A few times a year, CDM publishes studies and books we believe will serve the church. We are selective in the books we offer because our objective is providing churches with resources they can trust, resources that are Biblically based and relationally focused, resources that will equip and encourage individuals to grow in their faith.
We have an extensive library of resources for Women’s Ministry. We have always been committed to developing resources that are foundational to a biblical philosophy of women’s ministry. These materials are designed to teach women to think biblically about all of life, including issues specifically related to being a woman.
Women’s MInistry Leadership Development Resources
The PCA Bookstore has resources you can trust. Most are discounted, and all of them have been reviewed by our team. You can see the resources we recommend HERE.
Listed below are some highlighted studies this year:
Women’s Ministry Recommended Resources – Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
Women’s Ministry Video Resources
VIDEO RESOURCE: LUKE PART ONE by Christine Gordon and Hope Blanton
BUY BOOK: https://www.pcabookstore.com/p-91643-practical-theology-for-women.aspx
ACCESS VIDEO CONTENT: https://athisfeetonline.com/shop/
LENGTH: 13 Weeks
DESCRIPTION: If you’re a woman who feels like you don’t have time to study the Bible in a deep, meaningful way, but want to, this is the study for you. Watch Jesus up close as he begins to reveal to his disciples, the crowds, and us the astonishing upside-down kingdom of God. Luke: Part 1 is a combination of Chris’s ability to unpack Scripture in deep, practical ways and Hope’s ability to create questions that guide the reader and apply God’s Word. Designed to be completed in just twenty minutes, each study is nourishing, time efficient, and useful for individuals and groups. What other people are saying about Luke: Part 1:“Hope Blanton and Chris Gordon have once again provided the church with a rich yet accessible resource in this study on Luke’s Gospel.
VIDEO RESOURCE: SAINTS & SCOUNDRELS by Nancy Guthrie
BUY BOOK: https://www.pcabookstore.com/p-6274964-saints-and-scoundrels-in-the-story-of-jesus.aspx
ACCESS VIDEO CONTENT: https://www.nancyguthrie.com/saints-scoundrels
LENGTH: 10 Weeks
DESCRIPTION: The story of Jesus in the Gospels includes all kinds of interesting people—some who claimed to be saints but proved to be scoundrels, as well as scoundrels who were transformed into saints. Saints and Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus provides a fresh look into what shaped and motivated people such as John the Baptist, Peter, the Pharisees, Zacchaeus, Judas, Caiaphas, Barabbas, Stephen, and Paul. Each of their stories help us to see the generous grace of Jesus toward the worst of sinners more clearly.
VIDEO RESOURCE: HUNGRY by Rondi Lauterbach
BUY BOOK: https://www.pcabookstore.com/p-12675-hungry.aspx
ACCESS VIDEO CONTENT: https://www.rondilauterbach.com/
LENGTH: 12 Weeks
DESCRIPTION: To all who are: running on empty; feeding on junk; rummaging for scraps; or pretending you’re fine
Come. Because God has come in person/ To spread a table for us in the wilderness. Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” John 6:35 – Let’s go to his feast together.
VIDEO RESOURCE: HINGED by CDM
BUY BOOK: https://www.pcabookstore.com/p-6274612-hinged-vitally-connected-to-christ-and-his-church-ephesians.aspx
BUY DIGITAL BOOK: https://www.pcabookstore.com/p-6275086-hinged-vitally-connected-to-christ-and-his-church-ephesians-download-edition.aspx
BUY LEADER’S GUIDE: https://www.pcabookstore.com/p-6274613-hinged-leaders-guide-download.aspx
ACCESS ALL HINGED & VIDEO CONTENT: www.pcacdm.org/HBS
LENGTH: 12 Weeks
DESCRIPTION: We are better together. I think we are more effective at seeking to learn and apply the gospel in the context of community. This study is a collaborative effort written by a unified yet diverse group of nine women from our National Women’s Ministry Team. They live in different parts of the country. They are of different ages and races. They have unique faith stories. The churches they attend range in size from under 100 to several thousand. It is a love for Christ and His Church that unites them. The book also contains 12 unique stories from women just like you who are seeking to apply the truth of God’s Word right where they live. And when you add up these 20 women you see a picture of the Bride…and she is radiant!
VIDEO RESOURCE: GOD’S DESIGN FOR SEXUALITY by Harvest USA
BUY VIDEO CONTENT: https://www.pcabookstore.com/p-91800-gods-design-for-sexuality-dvd.aspx
LENGTH: 15 weeks
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SERIES: https://harvestusa.org/
DESCRIPTION: Everyone outside the church is talking about sexual issues—gender identity, same-sex attraction, same-sex marriage—the world’s perspective on these issues has certainly changed over the last decade. So how do you answer questions about God’s design for sexuality for church members and their families? Is your church equipping your people to understand a biblical perspective on sexuality and form a gospel-based response to questions from both inside and outside the church?
VIDEO RESOURCE: CONTENTMENT by Melissa Kruger
BUY VIDEO: https://www.pcabookstore.com/p-91709-contentment.aspx
LENGTH: 8 Weeks
DESCRIPTION: It can be hard to be content. Our culture encourages us to covet and consume in ways that are contrary to biblical teaching. In Contentment, Melissa Kruger defines what biblical contentment is and what it means for the Christian life. She helps Christians recognize how the cultivation of contentment is fundamentally rooted in understanding and resting in the person and work of Jesus Christ. In Him, we find ultimate contentment.
