Studying God’s Word is a powerful way to deepen your understanding of both God’s character and His works. These 25 best Bible studies for Christian women will help guide you in choosing a Bible study that will grow you spiritually–no matter if you’re a recent follower of Jesus or if you’ve been walking with Him for a long time.
I did my first women’s Bible study on the Fruit of the Spirit from Beth Moore my senior year of high school. Some of the spiritual truths about God’s love and goodness are still impactful on my walk with Jesus today–some 15 years later.
I have a passion to help women understand and study the Bible for themselves! So let’s dive into all the ins and outs of Bible studies, specifically for women.
What is the purpose of a women’s Bible study?
The purpose of a Bible study is to grow your faith through in depth study of the Word of God, the Bible.
Many Bible studies include 5-7 days of on-your-own reading from the Bible, teaching notes, and reflection space. Then once a week a small group of women gets together to discuss what they’ve learned over the course of the week and possibly view a video teaching that expands on what they’ve been studying throughout the week.
Most women’s Bible studies also have times of prayer and fellowship –and sometimes even light snacks or a shared meal.
Types of Bible studies
Topical studies unpack a specific topic throughout all of the Word of God. For example my topical study Claiming Fresh Hope takes a wide look at hope in the Old Testament and in the New Testament.
Students read verses from the Psalms, the prophets, the gospels and the letters of the New Testament to get a full 360 degree view of hope in the Bible and how to apply it to their everyday life.
Bible Book Study
Bible book studies dive deep into a specific book of the Bible and the variety of topics covered within it.
Bible book studies will help you discover who the book was written to, the background details, history and cultural setting of the book you are reading. You may read the book of the Bible you are studying through once or many times, depending on its length.
Bible book studies are a great way to deepen your understanding of God’s working and teaching. You’ll see both the meaning of the book in the past and how it can speak to your life today.
Online Bible study
While many Bible studies take place in person, online Bible studies are becoming more popular! In these studies the information and community is accessed online. Sometimes the material is provided in a Facebook group or in a private website that you log into. Fellowship and prayer requests can be shared from women who have never met in person, but have the an immediate connection in Jesus thanks to the Holy Spirit.
Online Bible studies are a great way for women who may not be able to attend an in-person Bible study because of work, schedules, and family commitments to still be able to access strong Bible teaching and fellowship to grow their faith.
How do I choose a women’s Bible study?
Here are some of my non-negotiables of what I’m looking for in a women’s Bible study.
- Biblical truth – I’m not looking for fluff, but in depth content and insight into God’s Word.
- Engaging teacher – God’s Word isn’t boring and shouldn’t be hard to understand!
- The right amount of at home work – I’ve definitely over-estimated how much/how long the daily Bible study will take me, have fallen behind, gotten discouraged and quit. So it’s important to me to know how long each day will probably take me. This is also one of the reasons I prefer 5 days of homework over 7–stuff always comes up!
- Practical application for my everyday life. — I love to “go deep” in Bible studies, but I don’t just want knowledge for knowledge’s sake. I want the truth I’m learning to impact my parenting, marriage, friendships, attitudes and more.
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25 Best Bible Studies for Christian Women
These studies are listed in random order.
1. The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer
This is a great study that touches on many needs felt by modern Christian women. This study is a combination topical and Bible book study focused on Ephesians 6 and the topic of prayer. Leader kit with 7 teaching sessions is available for purchase. Priscilla Shirer is an excellent, passionate Bible teacher and is a joy to learn from.
- Equip women to get serious, specific, and strategic in their discipline of prayer
- Turn challenges and discouragement into opportunities for prayer
- Grow spiritually as you dig deeper into Scripture and expand your understanding of prayer
- Develop and implement practical, purposeful prayer strategies
2. Now That Faith Has Come by Beth Moore and Melissa Moore.
Beth is an incredible Bible teacher and I’ve done many of her studies over the years and never been disappointed! I haven’t had a chance to complete Now That Faith Has Come yet, but I’m looking forward to it! You really can’t go wrong when choosing a Beth Moore study!
This is her most recent Bible study on the book of Galatians. This book does not include any of the video teachings, but you can purchase them in various forms on her website.
- 5 days of study on your own and 7 weeks of videos teachings
- Study the fruit of the Spirit in its context
- Learn the difference between obedience and legalism
- Cultivate fresh perspective of what God has in mind for your calling.
3. Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break by Kelly Minter
This study of the book of Nehemiah will capture your heart! I love Kelly’s sense of humor and she has a great way of breaking down truth in easy to understand ways.
In this Bible study you’ll get:
- 5 days of doable homework
- 7 video sessions with practical takeaways.
- Authentic Bible teaching to move you in compassion to be the hands and feet of Jesus
- Recipes to share and enjoy — I love that this is included and is a great connection point for a weekly women’s Bible study or for smaller groups to get together and make the recipes together.
4. Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilken
This is a great Bible study that teaches you how to study the Bible with an inductive approach. Jen is passionate about helping women understand the Bible and feel confident in studying it for themselves.
- What to ask yourself when studying the Bible
- How to take the focus of your Bible study off you and onto God.
- This is a great challenging Bible study for new and seasoned believers alike!
While it has group discussion questions and Bible study elements to implement it does not have video teaching lessons but is hugely helpful in empowering women to understand Theology and what that means for their lives.
5. Seamless: Understanding the Bible As One Complete Story by Angie Smith
Seamless is a great Bible study for those new to faith or insecure about their understanding of Scripture.
- Each week of study features key information that ties all of Scripture together into the seamless truth of the gospel message and is accompanied by maps, general Bible facts, and word studies.
- Leader helps to guide questions and discussions within small groups
- 7 teaching videos, approximately 12–15 minutes per session, available via redemption code printed in Bible study book for individual streaming access
I love the shorter video sessions in this series that allows for more discussion in your actual group!
6. Lies Women Believe by Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth
I read this book originally in my early 20s and some of these lies were very powerful for me to unpack and replace with the truth of God’s Word! This updated version is designed to go deeper than the original book in a group setting. It doesn’t contain video lessons.
You will get the most out of this study if you do it while reading the book version. I think it can be done with just this guided study book, but it is really designed as a companion to the book.
7. It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst
If you’ve struggled with disappointment or pain and your knee-jerk reaction is to blame God, but then your good, Jesus-lovin’ self knows that’s not the answer, but you still have lots of big, messy feelings about the way life is–this is the Bible study for you.
Lysa has been through some extraordinarily difficult things, with vulnerability and courage she answers hard questions with the truth of Scripture. There are 6 video lessons that go along with the study that can be purchased separately.
8. Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
“For too many years I missed out on the life God had given me to live—to steward—because I was too busy trying to build a life that looked more…perfect.” Shauna guides women to reject the lies of perfection and embrace simply being present in our lives.
I did this study a few years ago and it helped me make some powerful shifts in my life.
It has a lot of reflection questions paired with Bible verses and the homework is not too taxing. This study is not as much of a deep dive into the Bible as a Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore or Kelly Minter study, but holds a lot of practical challenges for the ways you live and think about your life.
9. Ruth: God’s Amazing Love For You by Courtney Joseph
Courtney Joseph has a lot of different Bible studies, but this one is an in-depth verse-by-verses Bible study with daily reading that is short, but informative and convicting. While we see Ruth and Boaz’s love story unfold in this book we get a bigger glimpse of how deeply God loves us through their story.
I love that the love story isn’t central, but God working through it and through all our circumstances to show us His love.
This Bible study also has 4 video lessons that can be accessed for free on her website! This is a great low cost option for your Bible study group!
10. A Great Cloud of Witnesses by Trillia Newbell
I love Trillia’s work and this is a great study that highlights the characters included in Hebrews 11–the Hall of Fame of faith chapter. Through their stories we learn about God’s faithfulness to us and how we can choose to remain faithful to Him, despite opposition and difficulties.
You can choose to go at your own pace and do the study in 6 or 8 weeks. There are no video lessons for this Bible study, but there are group reflection questions.
I also like that Trillia walks first time Bible students through some great general practices for reading and studying the Bible. There is also a really helpful appendix section!
11. Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer
We all want to hear the voice of God in this 7 group session Bible study Priscilla breaks down how to clearly and daily hear God’s voice both through the Bible and by recognizing the voice of the Spirit in your life.
You’ll find weekly at home portions, powerful Bible study and thoughtful questions to help guide you and your group.
Priscilla is a powerful Bible teacher and preacher–I could listen to her all day!
