Carnival of Give-Aways

Today, the P31 Team is celebrating with a Carnival of GiveAways, and we are inviting you to join us! I’m celebrating the release of our first ever Bible Study DVD teaching at Proverbs 31 Ministries – taught by one of my closest friends and soul sisters as well as President of our ministry – Lysa TerKeurst!

I’ll be launching a 6-week study of “Becoming More” on Mondays, right here on my blog beginning late May/early June. It will be based on Lysa’s 6-week DVD series and I’d love for you, and some friends, to join me! Here’s what one leader recently had to say Lysa’s DVD series:

“I am currently leading a group of 10 women through your DVD study, Becoming More than a Good Bible Study Girl. You (Lysa) are that encouraging and wise girlfriend that every bible study group needs. What makes your study so wonderful it is that so USEFUL. You give us the words to pray. Ideas to act on. Spiritual exercises to do. This is really a tremendous contribution you have made to building God’s kingdom.”

Today, you could win a copy ofLysa’s Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl6-week DVD Set. Click here to find out more about it, then come back and let me know why you want to win it!


So, let me know WHY you want to WIN this by
clicking the word COMMENTS below, and then type in
the white box. If you don’t have a blog, click anonymous.
Be sure to leave your EMAIL
so I can contact you if your name is picked!!

And for Facebook Friends, I’ll be giving away a copy of my message “Living Beyond the Shadow of Doubt” on DVD. If you are a blogger and a face-booker, leave a comment here and on my FB note or wall today, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win both! If we aren’t friends yet on FB, send me a request so we can be!


Then take time to browse P31’s carnival of giving. Some are celebrating their love of nature. Others grandbabies on the way. Come along and join the fun. Just click on the names below. Here’s what you could win:

Wendy Blight is giving away a copy of the One Year Chronological Bible and her book Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner: The Transforming Power of God’s Story.

Shari Braendel is givng away 3 beautiful jewelry pieces to begin a spring wardrobe with! One for a Glamour Girl, one for a Movie Star and one for a Rock Star!

Micca Campbell is giving away her book An Untroubled Heart, and a cute clutch purse for those fun summer evenings!

Whitney Capps is giving away a $30 Francesca’s Gift card, redeemable at

Melanie Chitwood is giving away One marriage conference call (see her blog for details) and her new book What a Wife Needs from Her Husband.

Lynn Cowell is giving away a prize for mom and a prize for a teen girl in her life – the 3 book series B.A.B.E. series by Andrea Stephens (Beautiful, Accepted, Blessed, Eternally Significant) for the teen and for Mom a $10 gift card to Starbucks along with Lynn’s CD “Building a Bridge to Your Child’s Heart”.

Karen Ehman is giving away a Winter White Basket that includes Skin Milk body wash, a white loofah, Winter White Citrus Bath & Body Works products, white lily linen and room sprays, white hot cocoa, a white mug and white-chocolate macadamia nut cookies. Along with it, a copy of her book on celebrations entitled Homespun Memories for the Heart: More Than 200 Ideas to Make Unforgettable Moments.

Suzie Eller is giving away a webcam!

Zoe Elmore is giving away a journal, a copy of My Heart’s Cry by Anne Graham Lotz and a piece of jewelry Zoe style!

Charlene Kidd is giving away a $20.00 Starbucks Gift Card and a copy of Karen Ehman’s book: A Life That Says Welcome, Simple Ways to Open Your Heart and Home to Others.

Tracie Miles is giving away her CD “Overcoming Stress with Extraordinary Faith” and a Soulmates Slipper with Christian Notepad and Pen.

Rachel Olsen is giving away Bread for Life”: a hardback copy of The Daily Message: Through the Bible in One Year by Eugene Peterson (which you can read this along with her this year) and the Williams-Sonoma Muffins cookbook.

Wendy Pope Wendy is giving away a copy of her book Out of the Mouths of Babes and her CD Yes, No, and Maybe of a Balanced Life

Luann Prater & are giving away an Encouragement Cafe mug and t-shirt at both sites!

LeAnn Rice is giving away a copy of her cookbook Sharing Grace: Recipes- Family Traditions-Gift ideas and a Starbucks gift card.

Susanne Scheppmann is giving away her Birds in My Mustard Tree Bible Study with an I-tunes gift card.

Lysa TerKeurst is giviving away a Mom’s Book Club gift pack including 4 copies of Lysa’s book, Am I Messing Up My Kids? and a 30-minute Q&A conference call with Lysa.

Van Walton is giving away her DVD for children – From the Pound to the Palace

Glynnis Whitwer is giving away her book work@home: A Practical Guide for Woman Who Want to Work from Home and a French Country Wire Silverware Basket

She Reads
is giving away two novels, Watch Over Me by Christa Parrish and Screen Play by Chris Coppernoll, and chocolate, courtesy of the authors. They will tell the story of how their writing brought them together – a love story, quite literally, fit for a novel!

RadRevolution Our ministry to teen girls is giving away a copy of Do the Hard Thing along with a RadRev t-shirt!

About Renee

Renee Swope is a Word-lover, story-teller, heart-encourager and grace-needer. She's also a wife, mom, friend, daughter and author of A Confident Heart, a Retailers Choice Award winning book that became a best-seller and has been published in six languages, with over 150,000 copies sold. Renee is speaks around the country at women's events and and serves on the writing team for DaySpring’s inCourage blog. For twenty years, Renee served in leadership at Proverbs 31 Ministries and as former co-host of the ministry's radio program, “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee.


  1. I would desperately like to become "more" than what I am right now – discouraged. I am struggling with my walk with God, with being a good wife and a good mother all at the same time. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book!!

  2. Brooke McGlothlin says:

    I think I'm always looking for "the more," while at the same time wanting to be satisfied and content. I'm interested to know Lysa's perspective! Thanks for this!

  3. Although I have the best, most supportative family, I feel all alone. Although my husband has a decent job, I feel lost as what my job/career should be to help support our family. I just can't find my way, I don't know how to find my way….. I feel alone.

