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40 Minutes Bible Studies

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Just 40 minutes makes a difference - 40- Minute Bible Studies without homework!

These revolutionary, no-homework, 6-week studies are an easy introduction to inductive study. They have proven great for small groups and have a unique format that includes Scripture alongside the text. Zoom in on the issues you care about and learn to think about them as God does.


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These focused, self-contained studies guide you into God's Word one topic at a time, 6 weeks at a time, with no homework. Learn to think biblically and discover what God has to say about your real-life questions.

Softcover workbooks include Scripture alongside instructions, questions and informative insights to aid your inductive study experience.

Many titles listed here are also available in Mandarin edition. For more information, contact us at info[at]precept.org.sg


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  • Being a Disciple: Counting the Real Cost

    Being a Disciple: Counting the Real Cost--by Kay Arthur with Tom and Jane Hart

    Jesus calls His followers to be disciples. And discipleship comes with a cost, a commitment.

    This study takes an inductive look at how the Bible describes a disciple, sets forth the marks of a follower of Christ, and invites students to accept the challenge and enjoy the blessings of discipleship. Instructions for leaders are given at the beginning of the book.

    Workbook, 71 pages, Waterbrook Press.

  • Breaking Free from Fear

    Breaking Free from Fear - by Kay Arthur

    Life is filled with all sorts of fears that can assault your mind, trouble your soul, and bring untold stress. But you don't have to remain captive to your fears.

    In this six-week study you will learn how to confront your circumstances with strength and courage as you live in the fear of the Lord—the fear that conquers every other fear and sets you free to live in faith.

    Softcover - WaterBrook Press -

  • Building a Marriage That Really Work

    Building a Marriage That Really Works - by Kay Arthur and David and BJ Lawson

    God wants your marriage to be sacred, joyful, exciting.

    Discover how to establish and maintain the kind of marriage God intends you to have. These marriage-building lessons can turn your hope for an extraordinary marriage into reality.

    Softcover - WaterBrook Press

  • Fatal Distractions: Conquering Destructive Temptations

    Fatal Distractions: Conquering Destructive Temptations- by Kay Arthur

    Is Sin Threatening Your Spriritual Progress?

    Any type of sin can undermine a believer's effectiveness, but certain sins can become so deeply rooted in our lives—even without our realizing—that they become fatal to our spiritual growth.

    This study looks at six of the "deadly" sins that threaten spiritual progress: Pride, Anger, Jealousy, Gluttony, Slothfulness, and Greed. You'll learn to identify the subtle ways in which these fatal distractions can invade your life, and you'll be equipped to conquer these destructive temptations so you can mature in your journey with Christ

  • Discovering What the Future Holds

    Discovering What the Future Holds - Kay Arthur and Georg Huber

    Why wonder or worry about the future? God has given you a sneak preview. With all that's transpiring in the world, people can't help but wonder what the future holds. Will there ever be peace on earth? How long will the world live under the threat of terrorism? Is a one-world ruler on the horizon? God has already provided answers to these questions in the Book of Daniel, which sets forth His blueprints for the future.

    In fact, when you understand the prophecies Daniel reveals, every other prophecy in the Bible will fit somewhere in the plan. If you want to understand the future, if you want to know what will happen in the "end of days," you need to begin with the prophecies of the Book of Daniel.

    This study will challenge your mind and strengthen your faith. This is a great new study to help neighbors and friends understand God's timeline in history and know peace in the midst of turbulent times today. Instructions for leaders are given at the beginning of the book.

    WaterBrook, softcover, 107 pages.

  • Forgiveness: Breaking The Power Of The Past

    Forgiveness: Breaking The Power Of The Past - by Kay Arthur

    As imperfect people living in an imperfect world, we eventually confront in nearly every relationship the need to extend or receive forgiveness. But when the wounds run deep, forgiveness doesn't come easy.

    This eye-opening study deals with the difficult questions of forgiveness, including How can I forgive when the pain is so great? Does forgiving mean I have to forget the past? and What if I choose not to forgive? As you dig into what the Bible says on this vital topic, you'll encounter the depths of God's own mercy and discover how choosing forgiveness can free you from a painful past and propel you toward being all that God intends you to be.

  • Having a Real Relationship with God

    Having a Real Relationship with God--by Kay Arthur

    For those who yearn to know God and relate to Him in meaningful ways, Kay Arthur opens the Bible to show the way to salvation.

    With a straightforward examination of vital Bible passages, this enlightening study focuses on where we stand with God, how our sin keeps us from knowing Him, and how Christ bridged the chasm between humans and their Lord. Instructions for leaders are given at the beginning of the book.

    Workbook, 53 pages, Waterbrook Press.

