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Head Heart Handc Bible Studies - Ezra & Nehemiah: The Good Hand of Our God is Upon Us
Ivill, Sarah

Head Heart Handc Bible Studies - Ezra & Nehemiah: The Good Hand of Our God is Upon Us

ISBN: 9781601786791
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Book Description:

The Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah offer a timeless message of hope to Christians, reminding us that Jesus came to set us free from our own Babylonian captivity by becoming the true temple, living Word, and the One who is preparing a city where the walls are perfectly pure and secure.

In this eleven-lesson Bible study, Sarah Ivill provides students of Scripture with an in-depth look at these two small books filled with great truths which will encourage them to trust that the good hand of God is on them.

Each lesson includes the following features:

  • An introduction that provides a big picture of the lesson, showing how it applies to your head, heart, and hands.
  • A personal study section of questions that helps you dig deeply into God's Word.
  • A section that puts it all together, which aims to answer any lingering questions you may have after your personal study.
  • A section of questions for helping students study the Word of God in community.

Useful for either individual or group studies, Ezra and Nehemiah an overview of the history of redemption and revelation and an overview of what it means to study Christ in all of Scripture.


Sarah Ivill (BA, University of Georgia; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) has been leading, teaching or writing women's Bible studies since she was eighteen. She has served at the Howard G. Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership, in Bible Study Fellowship, and as Director of Women's Ministry in the local church, among other leadership positions. Sarah continues writing and teaching Reformed Bible studies for women, and speaking at women's retreats and conferences. A member of Christ Covenant Church (PCA), Sarah lives with her husband and four children in Matthews, North Carolina.


"Deep yet accessible, instructive and reverent, rigorous and rewarding, this study of God's Word will delight you in the Christ of Scripture-the one Savior, Shepherd, and covenant King."
--David and Minda Garner, Westminster Theological Seminary

"Many times we read the Old Testament disconnected from the work of Christ. In her new Bible study Ezra and Nehemiah: The Good Hand of Our God Is upon Us, Sarah Ivill helps us understand these books in their historical context but also faithfully points us to the larger story-the one all the other stories point to-the redemptive work of Christ on our behalf. This guide will help you study Ezra and Nehemiah with new insight and application for how you think, what you love, and how you live."
--Melissa Kruger, author of In All Things: A Nine-Week Study Guide on Unshakeable Joy

"Sarah Ivill has created a study that leads the student to discover the riches of the books of Ezra and Nehemiah and put them within the context of the redemptive-historical big story of the Bible. It will be of great benefit for the individual as well as group Bible studies."
--Mary Beth McGreevy, Covenant Theological Seminary

"Sarah's work on Ezra and Nehemiah will challenge and encourage you. It is peppered with practical implications that will stretch your faith and better prepare you to pass your faith on to the next generation. This winsome and robust study is a welcome addition to any library, including my own. I only wish it had come along sooner!"
--Brian Peterson, Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, North Carolina

"With an approach aimed at your head, heart, and hands, Sarah Ivill provides thoughtful observations, moving commentary, and practical application as she walks you through these closing acts of the Old Testament. She masterfully keeps her reader attuned to the historical details in the text without losing sight of the role the text plays in redemptive history. Most importantly, she demonstrates over and over again the covenant faithfulness of the triune God."
--Leigh Swanson, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando

Additional Information:

Cover: Softcover
Number of Pages: 143
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Publication Date: 2019