  4. i so desperatly want to find god in my life one minute i feel he's there and then the next i feel lost, forgotten & forsaken by him.i was going to church but i just didn't fit in i never felt good enough or christian enough. when i went to the womens bible study class i have never felt so out of place and scared it was high school all over again on the outside of all the cool people looking in. if i won this maybe i could get the knowledge and feel confidante to go back to church and show them that just like the bible teaches i am good enough and if i didn't fit in with them i would still have the confidence to know i fit in with god and he's all that matters. i want that knowledge thats why i would like to win.

  5. I read Lysa's book and LOVE it. God has been nudging me for a while to do this Bible study with a group of friends. Over the last 2 weeks he has made it clear this is something he wants me to do this summer. I would love to win the DVD so our group can use it for our study. I am excited about going through the study with you on your blog! It will help me as I prepare to lead my first Bible study completely on my own.

  6. I have not considered myself to be 'a woman after God's own heart' nor the wife and mother that I ought to be according to God's word. It is too often that I do the things that I do not want to do. Often I fail and even become complacent…but my heart's desire is to be more like Jesus – sold out – advancing His kingdom. Not a hypocrite or a Pharisee, but a true witness in every way for Jesus!
    I have been on the milk way too long and sadly I admit that ought to be further along…but oh that is my desire.
    Anything that would help and encourage me in my walk with Christ would be a blessing. Thank you for what you make available to all us women!
    Always striving…

  7. Wow Renee! What a generous offering. I would love to have Lisa's Bible Study because Lisa is speaking at Crossline's next women's retreat (one year after you inspired me to accept Jesus into my heart) and I won't be able to be there! Thank you! Caprice

  8. wow! what fun! I would love to share Lysa's dvd's with some girlfriends I am on journey with to become more.
    thanks, Renee!! Glad you're back!!

  9. I would love to have victory over everyday life. It is so easy to let the fruit of the spirit blow out the window on the way home from church… I want to glorify God everyday, even when I'm tired, cranky, stressed, and out of patience. Every book I have read of Lysa's has been a blessing, I'm sure this one is no different. Thanks for all of your encouraging words, as we all strive to walk closer with Jesus.

    Julie Roat

  10. Why do I want to win? Because I want to share this book/DVD series with the beautiful ladies that I've been in Bible study with for the last two years. Some of our studies have been great and some not so great but I believe we have all glorified God in our desire to know more about Him. What would be better than going through this study with these ladies to learn how we can take our time with Jesus to the next level. *sigh*

  11. To know God intimately, the real true God is my desire I set this as my 2009 life focus- I still strive and struggle in this area- so this year I am seeking all the guidance available to me, this book sound as if it would be a great help to me in this Journey of Intimacy with God. I would love to win it. Blessings to you and thanks for the opportunity.

  12. I would LOVE to have a copy of Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl. This offer has come at a time when I have a huge burden for the young women in our church who float around on the fringes. Just yesterday I decided I needed to have regular 'Gal's breakfasts' to encourage and teach them. I was thinking about WHAT I wanted to help them with when I found out about this…help with how to teach prayer, Bible study and authenticity as well as coping with life's struggles and finding joy in the process. Lysa, this is SO inspired!

  13. I would love to win Lysa's study to do with a group of friends! We have done several Bible studies together in the past but not any recently. This one would be awesome! Would love to have the DVDs to watch to join you in this study this summer as well 🙂

    God Bless,

  14. I have read Lysa's book and loved it! It would be great to win the books and DVD set for my Bible Study Buddies. I'm sure the DVDs complement the reading and we could learn that God desires for us to become more.

  15. I want this because my "One Thing" to accomplish this year is a more personal relationship with Christ that I am accomplishing by being in God's word every day!!!! I have gone "through the motions" for a long time, but I truly want a close relationship with Christ!

  16. I feel that God wants me to lead a women's Bible Study…my spiritual gift being wisdom and my passion being seeing the Christian growth of young women around my age (23). I'm getting married in May, moving to Syracuse, NY with my husband, and likely being a stay-at-home wife. I'm excited about meeting new women in that area and starting a Bible Study group in our home.

    I think this book and DVD would be a great way for me to get started!

  17. I feel like the person that said sometimes they feel really clsoe to and in tune with God and other times they feel like they couldn't be further away from God. right now I feel in the far away valley and I would love to win this so the Bible study group I particpate in can use it to collectivly become what God is calling us too. We are just finishing up Beth Moore's study on the book of Daniel and it has been awsome! Would be great to follow it up with this one! 🙂

    Thank you,
    Janet Jackson

  18. I have wanted to read this book…..I am a pastors wife and could use some encouragement myself then share it with my ladies.


  19. I would love to win this prize so that i may participate in your Monday night Bible Study and possibly share it with my neighbors. I love Lysa's books and personally feel "stuck" in my Bible Study – like I just do it to check it off my "to do" list. I'd love to read what Lysa has to say about being more intentional about my Bible Study time.
    Thanks! Tracey

  20. Kim ( says:

    I would love to do Lysa's study with my friends. Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

  21. I have been struggling for a while with my Christian walk, God has really been working in my heart and life and I think this book would give me another perspective. I love Lysa's books.

    Thanks for sharing.


  22. This would be a perfect tool for me to use in advancing my Christian walk. I feel such a longing to do more, be more and getting some clear direction just might help me move further along! Thanks!

    Melissa R.

  23. Renee, I have read and loved Lysa's book! I feel that winning the CD set will help me apply it to my life more effectively.

  24. I'm always looking for ways to draw closer to God. It sounds like a great study. I'd love to win it.

  25. I would really like to win this because I really want the ladies bible study I lead to do this study. Our chuch does things on a pay as you go basis and there's not a lot of extra cash so this would be great! Thank you and God Bless You!

  26. Well, I read the book…loved it…and let my Bible study leader borrow it because she was trying to decide what study to do next! I KNOW she'll want to do 'Bible Study Girl', so I would love to have the DVD set ready…to click play! Thanks for the chance!

  27. God has been speaking to my heart about this Bible study…telling me to step out on faith and teach this class to the younger women at my church. When I saw this chance to win this book and study guide, it was like God saying "see go for it" I truly believe if I win this, it will be God's affirmation to me to get out of my comfort zone and teach this to others. Thanks for the chance to win…

  28. This is one DVD study I cannot wait to do with my buddies! We facilated and do Bible Studies together all the time but find that we still struggle with the same challenge – living out what we just learned in God's Word!

