Do you long for lasting confidence?

I shared a few of these thoughts here a few weeks ago but wanted to share them and a few more here again this afternoon. You see, in just over 15 days, I’ll be doing something I’ve never done before. And I planned it with you in mind.

You…the woman who senses God has more for her but  just isn’t sure how to find it, hold on to it or live in it.

I wish we were meeting in a coffee shop so I could look across the table and say this, because if I could I would!! Will you go on a journey with me – a journey of finding out just how much God has for you?  A process of uncovering lies that hold you back and truth that can set you free.

Free to see just how significant you are to God.

Free to live in your God-given purpose, passion and personality!

Free to walk away from guilt-induced doubt and live with grace-induced confidence!

I’ll be hosting an online study right here beginning next month, and I’d love for you to join me! It’ll be you, me and women from all over  gathering here beginning January 16th to read through my book,  A Confident Heart. We’ll walk through each chapter together and discover how we can overcome self-doubts and strong or even subtle insecurity by learning how to to live in THE security of God’s promises! I’m so excited about all God’s laying on my heart for our study, and I’d love for you to be part of this special community where we’ll share encouragement, prayers and stories of all that God is doing in and through us!

To join us, enter your info and click Sign Up..

To find out more details about online study, click here.


And I have a few books to give-away!

Click on “Share Your Thoughts” below and let me know you signed up. From your names, I’ll do 3 drawings for a FREE book. Also, be sure to invite friends/family to join us! Share a link to this post via Facebook, Twitter, email or on your blog and each time you do, leave a comment and you’ll get extra entries. (Winner will be listed here next Monday.)

Let’s learn how to live in the assurance, transforming power and confidence of God’s promises – together!!

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’ve signed up

    • Timika Williams says:

      I’ve signed up and do plan to send the info to others as well. Thank you so much!

    • Sharon M Rhebergen says:

      I just signed up. I am so excited for this journey to see how God will transform me from the inside to have the confident heart in Christ He has designed for me. Thank you for this wonderful ministry!!

    • Judy Collins says:

      I’ve Signed up,Can’t wait to do it..

    • I’ve signed up!

    • I am so excited and looking forward to January. I just signed up.

    • Vickie Poole says:

      I am looking forward to the study!

    • Betty Cummings says:

      Thank You so much from your E-mail.God is sooooooo Good to Bless us Ladies with a Woman of God as yourself to help us on our daily walk in life.I ordered your Book but it didn’t get here on time to do your Bible study.So Blessed God layed Myself on your heart for me to be able to do it now.I have been in need of Encouragment from other Believers.I need all you Prayer Warriors Prayers I have been told I have a Nodule on my Lung.I need cat scan to verify if it is cancer.I have No insurance so please Pray God will open a door for me to have this test.I am A Believer of the Masters Healing touch.Thanks for being a Blessing my Friend and Sister in Christ.

    • The words you wrote yesterday mirrored everything in my heart lately. Why at age 50 am I still struggling to know God’s will for my life? Why can’t I just let go and let God? There is one thing I do know. This Bible Study sounds exactly like what I need to get my questions answered and grow a confident heart with God. Thank you so much for listening to God and sharing it with women everywhere. I can’t wait!

    • Jennifer Erickson says:

      I have signed up and I am really excited!

  2. I signed up and hope to bring a few friends along for this journey as well.

  3. I think I really need this. I’ve signed up. Just this morning I had a conversation with my daughter about some of this very stuff. I’m encouraging her to live her life, the very life God gave her and the plan He has just for her, and not compare herself to others. But all while I was trying to impart Godly wisdom, I was really wondering how she could live the way I’m suggesting when her own mama hasn’t lived it for her to see. My heart is heavy with the thought that my daughter will struggle with same of the same things I have struggled with. Looking forward to the study!

  4. Thank you Renee, I signed up and will be having a couple of my sisters join me.

  5. I’m signing up as we speak – I may be biting off more than I can chew though- my small group starts Beth Moore’s James on 1-19 – we’ll see what happens!

  6. Well I bought the book earlier this year and wondering why I haven’t taken the time to read it!! Here’s my answer!! Don’t you LOVE how God works!!! I’ll talk to my Tuesday night Bible study sisters and see if they will jump on board!! Thank you for the invite!! Looking forward to seeing Jesus windup 2011 and SHINE EVEN BRIGHTER IN 2012!!! WOOO HOOOO!!!

  7. I signed up and can’t wait for what God has in store for me.

  8. Brenda Hughes says:

    I am so excited to start this study with you! I loaded the book on my Nook last week! Now this study will make the book more exciting!!

  9. Thank you for offering this free book study. I really appreciate it.

  10. I’ve been struggling with this very thing for years. I did the Doubt Diet and felt God move in a big way in my life. Now, a few weeks later, I’m struggling again. I wonder where is it that God wants me. I want to make an impact for him and believe he’s called me to nurture and help other women, but then I get the doubts and it hits me hard. I have struggled with depression on the way to discovering my calling as well. I think this study is just what I need! I’m excited to do it and I’m thankful that God is using you so much in my life as well as the lives of other women.

  11. I signed up and downloaded the book already. 🙂

  12. I feel with aconfident heart I can be the overcomet that God wants me to be so I am eager to learn

  13. Peggy Kennedy says:

    I have signed up and I already have the book. Thank you<3

  14. I just signed up and I can’t wait for this study to get started. I shared the link on my Facebook page in hopes that some of my girl friends will join. I’m looking forward to seeing what God has in store for me during this study.

  15. What a great way to start out the new year…count me in!


  16. I just signed up, too. Where He leads me…..I will follow!

  17. Jessica I. Hernandez says:

    Wonderful!!! Thanks for following through with what God has put in your heart to do!

  18. I signed up and am excited to see what the Lord will do in 2012!!

  19. I signed up and cannot wait! I have been feeling a tug to spend more time getting to know God and finding Godly women for friendship….Thank you!

  20. Lori Cantrell says:

    I have signed up! Thank you for doing this Rene. I’ve had the book, A Confident Heart, for a few weeks now, but haven’t begun delving into it. Honestly, I think I’m a little bit afraid of having to face my insecurities. Sometimes it’s easier just to pretend that I am an emotionally healthy person when in reality, I know I’m not. God is revealing this to me with gentleness and love…I must get healthy so I can be my best for Him! Please pray for me that I will be consistent, open and honest with myself and with God while going through this study. I pray that my heart and the heart of all the women participating will be softened and prepared to accept what God has to offer…FREEDOM in HIM!

