There’s Still Time to Sign Up!

In just over 15 days, I’ll be doing something I’ve never done before, and I’m planning it with you in mind. I’m so excited.

I wish we were meeting in a coffee shop so I could look across the table and invite you personally, because if I could I would!!

I’d invite you to join me on  a journey – a journey of finding out just how much God has for you. A process of uncovering doubts that hold you back and God’s truth that can set you free.

Free to see how significant you are in Christ.

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


Free to say good-bye to guilt-induced doubt and hello to grace-induced confidence!


I’ll be hosting an online study right here beginning next month, and I’d love for you to join me! I have a short video message for you because sometimes it’s easier to say it when you want someone to hear your heart:

Beginning January 16th, I’ll create a gathering place for us to meet here – women from all over – who want to live A Confident Heart together. We’ll talk through each chapter and identify  our most common self-doubts. And we’ll learn how to overcome our insecurities 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 each week where we’ll share encouragement, prayers and life changing stories of all God is doing in us!

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


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


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.) Entries open through Weds., Jan 4th at midnight.

AND THE WINNERS ARE (I decided to give 5…and if I could give more I would!)

  1. Nicole @Team Pipkin
  2. Shannon Leviner
  3. Judy
  4. Delene
  5. Phyllis Richey

Some left just first names but we have your emails. My assistant Leah will be in touch to get your mailing addresses.


I’m so looking forward to learning 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 really like the thought of learning more about this study im not exactly sure if I signed up correctly but I hope I did it right looking forward to this bible study:)

    • Count me in! I am sooo ready for this study ! This is an answer to prayer.

    • Sharing this with friends and hoping they will participate as well.

    • Cindy Taccone says:

      I did the same thing and am not sure I actually signed up correctly. I did get a thank you and hope that means i will receive e-mails. I am looking forward to this so much. I have been hoping to join a book club and this pops up! God Bless you and best of luck!

      • Cindy Taccone says:

        Just wondering if anybody here is from Rochester, NY area and would like to form our own book club to go along with this. I have never formed/joined a book club but have been wanting to and this would be a great one to start with! Let me know if you have any interest.

  2. jackie McFarland says:

    Looking forward to this study. Doubts and unknown slow me down at times. Felling me spare time with Gods word gives me peace and joy..

  3. I am really looking forward to this study.

  4. I am looking forward to gaining the confidence I know I should be having in Christ. The freedom that comes at the times when I do is amazing to me. What I need to learn is how to have that more consistently and share it with others. Thank you for doing this.

  5. I’m signed up & looking forward to this study!

  6. I just shared it on facebook.

  7. just tweeted about the study…

  8. Whitney Rumeau says:

    Looking forward to it!

  9. melissa pechal says:

    Sounds exactly like what I need. Can’t wait.

  10. Joanna Raines says:

    So excited to go through this journey!

  11. Lack of confidence and insecurity has marked and shaped my entire life and has negatively influenced my decisions. Although I have learned to mask it well, it still lurks in the back of my mind. My hope is that this study will help build my confidence to become all God wants me to be. Thank you, Renee!

  12. I was excited to see this wonderful online class created and I have signed up.
    Thank you.

  13. I know what God’s plan for me. One road block after another pops up. It is this that makes me even more determined.

  14. Hi Renne, I just signed up for your online study, I am super excited about it! After going without a job for 1 year and 2 weeks I have been thru alot. I start my new job Jan 3 2012 and just so thankful that I have finally found a job, it is just on call or causual but it is a start, only 10 weeks of unemployment left so everyday I can work prolongs my unemployment and hopefully get something full time.. So many rejection letters and emails, gets very discouraging, But I know the Lord has a plan for me, and has carried me through all this so far. I am a single Mom of a 9 year old girl and I am so thankful for Jesus! Without him I would have never made it through this last season in life. Your encouragement through the proverbs 31 ministies has been a blessing everyday when I recieve it in my email. I look forward to it every morning.
    Excited to be a part of the study.