  29. Like a book I just read, I can say I didn't study God growing up…just memorized verses and facts and could beat most anyone at Bible Trivia! I would love to read the book as I journey to become MORE like Him!

  30. I have been eye-ing this Bible study book since I first read that it was coming out. I know it is what I need and I've been thinking that the women in my Bible Study group would also feel that way! We're all busy moms trying to juggle kids, time and commitments while keeping God at the top of our priority list!

  31. Lysa's books have always spoken volumes to me and I would love to bring this new study of hers to my small group of intergenerational women. God Bless you in your ministry, Renee! Julie

  32. I am hungry for God's direction and voice in my life. I'm struggling with what is my answer and what is God's answer to questions in my heart. I want to do more than just live life everyday as just another day. I want to live life everyday as a daughter of Christ.

  33. We are reading this book in our small group. It is so wonderful!

  34. I want to know how to make disappointments work for me and not against me. I can get so bogged down by circumstances.

  35. I would love to learn to enhance my relationship with God so that I might be the wife (and someday mother) that He designed me to be. Several areas in my walk with God could use some work, mainly my prayer life.

  36. I would love to win the DVD series. I just finished Lysa's "What Happens When Women Say Yes to God" and found it to be incredibly encouraging. I would love the opportunity to study her new book with some friends.


  37. My church has a group of women that I purchased Lysa's book, "What Happens When Women say Yes to God" for each one of them. We have walked with each other through the good and the bad. I would love to have the opportunity to use this gift as a way to minister to this group and encourage others to join us.


  38. I would love to win this book…I have been thinking about starting another study and this might be the jumpstart that I need.

  39. I have been feeling like I just read the bible to read it, like it is one of those things to do on your check list. I would love to win this book to find out how to do more.

  40. I participated in Wendy Pope's one-year Bible study last year, and realized how much "more" God wants to reveal to me! It's an awesome study, and I gleaned so much from "digging" in God's Word with Wendy.

    I continue to follow along, albeit silently, and would be interested in being "more" than just a good Bible study girl 🙂

  41. I would love the opportunity to share this with my small group. This would be a great study for us. I read Lysa's blog everyday and get so much from her.

  42. I have had my eye on Lysa's book for a while now and even if I don't win I will eventually get it! One of my goals for this year is to apply God's word to my life – to actually start living and practicing what I read. I long to be more and not to simply know more.

  43. Oh I would LOVE to win this set!! I have been wanting to start a bible study out of my home for myself and a few friends and this would be the pefect push to get that started!! I don't know if I am totally qualified to "lead" other woman, but I KNOW Lysa would do a great job throught the DVDs!!:)

  44. I've read "Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl" and loved it! I'd like to win because I'm planning to use the book as a Bible study with some of my friends and it would be helpful to have the DVD set to go with the books. Thanks for the opportunity!

  45. I am on a journey of God restoring my integrity and He has brought me so far already. I have found intimacy with Him that I didn't know existed and I so need this to help me! I am already reading Lysa's book "What Happens When Women Say Yes To God" and love it. You all are my daily inspiration and edification.

  46. Wouldn't that be a perfect thing to have to start a Bible study in my home for friends and neighbors? I just bought the book last week to investigate 🙂

  47. While I know that God loves and protects me; I do not have an intimate relationship with Him. Lysa has the kind of relationship with Jesus that I long for.

  48. Although I have found joy in the LORD I really want how `Lysa shows women how they can transform their walk with God from lackluster theory to vibrant reality`.



  49. I would love to win this pack! I have just stepped into a leadership role in our women's ministry and would love to bring Lysa's study to them. Our church has been through the ringer in the last year. There is lots of hurt, lots of healing and lots of teaching that needs to be done. This would be a great way to start connecting and leading the women in my church family.

    Thanks for doing this!!

  50. I have a home bible study with five women. We focus on discovering who we are as women in the Kingdom of God and how to best present ourselves as servants to Him. Lysa's study would be the perfect addition to our group!

  51. i think this will help me w/ my lenten journey.


  52. I lead a women's Bible study and would love a copy of this study for my gals to go through!

  53. I see a lot of hurting women in churches because they don't know how to Become More. I would love to get this book/DVD and be able to lead a session or two at my church or with my friends. Love that ya'll are doing this huge giveaway!

  54. I would love to win this for 2 reasons.

    1. So that I could "become more" in my daily walk
    2. To share with our ladies bible study group.

  55. I work with a few girls and we have been talking about getting together for a Bible study. We work together watching other mom's kids while they attend MOPs or MOMments. We see, as the year goes by, how mom's come back and are smiling. We are so grateful that we are a part of that. But we feel as though we need to go deeper ourselves and we have been trying to decide what we should study. I have seen Lysa speak twice and I think that her study would benefit us greatly. We want to grow closer to Jesus in our walk! Thanks for all the giveaways!
    Jenny Behling

  56. Becoming More is about digging into God's Word beyond the milk. Getting to the heart of who I am in Christ. It is a pursuit of mine daily.

    I truly hope to win this study!! Thanks for the fantastic offer.
    email address:

  57. I am reading the Bible Study book right now and I think the DVD set with it would give it so much more meaning. I would love to have it and do the study with you in May/June. The book so far is great!
    E-Mail: ljgolf823 (@)

    Thanks a bunch!

  58. Winning a Bible study package would be heaven-sent! I am a brand-spankin' new women's ministry director (volunteer capacity). I am currently "auditioning" several books for a summer women's Bible study and this is one that I very much want to do! I'll be crossing my fingers!

  59. I hope I win…I love reading…I have never won anything…and I am always eager to learn!! thx

  60. Lori Stilger says:

    I'm at that point where I want to not depend so much on Bible studies to walk my walk! I want to go DEEPER. But I see a LOT of women here who need help desperately. I am blessed beyond measure to be in a pleasant place in my life; my marriage could always be better, but our God is so good….
    Thank you for the chance to win. 🙂 THANK YOU for blessing SO MANY people!