  • A Man's Strategy For Conquering Temptation 40-Minute Study

    How Can a Man Control His Thoughts, Desires, and Passions?- by Bob Vereen - (formerly titled 'How Can a Man Control His Thoughts, Desires, and Passions?' )

    Pornography today is rampant. Men are constantly being exposed to partially dressed women, lovemaking scenes, and stimulating conversations. All of these fuel the fire of a man's passions and desires, leading his thoughts to a fantasy world of illicit sexual activity.

    Can he be victorious over such temptations? Learn God's plan for abstaining from sexual immorality, physically and mentally.

    Softcover - WaterBrook Press -

     

  • How Do You Know God's Your Father?

    How Do You Know God's Your Father? -- by Kay Arthur with David and B.J. Lawson

    This six-week study looks at the change that takes place when a mortal man encounters a holy God.

    The student will walk through the book of 1 John, taking note of the characteristics of a child of God versus those of a child of the devil. Instructions for leaders are given at the beginning of the book.

    Workbook, 53 pages, Waterbrook Press.

  • How Do You Walk The Walk You Talk

    How Do You Walk The Walk You Talk - by Kay Arthur

    You are surrounded by a world that's watching you, waiting to see if what you say is true--if you really believe what you say and "walk the walk you talk. That thought may seem overwhelming, even intimidating. But Kay Arthur is ready to guide you into a deeper understanding of God's Word.

    This study of vital passages from Ephesians will help you discover what God says about the lifestyle of a true believer. And it will equip you to live in a manner worthy of your calling--with the ultimate goal of developing a life marked by maturity, Christlikeness, and peace.

  • How to Make Choices You Won't Regret

    How to Make Choices You Won't Regret - Kay Arthur and David and BJ Lawson

    How to make choices now that you won't regret later. You may be wondering how you ended up where you are, whether your life would have been better if you had made different decisions along the way. Or maybe your current situation is great, but you're facing some difficult choices. God wants to help you. Where do you go for direction? What do you do when faced with temptation?

    How do you decide what choices to make? This study answers those questions by exploring the role of Scripture and the Holy Spirit in the decision-making process, as well as examining the decision-making of people such as David, Josiah, Eve, and Jesus.

    Through this study you will be equipped to make choices that bring honor to God and peace to your heart. Instructions for leaders are given at the beginning of the book.

    WaterBrook, softcover, 73 pages.

  • Key Principles Of Biblical Fasting

    Key Principles Of Biblical Fasting - by Kay Arthur & Pete De Lacy

    Do you desire to feel His presence, hear His voice, sense His pleasure?

    Since ancient times, fasting has been considered an essential means of drawing near to God. But this spiritual discipline involves much more than abstaining from food; it goes right to the heart of genuine faith. Through this invigorating study, you'll gain a clear understanding of the principles behind this practice and be equipped to make fasting a key part of your relationship with God.

  • Living a Life of True Worship

    Living a Life of True Worship -- by Kay Arthur with Bob and Diane Vereen

    Worship is one of Christianity's most misunderstood topics. This study explores what the Bible says about worship--what it is, when it happens, where it takes place.

    Is it based on your emotions? Is it something that only happens on Sunday in church? Does it impact how you serve? This study offers fresh, biblical answers. Instructions for leaders are given at the beginning of the book.

    Workbook, 85 pages, Waterbrook Press.

  • Living Like You Belong To God

    Living Like You Belong To God -- by Kay Arthur and David and BJ Lawson

    Can Others See That You Belong to God? God calls us to a life of joy, obedience, and trust. He calls us to be different from those around us. He calls us to be holy.

    In this rich study, you will discover that holiness is not an arbitrary standard within today's church or an unreachable goal of sinless perfection. Holiness is about pleasing God--living in such a way that it's clear you belong to Him. Holiness is what makes you unique as a believer in Jesus Christ.

    Come explore the beauty of holy living and see why true holiness and true happiness always go together.

  • Living Victoriously in Difficult Times

    Living Victoriously in Difficult Times - by Kay Arthur and Bob and Diane Vereen

    Do others seem to have it all together, while you're suffering with one trial after another?

    Learn how to respond to life's most difficult challenges and find hope from the Word of God.

    softcover - WaterBrook Press-

  • Loving God And Others

    Loving God And Others - by Kay Arthur, David & BJ Lawson

    It's easy to get confused about how to please God. One Bible teacher details a long list of the commands you should be keeping. The next teacher says only grace matters. Who is right? Centuries ago, in answer to this question, Jesus simplified all the rules and regulations of the Law into just two great commands: love God and love people.

    Loving God and Others looks at how these two commands define the heart of Christian faith. As you rest in the certain knowledge of what God calls you to, you will be challenged to live these commands out-and discover how obeying Jesus' simple commands will transform not only your life but also the lives of those around you.

