What does it take to be a courageous woman of God? Dive into biblical womanhood and learn how to apply biblical lessons to your everyday life. Stacy’s stories and anecdotes give a personal touch to each lesson, enabling other women to identify with the author in their own struggles and hopes.
Intended for individual or group study, the Courageous series examines the teaching of Sacred Scripture on the feminine pursuit of holiness for women of all ages and walks of life. Each book includes a leader’s guide and study questions to help promote and direct discussion.
In the Logos edition, Bible and Catechism references appear on mouseover, connecting your study to the core of Catholicism. The text is instantly searchable, allowing you to find where these books mention important biblical women like Mary, Ruth, and Deborah. Create a reading plan for yourself or your study group on Faithlife, or share notes with each other as you study biblical womanhood.
Author Stacy Mitch’s background in college campus evangelization comes through loud and clear in this biblically rich and eminently practical study. Courageous Love takes seriously the fact that everyone is called to holiness, and offers sound, spiritual guidance to women of all ages and backgrounds.
Courageous Love: A Bible Study on Holiness for Women is a valuable tool in attaining true holiness for Catholic women in today’s world. The references to Sacred Scripture and the insightful questions which follow will assist Catholic women in appreciating the beauty and wealth of the Scriptures. This work will greatly assist them in discovering their call to holiness by God and living it out as women committed to the Lord.
—Most Rev. John J. Myers, Bishop of Peoria, Illinois
Courageous Love guides women through Scripture and the Catechism in an exploration of whom God has called us to be. What a refreshing and thought-provoking resource for individual or group study! Highly recommended.
—Kimberly Hahn, coauthor, Catholic Education: Homeward Bound
Finally, a Bible study for women that draws upon the richness of our Catholic tradition. This study promotes an authentic Christian feminism by calling women to holiness in all walks of life.
—Mary Cunningham Agee, executive director, The Nurturing Network
Stacy Mitch’s Bible study explores how virtue can help women in their daily walks with the Lord and in everyday life. She focuses on the cardinal virtues (fortitude, temperance, justice, and prudence) and the theological virtues (faith, hope, and love).
As with her last book, Courageous Virtue is filled with scriptural teaching and the words of the saints, carefully laying a path to the virtues for all readers. Stacy’s insightful study questions lead readers to carefully examine their lives in light of the virtues, and the book includes a leader’s guide for group Bible studies.
With the publication of Courageous Virtue, Stacy Mitch has provided yet another very useful tool for personal study and spiritual growth. Living the virtuous life is now within your grasp like never before. Take courage, and begin today!
—Michaelann Martin, author, Woman of Grace
Courageous Virtue provides a great service to every woman seeking to discover the path to holiness and growth, sanctity and surrender. Through well-chosen Scripture passages and poignant questions for reflection, Stacy Mitch encourages a deeper understanding of the Christian life coupled with the rich tradition of the Catholic faith. Women who engage in this Bible study will find their time well spent in the pursuit of the ultimate goal—relationship with Jesus Christ.
—Johnette S. Benkovic, founder and director, Living His Life Abundantly
An example is worth a thousand words. Using the stories of Sarah, Esther, Judith, the Blessed Mother, and other heroines of Scripture, Stacy Mitch helps her readers see how they can follow these examples in their daily lives. Divided into nine sections, this book is ideal for individual or group study.
What a neat little book! In an age where there is so much discussion about the role of women in the Church and the world, Stacy Mitch tackles an even more fundamental question: the irreplaceable but sometimes forgotten role of women in the history of salvation. Courageous Women outlines that story in a simple, straightforward, and stimulating way. With interactive tools such as reflection questions, memory verses, and a leader’s guide, Courageous Women will be especially popular for small group study and discussion. Courageous Women should be part of your library—you’ll turn to it more than once.
—Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Youngstown
Courageous Women is a Bible study that Catholic women will find fascinating. It opens up the lives of Old and New Testament women who, in an amazing assortment of circumstances, faced the challenge of living by faith. It unfolds their stories within the context of salvation history, so that its lessons are not only about how these women lived with God but also about the whole drama of Scripture itself. Thoughtful, practical, and well-written, Courageous Women is sure to be treasured by all who use it.
—Gayle Somers, coauthor, Galatians: A New Kind of Freedom Defended
I found Stacy Mitch’s insights new and enlightening. The human and supernatural aspects of the women in the Bible are presented in such a way that the reader has a real sense and appreciation of the difficulties these virtuous women went through and how God worked through them to draw the big picture of salvation history. The examples she illustrates are truly inspiring. Courageous Women is a must read for the Catholic woman of today.
—Rev. Emilio Diaz-Torre, L.C.
Courageous Generosity is another volume in the best-selling Courageous Bible study series for women from Emmaus Road Publishing. The focus of this volume is the call to exercise heroic generosity in imitation of our Savior. Designed for group study, Courageous Generosity can also be used for individual learning.
Stacy Mitch uses many proven catechetical tools. Students are sent both to the Scriptures and the Catechism of the Catholic Church in search of answers. Most questions are objective, leading the student to know and appreciate the teaching of the Catholic Church. Mitch also includes subjective matter that will encourage the reader to a healthy examination of conscience and to real-life applications. Various Church documents and writings of the saints add depth of understanding to each lesson.
Stacy Mitch holds a BA in secondary education and has worked as a high school religion teacher. She is a contributing author of the second edition of the Faith and Life elementary catechism series.