  61. I would love to win this because I've read Lysa's book and want to share it with everyone. What better way than to host a Bible study. That would be amazing!

  62. I would love to win it and start a Bible Study with the preschool moms in my son's preschool… I just started to read the book a couple of months ago..awesome!!! AND REAL!

  63. I want to go beyond where I've been. I'm tired of the box.


  64. I'm continually asked "what's a good study?" Becoming More would make the rounds! It's so fun to share. Thanks, Renee!

    Deb (

  65. Wow winning the cookbook couldn't come at a better time, I have recently been appointed the coordinator of meals for the sick and bereaved at our small church. It would be a real blessing to have some new ideas to help me in this ministry.

  66. I NEED All the help I can get…My husband and I have been going through so much…I could probably write a book or 3! Through it all God has given me a HUNGER to know Him better,to be closer to Him, to read His Word and memorize His Word. I am HUNGRY for more!!!!!!!
    Gods Peace

  67. I would love to win this book. I am at a crossroads in my life and am seeking as much Godly input as I can. Lysa really inspires me and I look forward to reading her blogs and imagine that her books/DVDs are equally as engaging and inspiring.

  68. I have been trying to talk my Bible study into doing this one. I want to get closer to God – not busier doing the "right stuff"

  69. I would love to do this study with a group of ladies. Lysa has chalenged me and shown me what it really is like to have a personal relationship with God. I think doing a study would also be a good way to really get to know other ladies a develope some Christian friendships

  70. I have heard so much good about this study…I would love to win it, and do this study with my BS friends!


  71. I would LOVE to have a copy of Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl. The year 2010 is my year to really get into the word. I have never been so motivated as I feel this year. Thank you for having this fun give-away day.

  72. Thanks so much for these giveaways! This is awesome! I would love this opportunity to dive in deeper and learn to become "More."

  73. I have done this study with a group of my friends…we worked through Lysa's book. It was awesome, would love to win so I can pass it on…

    Blessings, Kim

  74. I ♥ Lysa's books! And would love the DVD set to share with my Bible Study group! This book is awesome and I've enjoyed it so much!

  75. I want to win it because I know it will help me in my walk in becoming more!

    Prayers and blessings,

  76. Renee, I would love the chance to win Lysa's DVD of "Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl"! I read her book several months ago, and learned much from it about actively walking with – and sharing – Jesus in my daily life. I could possibly use this DVD series as a gal's group Bible study, and to follow along with your leading the study on your blog later this spring!


  77. I love your devotions and ministry. Thanks for always giving wise words and encouragement and support. Your ministy is Awesome. I would love the chance to win Lysa's book too. My email is

  78. I would like to win this DVD Bible Study to share with my sisters at church. I think it , for myself, as a mom and wife I get lost in everything except being centered on Christ. Making time with ohters possible struggling too, might be the thing all my girlfriends and I need right now!!! We have not had a great Bible study and I would love to win this to share!! Thanks P31
    Margaret Sloan –

  79. I am in the process of learning who God has called me to be after making the decision t become a full-time stay-at-home mom. Would love to win this as I think it could help during this stage in my life especially.

  80. I just discovered Lisa's blog and have enjoyed reading her thoughts and teaching. I'd love to learn more from her.

  81. I would love to be entered for the give aways. Lisa is coming to oour church in April for a weekends confrence. I have really been struggling with my walk with the Lord.

  82. I would love to win this book and bible study so that I could reach out and bring other women to know God in a more intimate way. God has been dealing with me over the thoughts of "not being good enough" or not doing the "right" things when really it is all about His love for us. I want to know God more intimately and become more than a good bible study girl!

  83. I've been blessed with the opportunity to read Lysa's book, "Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study girl" and it's truly an amazing book; I'm currently keeping it in prayer and working out putting together a ladie's fellowship group to meet outside of church and this would be wonderful to share with them.

  84. Thank you so much for sharing this! I actually just found your blog today, and I am so excited to hear about these DVD's! I want my relationship with God to be much more than "going through the motions".

  85. Gina Wilsey says:

    Thank You for the opportunity to win any of these great offers. Daily I am trying to strengthen my walk with Jesus. My husband is extremely blessed to have been brought up in a God like home. My family unfortunatly had never learned the work so they were unable to pass that along to me. I am desperatly trying to reach the level my husband is at so to strengthen our relationship together with God being evenly in the center. Thank you so much

  86. For the past several months I have been experiencing a longing to know God more – in a way I could have never imagined before. I am reading everything I can get my hands on and studying. I'm going through the Battlefield of the Mind study right now and it is encouraging and very challenging all at the same time!

    Basically, I want to be so much more than just a nice girl who goes to church and attends Bible study classes. I know God has something planned for me – I just don't know what it is. I just really don't want to miss it because I wasn't paying attention.

    I appreciate what all of y'all are doing to bless women!!!

  87. I've walked the walk of being the "good girl" – even viewed as "good" while living a previous rebellious life. Now I see fully that now only a "good" girl, but that I am "God's girl" & look forward to becoming More!

  88. I have the "good Bible study girl" part down pat. I've trained for that role for my whole life – my mom went into labor while at church and I have been there ever since, attended Christian school K-12th grade, went to Bible college for a year, and now lead music and a children's Wednesday night class at church. But this can't be it…I want to be the woman with abundant life flowing out of me. And I know I'm not there yet.
    kate AT sweetpotatoes DOT com

  89. I am looking for a stronger, more really relationship with God and TRULY, TRULY knowing Him.

  90. I am a single mother of 5 precious children. About three years ago I lost my way thru a divorce & the death of my daddy. Thankfully the Lord never left me and when I came running back his arms were open & full of love & forgivness! Now He is restoring, refining, & polishing me! I think this study would help in that process & I would be over joyed to win!!! Thank you

  91. First let me say I tryed to leave a comment on your facebook and could not. This is my first time ever hearing of you. But I love what the other comments has to say about you and your ministry. I am a Children Pastor. I was in my church for 12 years and now me and my family has know church home now. I am learning the hard way that church hurt is the worse kind of hurt. We will find another church to go to, but for now we have been studying and reading what ever we can. We are so hungry for more of God in our life as a family and as a single person. If I can not win this give-away please let me know were I can buy it from. Thank you for reading this and letting us to post with you. Pastor Monique Barr

  92. I would love the opportunity to win.. What a blessing to share the word of God? Thanks I love P31.

  93. Thanks for offering this fun giveaway! I'd love to hear your message and read Lysa's book! Blessings, Carrie

  94. I think her book would be a perfect study for me!

  95. I would LOVE to win this set! I have brought several of my friends to Christ recently and am a new Christian myself. I'd love to share this with them and perhaps start a small group of us ladies to do this study. Thanks for the opportunity!

