Girls, this is the day we have been anticipating for months! We finally get to launch the “Women in the Word” book for presale!
Remember way back when we first shared our vision for our summer book with you? We asked you to send in photos of your beautiful selves for the “big book,” and your response had us all literally in humble, happy tears! I know that even with the overwhelming number of images we received, we still only got to see a fraction of your faces. But, as the emails rolled in, it was as if the Lord was saying, Look! These are my daughters! Love them as I love them!
And friends, the stories you shared as you sent in your photos were amazing. Stories of redemption and heartbreak, hope and healing, restoration and community. Wow. If we didn’t already believe it, we now know through your emails that God is very much at work all around the world in your hearts and lives. Praise Him!
As you know, She Reads Truth’s mission from day one has been only this: “Women in the Word of God every day.”
This “Women in the Word” reading plan couldn’t be more in line with that goal. In these 9 weeks, we will set about the joyful task of finding Jesus in the stories of 44 women in the Old and New Testaments. And by reading about the women in the Word, we get to be women in the Word!— growing in relationship with the Author of all stories, including our own.
The plan begins Monday, June 1 (SRT’s 3rd Anniversary! What?!) and runs through Saturday, August 1.
“Women in the Word” is not a study and it’s not a devotional. It is a 9-week reading plan of daily appointments with our God and His Word. The plan will be free on the site all summer long, with a response each weekday to the story of the “woman of the day” (just like a typical SRT study!).
The big, happy, companion book (the one with your pretty pictures!), is available for preorder beginning TODAY! (Though it’s not required to participate in the study!)
The “Women in the Word” book includes:
- all the Scripture for each day, all printed out in the book
- daily artwork by Cymone Wilder and Eva M Winters to help us memorize the truths God is teaching us in His Word
- a Grace Day every Saturday and a Weekly Truth every Sunday, to make space for catching up, praying Scripture, and writing God’s Word on our hearts
- plenty of space to record your notes, thoughts, and prayers
- and, don’t forget: photos of YOU
The last two “big books” we’ve created (Lent and Advent) both sold out before the plans began. We are seriously so sorry that happened (you all surprise us every time!). We hope, hope, hope this time we are printing enough for every woman who wants a book to be able to order one. And we think you’ll love it as much as we do!
We’ll try to give you some behind-the-scenes peeks in the next week or so as the book makes its way through all the many steps of the printing process (we love our local printer!). Be sure you are following us on Instagram to see pictures and maybe even some videos along the way! In the meantime, here are a few snaps from around the SRT office as we edited and checked and tweaked and proofed for days…
The production of this book has been exhilarating and exhausting and live-giving all at once—even down to the day we toiled over paper choices for over an hour! As we read through the Scripture accounts for each of the 44 women and carefully selected passages for the book, it was surprising to us (why is this still surprising??) how living and active God’s Word truly is! Even as we are prepare to lead you all, the Holy Spirit is convicting and sanctifying us as we go!
God’s word is powerful!
FUN FACT: it’s a flip book! The Old Testament starts on one side (that’s Stormye from Texas—one of the original Shes—on the OT cover!), then flip the book upside-down to start the New Testament on the other side (with the lovely Sueann reading Truth all the way across the world from us in Singapore)!
Those are the most recent photos we have of the book-in-progress! Our unbound, hard proof. Seriously holding a piece of our hearts in our hands over here!
First and foremost, we invite you to gather your people (the ones who live in your neighborhood, who attend your church, or who you haven’t seen in ages but would love to connect with!) and plan to join us this summer as women in the Word!
And second, if you want this big, beautiful book we’ve been creating for you (is it funny that it feels a little bit like a yearbook?), we have just released it for preorder in the She Reads Truth shop!
—> IMPORTANT: This is a preorder. Women in the Word books will begin shipping Tuesday, May 12th, so anything else you want from the shop before that date should be ordered separately.
In order for us to fill your orders as quickly and efficiently as possible from our happy little HQ in Franklin, TN, we are simplifying things this time by making the book available in just one way (no study pack v. book-only). Even though the book is MUCH larger than in the past, we are keeping the former “big book” price and still including the things we feel are important for the plan!
When you order arrives, here’s what you’ll receive:
- 1 – 220 page, full-color book (more than double the size and time of the Advent book!)
- 1 – 8×10 “Isaiah 43:1″ art print
- 8 – mini prints of the Weekly Truths
For as long as the “Women in the Word” book is in preorder (through 5/8), we’re offering $6 off your Women in the Word book order with the code ‘InTheWord’. (Helpful information: This is the biggest discount we will offer for this book leading up to the first day of the study, so feel safe knowing you won’t miss a better deal later on!)
There will be a full line of prints and other items to accompany the Women In The Word study when we launch our summer line on June 1, but we wanted to make the book available to everyone just as soon as possible!
Thanks again to everyone who sent in a photo. We honestly think we were able to include at least one photo of every person who submitted a photo before the deadline (three cheers for our creative department)!
Grace and peace, friends! It’s going to be a great summer!