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Thirty Days in Proverbs 31

Does God really call us to be supermoms?
Author: Pam Forster
Age: 14 - Adult
ISBN: 978-1-891206-61-0
Pages: 120
Price: $10.00
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Does Proverbs 31’s description of the woman who “surpasses them all” ever make you feel overwhelmed, discouraged, or even a bit guilty?

  • Proverbs 31 is not a checklist to accomplish in order to prove our worth.
  • It's not a list of goals to achieve in our own strength.
  • The Proverbs 31 Woman is not meant to be an intimidating example, setting up burdensome expectations we can never live up to.

Instead of being overwhelmed by everything this woman does, let’s study her and learn what makes her tick. Let’s focus on fearing the Lord like she does. And if we truly fear Him, then obeying Him and applying His wisdom in our lives will become a joy.

We know it’s not easy, getting into God's Word when life is busy all around you—but this study will help!

With short study assignments (about 15-20 minutes a day), Thirty Days in Proverbs 31 guides you through an in-depth study of the Virtuous Woman—an example we can truly admire and look to for inspiration.

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What people are saying:

“Plenty of encouragement with a healthy dose of conviction” – Laura

“I learned more about the proverbs 31 lady through this study than I have all my Christian life. She is not so intimidating now.” – Brenda

“This was truly a life-changing study. I have gained a new appreciation for my family and a desire to do what I do because of my love for them and not simply because I have to.” – Carrie

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  Dig in Deep and Get the Meat
Kelly of Jacksonville, Florida, 12/1/2014
Loved this Bible study! As a busy mama who can't carve out huge portions of time during the day for study, this is a fabulous option. Meaty Bible study without being too long, although each study did take me a little longer than planned (but I think that was partly me just going deeper). Love the Blue Letter Bible website (tool used in study) too, it has helped me greatly in interpreting true meanings of words and the context in which they are being used. Opens up a new world to words you think you knew! Also, the facebook group and blog posts were wonderful and helpful to read everyone's insightful comments. Overall, wonderful resource for digging into God's word one little chunk at a time, really helps get the Word into your soul.

Please note: I received a free review copy from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.

  Best Investment in Time!
Karisa of Miami, FL, 11/30/2014
If you are a momma who loves God, wants to have a thriving marriage, wants to bring up God-fearing and hard working children through your living, every day example, then this gem of a book is for you!
I started this study right before having my 5th child. It was so timely! It was like a balm to my soul. Pam Forster uses her teaching and encouraging gifts in a very powerful way. You will be inspired and stimulated to live fully your God-given roles as wife, mother and community member.
Do consider: if you really want to get the most out of this study, it may take you a good 20-30 min each day to complete each chapter. I do not recommend you rush through this study if you want to get the most out of it. The time you spend in this study will probably be one of the best investments you will make as a wife and mother.

I received a free review copy from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.

  Perfect for Personal or Group Study!
Laura of Ohio, 11/7/2014
I have wanted to do an in-depth study of Proverbs 31 for some time, so when I saw that this was going to be covered by Pam from Doorposts, I jumped at the chance to study along! One of my favorite things has been the study tools and resources that Pam teaches us how to use in order to dig deep into the thought behind the words. The Scripture in that passage is so rich and you might be surprised at what you don't know about this highly esteemed woman! It has been a true blessing to learn about the virtuous woman... whom I was previously only acquainted with and yet intimidated by. The more that I get to know her, the more encouraged I am! You will be too! I can't wait to go through the study again with my teen daughters!

The Lord also laid it on my heart to use the study for our local MOMS group this year. What a help to have the study laid out in such a way that makes sharing with others so simple, yet so rich! The ladies in our group have shared with me how much they are learning from this study and what a help it has been in their lives. Here is a portion of a note I received from one of them that I think sums it up pretty well: "This study has been tremendously encouraging, full of conviction, and [I'm] seeking to change some pampered, selfish behaviors!" I would say that is exactly what you can expect from Thirty Days in Proverbs 31 - plenty of encouragement with a healthy dose of conviction, and a challenge to change into a woman who is worthy of praise.

