I was interested in the idea of a “no-homework” Bible study, so I checked out Christine Tate’s The No Homework Women’s Bible Study: Group Hug. The 49-page book includes seven weeks of lessons, packed with ice breakers, Scripture readings, discussion questions, and more.
My favorite ice breaker was Week 7, in which each group member is matched with a Bible character (such as Esther or Joanna). My favorite lesson as a whole was probably Week 6, which focused on Christian relationships. I also really liked the optional weekly personal challenges, such as, “Bake a loaf of bread from scratch.” The discussion questions were very thought-provoking, and are great for a group setting.
This book has everything you need for a Bible study, and Tate nicely indicates how much time each activity will take. (For example, the lesson is around ten minutes, and the closing prayer is around five minutes.) Each book is relatively inexpensive, so it would be easy for everyone in the group to buy a study book. At the end of each lesson, there is a lined page to write notes, and for any of the activities that require written responses, Tate leaves room for writing. It’s a well-made Bible study, and looks like a lot of fun!
I received a review copy from BookCrash. The book is available here on Amazon.