Siesta Summer Bible Study III

Siesta Summer BIble Study III Launch

Second Gathering

Third Gathering

Final Gathering

Video greeting from Kelly Minter


I can’t believe the blog has been around long enough for us to be having our third annual Siesta Summer Bible Study! Wow! We had an amazing time studying Kelly Minter’s No Other Gods in 2008 and Jennifer Rothschild’s Me Myself and Lies in 2009.

It’s finally time to announce the book that we’ll be going through together in the summer of 2010 – Kelly Minter’s Ruth: Loss, Love & Legacy! We’re thrilled that Kelly has written another study and can’t wait to dive into it with all the Siestas.

Let me fill you in on some details.

Who: As before, we want you to assemble a group of in-real-life friends, co-workers, family members, acquaintances, church family, Siestas in your town, neighbors, or whatever mix of ladies God puts on your heart.

What: Spend the summer together in the Word! Our workbook (also called a “member book”) is a 6-week Bible study on the Book of Ruth. We will meet every other week to discuss two weeks of our homework.

When: We are partial to Tuesday since that’s our normal night for Bible study at LPM. So we will launch our SSBS3 on Tuesday, June 22, and “meet” every other Tuesday until August 3. Yes, you can meet another day of the week if necessary but you’ll see when the time comes that it’s the most fun when we all do it on the same day.

I’ll give you the basic schedule now so you’ll know what to expect but Beth willย  have much more to say about it closer to the time of our launch. If we don’t answer your questions now, save them and see if they get answered within the next several weeks.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 (1st Mini-Session/LAUNCH/Group instructions)


Tuesday, July 6, 2010 (2nd Mini-Session/Group Instructions)


Tuesday, July 20, 2010 (3rd Mini-Session/Group Instructions)


Tuesday, August 3, 2010 (4th Mini-Session/Conclusion)

Where: Wherever you are most comfortable. Kelly’s workbooks are part of the Living Room Series. Her core group of ladies meets in her living room and they always share a meal together. In fact, you’ll find recipes in the workbook if you’d like to use them. We think that’s a really fun part of the experience. The first summer my group met in a different house each week and last summer we met in the same house each week. We’ve had some siesta groups meet in restaurants and coffee shops. Do whatever works for you and your ladies.

Why: A summer lived in Bible study is one lived in victory!


1. Get your workbooks. LifeWay will have plenty of them for us, but you won’t want to wait until the last minute. You can find them online on LifeWay’s web site and on Kelly Minter’s web site.

2. Assemble your small group. You are more than welcome to participate solo or with an online discussion group, but for the sake of richest fellowship and best accountability, try as hard as you can to enlist three or four other women to meet with you every other Tuesday. Let the ladies know that the gatherings will be low on stress and high on much needed fellowship and rich discussion. Keep the emphasis on a relaxed and refreshing atmosphere where you can develop some wonderful relationships in Christ.

3. Sign up on the blog on our official Launch Day- Tuesday, June 22. We’ll ask you a few fun questions about your group.

4. Beth will facilitate the study by posting 15-minute videos on the mornings our meeting days. They will have instructions for discussion questions and activities that will be based on the previous two weeks of study. The videos will be like the ones you’re used to seeing on this blog – very casual and homemade! The idea is to incorporate the videos into the beginning of your meeting times if possible. In case the video aspect of the study doesn’t work for you, you will also find the discussion questions typed out on the blog.

5. After your gathering, you’ll check back in by telling us something about your meeting via a comment on that same post. Don’t worry if your group can’t meet on Tuesdays. You’ll still be able to find the post and comment throughout the week.

What if:

-I want to use the discussion questions in the back of the workbook instead of the ones on Beth’s videos. Go for it!
-I really, really want to do the study but it’s not in the budget. Email me.
I’ve already committed to doing another Bible study this summer? That’s great! Stick with it.
-I don’t want to participate but still want to be a part of the blog. We totally understand and want to see you around Siestaville this summer. Know that the Bible Study will only take up one post every other week.

We look forward to getting started next month!


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  1. 101
    Melanie says:

    I was so glad to see this post today! I’ve got the word out and am looking forward to seeing who responds and to getting started. Thanks, Beth! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. 102
    Colleen Delbridge says:

    Have never done a Siesta Summer Study before. May have to do it on my own – but that’s fine as I’ll have you all to share with. Any Siestas in Bergvliet/Meadowridge (or near there) In Cape Town, SA, who would be interested in joining me?

