55 Ladies Bible Study Ideas

This is a list of 55 Bible Study ideas for personal use or a Ladies Bible Study group. Also included is a list of books that are for teaching a Bible study for teen girls. This blog post was inspired by a question another Ministry Mama asked me, so I decided that it might be something that would be of interest to all of you that lead a regular Ladies Bible Study group in your church and are always looking for a new and fresh idea.

First of all I want you to know that I use the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible and I know there are lots of church ministries out there that do and it can get pretty difficult to find Ladies Bible Study books only using the King James. I have included both King James Ladies Bible Study ideas and other books and studies that use other versions of the Bible. My reason is because there is great quality of writing from various authors that God has allowed to write about Biblical subjects that we can use and glean from in our spiritual lives. Just because they may use a different version of the Bible, I do not believe that their work should be cast off, we just need to be wise in looking up the verses in the King James Version and making sure that their application is appropriate to the context of the Word as well as correct Bible doctrine.

Second, I want to say, I have not read a majority of these books, so it will be your job to read and be responsible for judging whether these books are proper for your church and ladies group. You should buy the Bible Study book yourself and read it beforehand. You may want to make your own handouts to give to your ladies for the Bible Study if the book you are studying has verses from other versions. This will help you be able to have one mind and one focus without the confusion of other translations. Some Bible study leaders choose to lead the group with the only Bible study book, and others like for their ladies to have the book themselves and have them read the chapters and do the study and bring it ready when they come to the group. The choice is up to you!

Third, the links to these websites are not associated with any affiliate links. I give them to help you find these resources easily. You have the freedom to buy these books on any other website, in fact, I encourage you to look for the best prices so that your ladies can purchase their book at an affordable price.

Last, if you have any suggestions for other Ladies Bible Study books, whether KJV or otherwise, please contact me and share that information with me so I can add them to the list. If I get enough suggestions I may even add another blog post of another list.

King James Bible Studies

Your Faith Affects Your Family Volumes 1 and 2 by Ruth Ann Larkly

Your Faith Affects Other Families by Ruth Ann Larkly

The Choice Is Yours by Terrie Chappell

Stewarding Life by Paul Chappell (teacher and student edition available)

Regular Baptist Press Ladies Bible Study Books (many are listed below)

Forgiveness: A Prescription for Peace by Juanita Purcell

Growing Through Crisis A Study in Nehemiah by Martha Tyler

Stretch My Faith, Lord – The Book of James by Juanita Purcell

The Secret of Contentment by Juanita Purcell

How to Stay Sane When Life Doesn’t Make Sense by J.O. and Juanita Purcell

How’s Your Attitude? A Study Through the Beatitudes by Juanita Purcell

Glimpses of God: Revealed Through His Names by Debi Pryde

Called to Conquer – Preparing for Spiritual Victory by Dorothy Davis

How Can I Love Those Prickly People? Juanita Purcell

Faces of Perseverance by Juanita Purcell

Women Who Made a Difference (Biblical Women) by Martha Tyler

Key Truth for Women by Martha Tyler or More Key Truths

Teachers of Good Things by Francie Taylor

Women of the Bible Series – 5 Books in the series: Helpmeets and Homemakers, Faithful and Fruitful, Helpless and Hurting, Powerful and Prestigious, Carnal and Conniving

Sweet Journey by Teri Maxwell

The Lady the Lord is Looking For by Cathy Corle

Christian Ladies Devotional Journal by Tom & Nancy Sexton

A Heart for the Lord Glorianne Gibbs

The H.E.A.R.T. Ministry has over 65 free KJV Bible Study Resources available for download for personal or group use.

Man’s Problems, God’s Answers by Gary Prisk – teacher’s and student’s booklet available

A Heart Devoted – A Yearly Devotional and Prayer Journal for Women

Secrets of a Happy Heart by Debi Pryde

What Do I Know About My God? Mardi Collier


Other Ladies Bible Studies

Behold Your God: Studies on the Attributes of God by Myrna Alexander*

Love and Respect by Emerson Eggeriches (book and workbook)*

Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow*

Relationships: A Mess Worth Making by Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp*

Invisible Hurts by Loretta Walker*

Let Me Be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot*

Keep a Quiet Heart by Elisabeth Elliot*

 Lies Women Believe & The Truth That Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss*

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver*

A Wife After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George*

Putting on a Gentle and Quiet Spirit – I Peter by Elizabeth George*

Lord, Change Me by Evelyn Christenson*

The Five Love Languages or The Five Love Languages for Children by Gary Chapman*

Changed Into His Image by Jim Berg*

*These books either contain verses from other Bible versions or I am not confident whether they are King James or not. 

Bible Studies for Teen Girls

Emotional Control By Jeannie Walker*

Is Your Fruit Sweet or Sour? by Karen Finn

The Lost Art of True Beauty by Leslie Ludy*

The Bride Wore White – Seven Secrets to Sexual Purity by Danna Gresh*

The King’s Daughter by Rachel Miller

Just Friends by Mike Ray & Cary Schmidt

Discover Your Destiny by Cary Schmidt – (teacher and student workbooks)

Lies Young Women Believe* – Nancy L. DeMoss & Dannah Gresh

 *These books either contain verses from other Bible versions or I am not confident whether they are King James or not. 