  Probers 31 Bible Study
Jenie of FL, 11/6/2014
The Door Post Bible Study of Proverbs 31 is awesome!!! What insight the Lord has given Pam in leading and writing this booklet for us to use as a study guide.
Pam is real kind and caring.......she delivers each detail in such a way that anyone could follow [ie the Blue Letter Bible instructions].
I have learned so much from Proverbs 31. I always thought that the Proverb 31 women was a "super mom" to be able to do all that is written in the chapter.
As a homeschool mom with an autistic child... many days I'm limited to skimming a verse or maybe a chapter in the morning then hurrying to catch up with my responsibilities for the day.
This study was very helpful in breaking down each scripture verse and gave me time to 'digest' it all into my understanding of the Proverbs 31 woman.
Though most of my children are grown...I enjoyed how the lessons each included younger children, and activities for them to participate in to understand the scripture of the day.
I know now that I am a women of valor [I like to say a bride in combat boots]: a jewel that is more precious than rubies. I could say more, but I don't want to ruin it for someone else.
I have done a lot of Bible studies in the past and this is one I would highly recommend as a new beginner or seasoned Bible study.
Thank you Pam for the wisdom and insight the Lord gave you in this booklet

  Love This in Depth Study!
RLaFleur of Louisiana, 11/6/2014
As a homeschooling mommy of 4 I find it hard to really sit down and do an in depth study in God's Word. Many days I'm limited to skimming a verse or maybe a chapter in the morning and rushing to catch up with my day. This study was so helpful in breaking down the verses and words and really allowing me to have an in depth understanding of Proverbs 31. I now have a whole new outlook on what I assumed to be an over achieving and hardly attainable woman of God. She's not scary to me, but is a beautiful reminder of what God calls a blessed woman. Thank you for this amazing journey through Proverbs 31.

  Love It!
BlessedMommy of Florida, 11/3/2014
REALLY loved this study! It completely altered my perspective of the Proverbs 31 wife and made her role accessible to me. I learned new Bible study techniques and about new Bible study tools. HIGHLY recommend it!

  Great In-depth Study
Kim P. of Texas, 10/30/2014
We all spend time on what we consider important and there’s so much vying for our attention these days. As a wife and mom, I’ve been learned that extra time doesn’t just appear. For everything I say ‘yes’ to, I’m saying ‘no’ to something else. After spending a month in Proverbs 31 learning about the popular (and most frequently intimidating) Proverbs 31 woman, I’ve seen that one of the most admirable goals I can have is to look well to the ways of my household and not eat the bread of idleness (Proverbs 31:27). Convicting! Idleness is comfortable and easy – it takes very little effort. Looking well to the ways of my household? That definitely causes me to break a sweat in more ways than one. Yet, it’s not a task that I do in my own effort by my own strength. That’s the really good news. And there's so much more in this study!

For most moms, finding a good chunk of time to study God's word is difficult but this study allows you to spread the work over the day (and sometimes into the next day or so). Pam provides daily instructions but you can go at your own pace in about 15-20 minutes each day. While there are so many studies to choose from, and many that are geared toward women, Pam’s Bible studies have been great for keeping busy mamas in the Word and helping God’s word become cemented in your mind and heart in just a small amount of time each day. Meditating upon Scripture changes your thoughts, your reactions and your life. Five stars!!

  Excellent Bible Study!!
Billie of MN, 10/28/2014
Thirty Days in Proverbs 31 was an excellent and well put together study. The author, Pam Foster, is wonderful in the way she portraits this intimidating woman of the Bible. We all have this inclination that this is someone we can't "live up to", which is true in our own strength but she focuses on what we should be doing, that is, fearing the Lord and applying these truths to our everyday lives. For me, as a busy wife and mom, and who has a hard time getting those "meaty" truths in everyday, was an excellent study for that. She compresses these daily studies to about 15-20 min a day. She has you, along with this study, use some online Bible study tools to help with timesaving and learning how really easy it is to dig deeper into Gods word. Also, as a bonus, she includes at the end of each study, an optional lesson for you to do with your children if you would like.

  Woman of Valor
Carrie of North Carolina, 10/28/2014
Thirty Days in Proverbs 31 is an excellent Bible study. I learned so much from my time in Proverbs 31. Pam Forster gives you the tools and support you need to really dig into the Word and apply what you learn to your life. Each day you will read and memorize a verse in the Proverb. In addition to insightful notes from Pam, you can use online tools to do word studies for each verse. The value of this study is that you realize the the Proverbs 31 woman is not someone who is perfect or has it all together. She is me and she is YOU! She is someone who desires to please God and serve her family. She is a woman of valor and strength she gains from a personal relationship with God.

This was truly a life-changing study. I have gained a new appreciation for my family and a desire to do what I do because of my love for them and not simply because I have to. You can even involve your children in the study. My boys enjoyed drawing pictures of the merchants' ships and building the gates with their legos. I have recommended this study to many of my friends and I now recommend it to you.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review which I have given.

