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Overview This Easter season, examine the lives of women who intersected the life of Jesus. By taking time to examine the footsteps of Jesus, focus on His teaching, and watch His words in action, this resource is a celebration of Christ's amazing love in the form of an eight-week Bible study for women.
This Easter season, examine the lives of women who intersected the life of Jesus. "PREPARE YOUR HEART for EASTER " Celebrating the birth of Christ involves many meaningful traditions, but what about the holy day of Easter? By taking time to examine the footsteps of Jesus, focus on His teaching, and watch His words in action, "Preparing My Heart for Easter "is a celebration of Christ's amazing love in the form of an eight-week Bible Study for women. Each week of the study consists of five daily studies and two weekend devotionals. Although the Easter story is filled with men, both named and unnamed women played import roles. "Preparing My Heart for Easter "focuses on these women who followed Jesus during His life and death. Women like Mary Magdalene, Mary Mother of Jesus, and Mary and Martha (the sisters of Lazarus), as well as the woman at the will and others. By focusing on the life and death of Jesus and the lives of the women who were eyewitnesses of his miraculous ministry on earth, readers will learn how Jesus changed the future for all women. Each weekend of the study offers you a chance to read about Easter hymns that will enrich your Sunday praise. You'll also learn the significance of Palm Sunday, The Lord's Supper. Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost. Dedicate this Lenten season to prepare your heart for Easter, and watch Jesus transform your life through His gentle touch.
Community Description This spring prepare your heart for Easter by walking with Jesus and meeting the women whose lives intersected His. Come back in time to Jerusalem 30 AD and herald His entry into the City. Join the temple crowd at Passover and listen to Jesus' teaching throughout His final week. Hear the shouts of "Crucify Him!" and follow Jesus to the cross and beyond as you rejoice in His resurrection.
Preparing My Heart for Easter is an eight-week Bible study that focuses on Jesus' final week on earth and the women whose lives were radically changed by His teaching and love. Because women have such a significant role in the Easter story, you'll look at the Easter story through their eyes.
Women heard Jesus' stories, witnessed His healing miracles, and experienced His love. The Samaritan woman at the well came with physical thirst, not comprehending her spiritual thirst. The woman who touched His cloak reached for physical healing, and the woman who anointed Him longed to express her love and receive His forgiveness. Jesus so transformed Mary Magdalene's life that she became a follower of Him and a leader of women. Throughout the New Testament, Jesus met the needs of women with His gentle and loving touch. Is it any wonder they followed Jesus to Jerusalem, the cross, and later the tomb? Is it any wonder women were the first to experience His resurrection and ran to spread the good news?
Each week of preparation consists of five daily studies and two weekend devotionals that focus on Easter hymns to enrich your praise. You'll also learn background on the significance of Palm Sunday, The Lord's Supper, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost, as well as take an in-depth look at Old Testament prophecy fulfilled in the New Testament.
Preparing My Heart for Easter celebrates Christ's amazing love in the past and present. This Lenten season let God's Word transform you as you experience Christ's sacrificial love for you.
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Studio: AMG Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.94" Width: 7.06" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher AMG Publishers
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
ISBN 0899570534 ISBN13 9780899570532
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More About Ann Marie Stewart
Ann Marie Stewart is the author of "Preparing My Heart for Advent: A Spiritual Pilgrimage for the Christmas Season," "Preparing My Heart for Easter: A Woman s Journey to the Cross and Beyond," and writes a bimonthly column titled Ann s Lovin Ewe. While completing her Masters in Film and Television at the University of Michigan, Ann directed award-winning film and video productions. Ann s twelve years of teaching music and English prepared her to present a study that is easy to follow. Ann and her husband, Will, and two daughters run a small sheep farm in Paeonian Springs, Virginia. She is an expressive and engaging speaker and singer for groups of all ages. More information can be found at: www.PreparingMyHeart.com.
Ann Marie Stewart currently resides in Paeonian Springs Loudoun Count, in the state of Virginia. Ann Marie Stewart was born in 1971.
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Couldn't Wait to Begin! Jan 15, 2007
Although Christ's resurrection demonstrates the power behind the Christian faith, Easter is often overshadowed by Christmas. Now Ann Marie Stewart helps us explore the deep significance of Easter with her eight-week Bible study, Preparing My Heart for Easter.
The study begins the week of Ash Wednesday (February 21 in 2007) and concludes the week after Easter. But I couldn't wait to start and have completed the first week's lesson.
Taken primarily from the four Gospels, Psalms, and Isaiah, the study focuses on Jesus' last week on earth and the women who followed him during his life and death. You'll get acquainted with Mary Magdalene, Mary Mother of Jesus, Mary and Martha (sisters of Lazarus), the woman at the well, and other women who were eyewitnesses of Jesus' miraculous ministry.
Besides five daily lessons, the study includes two weekend devotionals centered on Easter hymns. You'll also learn the significance of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Pentecost, and other holy days before and after Easter.
This study is great for for personal or group use, but be prepared to study. This well-researched, powerful volume comes to life with Stewart's background in drama and script writing. Her acting roles in the community passion play helped her experience the emotions surrounding the first Easter and motivated her to look at Jesus in new ways. Now she challenges and inspires us to do as many New Testament women did--meet, accept, and follow Jesus. Spring is the perfect season to grow spiritually by studyingPreparing My Heart for Easter.
Wonderful Jan 11, 2007
This is a wonderful, inspirational book. I did this with my bible study group and we all loved it. Ann Stewart is a great author. Her other book "Preparing my Heart for Advent" is also fantastic. I would highly recommend anything she writes.
What a Great Way to be Prepared for Easter Jan 10, 2007
Nancy Fisler, a group leader, January 10, 2007, What a Great Way to be Prepared for Easter Anne Stewart motivated me to get to know the entire picture of the Easter events. I enjoyed the Bible study she provided and especially relished the details she included concerning the background of the events and people. The book systematically, daily, led me through all the little known and well known aspects of the Easter story.
Also recommended: Her book Preparing My Heart for Advent was so motivational for me personally last year and for a group I led this year.
Drawing Still Nearer to Christ Jan 10, 2007
Ann Marie Stewart's greatest strength is in illustrating the truth we learn in Scripture through real-life experiences. As we look at Christ's journey to the cross, this love story comes alive across the centuries as its messages resound in personal anecdotes. What happened then matters to what happens now. But also impressive is how comprehensive Stewart's studies are; she has done her research. This is solid spiritual food. I learned so much in both Preparing My Heart for Advent and Preparing My Heart for Easter. Definitely works to be re-read each year. If you wish to draw still nearer to Christ our Lord and know the great love He has for us, if you seek to understand the sacrifice, if you long to know the beauty of the cross and the power of the resurrection, this is the book for you!