  21. Norine Flowers says:

    I’ve signed up. I enjoy discussing the word of God and being taught that they things that I think can’t happen and/or won’t happen in my life will in God’s timing and with patience. God bless you and thanks for your friendship.

  22. I’m definitely signing up for this study. Like many of us, I am also doing a study with a group of ladies in January. But I’m excited. I’ve wanted to get the book, so here’s a perfect opportunity to go ahead and get it. Thanks Renee! I look forward to the study.

  23. I signed up! Can’t wait for God to begin revealing things to me.

  24. I am going to join without a doubt! 🙂 I also will tell every lady I know. I read some of your book, and what a blessing it will be to myself and hopefully those around me!

  25. Denise Burris says:

    I signed up! I am more than ready to see what God has in store for me. There’s been a tugging for awhile now!

  26. Lily Acosta says:

    I signed up!! God Bless YoU!!

  27. Melanie McKinley says:

    Renee, I went through the seven day with you and it really touched me. I cant wait for the full study. God is using you in a most precious way. Thank you

  28. tammy fleming says:

    I signed up and so excited to see what God is going to do!! Thank you for being YOU!!

  29. Jennifer Reeves says:

    All signed up. Excited to see God move.

  30. Donae McDuell says:

    I am so excited you are starting this online bible study class. Most importantly I am excited about the journey we’re beginning.

  31. Shirley hyre says:

    Hi Renee, I signed up and looking forward to more information and the study. Shirley

  32. I’m signing up & would love to win a copy of your book!

  33. Marge Hicks says:

    Hello Renee I signed up and am looking forward to spending precious time with and our Lord. This is something I know I need and as always it is in God’s timing. Thank you for being the obedient daughter that you are. We will all be blessed by your bible study.


  34. yep—-I need more confidence!
    I share the link on-line too.

  35. How exciting! Gonna ask my Bible Study ladies to join as well.

  36. Rebecca Siharath says:

    Hello Renee!! I was so excited to get your email today! It could not have come at a better time! My husband and I are in between churches right now and are currently searching for one. That is a hard thing to do during the holidays!! So right now I’m feeling kind of lonely spiritually and emotionally!! I would live to do this book study with you!! I do not yet have the book, but have signed up to do the study!! Wow, maybe I can win a copy!! Thank you for doing this study for all of us!! Can’t wait to get started!! God bless you!! Love, Rebecca!!

  37. Anne Kelley says:

    I am signing up and I would love a free copy of your book because unfortunately money is tight and Christmas is coming and I would love the opportunity to participate in your Bible Study in the New Year to help me with my New Years REsolution to renew my faith in myself and allow God do amazing thigns with and through me.
    Thank you!

  38. Robin Valencia says:

    I really would like an opportunity to read your book. As a victim of severe emotional abuse growing up, I have a really hard time finding ant worth in myself. I am involved in several women’s Bible study groups and signed up for yours because I’m hoping eventually I can find out who i am in christ. With finances so tight I cant buy the book but will try to follow along in your study the best I can w/o it. I’m sure God will fill in the gaps. Thanks for doing an online study & making it free so us struggling can still get gods words…Bless you for your kindness.

  39. I shared on FB.

  40. I’ve signed up. I am currently in Melissa Taylor’s study and feel like I’ve just touched the surface and would like to do it again. I’ve got truths in my head but I need to get them into my heart. I can’t wait for a New Year and what God has in store for us.

  41. Stephanie M says:

    I just signed up. It’s amazing how God knows exactly what you need. I am currently finishing up Breaking Free and am excited for this bible study to start in January. Thanks

  42. I just signed up and am letting all my friends know of this study. I know we will have others join us all!!

  43. I just signed up and I cannot wait to get started…This is just what I need at just the right time!!

  44. I signed up … I am very excited about this online study, I signed up for Melissa Taylor’s online study but due to finances have been unable to purchase “A Confident Heart”. I look forward to participating in this online study and seeing what God has in store for the new year.


    Lisa : o }

  45. Marla Imhoff says:

    I am glad you are doing this…I would love a free copy, it would help a lot. I am asking the Lord to rescue my heart with whatever means He wills. Thank you for your heart to want to walk this journey out with other women. I pray you find all the grace you need.

  46. I’m so excited about this! This study starts on my birthday so I take it as a sign from God! Yay! I’ve been reading through A Confident Heart and I love it. Can’t wait to dig in deeper and learn how to let go of my performance driven life and truly let God show me unconditional love He gives to everyone.
    Thank you for letting God lead you to pour into women who truly need to know they are smart, kind, important, loved no matter what satan throws at them… Blessings to you!

  47. Marla Imhoff says:

    I forgot to add that I sined up!!!

  48. Blessings to you, I signed up and am finally really truly ready to see what God has in store for me, I don’t know why but honestly I feel a little scared. I believe God by nature made me a noble, sensitive child with a servants heart. Unfortunately even though I was born and raised into a Christian home(my grandfather was a preacher & evangelist) my father had many personal issues & demons he was fighting with which he unloaded on us (his children as well as my mother). I don’t really remember any happy memories with my Father, just a lot of emotional pain. He intimidated us, belittled us breaking our spirits into a million little pieces, so you can imagine how our teenage & young adult life became…..we made alot of bad choices, a nightmare for my Mother. I always struggled in my spiritual life with trusting God cause my earthly father had let me down so bad. Some of those bad choices resulted in being told I would not be able to have children and if I did they could be born unhealthy. I’m married now to a wonderful God fearing man & have 3 beautifull girls with the middle names Grace, Joy & Hope. Thank you Jesus! cause you still do miracles. I know that God wants to heal me completely & I’m afraid of facing the pain which I have concealed for so long. Please pray for me. I have not purchased the book for financial reason, my husband has been struggling to find a stable job (he’s in the Construction field in Calif.). He’s been working a temp. job which has the potential to become a permanent job for him. Please keep him in your prayers. God Bless you & I hope I win the book. 🙂

    • Amy McIntire says:

      Dear Susan, I so FEEL for you! And you will be in my prayers. My husband is going through a similar thing. Unemployment is out of control it seems. Thank God he is a sub teacher, but like the temp job, you never know. Keep hanging in there!!!