  96. I would love the DVD set. Need some encouragement to help me study my Bible and move closer to the Lord . I want to be able to teach my granddaughters that God's word is the the map to a fulfilling and peaceful life with Jesus. I have custody of thre girls ages 2 and 6 and 9.

    My email is

  97. I would love to win because I have a wonderful group of ladies who are falling in love with Jesus. they are hungry for more and eager to discover all that God has for them. This looks like a great tool to encourage them in their walk.

  98. Wow, reading these comments was great encouragment today regardless of whether I win this give away. It made me feel so much less alone in the struggles I face day to day and the ways I see myself fail over and over again… I want to win this because I truly want to be MORE than a good Bible study girl… I want to want nothing MORE than Jesus, but I always seem to let something get in the way. I want to experience Him MORE!

  99. I, like a lot of Christian women, am always searching on how to be more. Even though I've been a Christian for many years, I've just recently decided to fully walk in what that means. But, I feel like I'm at a loss. I don't know what steps to take to push me to that next level. I make in my mind to fully walk in Christ, and everyday life seems to knock me right back down. I think this dvd set will help me to become the woman God has called me to be.

  100. I would like to challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone and have a ladies Bible study group in my home and this sounds like the "push" I need in that direction. I always feel that I don't know the Bible well enough to give it a try.

  101. I have a wonderful group of 15 women that show up faithfully every Wednesday night to lead little girls aged preschool through 5th Grade to become Godly women. Most of these ladies work full time jobs and cannot attend the daytime ladies Bible Study at our church and since they are working with our future Women of God when the evening ladie's Bible Study meets, I like having something to share with them on the occasional Saturday that we meet together as Girls Ministries MPact Leaders. This would be an incredible blessing for them! My e-mail is Arla Hoagland, Girls Ministries director, CCC – Sacramento, CA

  102. I would love to have this Bible Study to share with some dear friends of mine. We live in such a busy world…..but we can never forget the most important thing we need to do is study God's word and be a shining example!

  103. I would love a copy for my Women's discipleship grouip. I loved the book and have started reading it over again. Thank you for you heart for God!! love you

  104. I love your book. Please give me a copy!!

  105. I would love a copy to use at our church's women's bible study. I recently switched from events lead to Bible study lead at our church. I love to throw parties and event planning was so much fun for me, but without a Bible study lead we would not be able to offer a weekday Bible study. God placed on my heart that if we didn't study his word, there was no need to party. Our Bible study group is growing. I would love to introduce my MO friends to Lysa and her teaching. I met Lysa at a retreat in NC while living in that state. Moving to MO has provided me the opportunity to share some of the resources God has used in my life to bless others. Thank you for the chance to introduce myself and share why I would like to win.

  106. What a Awesome gift give away!! I gotta tell ya that I feel Lysa's words of wisdom speak directly to me!! I have heard her speak twice and read her blog regularly. God has gifted her with the heart & ability to speak directly to the heart & soul of women!! I would LOVE to do her Bible with a group of dear friends and experience the transformation of what God's Love can do for each one of us!!

  107. I've always wanted to become like the Proverbs 31 woman and feel that this will help me on the path to achieving this.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  108. I would love to win to learn to "Find incredible joy as they live out their faith in everyday circumstances".

    God Bless

  109. I would love to have this Bible Study. Just recently I was talking with a friend and told her that I needed a group of women to meet with and study/pray/fellowship with. I am going through a rough spot in life and am searching for the "more" that God has for me. I know that He has a plan and that he will show me that plan if I press in. I am believing for a new beginning in my life in many areas. Thanks for all that you.

  110. I'm struggling with my walk with God right now and I respect Lysa and her teaching. I feel that she could really help me get back on track. Thank you for this opportunity.

    Blessed Mom

  111. I would so love to win this book because I am very downcast. I need some wisdom and direction for my faith to work if that makes any sense. Doubt is constantly knocking at my minds door.


  112. I would love to win because I have read the Bible, but feel unfed at times. I have often heard of studying the Bible, which is great, but I want to LIVE the Bible, which is after all, God's true and LIVING word. I don't want to study/read, I want to live it! Especially with difficulties I am going through (marriage, finances, school) I need to really realize what a rock I have to stand on.

  113. I would love to lead a study of Lysa's book at church. I really like her blog and I think we could have a very good study of her book.

  114. I truly would love this study. I just finished a 40 day fast (only eating fruits and veggies) and I have learned quite a few things from God.

    One thing I learned is that because of issues with my Father, etc…. I was equating my Heavenly Fathers love with my Earthly fathers love and that is wrong. I have always felt my Dad didn't love me, I didn't have his attention – I felt like there was not enough love for me. And through this time of fasting and praying I realized that I let that seep into other areas of my life. With food, other realationships, etc…. And I always felt like I had to be good enough for God. I had to know more about the Bible than everybody else and I had to serve in more ways than everyone else. Subconciously I felt like God would only have enough love for me if I was good enough.

    But one day while I was drying my hair, God spoke to my heart and said, "Stacie, I have enough love for you. No matter what it won't run out – I have enough for you, I love you!" Now this may seem obvious to some but to me it really made me open my eyes and to really feel the love of God.

    I think that this study from Lysa would be beneficial in my ongoing journey of not trying to "be the best Christian or know more than others." I want more than that – I want the real thing.

    Thanks for the opportunity and I'm glad that I have a new blog to visit!


