministry, you have a solid, yet concise, grasp of the era in which Paul lived and wrote to the Philippians.
Each chapter also has varying levels of application. There are several application questions to make you think, as well as optional projects that enable you to put into practice what you learn. This is my favorite feature of the Life Change Bible study series.
NavPress has included a lot of other great features, such as a group discussion guide, making this an easily led small group study. With study skill suggestions, word and idea definitions and text boxes full of interesting insights and historical snippets, this Bible study series if full of useful information.
NavPress has done a great job of putting this series together. However, nothing really makes the Life Change series stand out above any other series on the market, in my opinion. InterVarsity, College Press and Willow Creek, to mention a few, have similar study series available. All of these have great features and assist you into deeper knowledge of the Word.
NavPress has done a good job creating another tool and resource. But ultimately, the change in lives comes from the power of God’s Word. Thanks, NavPress, for helping people study and apply that Word into their lives. You’ve created a helpful tool in the Life Change series.
2/15/2010 12:31:41 PM
This book is designed to help an individual, or particularly a small group, study Paul's letter to the Philippians. Let me say at the beginning that this tool is excellent! This will be best explained by mentioning they key components:
It begins with a chapter on the background of Paul and the Philippian church, which is honestly the best and most concise summary that I've ever read. There are eleven 'lessons', which ask several questions without leading you down one particular route - perhaps the best thing about this resource is how it empowers you. As you move through each chapter the reasons behind each part are well-explained, enabling you to apply the same principles to other Bible studies. Exemplar layouts for a meeting are also included, and are well-developed.
The back of the book includes a comprehensive list of further resources. The only problem with this book is that it's so good at equipping you as a studier that you're unlikely to need any other books in the series! But I'd still recommend getting others, simply because of the quality of this list.
1/18/2010 10:57:31 AM
I really horribly miss my Ginger Kay Satterlee :(
1/8/2010 2:52:07 AM
a beneficial study guide
The Lifechange Bible-study series book on Philippians is a wonderful resource and study guide for pastors, lay leaders, Bible study teachers, and any Christian who wants to further their walk in “being conformed to His image and likeness.” This study is part of the larger series from Navpress which includes 30-plus guides. It provides both instructions on leading a small group or class and personal study tips. Resources such as timelines, maps, overviews, applications, word studies, historical background and discussion questions for a small group or class are provided. The study itself is broken into 11 chapters, making it easy to fit into a 3 month quarter or personal devotions. One benefit of the Lifechange Bible study series books is that they strive to teach how to study and apply the truths that are discovered from the Bible text; this is not merely “transfer of information” but “how to learn and grow and apply what is learned.” This study is a flexible guide that will benefit any leader or layman in their personal walk with the Lord.
This is a book review written for The Navigators at www.navpress.com
12/21/2009 12:57:53 PM
SO much for that
Ginger will never lead a Christian study again.Now I pray for her soul.
6/9/2008 12:50:00 PM
My wife is the best Teacher.
My wife always injoyed leading this study.I pray that she will again.
12/4/2007 6:14:00 PM
my wife always enjoyed leading this study.I pray one day she will do it again!
11/29/2007 5:37:00 AM
The questions continually make you think and apply the Scriptures. I love how the questions guided us through difficult verses and allowed God to teach us rather than telling us what they meant. This is one of the finest study guides I have used.
11/14/2007 11:41:00 AM
I really like this series. The Philippians study was the second class that I tought using this series and I plan on teaching more. I like they depth in which these books go and yet they remain simple enough for young Christians to use without struggle.
7/24/2006 2:32:00 PM
I have used this book now twice for ladies Bible studies and have always been amazed at how much pertinent information the book of Philippians contains! It truly could be considered Christianity 101. I assign the book portion to be completed by the student then use the deeper study questions to make for a good lesson. I really love this series! Can't wait to start the next one this fall. Ginger
5/12/2006 11:41:00 AM