    • 102.1
      Kathy B says:

      I for one am soo psyched that we’ll be doing this with women from all over the globe. I feel like I’m vicariously traveling to all these exotic places: South Africa, Lebanon, Southeast Asia. Bible Study and Travel? Sounds even better that a carmel machiatto w/ extra whip cream. Thank you very much for letting us know where you hail from. Too cool. Me? Oh, just lil’ ol’ H’ville, TN. Couldn’t you hear my drawl?

    • 102.2
      Judi says:

      Hi Colleen, you are welcome to join our small group as well as following along with the large Siesta group. Check us out at

  3. 103
    Michelle V says:

    I’ve done it already but I’m more than happy to do this one again!

    Michelle V

  4. 104
    Sharliss Arnold says:

    This study is awesome, you will love it and it will touch your hearts.

  5. 105
    Sarah says:

    VERY MUCH looking forward to this. LOVE the story of Ruth! ๐Ÿ™‚ Mine’s already on its way from LifeWay! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 106

    Awesome choice of a study!! Can’t wait!

  7. 107
    Sue says:

    I have checked with my on line study group and they are all on board…We are looking forward to having some fun and learning more about Ruth and ourselves…

  8. 108
    Nika Nelson says:

    Hello, my name is Nika and I’m new to the Atlanta area, I have been out here for about 4 months. I would love to do the study and was wondering if there are any ladies in the Lawrenceville, GA area, who would love to adopt me into their group.

  9. 109
    Nika says:

    Hello my is Nika, and I am new to the Atlanta area. I moved here from Houston, TX…taking a leap of faith. I was wondering if there are any small groups in the Lawrenceville, GA area, who would love to adopt me into their group. Please, ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 110
    Nika says:

    Hello my is Nika, and I am new to the Atlanta area. I moved here from Houston, TX…taking a leap of faith. I was wondering if there are any small groups in the Lawrenceville, GA area, who would love to adopt me into their group. I would love to do this study. PLEASSSSEEEEEE Anyone… :-). I’m funny and is just nuts about God.

  11. 111
    Michelle says:

    I am so EXCITED!!!! Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait!! I have been wanting to do this study since I first saw it. I am fascinated by the romance and loyalty in the book of Ruth, but have a sneaking suspicion that I don’t understand many of the cultural and legal aspects of the book. Woo hoo!!!!

  12. 112
    lindsey says:

    I just went through this study with senior girls in college and we all loved it. We love the RUTH study, it’s very easy to relate to and there are so many things to discuss while going through this book! Enjoy Ruth- you are going to love her!

  13. 113
    Royana (aka - Isaac's Mom) says:

    I bought this workbook when it first hit the shelves thinking a small group of women would meet in my home again this summer. We have done the last two. This year we are going to meet at a different restaurant each time. Very exciting. Thanks for taking the time to guide us in The Word during the summer months. Its so wonderful and so much fun. Like you have said before Beth..three months absent from God’s Word is three months in a pit!! No thank you! After all I just “Broke Free” and got “Secure”.

    Much appreciation,

  14. 114
    Madelin says:

    Greetings Siestaville

    I have participated in NOG’s, & MML and look forward to the study of Ruth. I am partial to Ruth and can’t wait to embark on the study.

    I throughly enjoyed NOG’s & loved the recipes. Kelly Mitner rocks!! She has wisdom & depth of insight beyond her years. My definition and perception of an idol has been forever changed as a result of NOGS.

    I am almost as excited about this as when the updated David study is finished.

    Many Blessing Siesta’s

  15. 115
    Donna says:

    I did my first Siesta Summer Bible study last year and loved it…made a couple of dear friendships through it. We are just starting “Here & Now…There & Then” with a group at church so I will have more than enough Summer Bible study….love it!!
    Can’t wait to get started…may be doing it solo, but doing it just the same…love to all.