  115. I feel God's tug at my heart here lately to be more than a good Bible Study girl. There are some ladies in my church that have been talking about this and it would be a great study for over the summer. (Which is what we are looking for right now.) Love your posts. God bless you and all the ladies.

  116. I'd love to win Lysa's DVD set because I teach bible to high school girls – and am looking for material to share with them. 🙂

    Thank you for this amazing give- away!

  117. Lysa is one of my favorite writers! I would LOVE to win this bible study. My small group of ladies just finished Breaking Free by Beth Moore last night & we need a new and delightful study to begin.

    Thank you for your awesome blog.

  118. This is just what I could use right now. For me and my small community of friends. Thank you for the opportunity to "Be More."
    jennamccrady at hotmail dot com

  119. I would like to win this because I feel I am rather stagnant in my walk with God at this time and feel this would get me going again.And this might inspire me to lead this study to a few of the ladies in my church who have shown interest. thanks for the giveaway.

  120. Becoming more than a good Bible study girl is exactly where I am right now. I want to delve deeper into relationship with God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I switched devotional books at Advent to get a new perspective and am always looking for ways to grow a deeper faith, walk and relationship.

  121. I would LOVE to win this special package as I'm a long time fan of yours in this ministry. I know we could put it to good use right away! ohhh pick me please! ~smile~ Thank you for being so transparent and sharing your gifts and wisdom with all of us!

  122. Why i want to win?? Not only was I blessed to hear both you and Lysa speak in the same night I became an instant fan:) Being in a dorm full of girls and at a Christian university this might be the way we can connect as women of good!:)

  123. I belong to a Wednesday night ladies' fellowship class and we are looking for a bible study to do. I would love for us to do Lysa's study.

    Thanks so much,

  124. Lysa recently spoke at my church's women's conference. I would love to go through the study (and win the prize) because I've always been a Good Bible Study Girl, and I'm ready to break out of that into the abundance God has for me!

  125. "Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study" would give me an opportunity and a tool to align myself with God more fully, to share this study with others, and to help me understand the importance of having an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ! I've felt I've been asleep all my life and I feel the Lord's calling to live my life the way God made me to be. I'm awake now and I hope and if it's meant to be, that I will be able to experience, "Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study" – thank you for all your blessings!

  126. I'd definitely like to win this giveaway, as I've been so blessed and challenged by all of Lysa's materials. I, too, like many others, want to be more than a good Bible study girl. With the situation in my life right now, I've never needed to know how to do this more.


  127. I'd love to win Lysa's book…money is tight in our family right now and our local library hasn't added the book to their collection.

  128. I read the book. It was awesome. Would love to do the Bible study!

  129. Would love to do this study and I have always enjoyed on-line studies in addition to the ones I do at church. Give me an opportunity to get to know more people.

  130. I'm in a spiritually dry spell and thinking that maybe this study will help give a new perspective and help move me out of the rut I'm in.

  131. Renee, I'm waiting for my copy of the book to arrive as I write this! I'm really praying about leading a study with our women's group and this would be the one. I just got the info from Lysa to purchase at a discount, but winning the DVD portion would be huge! Fingers, toes crossed!

  132. I'm reading this book now, and would love to have the DVD to go along with it. 🙂 The book is great!

  133. I'm in a bible study over at Wendy's and it would be great to win this book. (I have been trying!) Who wouldn't want to live the teachings that we learn in our bible studies? Thank you for the chance. I love visiting the different blogs. It does feel like being in a carnival.

  134. Renee, I am wanting to lead this bible study at my church as well. I would love to get this so that I can gift it to someone in my group. Going to go leave a message on your FB page now too. This is so much fun!

  135. I would love the study because it sounds like such a great study that could help me on my journey in life!

  136. This study sounds absolutely fabulous! I think we can all benefit from striving to be more than just a "Bible Study Girl", that being said, lol, I would love to do this study with my girlfriends! hee hee!

    in Him,
    (tricia at free to dance dot com)

  137. I usually have a Bible study that I am doing. I would like to win this one to share with friends at Church. I think it would be a great study for this purpose.

  138. I would love to win the bible study. I am starting up a new woman's bible study in a few weeks and we haven't picked a study yet. This sounds like it would be a perfect gift for our group.
    Thank you,
    Suprise, AZ

  139. Shea Failmezger says:

    This is perfect!!! I lead a Brown Bag Bible Study at my church (a group of women meeet during the lunch hour and I provide lunch for them). We do short (6 to 8 weeks), inviting and fellowship based Bible studies. I have had a hard time finding Bible studies that fall within the 6 to 8 week range. I have been searching and searching for one to begin in April.

  140. I have just written an outline for a book using Galatians 5 as the topic. I am working on the idea of making a following God by using Paul's principles of authentic relationship and accepting God's grace and mercy for salvation because we can't earn it by following a simple checklist of do's and don'ts. I would so love to have Lysa's study on how to be more and to share that with a group of women would be the ultimate blessing.

  141. I'm entering your contest, but not for me. I am honored to have the best daughter in law in the world. She is constantly searching how to be a better mom, wife and mostly…a better child of God. This 'give-away' is just up her alley!

  142. I have been sharing with my girlfriends all of the excitment that's been going on with P31 today so thanks for the great opportunity to talk to them about this ministry.

    The past few weeks I have been struggling with my marriage which has directly affected my walk with the Lord. So, I took Stormie's advice and created my own prayer circle. I have been in daily communication with my close girlfriends, encouraging them in their marriages as God is encoraging me in mine. I challenged them to take Tracie's challenge with me and a few of them are! A few have commited to the Marriage conf. call with Melanie in March. We're going to schedule a lunch date and all listen together and have a bible study afterwards. Can I tell you just how excited I am about this… Yeah!! All because I decided to step out and stand up for God. One of my friends told me today that "(I)possess a lot of great management qualities including: not accepting excuses and providing positive motivation for people, and not to mention your extreme attention to detail and organization." This is encouragement enough to know that the pull I've been feeling about wanting to help other women/wives isn't just a thing, it's real and it's from God. I am not sure how God is going to make this work or what He has in store, but I can't wait!