  15. I believe the email that came today notifying me of this study came for a reason. Last Oct my mother passed away, she was 89 and had fought cancer for two years. Hospice came to help her, and through that experience I realized God had been leading me down this road for a long time; with my nursing experience, going through the grief process of losing both parents, and my training to be a Stephen Minister. I believe God had a reason for it all but I still felt insecure in what my own ablities were. When I sent in the application to work with the local hospice, I put the envelope in the mailbox and prayed “God if this is what you want me to do, then help me to realize that this is the right path for me. Well, apparently I came through the security check okay and my references checked out as well, now I’m waiting for an appt for the physical. I still have doubts that I’m right for this, that I have something to offer to those in the last phrase of their lives or to the families who going through the process of losing a loved one.

  16. It’s been a long time since I have been involved in a bible study and I am desperate for fellowship and growning in the Lord. Also, I have so much insecurity and have been asking God to help me get over it. Have last my best friend and sister in-law last October and still working through alot of pain in this area. I went to Longview Texas for six weeks and helped her come to terms about dieing and was able to help her talk through her fears. My heart is drawn to help people pass from this life as peaceful as possible. Will see what God has in store for me.

    Thanks you!’

    Kay Deal

  17. I just signed up for the online study and I am looking forward to learning more about being confident in God

  18. Grace Meela says:

    I cant wait to to learn abput being a confidence graceful woman of God.

  19. I am at the point in my life that I truly need to know the direction God wants me to go with my life. I signed up am looking forward to this Bible study in hopes that it will shed some light and help me to seek God for direction.

  20. Joanie La Ville says:

    Hi Renee, thank you for the opportunity to share on this on-line study. I think this is such a blessing for all the ladies who subscribe to your ministry. Thank you for availing yourself in this ministry. I look forward to meeting and joining the other ladies in this study. Thank you.

  21. Let the study begin!!!
    I’m so ready for this study, I can hardly wait!
    I NEED THIS!!!!
    Thank you,

  22. I am really looking forward to this. With the new year, I am considering lots if changes that will have a positive influence on my family and is just what I need to stay confident with my endeavors and know that with God, I can do all things!

  23. Planning to share this study w/several friends. Especially my prayer warrior,
    Curious if we need to purchase a study book or is everything we need on line?

  24. This will be my first online study and I’m looking forward to it!

  25. Renee,

    I have signed up for your study. This will be the second time around for me since I also participated in Melissa Taylor’s study. I wanted to have the principles deeply implanted in my mind and heart so I signed up again. I’m looking forward to studying with you and the other ladies.

    God bless.
    Karen C

  26. I have signed up for your study. I didn’t get a chance to do the study with Melissa Taylor so this will be great. I don’t have the book yet so winning a copy would also be great.

    Thank you,

  27. Thank you for offering this bible study. I feel that it is a sign from God. I have struggled with rejection all of my life and I am currently going through a ruff time and I am excited about this bible study. Thank you for offering this and I look forward to what God has planned for me through you. Many blessings.

  28. I’m in. I can’t wait to re-read the book and study it with you. Hope someday you’ll be in Nashville,TN so I can meet you in person.

  29. Hi Renee, I am looking forward to this bible study. I am excited with an expectancy to hear from God through whatever material that he gives you. I also think it is a great way to start the New Year with a good solid foundation that one can then build upon. I look forward to studying with my fellow Confident Ladies.

  30. Jessica Reno says:

    I signed up and posted a link on my facebook wall. I am really excited to do this study. I don’t have the book yet, but am reading the first two “chapters”….

  31. Jessica Reno says:

    Posted to Twitter!

  32. Jessica Reno says:

    Posted to FB wall asking my friends to sign up.

  33. So excited for this study! Due to my work schedule I am unable to participate with my churches programs, but have a definite need to study God’s word with other believers! I have downloaded the book and can’t wait get started!

  34. I am so excited to be in this study! I have book and am so ready!!! I really need this!!! Thank you so much for sharing this!!! I want to be a better person in 2012 and love the Lord more!!!!!!

  35. Pam Buchanan says:

    I am excited about this opportunity for community with other women around the issues of a “confident heart.” I serve as Coordinator of Women’s Ministries for my denomination – headquarters based out of Charlotte, NC. Just recently, I made the trip over to the Proverbs 31 ministry building. You were not there but I was given a peak into your office along with the others in that facility. I was very impressed. I was among the women of the audience when you and Abby spoke at the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton, WV. I am a pastor’s wife and I teach Bible in the public school system there. I will be sharing this on-line study with the women of my church and area as well as the women of my denomination. Thanks for all you are doing to make this available. Looking forward to the study.