    • 115.1
      Judi says:

      Hi Donna, I just finished “Here & Now…..” with a group of dear ladies in my home. I am still getting wonderful feedback from the women!
      You are welcome to join our small group as well as following along with the large Siesta group. Check us out at

  16. 116
    Kari says:

    Well, you picked one great study! I first did it on my own in Dec/Jan then I took my Bible study ladies through it and we just finished this week. It is a great study, bummed I won’t be joining you but know you will all get much from it! AND we did not do all the recipes but enjoyed several of them!!

  17. 117
    Lisa X says:

    Is anyone in the Tomball/Magnolia area doing this study? If so – let me know please. I need a group!

  18. 118
    Allison says:

    Whoo Hooo! Looking forward to this great study together. Have looked at it in the Lifeway store before, but now have an excuse to get it!

  19. 119
    all shall be well says:

    Yay! I was hoping it would be this study! I just got Kelly’s CD from Lifeway “Introducing Kelly Minter” and I love it. Can’t wait!


  20. 120
    Heather says:

    I really really really have been praying about a way to stay connected with my ladies bible study group over the summer while we are not formally meeting… I would love to do this but the budget IS a problem. Can you help? We have five women that normally get together on Wednesday nights at church but during the summer our kids’ programs at church take a break… so we do too. I’ve thought… if we could meet at homes or a park or somewhere informal… we need to continue our focus on the Lord and need to continue that special time of fellowship. This looks like a great way to do it!

  21. 121
    Grace Vaughn says:

    I am very interested in the Bible Study, but I am on a fixed income and cannot afford the workbook. Is there any way I can participate without one>
    Thanks, Grace

  22. 122
    Rebecca says:

    This is my first time that I would be joining your bible study. I have done several study’s on Ruth. Can anyone tell me what is different about this or is mostly the same as other Ruth Studies? I am in Canada and I cannot get the book through and the christian bookstore is not answering my request for this, so it would be expensive to order it from over the border. Can someone tell me where else I can find it? Thanks for your help….Rebecca

  23. 123
    Kelli D says:

    I just came a crossed this blog. I would love to do this but have no ladies to do this with. I am able to do this with just me? My husband and I moved to Ohio with our 3 little girls. I don’t really have any friends yet to do this with. I am a stay at home mom and am looking for an amazing study for the summer for my quiet time.

    Please let me know asap!


    Kelli D.

  24. 124
    Kelli D says:

    I’m in the Dayton area of Ohio. Centerville, OH to be exact if there is a group out there. I would be interested in joining!! Thanks

  25. 125
    Jan Tyson says:

    Hello, very excited about this. Can this be done by ourselv or does it need to be in a group setting? Can we watch the video feed a different day than the day that it really happens? Going to be out of town on a couple of those days? I live in NC and can not wait to start this. Thanks Jan Tyson

  26. 126
    Renee says:

    I’m in!

  27. 127
    Andrea S. says:

    I cannot tell you how very EXCITED I am for this! I am going to do this with my teenage girls this summer. I am hoping God speaks great truths to us as we delve into the Word together! I was not focused enough to jump on board last year!

    In Him,

  28. 128
    elaine says:

    Believe it or not, my small group chose this book as our summer study back in March but I was holding back to see what the Siestas were going to do. Woohoo! Looking forward to it. Looks like a good one.

    New Orleans, La

  29. 129
    Tracie says:

    Oh my goodness, God is soooo Good. This is the study our church is hosting in homes this summer, time frame is a little different, but it will allow me to participate online with our group. I am so excited!

  30. 130
    Karen L. says:

    I was literally thinking about how to start a bible study this summer – popped in my head this morning and I did think of Beth Moore. Amazingly enough here I am reading this post. God led me here – I’m sure of that! Now… tiem to call some lady friends.

  31. 131
    aussie monica says:

    this is going to be great. I know going back to Canada is going to be hard and this study is just at the right time to help me out.

  32. 132
    Whitney N. says:

    So excited to be a part of another wonderful summer with the siestas! I wanted to write in today to say THANK YOU to Beth, Amanda & Melissa for the impact you have made on so many of our lives. Just last night, my husband and I were talking through some tough things that were going on with some family members and we could feel that the enemy was attacking our loved ones. Right before we went to bed, my husband said, “Babe, we need you to lead us in a Beth Moore prayer!” …in other words…time to get down on our knees…nose to the carpet…and start praying in the name of Jesus! I thought it was the cutest thing that he called it a “Beth Moore prayer”. I can’t thank you enough, Beth, for following God’s call on your life to invest in us young women. The desire of our heart is to love the Lord like you do. For Him to be OUR LIVES like He is yours. My husband and I met at a Passion conference back in 2007…so you’ve been with us from the beginning. Thank you for playing a part in our marriage…to remind us to be on our knees before the ONE who can change things in the matter of a second! Have a blessed weekend!

