The Studies in Faithful Living series examines the lives of biblical characters who responded faithfully to God’s call. Combining narrative analysis with infographics, maps, and reflection questions, each volume explores key events in these characters’ lives, providing the depth you expect from a biblical commentary as well as practical application and teaching insights. Each volume is available for individuals or as a complete church-curriculum for pastors and teachers.
Abraham: Following God’s Promise
Abraham’s faith journey wasn’t easy. After God called him to follow a promise, he started a great venture, but he soon encountered confusion, frustration, and pain. In the end, God came through: he fulfilled every promise. In Abraham: Following God’s Promise, you’ll walk through life with Abraham and Sarah—learning along the way how their story is like yours.
Jacob: Discerning God’s Presence
Jacob’s life was characterized by deception. He deceived his father to obtain his brother’s blessing, and then was tricked by Laban. Throughout his life’s many ups and downs, Jacob struggled to recognize God’s presence. Even so, God remained with Jacob—just as he remains with believers today. In Jacob: Discerning God’s Presence, you’ll walk through life with Jacob and his family—learning along the way how their story is like yours.
Joseph: Understanding God’s Purpose
Joseph’s life holds great significance for believers today. He persevered and remained faithful through years of hardship and difficulty, and was ultimately used by God to accomplish a great purpose. In Joseph: Understanding God’s Purpose, you’ll walk through life with Joseph and his brothers—learning along the way how their story is like yours.
Mary: Devoted to God’s Plan
Chosen to be Jesus’ mother, Mary played a singular role in God’s plan of redemption. Yet her life, relationships, and faith hold significance for believers today. In Mary: Devoted to God’s Plan, you’ll walk through life with Mary—learning along the way how her story is like yours.