  36. Wilma Vernich says:

    It will be great to start off a new year with this! Thank you!

  37. Renee,

    i have signed up for the study and I am looking forward to seeing what God has in store for me but I don’t have the book yet.

  38. Judi Splint says:

    I signed up when you first introduced this study, and I am so looking forward to it. Thank you for doing this study again, Renee. I hope to someday get a few women together to do a study in my home. Your book is amazing and has helped me alot.

  39. What a journey God has sent me on. I was in the desert for well over 20 years. Thru a God-centered program, I finally reached the Promised Land. Along comes your study, and I hear God saying,”garden your heart and life”. I am ready for the next step…to learn to live confidently in Christ. Thank you for the opportunity.

  40. I have signed up for the Online bible Study and I am Looking forward to it. What a Great Way To Start the New Year! Thank You!

  41. I am signed up for your online Bible study and looking forward to it. I haven’t purchased the book yet and would love to win a free copy! Thanks for offering this chance to win a copy Renee!

  42. peggybythesea says:

    I am so grateful to have found this book quite by accident. I found it through Proverbs 31 Ministries and a very good reading that spoke to right where I am. My hope is in the Lord, but i have no hope in me. I have beaten myself up badly over my 55 yrs of life and I will need strength to recover and change my ways. I need structure, i can’t do it by myself. I am alone in this, after losing family who is tired of trying to help me.” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” but I feel absolutely hopeless right now…I speak the truth and wait on Him. I have used every worldly thing to try to “feel better”, it has put me in total despair with nobody and nothing but me and God. Best place to be???? It supposedly is, but i feel like dying…No purpose…help me Lord…I pray this study is a tool that will finally get me out of the darkness of despair and weariness…Help me Lord…

  43. I might be signed up twice 🙂 so I guess I’ll be doubly sure to show up!
    I’m excited to get started! I love the mystery of a new book and a new study. I also love the honestly of online communities – when you don’t have to look someone in the eye, there’s no fear of rejection.
    I plan on coupling this study with a live and in-person small group at church – I hope I can keep up with both!

  44. I may have already signed up, but can’t remember for sure. Didn’t want to miss it. Looking forward to the Bible study!

  45. Renee, thank you for doing this book study in January. I am looking forward to it!

  46. I’m so looking forward to your study. I most definitely need confidence in my life. I struggle with an abusive childhood that has left me with very little self -esteem and confidence. II try to join groups to get involved and learn how to help people but lately I’ve had 2 surgeries in Oct. that has left me home bound with a nurse visiting me and a hole in my stomach that won’t heal. The longer I stay home the more I don’t want to get out and be around anyone or have to talk to anyone. I don’t want to answer the phone. It’s scarying me to talk to people. God saved me from a botched surgery 10 years ago that almost cost me my life several times. I know he’s got a purpose for me since I’ve had so many more surgeries in these past 10 years but I can’t seem to get discipline and motivated to find out what He wants me to do. I pray it’s possible for me to end these struggles I have and turn them all over to God. Thanks for listening.

  47. Looking forward to the study. Thank you.

  48. I’m looking forward to this. Thank you.

  49. amy kirkland says:

    I just signed up for the study. I am so excited!!!

  50. Hello sisters in Christ : ) i am looking forward to this bible study…..i am in desperate need of life support from our Great God and Loving Savior!!! my season of pain and torment of my past sin has gone on long enough… is time to break free!!! i am in spiritual warfare for the beautiful life that awaits me in Jesus’ arms…..get away from me satan. Evil is taken great delight in trying to break my marriage apart…but i am not backing matter what satan puts in my husbands mouth to break me apart….with God beside me,…..we will presevere!!! i pray for all of you sisters….i hope to become close to you and make relationships that will last into the heavens 😉 Praise be to Our Mighty God and His Saving Grace Son Jesus

