Admit it. Sometimes when you think of “Bible study,” it sounds like an onerous chore. After all, when you get right down to it, the Bible is an ancient book that’s packed with wisdom but that also leaves a lot of room for interpretation. Yes, it’s God’s Word, and as Christians we know we should study it more, but that often gets put on the back burner.
Enter Beth Moore, author of such bestselling Bible study books as A Heart Like His: Intimate Reflections on the Life of David, Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy, Paul: 90 Days on His Journey of Faith, and Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman. Her books bring the ancient stories and important people in the Bible to life in a vivid way that engages the reader. You’ll feel like you actually know them as you devour the pages of Moore’s books.
A Gifted Writer
Moore is the founder of Living Proof Ministries and a popular speaker at women’s events nationwide. She’s got an obvious gift for simplifying Christian concepts and making them accessible via her books, yet she lives a remarkably humble life. When she’s not on the road speaking at events, you’re likely to find her out on her porch enjoying a cup of coffee with Keith, her husband of more than 30 years. They love to travel, hike, and enjoy simple pleasures like visiting their grandchildren and going on long walks with their dogs.
Perhaps it’s this simple, comfortable lifestyle that helps Moore transfer that homey feeling into her books. Not only does she write about Biblical figures, but she also pens a variety of devotionals and prayer guides like Whispers of Hope: 10 Weeks of Devotional Prayer and Praying God’s Word Day by Day. She also writes books with a Christian self-help twist, like Get Out of That Pit: Straight Talk About God’s Deliverance and the So Long Insecurity Devotional Journal.
Scripture and Self Help
Much of Moore’s power as an author is her gift for putting things plainly and addressing everyday issues that virtually everyone can relate to. Who hasn’t felt fear, insecurity, or even a questioning of faith? Sometimes, negative feelings like hopelessness or depression slip in. Even when we’re confident in God’s love, we can use someone who reminds us of it in a clear and loving way, and this is where Moore’s books shine.
Her talent has crossed over to make her popular among both Christians and mainstream audiences. For example, her book So Long, Insecurity, You’ve Been a Bad Friend to Us, skyrocketed to the number two slot on the New York Times advice best seller list shortly after its release. The wisdom in the Bible is timeless and relevant to everyone, and Moore’s books make it accessible and easy to understand and apply in the modern world.
While God’s Word offers fertile inspiration to Moore, she also shares her personal experience in many of her books. For example, in Feathers From My Nest, she shares parenting tips gained from raising her own children.
New Book Coming Soon
Fans of Moore are eagerly awaiting her latest book, Children of the Day, which will be released later this year. It will lead readers on an in depth study of Thessalonians 1 and 2. Like many of her books, it’s designed to be either an individual journey or a shared experience with a Bible study group, with leader materials available.
That versatility is another big part of the appeal of Moore’s works. We all know we can benefit from studying the Bible, but it’s hard to find the time, and sometimes groups aren’t all that engaging. With Moore’s books, just about anyone can find a few minutes each day to go through a chapter, and those who prefer to study with others have a robust resource that leads them through the material in a spirited and spirit-filled way.