  49. I’ve signed up and am looking forward to what God has in store!!!

  50. Amy McIntire says:

    Just signed up! Looking forward to this study 🙂

  51. I just signed up and am excited to see what God has in store as we seek Him together to more accurately view ourselves in Him. Thank you for what you are doing, Renee. Being unemployed, and job searching has shown me I need Jesus; He is my hope.

  52. Renee, I am signed up! I am sooooo excited about your online bible study starting in January. I can’t wait to get started. I am looking forward to God doing above and beyond anything we can ask, think or hope for. Bless you, girlfriend:)

  53. Hi. I just signed up for the Bible study and look foward to this journey! ~Peace & Blessings~

  54. I signed up….I can’t wait for it to start…..

  55. I’m so glad you’re doing this…I’ve signed up! I can’t wait to get started.

  56. I will be signing up as soon as I can get the book. Your email with the invite hit home on so many levels for me. I read the sample chapter and would love the book. We have had layoffs in our family and money is very tight. I would love to win a copy to be sure that I can join. If not, God will provide a way. I live in self doubt and question everything I do. I need to be a part of this wonderful journey. Thanks for inviting me.

  57. So psyched! I got the book at the She Speaks conference…and I have the Don’t Throw Away Your Confidence sheet on my desk at all times. I am looking forward to going on this journey in January. Sure seems like the perfect way to start a new year. Blessings, Elise

  58. I’ve signed up! I think this journey starting in January may be just what I need.

    Thank you!

  59. God bless you,Renee for following God’s leading and teaching this study!!! I just signed up for it and I am really looking forward to what the Lord will do in my life thru it!!! I had signed up for Melissa’s study, but was not able to do it…what an awesome God we have that he would have you offer this study again…He knows I really need it!!! I have more time in the winter too, so that works out better for me. Finances are also tight in the winter, so I would really love to win the conference calls…I already have the book and if I win would like to bless someone with it who can’t afford it.

  60. I just signed up and am SO excited! Attended your conference on this topic in September, and purchased the book at that time. Was intending to start the study on my own after the Holidays, and am so excited to have received the e-vite this afternoon and now be joining the group! Thanks for the opportunity!

  61. I am so excited about your study. I have already done the study with Melissa. But you cannot get enough of “A Confident Heart”. I am going to do a group study with my church starting in January and I know that your on-line study will help me. This is a book you can read over and over. I reference it and go back and read over again and again. Thank you Renee for writing this book. I am still struggling, but I am getting closer than I ever have been. Your book is a blessing from God. I look forward to the study!

  62. I have really enjoyed doing this study with Melissa online and I can’t wait to do it again with you in January! I’ve got my Monday School ladies excited about doing this with you too. We ordered more copies of your book and will meet on Mondays…hence “Monday School,” to go over the discussion questions together.

    I have no doubt that once word gets out about our study, our numbers will start to soar!!! Hmmmm….I think I’ll need a bigger place to meet…..

    <3 Heather

  63. Rhonda Hardy says:

    I bought the book when it was first published and I love it! I have been following an online Bible study using “A Confident Heart” and I will definately be signing up for this one. My spiritual growth has been incredible using this book as one of my tools.

  64. I’m signing up right now. I’m actually taking a break from leading a women’s small group Bible study and looking forward to spending some much needing personal time in God’s Word. Thank you for offering this, Renee!

  65. I am so excited that you sent this invite out. I need this in my life so badly. Thank you for all you do for all of us women and young ladies.

  66. Oh this looks just like what I’ve been needing. I am signed up and ready to go…just need a book, pretty please.

  67. Looking forward to starting the year with you.

  68. I am taking a leap of faith and signing up today! After a year of unemployment, I became homeless on November 1st. It appeared that I would be sleeping in my car, but at the last moment God provided. So, I am singing praises to God for bringing a compassionate, complete stranger into my life!!! I have no idea when I will secure a job or find a permanent place to live, but for the moment I have a roof over my head and food in my stomach.

    The woman/angel that I am temporarily staying with has internet so even though I have no money, I am trusting that God will continue to provide and will allow me to participate in your Bible study. Please prayerfully consider donating a book to a library in my town. Blessings to you!!!

  69. I’d really like to join this. Confidence has been a huge battle for most all of my life.

  70. my husband and I participated in extreme counseling our church sent us to. Our ongoing theme, as we left, was a new song. Psalm 40 being our chapter. More for me. My quest is to change my thought pattern to improve my contributions in this marriage. Immediately upon returning home from our intense weekend, I received the information on your 7 day Doubt Diet. Just what I needed to kick start a forgiveness and healing toward my husband. A friend joined me and she two was totally blessed. I would be grateful to go deeper in the healing the diet offered as we continue healing and growing our marriage/life into a new song!

  71. KAY PARRISH says:


  72. Heather Arias says:

    I signed up. I’m excited because this has been the biggest strong hold in myself. I lack God’s confidence in myself and just want to be free to live how he has created me. I’ve missed so many opportunities in life due to low self confidence. I want to be able to do as the Lord has created me and not be held back any longer. I did the 7 day doubt diet and am excited that the bible study is being offered and can take me deeper. I can’t afford the book, but would really like to do this study.

  73. Betty Hodge says:

    I just signed up fpr this dynamic study , i know that God is going to do some extravagant healing & empowering through us all within the weeks to come, im excited about being apart of this group study.
    God bless each & every one of us

  74. Melonna Weatherly says:

    I signed up. I’m definitely looking forward to the study group. I’m going to invite my sisters and best friend. I know God will do great things!

    God bless you all!

  75. Thank you for the invitation. I have signed up! I have placed a hold on your book at my local library. Hopefully I will get it in time. Thank you for the opportunity to possibly be chosen to get a book for my own. Pick Me Pick Me!! LOL! God bless you Renee!

  76. Amber Jones says:

    I have signed up! Thank you so much for your ministry. I have been blessed! I loved your 7 day doubt diet and really need to go on a doubt fast! Looking forward to the new study.