VIDEO RESOURCE: Romans by Sarah Ivill
BUY BOOK: https://www.pcabookstore.com/p-6274829-romans-gospel-of-god-for-obedience-to-the-faith.aspx
ACCESS VIDEO CONTENT: https://christcovenant.org/romans/
LENGTH: 12 Weeks
DESCRIPTION: The New Testament book of Romans declares the gospel according to Paul, tracing the good news of what Jesus has done within the framework of salvation history, creation, the fall, redemption, and consummation. In this twelve-lesson Bible study, Sarah Ivill provides students of Scripture with an in-depth look at this profound epistle that explains the gospel of God and encourages them to strive for obedience to the faith.
VIDEO RESOURCE: I PETER by Sarah Wright
BUY BOOK: www.pcabookstore.com/p-6275101-living-hope-a-study-of-1-peter.aspx
LENGTH: 6 Weeks
Access videos and devotional teaching here:
VIDEO RESOURCE: GOD DOES HIS BEST WORK WITH EMPTY by Nancy Guthrie
BUY BOOK: https://www.pcabookstore.com/isearch3?searchterm=guthrie+empty
ACCESS VIDEO CONTENT: https://www.nancyguthrie.com/god-does-his-best-work-with-empty-products
LENGTH: 8 Weeks
DESCRIPTION: As Nancy pulls back the curtain on God’s work to fill up emptiness as revealed throughout the Bible, you’ll experience page after page of grace and hope that your emptiness can and will be filled. You’ll begin to see that God really does do His best work with empty—as he fills it with Himself.
VIDEO RESOURCE: SEEING JESUS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT by Nancy Guthrie
BUY ALL FIVE BOOKS & VIDEO CONTENT: https://www.pcabookstore.com/isearch3?searchterm=seeing+jesus+in+the+Old+testament+nancy+guthrie
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ENTIRE SERIES: http://seeingjesusintheoldtestament.com/leaders.html
VIDEO RESOURCE: FROM GARDEN TO GLORY by Courtney Doctor
BUY BOOK: https://www.pcabookstore.com/p-12544-from-garden-to-glory-book.aspx
BUY CHILDREN’S RESOURCE: https://www.pcabookstore.com/p-12576-from-garden-to-glory-for-kids.aspx
BUY VIDEO: https://www.pcabookstore.com/p-12545-from-garden-to-glory-dvd.aspx
If you buy the videos you will get a Church code to share with your women for individual viewing.
LENGTH: 10 Weeks
DESCRIPTION: From Garden to Glory is a ten-week study that will take you through this amazing story. You will marvel at the steadfast love of our God who longs to dwell with his children again as he did in the Garden—and who will stop at nothing until he does.
Old Testament Resources
Genesis: The Promised One – Nancy Guthrie
- Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy: The Formation of God’s People – Susan Hunt
- Deuteronomy: More Grace, More Love – George Robertson and Mary Beth McGreevy:
1 Samuel: At His Feet Studies – Christine Gordon and Hope Blanton
Esther: The Hidden Hand of God – Lydia Brownback:
Psalms: At His Feet Studies – Christine Gordon and Hope Blanton
Proverbs – Kathleen Nielson
Daniel – Jon Nielson
Jonah: The Prodigal Prophet – Tim Keller
New Testament Resources
Our Light and Life: Identity in the Claims of Christ – Becky Kiern
John – Kathleen Nielson
Romans: At His Feet Studies – Hope Blanton and Christine Gordon
Galatians: Sophron studies – Melissa McPhail and Lisa Mechinger
Ephesians: Hinged Bible Study
Philippians: In All Things – Melissa Kruger
1 & 2 Timothy and Titus: Pastoral Letters – Susan Hunt
James: Steadfast – Courtney Doctor
1 Peter: A Living Hope
Revelation – Sarah Ivill
Book Club Recommendations
Books about being Vitally Connected to Christ and His Church.
The Beautiful Community – Irwyn Ince
A Place to Belong – Megan Hill
Growing Together – Melissa Kruger
Union with Christ – Rankin Wilbourne
Beyond the Roles – Melanie Cogdil, Editor
God For Us – Abby Hutto
Praying Together – Megan Hill
Closer Than a Sister – Christina Fox
Confronting Christianity – Rebecca McLaughlin
Slowly Unraveled – Rachel Craddock
Books for Young Moms
Risen Motherhood – Laura Wifler and Emily Jensen
Treasuring Christ When your Hands are Full – Gloria Furman
Walking with God through a Season of Motherhood – Melissa Kruger
Missional Motherhood – Gloria Furman
Engaging Motherhood – Holly Mackle and Linda Barrett
Idols of a Mother’s Heart – Christina Fox
Sufficient Hope: Gospel Meditations and Prayers for Mom – Christina Fox
Five Things to Pray for Your Kids – Melissa Kruger
Transformed: Life-taker to Life-Giver by Karen Hodge and Susan Hunt
Studies in Job: Too Wonderful for Me by Emalyn Spencer
1 Peter, 2 Peter and Jude by Sarah Ivill
1, 2, 3 John: Dearly Beloved by George Robertson and Mary Beth McGreevy