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  • Delighting in God's Law: Old Testament Commands and Why They Matter Today - A 6-Week Bible Study

Delighting in God's Law: Old Testament Commands and Why They Matter Today - A 6-Week Bible Study

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Understanding and delighting in God's law? Sign me up!

Have you ever skipped over or given up on books of the Bible like Numbers or Leviticus? These laws, rules, and rituals can feel daunting and confusing. What was the purpose of God's laws for the people of Israel, and what can Christians learn from them today?

Teacher and lover of God's Word, Kristie Anyabwile invites you to join her in this six-week study of understanding the often-overlooked Old Testament books of the law.

In Delighting in God's Law, participants discover the context and purpose of God's commands, uncover clues that help us see the intent of the law, and explore ways to appropriately apply God's Word to our lives.

The law was not just for those people back then. It is for believers today. Kristie removes the dread and disillusionment often associated with studying God's law. You don't have to be daunted by His law. You can be delighted by it!

About the Author

Kristie Anyabwile
KRISTIE ANYABWILE is the author of Literarily: How Understanding Bible Genres Transforms Bible Study, and editor of His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God. She is a Bible teacher at Anacostia River Church, and serves organizations that equip women to study and teach the Bible, such as The Charles Simeon Trust and Bible Equipping. Kristie is also a founding member of The Pelican Project, a women’s theology organization. Her work can be found at The Front Porch, Christianity Today, She Reads Truth, Risen Motherhood, The Gospel Coalition, and Revive Our Hearts. She is a pastor’s wife and has been married over 30 years. She and Thabiti have 3 children and live in Washington, DC.


"Delighting in God's Law is an excellent example of the interwoven connectivity of Scripture. By including insights into the law's historical context, Anyabwile unrolls the ancient scroll and unveils its beauty within. She walks with the reader, revealing the law's connection to the plan of redemption through Jesus."
—Amy Williams 
Managing Director of the Museum of the Bible and Archaeology and adjunct instructor for Thrive at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

"For those who find the Old Testament commands of God dry and boring, Kristie Anyabwile offers a refreshing deep dive into how the commands of God throughout Scripture invite us to know Him more and mirror His character in this world. She simply and applicably will help each reader grow in understanding God's Word as they study it and grow in delighting in the commands of God!"
—Amy Gannett
Writer and Bible teacher, founder of The Bible Study Schoolhouse and Tiny Theologians

"This book is just one reason why Kristie Anyabwile is one of my favorite Bible teachers today. I wish I had had this book the first few times I attempted to read through the Bible because it clarifies some of the most confusing biblical topics. Anyabwile's ability to use everyday illustrations to bring the metanarrative of Scripture to life is a gift from the Lord. The questions she asks are practical and helpful, and they will make a Bible scholar out of anyone who picks up this book."
—Liv Dooley
Bible teacher; podcast host of The Best Kept Secret

"This Bible study is a unique collection of teachings, questions, and details that would move any reader walking through it to grow in their faith, love for God's Word, evangelism, and biblical literacy. It also connects the Old and New Testament in profound ways that many may miss. And it gives the body of Christ a foundational framework for studying any chapter of the Bible."
—Pricelis Perreaux-Dominguez
Author, Being a Sanctuary, Bible teacher, and founder of Full Collective

"Delighting in God's Law is the study we need for a deep appreciation of the beauty of biblical law. We often read the law as intimidating or negative, but by the end of your time in Scripture (with Kristie as your guide) you will find yourself confident of its goodness." 
—Phylicia Masonheimer
Founder & CEO, Every Woman a Theologian

"Kristie Anyabwile is a modern-day Ezra. After reading Delighting in God's Law, it was immediately clear to me that she is a disciple of Christ committed to studying, obeying, and teaching God's Word. In this study, she has provided both the novice and experienced Bible reader with a resource that will help them understand and respond to some of the most significant but challenging books of the Bible." 
—Yana Jenay Conner
Discipleship Director, Vertical Church; author, Through the Eyes of Color

"With much warmth and wisdom, Kristie Anyabwile has written a Bible study on God's law that is not only accessible but truly delightful to work through as the reader gains a greater understanding of the interplay between God's law and faith. She shows the reader how every promise of God finds its Yes in Jesus and that, in Him, God's commands are not a burden, but a delight. This study will give the reader fresh insight of what God's law is and why it matters for us today, too!"
—Courtney Tracy
Author, Putting Jesus First: A 21-day Devotional Journey through Colossians

"For the average Christian, studying God's Old Testament Law can be a daunting challenge. However, Kristie has a gift for organizing and simplifying complex themes and offering the reader digestible truths so that God's law becomes accessible, relevant, and applicable to us today. Delighting in God's Law is theologically rich, inviting you to dive into your Bible as Kristie takes you on a journey through the law of God revealing the purpose of the law, God's plan for our lives, and ultimately how Christ is exalted."
—Sarita T. Lyons
Director of Discipleship and Women's Ministry, Epiphany Church, Philadelphia; author, Church Girl: A Gospel Vision to Encourage and Challenge Black Christian Women

"Kristie is a voice I trust. Her Bible teaching is solid, and her writing is brimming with delight for Jesus. Her Bible study, Delighting in God's Law, grounds you in the historical and cultural context of Scripture so that you can fully understand God's law as the life-giving, grace-filled path to Jesus. As soon as the word 'law' is mentioned, I know Bible readers get skittish, but Kristie highlights that God's love came before the law. God's law doesn't restrain us; it shows us the way to Christ, who fulfills the law on our behalf."
—Kat Armstrong
Author, The Storyline Project Bible Studies; host, Holy Curiosity podcast

Product Details

ISBN: 978-0-8024-2414-3
Publish Date: July 2024
Dimensions: 7 x 9.5
Format: Paperback