  77. Hi Renee’ I’ve signed up for your free bible study, I so need this. My mom died 10 days ago and my younger siblings (they’re in their 40’s) have been trampling over me & I’ve withdrawn from talking with them since all they want to do is scream & argue. I have been praying for wisdom & courage & strength to deal with them & the situation my mom left behind (the bank will be repossessing the house, she was a hoarder, & had 3 elderly cats that are still living in the house while I try to find homes for them). Thank you for your generous offer.

    • Debbie – I want to offer my sincere sympathy for the loss of your mom. It has been just over a year since my mom died so I know how difficult it can be. I am praying for you and asking God to continue to be with you and give you the “peace that passes all understanding.”

  78. renee, hi! It was nice to hear from you. I just signed up for your study.I would love to join you for this study.

  79. Jami Roundtree says:

    Signed up & feel excited!

  80. Signed up and ready to dive into God’s Word! What does He have in stored for me? I can’t wait to see!

  81. Jami Roundtree says:

    Just shared on my FB!

  82. Hi Renee
    Count me in for the study. I have your book but if I won a free one I would give it to my friend at church so she could do the study with me. Im so excited to do the study. Thanks and God Bless…
    Kathy M in Illinois

  83. Karen Halterman says:

    Renee-I read Chpt. 1 of your book to see if it would be an online book study which will interest me…well, let’s just say that I printed out Chpt. 1, underlined what jumped out and intrigued me, encouraged me, challenged me, spoke to my heart and I KNEW in my heart-soul-mind that I can’t wait for this study to begin!!!!!!!!! I promptly called the nearest Christian bookstore to order in A Confident Heart for me and I have it waiting on my shelf for the study in January.
    What a soul-searching, cleansing study this sounds to be and my soul is ready, willing, and able to be searched, cleansed and renewed! I want to be empowered to ward off doubt and discouragement from the enemy, Satan, and become empowered to grab and hold onto all that God has for me.

    God bless you and strengthen and empower you as you follow His guidance for the study!!

  84. Hi Renee,
    I signed up! My library does not own a copy and their address is:
    Montgomery Free Library
    133 Clinton Street
    Montgomery, Ny 12549

    Thanks 🙂

    • From one Janet to another – my library also did not own a copy and could not get one through their inter-library loan program. However, they allow patrons to complete a “Request to Purchase” form and will purchase the book. It takes about six weeks, but by requesting this now I hope to have the book in time for the study.

      Maybe your library does the same – it couldn’t hurt to ask 🙂

  85. Tennille Powell says:

    I just signed up and I am so excited that I am able to start my New Year in such a fantastic way!! Thanks so much for offering your time on such a wonderful topic! I also hope to get others from church and from my MOPS group to sign on.

  86. Kimberly Noss says:

    I signed up! I have not purchased the book as of yet. I will be sure to pass the word to my friends and family about the bible study. I think they will be just as excited as I am! Thank you Renee

  87. Marjorie Latall says:

    Hi Renee,
    My library does NOT have a copy of A Confident Heart. Their address is West Bend Community Library, 630 Poplar St., West Bend, WI 53090.
    It would be great to see it there and be able to recommend it. Thanks, Marjorie

    • I mentioned this in an earlier post, but it bears repeating. My library also did not own a copy and could not get one through their inter-library loan program. However, they allow patrons to complete a “Request to Purchase” form and will purchase the book. It takes about six weeks, but by requesting this now I hope to have the book in time for the study.

      Maybe your library does the same – it couldn’t hurt to ask 🙂

  88. Barbara Ruark says:

    I read your book while on vacation and am planning on doing the online bible study. I stuggle with lack of confidence and doubting myself so much. I was married 25 years and my husband divorced me. I have been single for 9 years and am 50 years old. I want a partner in my life and feel like such a reject because I haven’t met that special one yet. I fear I am not pretty enough. smart enough, skinny enough,etc. I am looking forward to building my confindence my Abba Father who loves me and promises to be my husband!

  89. I’m signed up and can’t wait to start this study!

  90. Donna Harris says:

    Thank you for your invitation to join you for the study. I have signed up and hope to encourage other women in my church to join us. I also saw that your book is on sale and have bought copies for Christmas presents for friends and relatives. I began reading your book but have gotten side-tracked. I need to pull it out and start reading it again because it was speaking to me right where I needed it to. Thank you for being a blessing to so many women who need a Confident Heart.

  91. I have signed up. Thanks so much for doing this study.

  92. I just signed & looking forward to it!!!

  93. I signed up and looking forward to God transforming me some more.

  94. I signed up and cannot wait to what God has planned for all f us.

  95. Joanne Johnson says:

    I have been having a very difficult time lately. I am really looking forward to this study. I feel so strongly that I should be doing something different with my life and I feel that there have been so many obstacles to fulfilling my purpose. Thank you for all that you do.

  96. I am really looking forward to this bible study. I need change in my thinking about myself and I am just in a rut right now. I am confident that God will do some work in me to change my thoughts. I love your website and your books. You are so helpful. Thank you.

  97. Tennille Powell says:

    I checked and neither my local library nor my church library has the book. My local library is Williamsburg Regional Library and the address is 515 Scotland Street Williamsburg VA 23185. My church is Williamsburg United Methodist Church and it would be for our church library. Our address is 500 Jamestown Rd Williamsburg VA 23185. Thanks so much for any generous donations to our local libraries.
    Blessings, Tennille

    • I mentioned this in an earlier post, but it bears repeating. My library also did not own a copy and could not get one through their inter-library loan program. However, they allow patrons to complete a “Request to Purchase” form and will purchase the book. It takes about six weeks, but by requesting this now I hope to have the book in time for the study.

      Maybe your library does the same – it couldn’t hurt to ask 🙂 Of course that won’t help for your church library.

  98. Katrina Woodfin says:

    I’ve signed up bought the book for a friend and I and have talked my sister into joining in. I can’t wait I know it is time for God and I to get serious about me getting a new attitude. I want to have God-fidence instead of the low self confidence I currently have.

  99. I have signed up…..thank you for doing this….God always knows exactly what I need and has such perfect timing…..

  100. I have signed up and can’t wait to begin! I agree with Jill…God always knows exactly what I need and has such perfect timing! I am looking so forward to this. My heart needs this!