12. Dance, Stand, Run by Jess Connolly
I loved doing this study a couple years ago with the moms group at my church! Jess is a thoughtful and easy to listen to teacher that brings the Word and practical application!
This 6 week session is great for the woman wondering how to live as a passionate Jesus-follower in today’s world. Jess encourages women to dance in grace, stand in holiness and run on mission.
Her teachings are clear and compelling. I also loved the daily Bible study and the recommended worship songs she included after some of the teachings.
13. Job: A Story of Unlikely Joy by Lisa Harper
If Job is a confusing or difficult book of the Bible for you (it is for most Christians!) let Lisa break down the hard questions of Job with you. Using her own life stories and unpacking the character of God this Bible study will help guide you to finding real joy that isn’t circumstantial.
I love the book of Job, but it can definitely be hard to understand and brings up big questions about life and God. I love that Lisa doesn’t shy away from these hard topics, but directs our hearts back to the JOY found in the Lord.
This study contains 7 video sessions that are sold separately and contain testimonies of other believers who have found joy in their pain and suffering. So powerful!
I haven’t done this study personally, but it’s on my list to do in 2023. Some of the top female Bible teachers (Lysa Terkeurst, Elisa Morgan and more!) come together to teach through 12 compelling Biblical women.
I love that you can get a taste of a variety of female Bible teachers which may lead you to your next Bible study if you really resonate with one of the women! I love the way this study is described on the back cover.
“Their stories are not fairytales, their road was not easy, and their examples are not perfect. They lived in times and places quite different than ours. Yet they hold up a mirror to our souls that can help us better understand our own story. And in doing so, we find freedom to come to God as we are, with total transparency, honest and real. ”
This is a great study to get started with and experience a lot of Biblical stories and teaching styles!
15. She Reads Truth
I love many of the She Reads Truth Bible studies! They are online Bible studies where you read Scripture and then have some helpful devotional/commentary to go alongside each days reading.
Some of my favorites have been their Advent and Lent Bible studies! Each study is $1.99-$2.99 to access on their app and you can always sample the first day for free.
There aren’t video lessons, but this is a great easy way to start studying the Bible. Using the app is a very approachable way to get women into the Word regularly, especially with younger Christians, new moms or college students!
16. Claiming the Promises of God by Katie M. Scott
I wrote this Bible study because after the pandemic because I needed the promises of God like never before. I also needed a way to get into God’s Word quickly as a mom with preschool and toddler kids at home with me.
This has 30 days of personal study where you write the word, reflect on the Word, apply it to your own life and then worship through a song that corresponds to what you learned.
In addition there are 4 video lessons explaining the promises of God in their original context and helping modern Christians see the pitfalls of misunderstanding or manipulating the promises of God.
17. Surrendered: Letting Go and Living Like Jesus by Barb Roose
“Let go and let God.” But it’s easier said than done. Is it possible that giving up on what you can’t change is God’s path to peace for your life? In this six-week Bible study of Jesus in the wilderness, Barb explores Jesus’ time of testing and contrasts it with the Israelites’ failures in the wilderness.”
This study includes 6 20 minute dynamic speaking sessions by Barb helping women loosen control and find freedom in Christ. Since lots of women struggle with anxiety and control this may be a great study to share together in!
18. He’s Where The Joy Is: Getting To Know the God of the Trinity by Tara-Leigh Cobble
I loved reading through the Bible with Tara-Leigh’s podcast, the Bible Recap so I can’t wait to dive into this study of the Trinity! That God is three-in-one is a fundamental part of the Christian faith, but so many of us struggle to understand and articulate it–much less know how the Trinity impacts our faith walk.
He’s Where the Joy Is has 7 video teachings, plus personal Bible study to help explain and excite us to learn more about all the facets of the God we serve!
19. Growing Slow: A 6-Week Guided Journey to Un-Hurrying Your Heart by Jennifer Dukes Lee
Jennifer is such a wise and kind voice to help women learn how to un-hurry and trust the slow process of growth God is using in our lives. This topical Bible study is perfect for summer or a shorter time frame.
Using her insightful voice Jennifer pushes women to trust God and trace His hand in all seasons. Participants get access to 6 teaching videos filmed at Jennifer’s family farm as well!
