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Are you tired of just going through the motions of the Christian life? Do you feel a tug at your heart to live completely for God-but don't know what the next step is? Lysa TerKeurst invites you to uncover the spiritually exciting life you long for. Fulfillment is closer than you ever thought possible.
Paperback, 218 pages
Published September 16th 2009 by Zondervan (first published September 2009)
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Mandy J. Hoffman
Dec 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing
There are books that you like and recommend. Then there are those books that you wonder how they even got published. And then there are books like this one that stay with you and you rave to all your friends about it.

Lysa has written a book that will cling to you for days...even weeks...after you have read it, and then browsed the "notes" section because it was that good!

When the book arrived in my mailbox I flipped through the pages in search of the lists telling me what t-do and what not-to-do
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Tori
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Plain and simply, this book is changing my life. I apologize if that sounds melodramatic but God is working in my heart and mind through what I've read in this book. I am reading this as part of a small group study and still have a couple of days before I meet with my Bible Study Girls to discuss it but I had to capture my thoughts right now!

Not only does Lysa TerKeurst write as if she is sitting across a table having coffee with you, she has an uncanny ability to make statements that drive stra
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Sunflower
Nov 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
“Forever”. That was the last chapter of “Becoming More than a Good Bible Study Girl”. Chapter 18-Forever.

Sadly, the book cannot last forever and instead, it ended with a beautiful chapter talking about forever with our Heavenly Father. Reading and working through “Becoming More than a Good Bible Study Girl” was an amazing journey, because it is more and wasn’t about how to effectively bible study.

Thankfully to our Heavenly Father, is that our relationship with our Heavenly Father is forever

There
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Tracy Schuster
Oct 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book and am going to read it again and take notes. She writes so easily, makes you laugh, makes you think, makes you WANT to think about what it means to be more than a good Bible study girl. She's real and it comes through in her writings and stories about herself. Would recommend this book to anyone who wants a deeper, better, real relationship with God. She gives very practical things you can do to draw closer to Him.
Susan
Jan 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I couldn't put it down once I started. Lysa has a wonderful way of sharing her life story and showing others how to bring out the good in themselves. I would highly recommend it to ladies of all ages. I would love to do the actual Bible study that goes along with it as well.
Lisa
Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was AWESOME! I loved it so much and recommend it to everyone! All of her quirky stories like the "Great Brownie Failure of 2008" were things I HAVE done. I could easily relate to everything and found the book full of funny stories (and a few sad ones too, but more funny ones;) that I could easily relate to and learn from. I was the Pineapple girl too, lol! This is a GREAT book!
Trish
May 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is the first of Lysa's books I have read. Her work is easy to read and very relatable to every day life. I appreciated her frankness and honesty in sharing her personal experiences; helping me to see her human struggles with her spiritual growth. This will definitely be a book which I will return to in the future to re-read all or portions of.
Jill
Nov 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
We can be good Bible study girls and still not be living out the truths we are studying. Why? Because it’s easy to study but often difficult to apply the hard truths to our life that God serves up in the Scriptures. In “Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl,” Lysa Terkeurst offers a solution to the endless studying without application. It won’t be easy and will involve looking deep inside yourself for the reasons we act the way we do and the desire to turn away from our flesh.
If you are ye
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Joselle173
Mar 03, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: non-fiction
From the Introduction:

"So what is the message I'm delivering in this book? I want to help women not only know God's truth but also feel equipped to live it out in their everyday lives. For too many years I was full of Bible knowledge with no idea how to let the truths I knew impact my daily life. I would go to Bible study, leave all inspired, and then come home and have a complete meltdown over spilling bleach on my favorite shirt. Or a kid's bad attitude. Or finding out a friend betrayed me. Or
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Becca
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have read so many Lysa's books. God plays this book in my path at this exact moment in my life for a reason. I could love to tell you that this is my favorite book by Lysa, it truly may be. The personal stories and scripture coinciding have been an encouragement. Every chapter I have caught myself thinking, "Yes, a totally similar thing happened to me.!"
If I had read this book when it was first published, by heart would not have resonated with the tales & wisdom Lysa imparts. I'm great fu
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Mary Rose
May 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the BEST books on Christian living I have ever read! I would use this with new Christians and mature alike. Lysa has a wonderful and funny writing style that draws you in, engages you, and helps you apply God's Word to your own life.
DD
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

This book was a great encouragement and I would read it again. I really liked the audio as well since Lysa is the reader.
Kelly Hodgkins
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic book! Loved it, particularly the last 3 chapters and it was a great bible study to do in a small group!
Sandie
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian-women
I was able to relate to Lysa as she explained each point. I really enjoyed this book! I followed along on an ebook while listening to her read it on audiobook.
Michele
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the messages this book conveyed! However, it is up to the reader to apply what they learned to their practical lives. After reading, I am excited for a new journey on "becoming more." Lysa is unique in her writing such that she does not merely convey information, but that she weaves in storytelling. The storytelling element helps entertain the reader while conveying important messages. With that being said, I was able to connect more, relate more, and remember more of what I read. I would ...more
Barbara
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I first saw this book, I thought it was going to be about getting more from one’s Bible study. Though Lysa does discuss that in a couple of chapters, the overall purpose of the book is to move Bible study from our to-do list and just acquiring knowledge, to living out what God is teaching us, to enjoy a deeper connection with God.