  101. Linda Bowman says:

    I’ve signed up. I am hoping this will draw me closer to God. I just lost a dear friend that I have been with for over 18 years. My little kitty K.C. I know that it may be strange to say that a cat can be a best friend but she was. She was so sweet and we shared a lot of special moments. From the beginning I felt God put her in my life as a reminder of how much he loves me. At times it felt like she was a little angel in a fur coat. She died in my arms on Monday night (28th) at the emergency vet clinic from cancer. They gave her something to relax and she was comfortably laying in my arms facing me. I was the last thing she saw before she died. I miss her so much and my heart is breaking. I know God will bring me through this time of great sadness. And I know there is a season for everything. It’s just hard when those seasons end. I am looking forward to the next part of my journey with Him.

  102. Renee,
    I picked up your book, “A Confident Heart” a few months ago and I just started reading it.
    God has truly blessed you with the gift of writing books that comes straight from your heart for women, such as myself who need to not only learn about self-doubt, but, to also face them as well. I truly believe in my heart that every women who signs up for this on-line Bible Study will become a “Confident Woman” and overcome all their fears and doubts and stand firm in God’s promises…Amen!
    As I was reading the names of all the women who have made a comment, there was one in particular that touched my heart and I do hope that you will consider “Janet, Nov 29, 2011 @ 5:54PM request and to blessed this woman/angel as she calls her, a complete stranger, who by faith took Janet into her home so that she wouldn’t be homeless. Renee, please bless them both with your book. Pray for them as well.
    I’m not asking anything for myself…it’s such a privilege to see someone who is in great need to be blessed.
    I’m looking forward to this Bible Study on Jan 16, 2012 Thank you Renee…God Bless You
    Loving you in Christ, Donna J Ortega, Champaign, IL

    • I thought the same thing and plan to to just that. Thank you for confirming God’s prompt. If I could I’d give thousands of copies away!!

  103. Sonja Taylor says:

    I am signing up and am so excited to see what God is going to do through this study!

  104. i signed up. i feel i need this

  105. I have signed up for the study. i am praying that God will see me through this one because I have signed up for other Bible studies and I have not completed one. looking forward to getting a copy of this book.

  106. Hi,

    I am so excited. I usually do a bible study with my church family but I recently have started back to school and the days the church offers their bible study are the days that I have to go to campus for class. This will be the second time in 11 years that I have not been able to attend a bible study. Then I saw your study, an on-line study and on a subject that I struggle with!!! God is so good, He brought your study into my life at just the right time. Thank you for doing this study and I look forward to starting our journey together.

    Gods Grace and Blessing
    Amy Jo Rogers

  107. Praise the Lord I looking forward to this very much.

    Thank You
    Virginia Wells

  108. Wendy Franke says:


    I am so happy you are doing this study! I have been part of Melissa’s but there have been many weeks where I have to reread and reread before the message sinks in so am usually a week or two behind. This is such a great book and I look forward to being part of the group. I am also in a much better place to be open to this right now.

  109. Kenyel dale says:

    I signed uP

  110. Nancy Sternad says:

    How do you turn down an invitation to have a “Confident Heart”, I felt the invitation to join this Bible study was for me personally. Actually it was. I haven’t read the chapters available yet, or ordered the book, or really told myself this is a commitment, I just acted. I want, need and am working on a Confident Heart. I feel “stuff” welling up inside me lately and with confidence I know it can overflow. It’s scary to be happy and move forward with life, but I am ready! Thanks Renee for invite. It will be exciting to be a part of something and see myself commit! Nancy

  111. I have signed up and am looking forward to it sooo much! I believe this is going to change my life. I am ready, I am willing, and this study seems like the tool God is going to use to win me back. Thank you so much!

  112. Shared this with my sister-in-law on Facebook. I think she would love this!

  113. Thank you, I signed up.

  114. Excited to try and do this study again. I wasn’t able to with Melissa but hoping now is the right time. Blessings!!!!!

  115. I’ve signed up and can’t wait for this study. This is another one of God’s tools He is using to move me into a new level in Him.

  116. I’m about to sign up and I am going to encourage my mom and her sister to do it as well. What a great way for us to study together across the miles. (I am in Germany where my husband is stationed because he works for the Army – my mom & her sister are in a small town in New Mexico.) Thanks for offering this study!

  117. Hello Renee,
    I have signed up for your study. I am looking forward to it because I believe It is God is putting things in front of me right now that I need. I am experiencing a lot of changes and challenges that are truly making me doubt a lot of things…including who I am in Him. So I believe God is trying to tell me something. Thank you for emailing me.

  118. Amen Sister! We need a deeper confidence in God.

  119. Edith van Niekerk says:

    I’ve signed up! So excited about the study! I’ve allready contact a bookstore to see if I can find your book in South Africa! God Bless!

  120. Thank you for doing this, I look forward to it!

    Just wanted to note that the table of contents and chapter one pdf are both just the table of contents. Can you please put up chapter 1? thanks so much!

  121. I signed up. can’t wait for January to get here. I sure need more confidence.
    Thank you.

  122. I signed up and can’t wait to get started!! This is going to be a very blessed study, looking forward to how God speaks to me during the study!!

  123. Today I am sitting at my desk at work reading your email feeling the things you are talking about and wondering where I would find the time and money to do the study ….So many changes this past year have made me doubt who I am in God and does he even care….I realized this study is exactly what I need so I am going out on a limb and signing up I think God wants me to Bless you for following God’s leading. Thanks Teresa

  124. Thank You Renee,
    I can’t wait for this study to start in January! I so need a Confident Heart. Thank you for listening to God, this will bless so many! God Bless You and Have a Very Merry Christmas!

  125. Hazel Gray says:

    I have signed up for the study and i am looking forward to what it brings. I think this is just what i need at this point in my journey.

    Thank you for following God and giving us this opportunity to share it.

  126. Wow!!! Look at how many you have signed up already!!! Me too! I’ve loved going through the study twice so far but still don’t have the book.

    Looking forward to spending time with all of you in January!