  51. Jennifer Wallin says:

    Hi Renee ~
    I am so thrilled that you are leading a Bible study on your new book. It is just what I need at this time. For so long I have struggled with thoughts of doubt and feeling like I am just not enough. Thank you for taking the time to minister to us in this way. I am looking forward to God working some big miracles! 🙂
    Blessings to you ~

  52. Sounds like a good one

  53. Hi Renee,
    I’m so looking forward to joining in on this on line study. I have prayed and ask for God’s will to be done because I realize there are so many people like me who also struggle with having a confident heart. Like you Renee, I struggled with this every since I was a child but had never truly identified the source of that doubt. I remember like it was just yesterday how I would doubt myself in school and never raise my hand unless I was absolutely sure of my answer. Most of the time I would know the correct answer even when no one else would. I remember telling myself I didn’t want to be married because no man could ever be faithful, and how often I would not go after a dream or desire I had because someone else thought it was far fetch for someone like me. Even now I doubt my faith in the Lord always questioning whether or not im doing His will. I just wish I could eliminate all the doubt, it’s exalting. Before I forget, Renee thank you so much for what you have already given me…
    Bless you,

  54. I’m excited about this study
    Going to connect with my mon=m and sisters in 3 different towns is Kansas and me here in COlorado
    Now we just need the books

  55. Sounds like a wonderful book and a wonderful study…so glad to be planning to be a part of it!! I’d love to win a book!

  56. I am looking forward to this bible study. I would love to receive a free copy of the book. Can’t wait to get started.

  57. I just finished this study on-line with Melissa Taylor, and loved it so much that I am signed up to do it again with Renee! I am also encouraging my Mom and three sisters to join me. I have gained valuable insight through this book that is life changing!! I am really excited to read through the book again.

  58. I can’t wait. I struggled with this issue all my life. I’m ready for the LORD to do a great work in my life!
    Thanks for offering this study!

  59. I sent an email out to all my friends just last night, before I even rec’d this!

  60. Shannon Leviner says:

    I’ve struggled with confidence my entire life. I hoped by this point in my life it would no longer be an issue. But I still struggle. I worry that I will pass my issues down to my beautiful girls.

    Oh I hope I win a book! I honestly don’t know if I will be able to afford one before the study starts. My husband’s hours have been cut and I’m not working. Its been tough. We’ve learned to live without a lot of stuff. We cut off cable, stay at home most weekends and cut back on eating out. The only time we go anywhere is to church or to see family. But God has been so faithful to provide all of our needs. He has never let us go hungry or miss a church service due to lack of gas in the car. Somehow what should have left us on the side of the road mysteriously got us to church and back. God is awesome!

    Thank you Renee for following God’s calling to write this book. This is a breath of fresh-air for many that are suffocating under the weight of worthlessness. God says we are more than conquerors but many days I personally feel less than the dust from which I was created. I look forward to learning how to feel more confident in Christ.

  61. Shannon Leviner says:

    I also shared on Facebook about this wonderful study.

  62. Janice Horne says:

    I have signed up and ready to go. The class can not start soon enough for me.

  63. Phyllis Richey says:

    I really need this study at this time in my life. We are struggling financially and I’ve experienced disappointments over the last year that have crushed my spirit and confidence. I look forward to your study.

  64. It looks like a great encouraging book. I write poetry as part of my journey of life…… the enemy wants to steal ,kill and destroy because he hates us – we were created in the image of God. We need. to see ourselves as God’s daughters – warrior princesses…. I know death of parents, death of marriage through my ex’s betrayal and abuse, divorce, debt, pain etc……….. God showed me my value and beauty……my strength is in HIM..

  65. Thanks so much! I am excited to join you on this journey

  66. I signed up via email. I’m really excited for this study because I have struggled with confidence issues for most of my life. The older I get, the bigger the “battles’ seem and the more God confidence I need, so this study will be awesome! I have a copy of the book for myself and bought one for my younger sister for Christmas. Now I would love to win a copy to give to my older sister. Thank you for doing this study for us Renee!!!

  67. I signed up to participate on an earlier post, have my book, and can’t wait for the study to begin! I believe 2012 is going to be a great year and I can’t think of a better way to start it than seeking God for the true confidence He desires me to have. I’m looking forward to learning and growing with everyone!