  Blessed By This Bible Study
Kelly of WI, 10/26/2014
I thoroughly enjoyed this Bible study! The Proverbs 31 woman has always seemed like an unattainable standard of what a godly woman 'should' be. However, the in-depth word studies, study of the poetic style of this Proverb, making connections to other Bible verses, & prayerfully seeking how God would have me respond have dramatically changed my perspective of the Proverbs 31 woman. One of the most important parts of this study was how it helped me put what I was learning from the Bible study into action by offering practical ideas for applying what the Proverbs 31 woman was teaching me. My favorite aspect of this study was the suggestions for how to include my children. It was very fun to learn alongside my children and led to many great conversations about the godly woman that my daughter can strive to be & that my son can seek as a wife when he is grown. Being so candid with my children was humbling and I hope it will help them see the Proverbs 31 woman in a richer & more accurate way than I had prior to this Bible study. Because of this study, Proverbs 31 is my first successful attempt at memorizing a larger passage of God's Word & I am now hungry to dig into more of the Bible with the same study tools & strategies for Bible memorization.

  The Warrior Woman
Buife Nomeh of Enugu, Nigeria, 10/24/2014
'No Slacking' were the two words that kept recurring as I went through this study. I've always had this feeble-weak-woman_ish outlook on womanhood. You know, a woman is simply, a woman. Doing this study with Pam (which was my first time studying Proverbs 31) made me understand better who God created the woman to be__ a warrior! The Psalmist wrote that He (God) teaches our fingers to make war and that's all I saw this woman doing__war; as she spun wool, got the family meal ready, made coverings for her household, reached out to the poor etc, she was doing battle all to the glory of her King, her Commander-In-Chief. Most importantly, she did all of it on His strength and wisdom!

The Thirty Days In Proverbs 31 study also exposed me to resources, methods and techniques that I can employ to study other parts (books, people) of the scripture.

God bless you, Pam for all you do in His Name.

  A Great Study
Brenda of NH, 10/20/2014
This was my first Bible study with Doorpost but it won't be my last. I learned a lot about study tools and how to use the blue letter Bible tool on the web. I learned more about the proverbs 31 lady through this study than I have all my Christian life. She is not so intimidating now .Pam presents us with sound teaching and encouragement so each of us can grow towards becoming Proverbs 31 women.

  Best Proverbs 31 Study Ever
Sara of Virginia, 10/18/2014
I have done many studies on Proverbs 31 and this is the best one I've done by far. The things that I thought I knew, I didn't. It was so interesting to do the word studies & find out how many nouns are masculine. You always think that the virtuous woman is this little, soft, wall flower, but she is strong, ready to take on the days attacks with resolve. This study showed me that I don't have to rely on a to do list of virtue, I need to allow God to live this through me. The main focus is verse 23. Her husband is known in the gates. I need to remember that everything I do is a direct reflection on my husband, but more than that, as the bride of Christ, everything I do & say is a direct reflection of Him.

  Exactly What I Needed
Becks of Washington, 10/18/2014
I've done a few of these devotional studies and they were exactly what I needed to get back on track! I had been struggling with my quiet time, as I had 3 little ones and no time to spend doing the real in depth Bible study I wanted to be I did nothing. :(. Pam encouraged us that 5 minutes a day really is something and the time adds up; she was right!!! I cannot say enough good things about these studies and they make wonderful gifts too!! Thank you Doorposts for providing something so perfect, not just for me, but for all the busy mamas out there!

  Proverbs 31 Study
Donna S. of Florida, 10/16/2014
Pam does a wonderful job of breaking down this passage into manageable pieces while teaching tools that can be applied to any study of God's Word. I have always found the Proverbs 31 woman rather daunting - this biblical "Super Woman" who can never really be attainable. Pam presents sounds teaching and encouragement in how each of us really can grow towards becoming Proverbs 31 women.

  I Loved Digging Into the Word
Lana of Georgia, 10/16/2014
I so enjoyed doing the Proverbs 31 study! It's not just a spoonfed devotional study. Pam helps you dig into God's Word. The word studies are great! Pam directs you to do a lot of helpful word studies using, but my Olive Tree Bible Study app worked just as well. I learned so much, and I'll definitely be referring back to my notes again. I'm looking forward to the next Bible study too!

  Thirty Days in Proverbs 31
Alexis R of Georgia, 10/16/2014
Pam did a great job in assembling this study for busy moms! It is definitely doable for a busy mom. I learned a great deal about the Proverbs 31 woman that I did not know before. Doing the study also helped me to not be intimidated by the Proverbs 31 Woman and she is something I, too, can become and it also helped me to see what areas I need to work on.
Thank you Pam for a great study!