  127. I have signed up for the study and am praying I will somehow be able to get a book by the time the study starts. Unfortunately, my husband has been unemployed for 10 months and there just is no extra to purchase even the smallest thing like a book. I would love for you to send a book to my local library and perhaps I can check it out for the study. It’s Southeast Regional Library, 908 Seventh Avenue, Garner, NC 27529.

    Thank you for offering this study, Renee! I know it is quite a sacrifice for you to take the time, energy, and effort to do it. But I know God will bless your efforts and women’s hearts as you share what God has done for you in building your confidence. I have participated in your 7-Day Doubt Diet and have received so much. I know the book is chocked full of more of the same. I have told many friends about your book and plan to tell many more about it and the opportunity to join the study in January.

    Sweet Blessings,

  128. Judi Splint says:

    Hi Renee ~
    I remember being so excited about your study. I bought the ebook; couldn’t wait for the printed copy. I did read it, but didn’t follow the study with others. This has been the result of a mish mash of reasons. Vacation, faulty ereader…..
    Anyway, I am really looking forward to this study with you; I promise myself to be sooo dedicated. No vacations in sight and I hope my ereader cooperates.
    Bless you for doing this; you are such a peach!!
    BTW, the enjoyed the book immensely. It is actually the BEST study I have ever encountered…and that is saying something…I have partaken in alot of studies.
    Blessings, Judi.

  129. I’ve signed up and am very excited to start!!

  130. I signed up and am looking forward to this study. 🙂

  131. Thanks for offering this online Bible Study. I signed up and I am looking forward to beginning this study.

  132. Will this include those who have gone through the book with Melissa Taylor? We are almost finished with it.

  133. Not sure if I’m too late for the drawing, but I signed up!!

  134. As I sit here this morning after a morning of crying from pain and having to get dressed for work I thought please dear God please show me something to let me know you are hearing me..the first thing I saw this morning was your email, thank you and thank God for giving you to us and placing you right where he needs you to be each day!

  135. Renee,
    Thank You a Million Times over and May God Bless You ! You have described my feelings exactly. I would Love to recieve your book. I have a couple of close friends would benifit from it as well.


  136. Melody Reeves says:

    I signed up for this Bible Study. I am excited to be a part of a study for women so I can learn a new prospective about my service and relationship with the Lord from a woman’s point of view. I really do want to be the woman God made me to be!

  137. I signed up for this Bible Study. I love the convenience of an online Bible study. I want to be more confident and easily be able to share my faith with others. Thank you for this opportunity, I can’t wait.

  138. I’ve signed up and I’m really looking forward to this study. Have a wonderful day!

  139. Dear Renee,
    I’ve signed up and am so looking forward to starting the study…I am in such NEED of knowing that Jesus is in my heart. Just when I think I’m on the right track with my prayer life, attitude, “walking the walk” — my husband will say something to me and “all gets lost”… please pray for me….

  140. Angie Patterson Brown says:

    I am so excited to get started! I have struggled with never feeling good enough for over 20 years. I have been married for 19 years but just prior to getting married to a guy I dated in high school, I dated a godly man for 2 years. We had a wonderful relationship and even started talking about marriage. However, due to the pain from his first marriage, he was afraid to make that commitment once again. We both believed in our hearts, after much prayer, that we were supposed to get married but he just couldn’t push past the pain. As a result, I didn’t feel “good enough for a Christian man”. Because of this I ended up “settling” for the marriage I have not which has been difficult as he is a non-believer. I married him knowing that I should not have but believed it’s all I could have! We have a wonderful son and daughter and I never want either one of them to struggle the way I have! Fortunately, because of my faith, my children love God and live for Him!

  141. Leticia Castillo says:

    What a blessing! Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a part of such an imperative bible study for women. It is so much needed. As women we are in a spiritual battle daily, attacked mentally, physically, emotionally, & spiritually. We need to come together daily & prepare ourselves. God is so good, and loves us so much, praise God, He will never give us more than we can handle. So, yes I will sign up for the bible study. Thank you so much.

  142. I have signed up! Can not wait for this I am ready for change! Thank you!!

  143. Diane McDaniel says:

    Signed up and Thank you for being such an inspiration and following God’s direction.
    Can’t wait!

  144. Amanda Rooks says:

    I’m sitting here after reading this link from a sister on our Church group wall and thanking God and just leaping in my heart with joy to join in on this much needed bible study. I signed up and am looking forward to purchasing the book and to over come doubt and discouragement. Just a few months ago I was in a phone conversation with another sister of mine and as we talked she said to be confident in Christ in all my surroundings with people and the discouragement and doubt woithin yourself will vanish, well I thought “what a great key to pounder and seek guidance in prayer over. So now here I am. Thank you God for answering my prayer! God is so faithful, and good all the time.

  145. Jenifer Irwin says:

    I signed up and cannot wait! This sounds very exciting and just what I need right now through all in my life.. Between being a single mom of 3 teens and one of them just now going through ovarian cancer and had to have a hysterectomy, I am pretty drained and needing some amazing inspiration!! Thank you!!

  146. I am confident that God wants me to win a copy of your book!! 🙂

  147. I signed up. I loved the seven day Study you did…
    Printed out the whole thing so I could reread it…
    Thank you for doing another Study…
    God Bless all who come along side of us!!
    Blessings to everyone~~~~

  148. Ronda Cannon says:

    Hi Renee,
    I am so excited to start this study. I have realized while participating in your 7 day Doubt Diet that I am severely lacking in any type of confidence at this time. When my husband of nearly 30 years divorced me in May of this year, it felt like my entire world crumbled around me. It never dawned on me that it also crumbled all confidence in myself and even in God. Yes, I know with everything in me that God has always been there and probably cried right along with me at the crumbling of my marriage. I am just starting to come to some semblance of terms with the situation and your book is really helping me realize that I can have the confidence that with whatever happens in my life the one truth I can count on is that God’s will is always sovereign and He will walk with me through all this.
    I downloaded your book to my kindle the day it released. While, I do love my kindle, I am realizing that this is one book that I am really wanting right in front of me. It is a book that I find myself wanting to make notes in and refer back and forth through the book. Possible with kindle, but not all that easy.
    Really looking forward to this online study. Plan to let my Bible study group know about it and see if they would like to take this up as our next study and go through this together. We meet once a week and it would be perfect.
    Have a blessed Christmas.

