April 10 is the anticipated arrival of Altogether Beautiful: A Study of the Song of Songs, published in partnership with Concordia Publishing House. You’ll find discussion around relationship, redemption, restoration, marriage, community, waiting, friendship, body image, and more.
He calls you Altogether Beautiful in more ways than you can imagine.
Just as in every one of I Love My Shepherd’s studies, you’ll find intensely theological, while intensely practical, every time. Find a sample of the introduction, first week, and extras at
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Did you notice that Altogether Beautiful has become a bit more?
The Altogether Beautiful movement seeks to redefine the way we see beautiful. Altogether beautiful means that what is created by God is beautiful and what is redeemed by Him is absolutely beautiful. It also recognizes that we were created in relationship with God and with people, therefore we best understand beauty and all that is beautiful through our relationships.
“When I studied and then wrote through the Song of Songs, I began to see that beauty has a lot less to do with pretty and a lot more to do with strength than we think. It has to do with a Savior, and is more intimately connected to His sacrifice and death than I can wrap my head around. It has to do with honor and kindness, even when it holds onto its very physical properties.
And it’s relational…
If you have a complicated relationship with the word beautiful, here is what I want to tell you:
God makes beautiful and God defines beautiful, I don’t get to. I want to believe Him instead, be covered by Him instead of my own ideas about my body and myself and this one word – beautiful, but we can only do that together.” — Heidi Goehmann, ilovemyshepherd.com
Altogether Beautiful asks the questions –
What is the place of strength and beauty?
Can I understand what is beautiful outside of God?
How do the people around me impact my understanding of my own beauty and the beauty around me?
What about all the ugly in this life…am I supposed to call that beautiful?
What has God done, for me, for my community, and in this world, that is beautiful and speaks beauty into my life?
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My Redeemer Lives
Join us for our Spring Online Study happening now –
My Redeemer Lives: A Study of Resurrection!
This study will run live on ilovemysheperd.com, February 18-April 9. There will be study posts, Monday -Friday, each week of this 7 week study. You can get the posts in your inbox simply by subscribing to ilovemyshepherd.com. There will be a video available on the I Love My Shepherd YouTube Channel every Sunday evening, linked to every Monday morning’s post, and archived to view anytime. Don’t forget to find out more about Bible margins, visual faith tools, and other fun add-ons.
Think on These
Print version and ebook now available! See the links below for purchase, engagement tools, and free printables.
Casting Stones – Ecclesiastes 3
Casting Stones on Amazon – Print and Kindle Editions
The Casting Stones Series on the I Love My Shepherd YouTube channel is in the making. This is unique content to go with the written study. Subscribe on the I Love My Shepherd YouTube channel to get each video as it’s released. There are 8 videos in this series in all. All videos will be ready by September 2018:
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Ecclesiastes Prayer Cards designed by women in our study – use for journaling notes, prayer requests, and meditating on Scripture
This study covers the Book of James. You can still read posts on the blog by searching Good Gifts or James. Look for our video study segments on the I Love My Shepherd YouTube Channel and don’t forget to subscribe while you’re there!
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He Calls Me Loved
He Calls Me Loved: A Study of Isaiah
Look for segments of this study by searching “He Calls Me Loved” on the blog and featured podcast segments on The Podcast page! This study releases in print June 2018.
You can also still check out all the posts from our Fall Online Bible Study – Chasing Freedom by typing “Chasing Freedom” into the search field on the I Love My Shepherd Homepage.
This is a 6 week study.
Find more details here: Chasing Freedom: A Study of Galatians
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