  68. Making better choices is one of my goals for 2012. I am looking forward to this on-line journey and making better choices and learning and growing in my walk with the Lord.

  69. Cheryl Williams says:

    Looking forward to looking at myself in a new light.

  70. Michelle W says:


    Thanks again for doing this study. I was a part of Melissa’s study from September-December, but did not quite finish the study, so I’m here with the hopes of finishing strong this year. I look forward to the time spent in your book again and the time spent with all the ladies doing the study. I pray that at the end of it all, we will all be changed for the better. Never ever the same again, in Jesus’ Name. Amen and Amen.

    Be Blessed.


  71. I was excited to see there was a Bible study like this available online. I have signed up. I am looking forward to the new year and getting more involved in Bible studies online and in my home church. Thanks for this opportunity.

  72. Danielle Adams says:

    I feel very blessed that I have stumbled upon this experience! God is good!

  73. I’m signed up and would love a copy of the book to begin with – Thanks for considering me 🙂

  74. You can count me in!!! Looking Forward to this.

  75. My self doubt is already telling me that I can’t do this study, that I should quit while I’m ahead. I think it’s quite obvious that I need this study and I can’t wait to start. I’ll be praying for Mrs. Swope along with all of us taking this online study.

  76. Wow! Could not have come at a better time!! Facing uncertainty as change is coming! Knowing the Lord leads, it is still another thing to break thru to the confidence in myself that he has in me!! So excited!

  77. I’m signed up and ready to do this study. Thank you for doing this!


    Not sure I signed up correctly….have received no confirmation or anything.
    Excited about the study. Thank you for sharing your heart for setting women free from doubt!

  79. Aloha Renee!

    I’m a Carolina gal who currently lives in Hawaii. I recently found Proverbs 31 Ministries while searching for an online devotional and that’s how I found out about you :). I read Chapter 2 from your book online and immediately signed up for the online study – looking forward to it!

  80. Josephine Blassingame says:

    Wow! I recently commited to the 7 day doubt diet, and what a blessing that was. Major revelation and inspiration came from that. Thank you so much. I am truly looking forward to this online study. I am ready to stand up to the doubt bully and this will give me the confidence and courage to do it. Thank you and God Bless you!

  81. Bernadette says:

    I’m really looking forward to this study, I felt like you were speaking straight to me in this video. This is exactly what I need, thank you.

  82. I can’t wait for this study to start. Thanks for taking the time to do this. I know it will mean a lot to the women who join.

  83. Kim Abbott says:

    I’m real excited about this study! I can’t wait to hear what God has to share through you!

  84. I did sign up and I just want to be all that God want’s me to be!

  85. I just signed up. I really want to be all that God want’s me to be!

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  86. The new year always inspires me to spend some time improving myself. This sounds like a great way to do that.

  87. I signed up!! Can’t wait for the study…I really need it!!

  88. Hello Renee 🙂

    I signed up a while back. Don’t know if that makes me eligible for this drawing or not but just wanted to let you know I am truly looking forward to the study.

    Also – wanted to tell you that your post here had one sentence in it that is another confirmation of what my “one word” is to be for 2012. That was the sentence where you said, “And we’ll learn how to overcome our insecurities by learning how to live in THE security of God’s promises!” I’m pretty sure that my word for 2012 is PROMISE – I’ll let you know if that is what it actually turns out to be 🙂

    Love ya!

  89. Brand new to Renee & her teaching…but do not think it is a coincidence that I came across this study…I am daily having to fight insecurities and to fear if others really “knew me” they would not like me. Thank you.

  90. Excited to do a study on this book again. I’m also leading a group through it and encouraging them to sign up online. Asking for prayer. Thank you.

  91. I’m in!! Looking forward to starting this study in the new year!

  92. Renee- I am so looking forward to this study! I think it’s by no chance that the email for this study landed in my inbox. I feel that insecurities have held me back in areas of my life and I am ready to see what God has in store for me about this. Thanks for the drawing!

  93. I’m signed up and am very excited about getting started in this study! I am praying that it will be a great “kickoff” to the new year for me and many others.