20. Significant – A Study of Women in Jesus’ Genealogy: Six Ordinary Women, One Extraordinary God by Rachel Risner
Explore the 6 women included in Jesus’ genealogy over 6 weeks and learn how to walk with faith in the face of uncertainty. “In this study, learn from Scripture how to:
- Dig in your heels with tenacity when you feel like giving up.
- Worship instead of worry when life throws you curve balls.
- Quit living skin-deep by cultivating the inner beauty of trust in God.
This Bible study includes online access to Bible teaching videos and discussion questions at no extra cost.
21. Living for What Really Matters: 7 Weeks in the Book of Philippians by Teresa Swanstrom Anderson
We often glorify “the hustle,” hoping to find acceptance in our hard work. Yet for most of us, we find ourselves on the way to burnout and anxiety from sometimes pointless pursuits. What if meaningful struggle can instead lead us to growth, depth, and even joy?
Even in prison, where we’d expect Paul to be at his lowest, he wrote a letter to his Philippian friends filled with thankfulness, generosity, and joy. This letter shows us how we can blossom by finding the meaning in our struggles.
This study is brimming with helpful insight, background information and relevant application for each of the 7 weeks of the Bible study. There are no video lessons to this study–it’s more on your own and then come together to discuss.
22. Do The Thing by Rebecca George
I’m including this recent book/ Bible study written in 2023 from Rebecca George because it has all the elements of a topical Bible study along with personal reflection questions that can be done alone or used for group discussion and teaching videos for each chapter.
Do The Thing: Gospel-Centered Goals, Gumption, and Grace for the Go-Getter Girl helps Christian women unpack their calling and take steps of faith to walk it out in their life.
Whether you (and the women you serve) want to start a nonprofit, host a podcast or run a half marathon, Rebecca will help you do that, but will also faithfully point you to Jesus as the Source, Sustainer, and Goal of all our hopes and dreams.
23. The Loudest Roar by Judy Dunagan
As a mom bent toward anxiety and worry this book was incredibly life-giving to me. Judy writes of her own struggle with anxiety and how she continually releases it to Jesus.
Filled with rich Scripture truths, this books three sections help us know the Greater Lion (God Himself), claim His Unshakeable Victory, and hone our own Mightiest Roars. This Bible study offers Scripture, prayer guides, personal journaling questions, and discussion guides.
Although it doesn’t have teaching videos, it is a very powerful study that tackles a huge roadblock for many Christian women in practical and theologically rich ways. I also got the privilege of hearing Judy speak at a Mom’s conference and it was a huge blessing to me!
24. Live Full, Walk Free by Cindy Bultema
Cindy is a high-energy speaker and writer who has overcome a past of addiction and shame to become a non-profit leader, Christian author and sought-after speaker. Her testimony of God’s redemption weaves beautifully into this Bible study on 1 Corinthians.
This Bible study challenges Christ followers to live “set apart in a sin-soaked world”. I enjoyed Cindy’s humor and authenticity in her writing. Each week has 5 daily sessions which help you discover Bible context and dig deep into Scripture on your own as well as reap the benefits of Cindy’s insights.
Each day takes 15-20 minutes to complete. There are also weekly teaching videos available to purchase separately and it is highly recommended for small groups and Sunday school classes.
25. She’s Not Your Enemy by Jenn Schultz
Insecurities plague many Christian women today. Am I a good enough mom? Why don’t I have more friends? Why don’t I have the Pinterest-perfect life SHE has?
This Bible study helps refocuses our eyes to the real enemy, Satan, and the ways he tries to keep us insecure and ineffective for the kingdom. Jenn’s Bible study is a great one to unpack on your own with lots of journaling and reflection opportunities.
The study also contains Video lessons sprinkled throughout the book. Grab a friend to do this together with or dive in solo if you’re ready to conquer insecurity and feel greater peace!
Further Tools for Bible Study
- She Reads Truth CSB Study Bible
- (in)courage Devotional Bible
- Bible study notes for daily Bible reading
- My favorite highlighters
- Bible study tabs
- More Bible study resources
There are so many great Bible studies available today from a wide variety of wise teachers! Whether you are looking for a Bible study for the women in your Sunday School class, your community group, or mom’s group– any Christian woman will be blessed by diving into God’s Word through one of these studies.