This post by kathylarkman was originally published at GRACE PLACE
We had a great time at our bible study on Monday focusing on 2 Timothy 3:16-17: “All Scripture is God-breathed, and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
The notes are now on this blog under the heading of Living Out God’s Grace bible study/notes.
While studying and reading for Living Out God’s Grace Bible study series, I have found great treasure in two books which I highly recommend.
The first is called Habits of Grace by David Mathis. It also has a study guide to accompany the book. David says this: “Three seemingly unremarkable principles shape and strengthen the Christian life: listening to God’s voice, speaking to him in prayer, and joining together with his people as the church. Though seemingly normal and routine, the everyday “habits of grace” we cultivate give us access to these God-designed channels through which his love and power flow — including the greatest joy of all: knowing and enjoying Jesus.”
It is an engaging and realistic focus on the grace channels God gives us to grow in Him. You can download it free or to purchase a hard copy at: https://www.desiringgod.org/books/habits-of-grace
The second book is The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together by Jared Wilson. His writing style is witty, punchy, and real. I have found it to be very helpful to getting to the heart of my heart in following Christ more faithfully and realizing His joy. It can be purchased on Amazon or other similar websites.