Friday, May 10, 2013

Her Restless Heart Women's Bible Study

Her Restless Heart:
A Woman's Longing for Love and Acceptance

A Faith and Fiction Bible Study
(Participant's Guide)
Barbara Cameron
(Abingdon Press)
ISBN: 978-1426761706
March 2013/208 pages/$14.99

Explore the world of the Amish in Bible study with fiction author Barbara Cameron.

Her Restless Heart is the second study in the Faith and Fiction Bible study series that uses Christian fiction as a backdrop for exploring biblical themes. Just as Jesus used stories (parables) to teach important principles, inspirational fiction can open readers to greater understanding of themselves and spiritual themes.

Based on a novel of the same name by acclaimed Christian fiction author Barbara Cameron, this six-session Bible study explores the heart’s longing for love and acceptance and the Bible’s answer to this universal human need. The Participant Book has five daily readings per week, each including Scripture, reflections on the day’s topic with questions and space for writing responses, prayer, and a suggestion for the day—a question to ponder, Scripture to consider, or action to take.

Leader Guide (ISBN: 978-1426761737)
DVD (ISBN: 978-1426761447)

Check out the online Bible Study hosted by author Barbara Cameron, including video clips, currently taking place on Facebook.


Barbara Cameron is the author of more than 35 fiction and non-fiction books, three nationally televised movies, and is the winner of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. She currently resides in Edgewater, Florida. Find out more about Barbara at,, and

I really like the fact that Abingdon is using their women's fiction to springboard into Bible Studies. This study covers a topic that is relevant for so many women. It is not necessary to read the novel to participate in the study since focal excerpts are included in the participant's guide. And for those who might wonder, this is definitely a Bible study, not just a book study. Bible passages and individual verses are prominent in the daily assignments, and the story is used to illustrate and support the Scriptural truths. For those who enjoy discussing novels at Book Club but want to go a little deeper, this is a good "next step" and would be an especially useful outreach tool to draw in women who are hesitant about being in a heavy Bible Study.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Abingdon Press. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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