  143. I would love to win this giveaway because I have recommitted myself to studying God's Word and furthering my relationship with Him, and could really use some help in that path. I want more than a daily bible reading and devotional – I want that intimate, speak to me, faithful, love-filled relationship!

  144. I would love to win this series, because I am constantly looking for ways to strengthen my own intimate relationship with the Lord. I don't want that "plastic/fake" stuff anymore, and I long to see my girlfriends get to that same place. What a great way to study that together! I love that the series teaches us how to "cultivate greater authenticity and depth in their relationships". That's it! That's what I aim for and would love to share with some other gals!

  145. I think this study sounds great and I've been feeling that maybe I should "host" a Bible study. I have friends who talk of wanting to do a study and we just haven't begun anything yet, I feel God telling me to "just do it" and invite them to come…I just don't know how to start, winning this would give me a boast…I'd have a study in hand!! Even if I don't win, thanks for having the giveaways today and I will definitely be getting the book sometime soon!

  146. PS – Russell (above) is actually Stacy – Russ' wife. 🙂

  147. If I were to win, I would share this book with my Wednesday night Bible study girls! We have great friends, fun, and fellowship!

    Thank you for your ministry!


  148. I would LOVE to win this study because I would love to share it with my neighborhood girlfriends. I would definitely want to start a home Bible study for these ladies, so we could all journey together and learn how to become more than just Bible study girls, but the amazing women of God that He created us to be! Thank you for this opportunity.

  149. I have been looking for ways to be closer to God and become more intimate with him. I study the bible all of the time in many different ways but I just feel like I am lacking something right now. This series has interested me since the first time I heard about it and I would absolutely love to be given the opportunity to see what Lysa has to offer.

  150. startingearly says:

    Ever since I heard of this book, I have wanted to do this study. It describes me exactly! I struggle every day to 'do devotions' but I never feel like my time is doing anything. I would love to learn how to become more and have more of a relationship with God! He deserves MORE than what I am giving Him now.

  151. I could really use this Bible study, because even though I am in my 60's and am a Bible College graduate, I have drifted away from positive ways of studying the Word that will bring me closer to the Lord.
    I am going through a very hard time with my youngest son, who is 28 and gay. He tries very hard to manipulate me into doing things for him and acting as if his lifestyle choice doesn't bother me. Well, IT DOES BOTHER ME!!!! but I still love him. Searching the Word more with a new methodology would help me, I do believe.

  152. The quote from Lysa is also my heart's cry – I really want to know God, personally and intimately.

  153. I'm hungry to go deeper with the Lord. Sound like a great book for this. 🙂

  154. What a mess I have made of my life-how do I begin… again?

  155. Susan ramer says:

    I would love to be more than a good Bible study girl. I really feel a longing in my heart to become closer to God and to have a relationship with Jesus like so many of my other Christian friends do.

  156. I don't really know what that means when Lysa said it is possible to hae personal and intimate two way communication with God and I would like to learn more. I am so grateful for the proverbs 31 ministry. Thank you so much for all that you do! I am so looking forward to the study with you in May!

  157. I am beginning a new Bible Study with some of my friends. We are all struggling through life. I think this would be the best beginning for us. In our group is a mother with a special needs child, a recently divorcee, a recent newlywed. We come from all walks and are still searching.

  158. I would love to get this DVD to start a bible study with a group of woman from church! I know we could get a real power group going for God! I love the words used to describe Lysa's book; transforming "lackluster theory to VIBRANT reality!" I would love to see a group of woman gain that deeper, vibrant relationship with Christ! I'm so glad that there is a great tool available!
    – Megan:

  159. Well I am about to embark on leading a women's bible study weekly and I would really love to be more than just a good bible study girl.

  160. I am struggling with growing in my faith right now. I desperately want to me "more than a good bible syudy girl."

  161. I have a hard time getting beyond "going thru the motions". I've been a Christian for as long as I can remember and alot of times I feel like I'm just doing what I'm supposed to do instead of actually desiring to spend time w/ Him and serve Him daily. I need help to move forward in my relationship with Him and with my church.

  162. This is so much fun…thanks P31 team for so many incredible give aways!!!

    Melissa in Mel's World

  163. Hi Renee,
    What an awesome gift. It would be great to have the DVD set to enhance hosting a bible study on Lysa's book, Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl. I feel the Lord is prompting me to host a study using her book.

    Blessings on your day! ~Jodie

  164. I would love to win something that I could share with others and this looks like just the thing!

  165. I would love to win this today. There is always room for growth and I would like to lead a study like this. I am trying to find my purpose in this life and yes, it is to be a great wife, mother, daughter,sister, friend…I have poured myself into my family for the last 13 years,and unfortunately, God has been put on the back burner! I have committed to put Him first in my life and everything else will fall into perfect place! I want my JOY back 🙂 It is there, I just need help in finding it!!
    Thank you for your ministry!!

  166. I really want to run my first ever bible study and see the lives of women changed. Im 25 years old and am a mother of nearly two (due in 3wks) and life has changed dramatically for me in the last two years. I want to see God more, hear from him and encounter him and encourage others to do the same!

  167. I always feel like I have the best intentions to study my Bible and "be all that I can be", but somewhere along the way I always fail. Thanks for the giveaway.

  168. I'm hoping to help lead one with my community group this summer and would love to give the book to one of my friends!

  169. Would love to do this study with my girls group. thank you for your ministry and for sharing with us!


  170. Thank-you!

  171. I would love to win this book, there is always something more you seek for & I truly believe that this book is about A REAL woman talking about REAL issues!! Oh please pick me!!

  172. My desire is to be a "doer of the Word and not a Hearer only" and look forward to doing this study with you in late spring!


  173. Oh! The dvd set???? And you're hosting the study? Oh how wonderful!!! I would LOVELOVELOVE to get ahold of the dvd's and do the study with you on your blog…and some friends, too!!!


  174. I heard Lysa speak a couple of weeks ago and have regretted not buying the set. The book is awesome and I personally think a "must-read" for women trying to figure out how to become the woman God intends us to be. It would be a great study for the Women's League at my church and I'd love to be the host. My husband is currently without a job, so all spending is on hold-I need a freebie!

  175. I would love to become more when it comes to studing my bible. I would also like to share this message with some friends of mine.