  94. Lauren Sugden says:

    Lately I’ve been dealing with doubt, and sometimes I find little ways of getting rid of it, but it finds its way of coming back to get me. And I’m hoping with this online gathering, that I can allow myself and allow God to change me and see what I’m capable of doing in his name and what I want to do. So I hope that you will still accept this through email and it will be entered into the raffle to get a free book. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that your New Year is amazing as well!

  95. I just signed up ! This is my 1st online study. & I’m looking forward to it.

  96. rebecca lawrence says:

    looking forward to a new challenge, for this study on me! this year 2012!!

  97. I need this bible study and am so grateful that you are doing it. People me as special but I often don’t see what they see. I need the self doubt to be replaced with God’s love and His word. I am praying this study will bring me closer to understanding and RECIEVING God’s truth as well as my purpose. I want to be made whole and share with others!!!

  98. Alyce Zimmerman says:

    I am looking forward to your study on A Confident Heart to help me turn to the light of God’s truth.

  99. Deborah Lynch says:

    I am so EXCITED for this bible study to begin, I have struggled with feeling confident about myself all my life and now at 53 yrs old I am finding what wonderful plans God has for me through his word and the amazing devotionals in Proverbs 31 (most especially yours Renee). Thank you so much for your love and blessings.

  100. Sounds good!

  101. I have a couple friends that I would love to invite to do this study with us but I don’t know how to invite them? Neither of them are reading the bible or currently attending church. I just know, in my heart, that this study could introduce them to the Jesus they have never met and radically transform their lives. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make her drink…. Lord help me find a way to put salt in her oats!

  102. KAY PARRISH says:


  103. Hello! I will be thrilled to read the book and follow the study. I love learning and growing 🙂


  104. So excited for this study! Thank-you for sharing your heart with us!

  105. Looking forward to this study.

  106. clayge miller says:

    God has great miracles coming our way!!

    • Última hora:A alemã é muito amiga do fugitivo porque ambos são Bacharéis, e esta?! E mais, o doamroutento da dita saiu-lhe num concurso — seria o da Farinha Amparo? :))

  107. shawna bear says:

    please count me in! As a new stay @ home Mom I desperately need to learn and be reminded of my value to GOd! And if you have a book to give away…i’d love that blessing too:) i’d pass on the blessing to a sister in Christ after the study:) thanks:)

  108. Renee~ I am so excited to break the chains of people pleasing. Thank you for blessing us with this study. As I was on your site, I went through the free resources. “Praying for My Husband from Head to Toe” brought me to tears. I read it aloud to my husband who was beyond touched. He had me print it out so he could also pray that over me. I can’t thank you enough. God shows His grace and wisdom through you! I also replay your “Don’t Throw Your Confidence Away” talk from She Speaks to keep His messages of God-confidence running through my veins 🙂 You are a blessing! xoxo

  109. Marie Spiess says:

    Excited to see how god will use this bible study in lives especially my own.

  110. I am looking forward to the start of this study, and of course would like to win a free book . Thank you for you and all you do

  111. Wow, I’ve always known there was a real person under this shadow of doubt and insecurity….I can’t wait to meet her…(me).

  112. This will be my first study group!! SO looking forward to doing something for me and my faith. I need to be more confident and less passive. This is the year of making time for me and God and my family. My daughter and I read from the children’s Bible tonight. I encouraged her to chose her favorite story…it turned into 3 stories and placing a book mark on a specific page so we can continue tomorrow!! We are off to a good start, I pray that we can continue!

  113. im 36yr old single mom. i have signed up for your online study. i signed up before for the confident heart study but i didnt have the book and couldnt afford it so i wasnt able to continue doing it. Im hoping to win this give away. i come from a troubled past and GOD has saved me redeemed me forgiven me and made me new. i love to read and my heart and mind are GOD focused all the time. i love your website and all you do to help woman. thank you for everything.

  114. I really would love to be considered for the free book and the online study. I am a new stay at home Mom and I am always having adjustment issues. I am making a great choice for my baby…but I have trouble finding balance. Thanks for your great posts/ emails…they are soo encouraging. God bless your 2012!