Sprinkling Spirituality Into Our Summer

Sprinkling Spirituality into our Summer

We live in the desert so playing in the grass in our yard is NOT an experience that our kids have, they do not get to run through the sprinklers like most other children do in the good ‘ole summer time. So, instead, we sprinkled God and spiritual things into our summer in some new ways for our family both last year and this year.

Last year we…

Fell  in love with Lamplighter books, and have invested in buying not only books but the audio dramas. They held a Summer Reading Challenge that ended at the end of August. The reading challenge awarded points for each book read, audio listened to, and had awesome extra challenges that were easy for each of our boys (ages 7 and 6) to take part in easily. But, that’s not the best part, adults could participate too!

We spent family time listening to the audio dramas. We drew pictures of our favorite parts of the stories and even earned extra points for listening to them with a senior. We earned enough credits to buy many of their ebooks, that are also character oriented and Bible based with special meanings that are applicable to Christian living. Some of our favorites are The Hedge of Thorns, Sir Malcolm and the Missing Prince, and Teddy’s Button, although it really is difficult for us to even choose because they all keep you on the edge of your seat at times as you listen.

We also memorized scripture with the Abeka Bible Memory Cards. These cards are the ABC’s, just with a Bible word associated with them and a verse. A is for all, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23” B is for Believe, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” We would just sit the kids down on the carpet in front of us and repeat them regularly. The awesome thing that is our 3-year-old daughter had many verses memorized and will still quote them from time to time on her own.

We did take part in our Vacation Bible School. I taught the 4 & 5-year-old class and my husband was the organizer of the event. It was a fun spy theme complete with crazy skits my husband loved to be in. The kids always have a fun time in class and participating in the Penny Race. This year we’re planning a Kid’s Crusade in the fall, so no summer-time VBS for us this year.

This year…

In a search for devotions to do with my kids, someone suggested Keys for Kids audio devotionals from KeysforKids.org. The stories are read by the friendly voice of Uncle Charlie, they offer great illustrations and examples of how Biblical living can be done in a child’s life. They ask questions at the end of the story and have a “key” for the day that the child is supposed to think about. For example, the key for today is: Be blind to outward appearance. The only thing we have to do is look up the Bible verse in our KJV, because they read out of the NKJV, and I always want to make sure they have not left anything out. The neat thing about Keys for Kids is that they have an app that can be found on the App store as well as on the Google Play store so we can listen to it almost anywhere. This has been a highlight to our summer days, making it easy to learn and listen together.

For the past 2 years we have bought the Imagination Station series of books for our boys. They are awesome!! We have all 13 books so far, and we are waiting for the next books to be published. If you are familiar with the Imagination Station radio program, these are books with different adventures for kids to read on a 2.3 reading level. Each book has something to do with cousins Patrick and Beth traveling to a Bible site or finding themselves learning about a Christian hero. Another neat thing about the Imagination Station series is that the kids can figure out a “Secret Word” from reading the book and then go to The Imagination Station website and type it in and listen to a special audio story. The boys have picked these books back up again this summer and are enjoying them for the 100th time!

In May The Ministry Papa was able to attend a Music College with Ron and Shelly Hamilton in Colorado and he came home with a set of Patch the Pirate CD’s. It was Volume 7 of the Story and Song Treasure Box with the following CD’s, The Colonel’s Colossal Character Quest, The Villain of Venice, The Kashmir Kid, and Shipwrecked on Pleasure IslandIf you’re not familiar with Patch the Pirate then I like to describe them as musicals for kids. You have the story that happens with great dialog, creative voices and storyline, then all of a sudden you can feel a song coming on. Each song fits into the story with either a godly or funny theme. In The Villain of Venice, one of the songs is about how a man ate so much garlic he reeked so bad that no one wanted to be around him and his mother just called him on the telephone.

When we need the kids to have an early bedtime because they’ve been wild and wooly part of the day, then we will put them in bed at 7:30 to listen to some Patch.  What I love about them though is that they are doctrinally safe, written by someone with a heart for God and children, and they always have a message that is right on. The songs will stick in your head and when you have a problem sometimes you start singing them so the kids will remember how you are supposed to do to be kind to others and love the Lord.

The Ministry Papa and I have listened to The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom on audio book and I have also been listening to The Shadow of the Almighty by Elisabeth Elliot. Both books have challenged me to have a better faith in God and allow God to work through unexpected or unwanted circumstances and trust Him. It is amazing how testimonies from other believers can help you realize that your situations in life are not that bad and how you can have hope and trust no matter the circumstances.

I hope that our investment in taking the time to listen, read, and take part will make a difference in the hearts and lives of our children. Sometimes it’s a trip to the zoo, or the holding of a lizard the kids caught to teach them about God’s world and His knowledge. It is always about sprinkling spirituality in not only our summer but our life. We thoroughly enjoy how we can sharpen the axes of each person individually as we do things together. The summer break has not been a break from God, it has been an open door to view life differently outside our normal day-to-day routine. This is why I love summer!

*This article does NOT contain affiliate links. Only things we like and enjoy that we would like to share with other believers.