  176. I greatly enjoy Lysa's blog, but I've never done one of her bible studies. One of my prayers is to never feel like I've "arrived" in my walk with God and to always know that I can reach higher and do more to grow in relationship with Him and in how I display Him to others. I believe this bible study would be another tool for growth in those areas.


  177. I greatly enjoy Lysa's blog, but I've never done one of her bible studies. One of my prayers is to never feel like I've "arrived" in my walk with God and to always know that I can reach higher and do more to grow in relationship with Him and in how I display Him to others. I believe this bible study would be another tool for growth in those areas.


  178. I would love, love, LOVE to have this DVD set. I have seen Lysa in person and really enjoyed how honest and open she was. I have the book, but would love to go through it with Lysa as the teacher!

  179. Would love to have this giveaway.

    I am in the process of learning more about my Savior each day, and this sounds like something that would be so helpful in my spiritual journey. I would love to share it with others as well. To know God personally & intimately is my desire!

  180. I've heard nothing but wonderful things about this study, and I would love to win it for a small women's bible study group that I host in my home. We were just talking recently about being more.

    Thanks, Renee for giving this opportunity! All you ladies at P31 are fantastic!!

  181. My ladies Bible Study group is looking for new material to study – this sounds like a winner to me! Maybe I will WIN!!

  182. I want this so bad!!! I have the book and would love, love, love to have the dvd to go along with it. In the past year my life has truly changed and I've strived to get into the Word more & more and this would assist me with this process! Thanks for the chance to win and me best to everyone!!!

  183. I really NEED this. I have been a Christian for a while and I feel no growth. I feel like I"m going thru the motions and not knowing what i"m suppose to be doing or where. I need help!! I want to be all that God has for me, but its so hard. Being a wife, mother, and a military family I get so lost in the mundane. Wondering…

  184. I like this study and Lysa's style of delivery because so many women think they can't be "spiritual." Lysa comes across as a real person who can really relate to all of us, and teaches that we don't have to have a certain "look." God wants each and every one of us!

  185. Honestly…….I think this study was written just for me.
    I want to be more…..more than just a good Bible study girl!

  186. I read Lysa's book and I think it would be amazing to have the teaching tape. It would be good for my ladies bible study group.

    Thank you for this opportunity!

    Beth Herring

  187. I have the book and would love to do the dvd study with a group of friends!

  188. Not yet who God wants me to be, but *BECOMING* a woman who wants a heart like God. A stronger relationship with Christ requires *MORE* time with God. Winning this contest would make me more *THAN* happy! *A* six-week course would be *GOOD* for my spiritual walk. My *BIBLE* is waiting, *STUDY* materials are assembled…This *GIRL* would love to be a winnner!! :o)

  189. This is a study I've been hoping to get a group together to do. We're doing a congregation wide study on prayer through Lent, and I'd like to keep the girls together.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  190. If I win the DVD set, I will take my bible study group of wonderful ladies through the journey together. Some of us have been believers since we were potty-trained and others have only recently found Christ. No matter where on the path of righteousness a girl is, we can all use the pull back to a true daily relationship with Him as we resist the "be good" pressure to "appear" good and simply live for Him.

    Sharon Piatt

  191. I want to be what this title says…MORE than a good Bible study girl. I want More of God than I have ever had! I have been praying that a whole lot lately.

  192. Sounds like an awesome study. I'm intrigued and could definitely use some encouragement right now on finding some purpose and in the midst of mothering, wifing, etc! 🙂

  193. I would love to do this study. My "regular" bible study breaks over the summer and I NEED something to study with some girlfriends to keep me accountable.

  194. Renee-
    I would love to dig deep into this book that Lysa has written. I long to move from that knowledge based relationship with Jesus, to that intimate, heart relationship with him.
    I'm part of a bible study and would be thrilled and honored to share this book with my group.

  195. Would love to win this because I recently bought the book and would love to start a group study with it. The DVD's would be great.

  196. mommyof2sons says:

    It sounds like a great study. WOuld love to share it with my friend!

  197. I want to win because I want to learn how to just belong to Jesus, not to have all of the right answers at Bible study.

  198. I have felt an emptiness for years and I have finally discovered that the emptiness can be filled by having a relationship with God. I am working on developing that relationship now and I think Lysa's book would be a great resource as I continue on this journey. Thanks for the giveaway!

  199. I may be too late, but I just read about this today! I have just started facilitating the Women's Bible Study at my church and think this would be an INCREDIBLE study to do! I am so excited about it!

  200. I'd love to win this because I'd LOVE to learn about being MORE THAN A BIBLE STUDY GIRL!!! I tend to read devotionals but I'd like to do more, go further. I'm reading the chronological bible in a yr, and I'm stretching my faith, but this prize would be so beneficial to me.

    Amy V.

  201. Hi Renee, I've been on the Carnival and forgot where I was! I looked back at the post and don't think I entered this one! Anyway, I would love to win! I've ready the book once, now (as I usually do) I am going back and "studying" the book. Several ladies at my church have ask about a ladies study group and think this would be the perfect fit! Thanks again for all your hard work! Kelly

  202. I feel like I AM the "good Bible study girl"….I go to church, teach a children's class, attend a Bible study, and talk the talk, blah blah blah. I'm tired of it. I want to be more. I want the real deal. I'm sad and lonely without Jesus. I know that I am saved, but I want more than just the outward show of it.

  203. I would love to win your book Renee.

    I so wish I could live without doubting and trust Him more instead.

  204. It's a cold wintery day here in Michigan. Thanks for your carnival of generosity & encouragement

  205. I am sure I am too late. I thought the carnival went on for the whole week but thought I would post anyway since I always love reading your blog. I am growing in my relationship with God and it is progress not perfection. Becoming more than just a good bible study girl would help address the heart issues not just the behaviors. Having that vibrant real living relationship with Him is really what my heart's desire.

  206. I would love to win because I want to experience God's Word more deeply…like Lysa does.

  207. As a mom of 8 and living overseas in ministry again I am more aware than ever of my need to continue to grow alongside other women. We have a small wives study here using what materials we can get from the states and would love to have this!

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