Because He Loves Me {Spring 2013 Book Study}

“In your pursuit of godliness, have you left Jesus behind?“- Elyse Fitzpatrick

Because He Loves Me is one of the very best books I have read. This book transformed my heart and my thinking where it had strayed away from the Gospel. It was a rude awakening, but one  I needed desperately. I needed the Gospel desperately. I know that sounds funny from someone who has been a believer in the Gospel since childhood, but it’s true.

If we’re not completely convinced that his love is our right now– fully and unalterably ours– we’ll always hide in the shadows, focusing on our performance, fearing his wrath. Prayer will be hard because we won’t want to approach him or be transparent before him. Witnessing will be a chore, for who would want to talk to others about a god who is demanding, angry, or cold? If we don’t consciously live in the light of his love, the gospel will be secondary, virtually meaningless, and Jesus Christ will fade into insignificance. Our faith will become all about us, our performance, and how we think we’re doing, and our transformation will be hindered.”   -Elyse Fitzpatrick, Because He Loves Me

 And so, Ruth from GraceLaced and I will be hosting a book study beginning on Wednesday, January 30th, and continuing every Wednesday for the following 12 weeks!

Care to join us? We would love to have you!

Here is what you need to do:

1. Purchase the book. You can get it here or the Kindle version here. {I have both. blush}

2. Read the intro and Chapter 1 by January 30th. If you have a blog, you can blog about your thoughts and link-up on the 30th!

Grab a button if you are joining us:

Ruth writes about the purpose of this book study:

My hope here is two-fold…I long to see each of us for us encouraged and accountable through a study of a fantastic book. I also seek to encourage you to make the most of your blog or online presence for the encouragement of others as you document your thoughts and discoveries through this study. I truly believe that GraceLaced exists FOR Christ, and FOR his grace and goodness to be seen and known. Reading this book together is one way we can be a part of that very thing.

And that is why I blog here at Grace Full Mama as well. I hope you will join us on this journey!

If you are joining us, won’t you let us know in the comments?

*a big thank you to Ruth for the beautiful graphics!*

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  • Monique Stam

    This is truly a life-changer. I’ve recommended it to two homeschool groups and a mom’s group this morning.

  • Lynnebee

    can I still join even if I don’t have a blog?

  • Joann

    I am so excited to join you. I am a first timer!

    Joann (Mom of 4 in Wisconsin)

  • Monique Stam

    I am having trouble adding the button. Is the url correct?

    • Monique Stam

      got it

  • Dayna

    I’m in!

  • Cara

    I’m in too!

  • Rachel

    I’m in! I haven’t done a book study in a looooong time so I’m excited for this one. It will be at my doorstep Saturday…gotta love Amazon Prime. :) ~Rachel @

  • Sue C.

    I don’t have a blog, but I’m excited to join the Bible study with you! :)

  • Liz Chasteen

    So excited to see this! I just starting reading this book so I’d love to join in. I blog at but I don’t know how to “grab a button” or “link up.” Thanks!

  • Stephanie

    How does the study part work? Do you just blog your thoughts and we read and comment our own thoughts?

  • Jacqueline Dean

    I read this book with my church and it was really wonderful. It bring such a great prespective from the OT.

  • Diane Haller

    I really enjoy Elyse Fitzpatrick and can’t wait to read this book. I have heard her speak on it, but have yet to read it. It is ordered and I can’t wait to participate! I blog at Blessings to you! Diane

  • TraciMLittle

    a great book! Love, Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

  • Katie

    O happy day! I’ve been searching for my next bible study and here it is! Thanks for the invite! Looks wonderful.

  • Britt Nicholas

    Truly excited for this study!

  • Tricia

    I would love to join also, no blog, just me :)
    Thanks so much!

  • Tabitha

    Looking forward to it. I don’t have a blog, but will post some comments on Facebook. :) Thanks!

  • Kari

    I have my cup of coffee and book. Temp right now one degree and two sick boys. Good day to snuggle in with a book and warm this mama’s heart and soul.

  • Donna

    I’m going to join in. I think I need this book. no blog though, sorry. :(

  • Sarah

    I will join and try to post on my blog too…just bought the book today and read the intro… sounds like an excellent choice for me right now! I AM in love with the gospel but that makes me all the more eager to increase its importance in my daily life!

  • haydenlorraine

    I’m joining in! Just bought the book on my kindle :)

  • Stephanie Hamilton

    I’m in!