Lysa says in the first chapter:

I want my life with Jesus to be fulfilling. I want my beliefs to work no matter what life throws at me. I want to be so certain of G
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Lori
Dec 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I would give this five stars! I have loved both of Lysa’s books, but this one really struck home for me. As a result of reading this book, I have committed to getting up ten minutes early each day to read my Bible and pray. I may eventually increase that time, but for now I want to get into a good habit. Each day for the last week, I have gotten up and enjoyed the quiet of my house. I write down the chapter I read plus one verse that really stuck out to me. I write down who and what I prayed for ...more
Cathy
I preferred the Unglued book and study that Lysa Terkeurst wrote in that it was more entertaining and the stories funnier. But important issues are not always entertaining and this women's Bible study had good concepts in it, too. I suppose that the floating mattress was funny. I think this book would be particularly appropriate for new Christians wondering how to apply what they read to their lives. Well, that can be challenging for all of us, at times. I told my kids her story about how she be ...more
Cathy
I preferred the Unglued book and study that Lysa Terkeurst wrote in that it was more entertaining and the stories funnier. But important issues are not always entertaining and this women's Bible study had good concepts in it, too. I suppose that the floating mattress was funny. I think this book would be particularly appropriate for new Christians wondering how to apply what they read to their lives. Well, that can be challenging for all of us, at times. I told my kids her story about how she be ...more
Rianna *Hermione* B
This was really great to read. THere are some simple ideas. I would definitely recommend it to anyone hoping to live life more than just inside certain "rules" of their every day life. She shares some of her growing up and recent experiences of how God has changed her view on aspects of her life. Big theme in it, I feel like, is don't put limitations/ "put God in a box." Pray crazy prayers. Unplug every so often from the electronics. Take your time to be present with God. Be intentional and set ...more
Lisa
Jan 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-reads
First, I have to explain why it took me so long to read this book. We used it in by Bible study class, but about halfway through, we had to put it aside because our pastor was coming to teach from a different book. I really wanted to finish it, but decided to wait for the class. Finally, we're finishing it this week. I really liked this book! She's so down-to-earth, funny, and practical with her lessons. She makes numerous points that can really be taken to heart. The study guide that goes with ...more
Chris Kizer
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am not sure I can do this book justice with my review but I will try. Well, let me start by saying that I felt doors opening in my heart and mind as I read Lysa's words. I found myself turning more and more to the Bible and gaining a better understanding of verses that I once found confusing.
The results of reading this book are many and they are all good. I feel like I've been given a gift - a huge spiritual gift that makes me long for a more intense relationship with God. This book has uplift
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Patricia
May 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
Read this book in conjunction with her video series and the accompanying workbook, with a small group of women gathered weekly. TerKeurst offers examples of her walk of faith through day to day challenges in a down to earth, easy to relate to style. I found her suggestions refreshing and applicable. Certainly can be read without the workbook but I thought the workbook made me think a little more and a little harder about what I learned in the book. The video series was cute but not essential. It ...more
Kathryn
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Lysa TerKeurst has written a timely message to Christians to help them grow in their daily walk. In an engaging, heart-felt, transparent style she encourages a deeper walk with Jesus and God. She supports her message with scripture passages that resonate and challenge the believer to step to a higher level of commitment. Not just to read and study, not just to be a "Sunday Christian" but to do and act. And in acting and trusting, to be prepared for a closer, more intimate walk with God.

Her exam
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Ladonda
Feb 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Considering I'd really rather read fiction, I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I did a ladies bible study with my church this spring and this was the book that was chosen. Each chapter is easy to read and laid out in a way that is straight forward. Lysa presents bible revelation in a way that is easy to understand and not so "spiritual" it goes over your head. It doesn't matter if you are a new believer or been walking with the Lord years, this book has something for all if us. I plan on b ...more
4fabfelines Cox
Jan 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Lisa's book is a honest heart to heart talk, like sitting with a good friend. This book has simple and profound truths through it all.
She i very transparent about her own life and shortcomings and gives clear and real answers that worked for her and will for you too.
I recommend this book for anyone who struggles in daily life as a Christian.
Certain chapters really stand out and shine:
When I don't feel like i measure up..
She likes me, she likes me not..
And the bet I think: I want what she has..
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Lisa
Aug 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bible-study
Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl is great for new Christians or those who do not have a deep relationship with Christ. The book hits on things that Lysa has went through herself. Many of the stories from her life are funny; however, I prefer books with a little more meat. So if you are looking for spiritual milk this is a great book, but if you are looking for real food, you may want to look for a different Bible study.
Lisa
Aug 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bible-study
Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl is great for new Christians or those who do not have a deep relationship with Christ. The book hits on things that Lysa has went through herself. Many of the stories from her life are funny; however, I prefer books with a little more meat. So if you are looking for spiritual milk this is a great book, but if you are looking for real food, you may want to look for a different Bible study.
Meredith McLendon
More Than a Good Bible Study

This book offered not only helpful & practical input to further your faith, it offered a sincere and vulnerable look at what often hijacks those efforts. Instead of another how-to checklist, it unfolds a beautiful love story ... OUR love story with Christ.
Laura
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
I read this as part of a small group study, which I joined at the suggestion of a friend. What a marvelous book! It addresses so many ways we relate to God and the skewed perspectives that drive us from Him. This has really brought me back around. I think everyone can find something practical and useful in this book. Just- wow.
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Lysa TerKeurst is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the New York Times best-selling author of Univited, The Best Yes, Unglued, Made to Crave, and 18 other books. Her newest book, It’s Not Supposed to be This Way, is scheduled for release in November of 2018. Lysa was recently awarded the Champions of Faith Author Award and has been published in multiple publications such as CNN and Fox News ...more
“Not reaching back for what was lost in my yesterdays. And not reaching for what I hope will be in my tomorrow. But living fully with what is right in front of me. And truly seeing the gift of this moment.” 52 likes
“Instead of always looking to get fulfillment from my loved ones and the other blessings in my life, I can simply enjoy them for what they are.” 24 likes
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