  149. I am truly blessed to receive this email and invitation for this online bible study. I so want to have a Confidant Heart in my Lord. I am so tired of being on fire one minute, and then losing that fire the next. I don’t want to doubt His promises to me, but walk confidantly in the reality of them. Being a single mom of two teenagers with a full time job which I am blessed to have, I have truly seen the goodness of God in the land of the living! I am so looking forward to this bible study and I pray that it would bless many women and a double portion for you!

  150. I am signed up and very excited to start the online study.

  151. I have signed up for the book study. I am going to ask my daughter in law who lives many miles away to do it with me. Her husband is deployed and she has 2 small children. It will be a great encouragement for her! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to do this together!

  152. Jessica Rivada says:

    I’ve signed up for the book study! So excited for this, the book is wonderful. 🙂

  153. I’ve signed up to do the book study. After going through a painful breakup, I think this is something that I need right now. Thank you for making this available to us!

  154. Signing up. Need a miracle in my life…… our marriage. Trusting God to do a work in me, maybe it will be this study. The time is now. Thank you, Judi

  155. Hi Renee I have signed up. Thank you for being obedient to the Holy Spirit’s leading. I know you will find all the rest and family time you need because you are putting Him first! God Bless you! 🙂

  156. Jammie Tompkins says:

    I’m signing up! I’m also going too see if anyone at my husbands clinic (staff) is interested. I know when I shared this book at a morning reflection last week and how it has helped me and changed my thinking and my confidence my husband said I have a gift. My gift was sharing the memory verses your struggles Renee and mine. God is so amazing! Do you give discounts if I buy the books in bulk? I’m looking forward to this.

  157. I’ve signed up. I’m ready to be all that God has created me to be.

  158. I’ve signed up and am expecting the Lord to use this book to bring a new level of confidence in Christ. It seems I have been full of expectations in the past which never were met. The Lord has been showing me that He wants me to gain Christ and not trust in my abilities. I am sure I will find this study to be one that uplifts and inspires me to trust only in the Lord…and lean not on my own understanding.

  159. Mair Hodges says:

    Definitely signed up and I have already bought 3 books, 1 for me and the other 2 for my friends who I have been getting together with to do your 7 day doubt diet. It’s been such a blessing to get to know these ladies better and to get to know myself and God in a deeper way. The wisdom and understanding that has come from the study makes me excited to read the whole book, I just got it, but if I win one I will be happy to pass it on to someone else and will really look forward to the free conference calls.
    Thank you for helping me in sooo many ways : )
    I pray your Christmas is blessed and the study in January will not be a burden on your time but a blessing as you will be a blessing to us I’m sure.
    Don’t know you but love you for your heart, Mair

  160. I have signed up for the book study of A Confident Heart. Thank you for your special interest in this subject. I need more of God in me and God’s wisdom working through me. Blessings to you and all the women who are signed and will sign up.

  161. This will be the second time I have done this! I got so much from the first time through that I wanted to do it again to see if there is anything I missed. I can see myself doing this for as long as it takes! Thank you for your wonderful book and your talent for helping women become who they are meant to be in Christ!

  162. I have signed up and looking forward to the bible study !!!!

  163. I’ve signed up and forwarded the link on to my daughter too. Thanks for an opportunity to win the book! 🙂

  164. looking forward to starting a new class…

  165. I just signed up! Can’t wait to learn some new things to help me “get out of my own way”!

  166. I’ve just signed up! Looking forward to learning some new things to help me “get out of my own way!”

  167. I signed up and can’t wait for the study to begin and I would be delighted to win a copy of our book!

    God bless,


  168. I have signed up because I have been dealing with not having a Confident Heart. I also would love to win a copy of your book. Thank you so much for this free book study.

  169. bobbie jackson says:

    i am so excided i can’t wait

  170. Renee, I’m all signed up! I have been blessed by your words many times in many ways and I am looking forward to this new adventure. I would love to win a copy ot this book and asking for that blessing.

  171. Mona Gutierrez says:

    Thank you so much for providing us with all this information. I heard this from my sister Hilda. Can’t wait to get started. I already read most of your website and can’t wait to hear more.

  172. Signed up and can’t wait!!! I think 2012 is going to bring a lot of change into my life and I’m not one who loves change.:) So I go back and forth with all of the uncertainity…some days are good and some others I’m so frightened of what’s to come! So this is just what I need:)

  173. Julia Delaney says:

    I’ve signed up and I think I have talked my mother into signing up as well. So grateful that you’re having an online study. As a single mother I’m not always able to participate in the ones at my church. Thank you for doing this. I’m so excited!

  174. I just signed up, and I am so excited. I have already started reading the book, and I am anxiously awaiting what God has in store for my life through this time.

  175. Rose Metheny says:

    I signed up! 🙂 I’ve actually already read the book and am reading it again because its so deep and totally ministering to my heart…thank u soo much Renee. Can’t wait to do the online study with you 🙂

  176. Ronda Cannon says:

    Have sent emails to all my Bible Study group and have actually shared the link on my Facebook page. I am really hoping that some of my friends will get as excited as I am about this study. Going tomorrow to try and find a copy of the book that I can afford. When shipping is added in any forum I looked at it makes the book well over $20 and I just can’t afford that. God will make a way and I am counting on that.

  177. This is a wonderful book. When I first picked it up I read over half before I could put it down. Your writing style is easy to read, just like talking to a friend. Proverbs 31 has meant the world to me. I began by getting the devotionals, and then ordering books, and Walking through the Word with Wendy. It has been an amazing discovery. I am so thankful for the Women’s Conference that connected me with Proverbs 31. Every month I look forward to the magazine. It is so nice to see a group of ladies who are not afraid to be real, and this makes us finally feel normal as we struggle daily with walking in the spirit. Sometimes it is easy to think you are the only person who goofs up daily when trying so hard to do the right thing. Thank you for your honesty. I can easily identify with the lady who posted that by the time she was 50 she was hoping to have these things figured out. That is my goal also, I will be 50 in one year. I have a feeling that by the time I am 50, I will be saying the same thing about 60. Keep up the good work, I can’t wait to see what will happen in 10 years!