  115. Christine says:

    I am really looking forward to this new book. My friend and I were looking for something to read together and I think this would be perfect. I would like to be in the “drawing” for the free book.

  116. I have been told my whole like that I could not do anything right, that I was a failure. Then when my husband walked out on me for another woman I was sure the were right. I doubt myself and that I am worthy of Gods love. This study is coming at a time I need all the help I can get. I have signed up for the study. May God bless you.

  117. I’ve almost finished reading “A Confident Heart” for the first time, and was planning to immediately read it again. Looking forward to the opportunity to do so with many others through this study.

  118. Sannie John says:

    Can’t wait for the study to begin. I’m so glad i didn’t miss this opportunity 🙂 Thanks!

  119. I have recently wanted to change my life. I have always been a responsible person, never done anything bad..but I weren’t living my life for God. My husband bought this book for me to read because I wanted a learning book, because I still do not know too much about Christianity and the Lord. When I read the first chapter of this book, I realized it was more than I wanted in a book. It really hit home about my insecurities and my doubts. I still have lots of questions about the Lord and how to trust him, etc. I saw in the first chapter, to go to your website and I’m so glad that I did because now I can read the book along with others and be in a Bible study! I am so excited for this to change my life and change the way I live. Thank you SO much God, and Renee for this opportunity. 🙂

    • Amanda, I’m so excited you are here!! I love that you found my website and my upcoming online study through the book. I wondered if anyone would accept that invitation when I wrote it…and you did!!

      Thank you for sharing your heart and your questions. I can’t wait to walk and learn together and find so much more of what God wants for us. Please ask questions and let me know your thoughts as we go through the book together. See you back here soon!

  120. Donna Devine says:

    This is coming right on time and right on target. Thank you.

  121. I’m so looking forward to this study on Confident Heart – I have the book and went through the study with Melissa Taylor. But I want to go through it again because right now in this season of my life I am going through a time of doubt and fear.

    So Renee thank you for this book – it has been a tool to help me gain that confidence that I feel I have lost in myself back through Christ.


  122. Normally, I’m an all-in kind of girl. But. This study makes my stomach churn just thinking about it. I know the things I don’t want to read are typically things I need to read, that my Father is prompting me to read. I reluctantly yet excitedly (can those two go together) move forward by posting this comment.

    • I so know what you mean. I”ve been so afraid at times. But it wasn’t until I tasted freedom that I realized just how much the enemy had stolen from me. Jesus wants you to know this…He loves you. He’s pursuing you. You don’t have to be afraid. But don’t’ forget you have an enemy who would love for you to back out. I’m proud of you for taking the first step – as best as I can I’m gonna reach out my hands and my heart and walk with each of you through this – together we can find and live with the confidence that is ours in CHRIST!! Praying for you Angie!

  123. I have read the book and loved it! Now I am looking forward to the blble study and sharing the book with my daughter-in-laws.

  124. I have signed up for the CONFIDENT HEART online study, and I’m excited about it! Thank you for being faithful to the ministry to which God has called you! Consider yourself hugged, loved, appreciated and prayed for! In His love, Rena C

  125. Debbie Gage says:

    This sounds like a great bible study and a great way to start out the new year. Looking forward to learning more about this subject. I believe that all woman at some time in their lives live with self doubt and I know that God does have the answers. I am going through changes in my life right now and I am trying to bring it all to God and have faith and confindence and I believe this will really help me. Hope I am not to late for the drawing.

  126. Melissa Willemin says:

    I just joined today and look forward to this study : )

  127. Is it possible to find your book online? I would love to participate but am financially unable to purchase your book at this time.

  128. I have signed up and am really looking forward to it. Have downloaded your book on Kindle. Will this be a weekly study as in a chapter a week?

  129. Angela Postlethwait says:

    I am very excited about learning how to listen to God. Growing in confidence and learning how to let go of the insecurities that have held me back from enjoying life. My heart is aching to feel freedom from self doubt. Thank you for this opportunity!

  130. Jenn Morgan says:

    So excited about this study! It will be my first online study. Looking forward to our journey together!

  131. I just signed up for your study. I cannot wait for it to start! I am disabled and current;y my husband and I are sharing a car. I cannot get out often to studies as he is using it for work. This is a wonderful opportunity. I thank you!!!