  33. 133
    Lindsey Gerdes says:

    Will the videos be up for viewing for a while?? We cant start on June 22nd…we will have to start maybe the week prior…so will the video’s be up for a while??

  34. 134
    Missy says:

    Awesome!! I’ve loved the first two summer Bible studies we’ve done and I know this one will be great, too! And it’s so fun doing it with the other Siestas! So YAY!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. 135
    Tiffany says:

    I am really excited about this. I am going to be praying about what gals I would love to do this with. I am thinking though that a few of my fellow pastor wives would love this study. Can’t wait!

  36. 136
    Rose D says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun to me! So, I’m trying to get a few friends together to work this study. Anyone in the Saint John, IN area interested in joining me? If so, let me know and we’ll try to arrange our schedules. Let’s have fun together!

  37. 137
    Alison Austin says:

    Looking so very forward to this study. It comes at a time that I have been hungry to study The Word and hankering to return to the Beth Moore study fold! Thank you for putting this together for us!!

  38. 138
    Jackie says:

    This will be my first Bible study with the blog and I’m so excited! Thanks for doing this!

  39. 139
    Angela Morrell says:

    I want to do this on my own this summer. I will be going in and out of town so is it Ok to just watch the videos and do the workbook alone

  40. 140
    Sara says:

    Any Siestas near Denver,CO interested in starting a group (or inviting me to yours:-) )? Thanks! Sara

  41. 141
    Annette says:

    We chose this study a few weeks ago. We begin in a couple of weeks. I look forward to reading my Siestas comments once they begin the study and will watch Beth’s videos.

  42. 142
    Sandy says:

    I am so excited! Just got home from Lifeway with my book and hoping to get a good group together, maybe even one group with adult friends and one with college girls and wone with high school girls. . .probably would be putting too much on my plate. I’ll get someone to do it with me.
    Thank you so much for doing this with us! And, it was really neat to read all the comments on the blog between missionaries!

  43. 143
    Jerrianne says:

    I am so excited! This is such a God thing. My daughters want to do a Bible study this summer with me, both their grandmothers and their aunt. I am a Christian Education director in a Methodist church who teaches Ladies Bible studies year round and I picke the Ruth study. I can’t believe it is the same one for the summer study. We will be doing it on Tues. nights as well. Praise the Lord!!!

  44. 144
    Theresa says:

    I picked my book up from Lifeway Friday. I’m excited about doing a study online with you wonderful Siestas. As of now, I’m going solo…but that’ ok with me.

  45. 145
    JoAnn Wert says:

    We are doing this study this summer at our church in Afton, Minnesota. We have a very large Tuesday morning group that has studied several Beth Moore series over the past 7 years. We are starting our study on June 1 and going every Tuesday morning through July 6. I will try and incorporate the blog site into our study once you get started.
    I have started the study already since I am the leader and it is fabulous!

  46. 146
    tcal says:

    Looking forward to it…I just ordered the book!!!

  47. 147
    Linda says:

    I have already bought the book and am looking forward tto the study. I am praying about who to ask to join me. Bless ya’ll for the suggestion. I really need this.

  48. 148
    Lorna says:

    Hoping to get a group of ladies together to do this – but if not – will do it by myself.

  49. 149
    Kelli says:

    I am on board but having trouble getting others excited. I will keep recruiting to see if I get any takers before the sign in date.

    Kelli in Colorado

  50. 150
    Northern Lights says:


    I have committed to facilitating this study at my church in the fall and already have the book. I was planning on spending the summer going through it so it will be nice to have an online group to do it with.

    Sadly, I doubt that I can get an in-person group. In my part of Canada, summers are just too short and people literally LEAVE TOWN for the lake/cottage! I tried the last couple of years and the groups faded in July.

    But I will be very happy to have all the Siestas out there as my study companions.

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