  178. I have signed up and am looking forward to a wonderful time together with other woman. From what I have read of your book it speaks volumes to me! Thank you for being so honest.

  179. Thank you so much for writing this book. This is just what I need in my life. I’ve struggled with confidence issues all my life. And now God has blessed me with two beautiful daughters. My mother has issues and so do I. I don’t want my girls feeling the way I do about themselves. I enjoyed the 7 Day Doubt Diet. It really opened my eyes to many things I’d never seen in the Bible. I signed up for the bible study. I’m so glad that God lead me to the P31 Encouragement for Today Bible Study, and eventually to you. You are a wonderful and inspiring lady. Thank you for all that you do.

    I’m looking forward to January!

  180. I just signed up and i am very excited about it. I did the 7 Day diet and it was really fulfilling. I am really looking forward to starting this journey. I don’t have the book yet so I hope I win it! 😉 😉 😉

  181. Michelle Andresen says:

    January will be a good time for me to participate with this study. We are moving 6 hours away from our current location during the Christmas break, So I hope to be settled and ready to give myself this gift of a little “me time” to recharge my batteries! Thank you for your ministry to women!

  182. Hello,

    My name is Autumn and I have signed up for the Bible Study! This is so awesome and came at the right time. I have chose your book for our woman’s group at church. I have been teaching them for some time about confidence through Christ and was astounded when I found your book and just had to get my hands on it. I am excited to start our women’g group today and we will be reading the book together and going through the Reflection at the end of each chapter together!! I am excited to see God’s transforming power in these women as they read A Confident Heart!!! God bless you and your ministry!!


  183. I’ve signed up! Would be an blessing to receive a free copy of the book and conference calls. I’m financiall-challenged at this time but in much need of this study. Either way, I trust that God will make a way! God Bless.

  184. I can’t tell you how much this is needed. Right here, right now. Thank you.

  185. I signed up! it’s going to be big challenge for me.
    But I’m expecting God!

  186. I have your book, Renee. I have been reading it the last few weeks. I have been led by God to start a small group study with A Confident Heart next semester. I am really excited about it! Doing the online study a little ahead of when my small group meets will help prepare me for my small group. I can never be too prepared! Thank you so much for offering this online study!

  187. Looking forward to this study and getting your book. I’ve looked at it before and considered getting it but put it off. Perhaps this study is God’s nudge to get started!

  188. I just signed up for the study! I am so excited and can hardly wait to begin this journey!!! This comes at just the right time! : )

  189. Why can’t I be confident in myself and believe in God’s promises? Each day I receive emails from you, they hit the nail on the head – exactly. The one a few days ago about marriage really spoke to me. Why is it so hard to show respect to your husband? I printed out the prayers and plan to start changing that aspect of my life… I ordered the book and signed up for the Bible study… Really wanting to take control of my confidence!! Thanking God for you, Renee, for being an open and willing vessel for God to use to reach hurting women. Preach on Sister!

    • Hi Renee,
      I’m signing up once again for the online study. I’ve signed up twice before and can’t seem to stay on it. Perhaps, 3rd times a charm and I can never thank God enough for you and His constant favor, and for giving me chance after chance.

  190. I canNOT wait for this! I LOVE your book. It has been a HUGE blessing at just the right time for me!

  191. Signed up and looking forward to it. May God use you to encourage and richly bless the lives of others! Thanks, Renee.

  192. I’ve signed up and I’m lookinng forward to delving into God’s Word with you and all the other women of this group. Thank you for starting this study!

  193. Marilyn Sable says:

    I signed up. I started Melissa’s Bible Study on A COnfident Heart while I was away and was not able to keep up. I am half way through the book and I want to redo this. Thanks for offering another study on it.

  194. Fredericka McAndrew says:

    I have a close friend who has been going through a very difficult time recently. she has had a extended stay in the hospital because of the stress. I feel your book can do her good and that the Lord can touch her heart and life through it.

  195. nancys1128 says:

    I see that I’m not the only one who started Melissa’s study and didn’t keep up. I haven’t given up on that one, and have the intention of finishing it, although maybe not before this one starts.

  196. I signed up! I am looking for ways to develop my relationship with God and I believe that this is just the start. Thank you for sharing your time and energy in doing this event. I am looking forward to it!

  197. Thank you so much for offering this study. I participated in Melissa Taylor’s online study but I can’t even describe how much this book has affected me. I signed up for this bible study as well and pray that several of my family members and friends will be able to do so as well. So excited to delve into the book for a second time and to share that experience with a friend to encourage each other. She needs this bible study soooo much now…I won’t share the specifics but she is spiraling downward based on doubt when she is the strongest and most-Christlike individual alone. If I were to receive a copy of the book, it would not go to myself but to my sweet friend and/or my mother since finances are tight. However, I have found that this book is can be placed in your purse and has strengthened me in my faith. Thank you Renee. I can only hope that all our stories will act as a ripple in a pool. I’m soooo excited for your study and can’t wait to share this time with others. God bless.

  198. To think of all the women you will minister to by sharing what the Lord places on your heart – amazing!
    Love ya, girl.

  199. Kathryn Praytor says:

    I’m looking forward to the study! I love hearing Proverbs 31 on the radio!

  200. I just signed up and I am so excited to share in this study with other women whose heart beat with a passion for God’s word and will!

  201. Is it January 16, 2012 yet? … How about now? … I feel like a kid waiting for Santa to come …


  202. jane bryson says:

    Renee, you have blessed me with your poem and I hope to use you to be a blessing to some dear sisters that need to hear your message too. I am sending your book for Christmas as well as your invitation to your bible study starting in January. Your post today about finding HIs Grace for Christmas really touched me. “Come to Me”,’ God is with us and Hope…what could be more special for Christmas!!! Thank you sweet sister! and Merry Christmas to you!

  203. Willow Springs Public Library
    214 North Harris
    Willow Springs, MO 65793

    Thank you for sending a copy to our community library, should you still have a copy available. I look forward to being part of your Bible study in January. I am part of She Reads and it has been very enriching together.

  204. Melissa Fordyce says:

    I signed up . Can’t wait !! Thank you!!

  205. Melissa Fordyce says:

    I shared on Facebook. I hope it blesses someone as it did me !

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