  132. Carol Miller says:

    Looking forward to this bible study!

  133. Susana Braun says:

    I have signed up.

  134. Whoo hoo! I signed up and can’t wait to join you!

  135. I shared on FB.

  136. I just ordered the book from the library, but I would love to win my own copy. I’m excited to join the study!

  137. Can’t wait to see what this journey brings! First time doing an online bible study 🙂 Excited!!

  138. Fiona Coleman says:

    Renee I am half way through your book The Confidant Heart and God is speaking deep into my spirit through it. Thankyou! You are singing my life story down to some pretty fine details and I can feel healing taking place already. Funnily I bought this book for a group of woman I have been ministering to and I wasnt going to read it myslef I just thought it would be good for them, becuase I thought I was already ‘there’ with this but I hadnt even scraped the surface as it turns out. I have laughed and cried (a lot)
    I feel God leading me to Womans Ministry here in australia and has led me to you and Proverbs 31 ministries for resourses and direction and I am blown away by what He is doing in my life and with my story for the benifit of other woman. I am really looking forward to seeing the outcomes of this study. and reading your other books. Thanks so much. God bless you. Fiona

  139. Bernadette says:

    I shared your study on my facebook page!

  140. Bernadette says:

    I also shared with my Mops group via email, it will be in our next newsletter. So excited!

  141. So excited about doing this bible study!

  142. This study is an answer to prayer. I’ve been struggling with self doubt for so long. Can’t wait to see what God’s going to do!

  143. I am really looking forward to this study!!! Thanks so much for doing this, Renee! I have been really needing a study like this for quite some time now.

  144. Heather Bireley says:

    I am so excited for this study. I have struggled with my self-confidence my whole life. I know in my head that I am an intelligent capable woman but I can’t feel it in my heart. We are struggling with a teenage daughter now that has issues and desperately need prayers for us and her.

  145. Kristie Greene says:

    I am looking forward to the study. But I was unable to leave a review on Amazon about the book d/t I purchased it thru another vendor. Hope I will still get the emails & downloads.

  146. Ladies i urge you to do this study. I studyed it with Melissa Taylor awesome study. I am starting Made to Crave next Monday with Melissa. Next month i will be teaching a Made to Crave class in one of our life groups at church. A Confident Heart helped bring me out of my shell and be a bolder in my walk with Christ. I really don’t think i would have even considered teaching a class before the Confident Heart study. Proverbs 31 women are awesome. 🙂

  147. Gina Crouso says:

    I follow your writings and so enjoy reading of your journey with Jesus…I too adopted 2 beautiful boys.!!!
    Over this past year I fallen so far away from the Light of my Father! I am ashamed to admit this, because God has used my journey of infertility and overcoming other circumstances. Last year my dad had cancer, he died 77 days after his diagnosis! I was devastated, to say the least! I am slowly coming back into the fold. I know that in tragedy, my faith is reflective. Or my lack ther of. Now, I am trying to look at my faults, without glaring at the sin that so entangled me for 12 months! I’m embarrassed and ashamed to face the people in my church family. I noticed your new study and am interested in doing this study for restoration and ingition of the Holy Spirirt. I Praise God, as I was trying to run as fast as I could, away from him….he ran ahead of me and NEVER left me alone! I am looking forward to this study.
    ~gina crouso

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  149. Jeanie Kelley says:

    Hi Renee, Just wanted to let you know that I have signed up for A Confident Heart again. I found so much the first time that I decided to do it again. It was a wonderful study and I think that I will get something else out of it. Looking forward to it again. Waiting earnestly for the first week’s questions.
    Thanks again for allowing me to study again with you,
    In Him,
    Jeanie Kelley

  150. Rosa Di Simone says:

    Looking forward to this study. Thank you for offering it.

  151. Nikki (Australia) says:

    Hi All,

    My hardest thing is to be still enought to listen to what the Lord has to say to me. My mind is full of so many bits and pieces. I have set aside time to just read our book, answer the questions and listent to what the Lord is trying to tell me. I don’t always succeed , but I will keep trying. Love the Online study.


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