  • Money and Possessions: the Quest for Contentment

    Money and Possessions: the Quest for Contentment - by Kay Arthur and David Arthur

    "Well done, My good and faithful servant."

    These are words we all long to hear at the end of a life lived well. And part of God's measurement for our lives will be how we steward the financial resources He entrusts to us. We can know what God says about the subject of money.

    This study will lead you into a deeper understanding of what God expects and how we can experience joy through giving.

    Softcover - WaterBrook Press -

  • Rising To The Call Of Leadership

    Rising To The Call Of Leadership - by Kay Arthur, David & BJ Lawson

    The Making of a Leader-God's Way

    God calls every one of His people to positions of leadership and influence-in our homes, communities, churches, and ultimately the world. But true leadership involves more than simply being the person out front; it means living a life worth following.

    In this study of four important leaders of Israel-Eli, Samuel, Saul, and David-you'll explore key leadership principles, including how to make wise decisions under pressure, deal effectively with mistakes, and set a course that others will follow. Most important, you'll learn what God expects of you-and how you can rise to the call of effective leadership.

  • Spiritual Warfare: Overcoming the Enemy 40-Minute Study

    Spiritual Warfare: Overcoming the Enemy - by Kay Arthur & BJ Lawson

    Are You Prepared For Battle?

    Whether you realize it or not, you live in the midst of spiritual combat. Your enemy, the devil, is dangerous, destructive, and determined to keep you from effectively serving God. In order to defend yourself against his attacks, you need to know how the enemy operates.

    Through this six-week study you will gain a thorough knowledge of the enemy's tactics and schemes. As you discover the truth about Satan—including the limits of his power—you will be equipped to stand firm against his attacks and to develop a strategy for living daily in victory.

  • The Essentials Of Effective Prayer

    The Essentials Of Effective Prayer - by Kay Arthur, David & BJ Lawson

    Do you sometimes wonder if God hears-let alone answers-your prayers? Do you ask yourself, "What's the point of praying?" Do you long to experience the power of prayer in your daily life?

    Find the keys to an effective prayer life in this compelling study that explores both God's expectations of you and His promises to you when it comes to prayer. Through a detailed examination of the Lord's Prayer and other examples of prayer throughout the Bible, you'll discover a model for talking with God. You'll also learn key principles of prayer and gain a deeper understanding of how prayer can draw you closer to His heart.

  • The Power of Knowing God

    The Power of Knowing God - by Kay Arthur

    You may know about God, but do you truly know what He says about Himself—and what He wants from you?

    This eye-opening study will help you gain a true understanding of God's character and His ways. As you discover for yourself who He is, you'll be drawn into a deeper, more personal relationship with the God of the universe—a relationship that will enable you to confidently display His strength in life's most challenging circumstances.

  • Turning Your Heart Toward God

    Turning Your Heart Toward God - Kay Arthur, David and BJ Lawson

    Discover What It Really Means to Be Blessed

    In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus identified attitudes that bring God's favor: weeping over sin, demonstrating meekness, showing mercy, nurturing peace, and more. Some of these phrases have become so familiar that we've lost sight of their meaning.

    In this powerful study, you will gain a fresh understanding of what it looks like to align your life with God's priorities. Here you will discover anew why the word blessed mean walking the fulness and satisfaction of God, no matter your circumstances.

    As you look closely at the meaning behind each of the Beatitudes, you will see how these truths can shape your choices every day--and bring you closer to the heart of God.

  • Understanding Spiritual Gifts

    Understanding Spiritual Gifts - by Kay Arthur, David & BJ Lawson

    The subject of spiritual gifts can seem complicated: Who has spiritual gifts-"spiritual people" or everybody? What are spiritual gifts anyway?

    Understanding Spiritual Gifts takes you straight to God's Word to discover answers from the Gift-Giver Himself. As you dig into Bible passages about God's design for each of us, you'll find out that spiritual gifts aren't complicated--but they are life-changing. Here you will uncover what spiritual gifts are, where they come from, who has them, how they are received, and how they work within the church.

    As you study, you will have a new vision for how you can use your God-given gifts to bring hope to your home, your church, and a hurting world.

  • What Does The Bible Say About Sex?

    What Does The Bible Say About Sex?- by Kay Arthur, David & BJ Lawson

    Does God really care about your sex life?

    In a culture saturated with sex, many find it hard to believe the Creator of the universe cares about this facet of their lives. Others are confused about where to draw the line to avoid going "too far." Married or single, you need to know what God says about sex. After all, He's the one who designed this priceless gift and set clear boundaries to protect it.

    This candid study will help you weigh the messages of our culture against the truth of God's Word. As you learn about the Designer's original intent for sex, you'll gain valuable insights to guide your daily choices.