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 willΒ  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. 151
    Kathy says:

    I am looking forward to do this study, this will be my first time doing the blog thing so not sure exactly how it works. I am moving to Charleston, SC in three weeks – anyone have a group in that area?

  2. 152
    TN Girl says:

    Super cool! I saw this study in Lifeway after the SSI simulcast and was so hoping this is what you all would pick for Siesta Summer Bible Study! Can’t wait!


  3. 153
    BeckyM says:

    Our ladies group – The W.I.G.S. Club(Women In God’s Service) from McComb, Mississippi – will be joining. Can’t wait!

  4. 154
    Valerie says:

    Yay!!! I’ve been waiting and wondering if LPM was going to do another bible study this summer. I have done this one half way through so happy to start it again with all of you!!

  5. 155
    Charlene Champagne says:

    I’m so excited to start this study in June! Gotta stay in the word, God doesn’t take the summer off!

  6. 156
    kathleen says:

    Would love to do this study but have been out of work for 1 year and nothing in my tight budget to afford the book needed…can anyone help me obtain a book? Pls respond to my email and we’ll take it from there. Thanks for helping if you can.
    [email protected]

  7. 157

    Alright, summer Bible Study number three!!!! I’m going to try and get some ladies together,
    Lord willing!:):)

    Love in HIM,


  8. 158
    Cha Cha says:

    SOOO excited, I have a group of friends who have never before shown interest in doing any Bible study and today it fell into place that they have all agreed to do it, and I did not even really have to plan, think about or even worry about asking. God is good and I love when you see his hand at work and I have seen it today. I can’t wait to see how God works it their lives as well as mine. Thank you for doing God’s work and being apart of His work in my life. Can’t wait to worship in heaven with you one day.

    Cha Cha

  9. 159
    Ladybug says:

    I just ordered 2 books. I plan on doing the study with my 84 year old mom. We have done 10 of Beth’s Bible Studies and look forward to another! This should be a great way to spend a hot LA summer.

  10. 160
    Michelle says:


    This would be my 1st and I very excited ~ hopefully with a few other ladies. I work on Tuesdays so I will be chiming in in the evening ~ EST ~ Michigan!

    Amanda I keep seeing to email you, but I can’t find the email as I have a question for you.

    Thanks Michelle

  11. 161
    April Martinez says:

    I am new to this Siesta Bible Study Group… I am excted about starting this journey. πŸ™‚ Keep Smiling

    In the East TN area… any others out there??? πŸ˜‰

  12. 162

    This will be my first official siesta bible study. I”m so excited. I’m already trying to get my group together. Getting the word out there for the women at my church. Can’t wait to get started.

    If there is anyone in the Richmond, VA area that is looking for a group let me know my email is on my profile page.

    ~Amanda Taylor

  13. 163
    Mary A says:

    Great idea! I have a group of girls that will start meeting in mid-July…will we be able to look back on the blog and watch Beth’s videos if we choose to do this book? I would love to do it at the same time but we’re going through Revelation first πŸ™‚

  14. 164

    I just ordered it, and I can’t wait!

  15. 165
    Tanya Chapin says:

    I’m really excited to try this….I’ve never done this before so still a little confused on what to do?! If anyone can email me some information on how this all works that would be greatly appreciated Thanks…[email protected]

  16. 166
    Rhonda Tippie says:

    Looking for a group in North Texas. I am in the Sherman area, email [email protected]

  17. 167
    Kristin says:

    YAY! Thank you! I am starting a SLI group tonight at my little house — 14 friends!!! Is it too much to start another group with my 3rd baby coming in 8 weeks. Just joking, but I’m seriously considering joining in! I’ve heard this study is really impactful. Much love —

  18. 168
    Sheree says:

    I absolutely love the book of of my favorites. Of course, I just love God’s word and it’s all AWESOME!! We are studying Precept upon Precept Kinsman Redeemer right now online with Beloved Truth Ministries. We will discuss Lesson 2 tonight on a live chat at 8:00. So this is perfect…look forward to studying Ruth with you and Beth and getting to know everyone via this blog. “See” ya’ll online! πŸ™‚

  19. 169
    andrea t. says:

    I’m in!
    the back yard sounds wonderful…
    gonna work on that one too πŸ™‚

  20. 170
    Sheree says:

    How awesome! We are finishing up our last lesson on Precept upon Precept Kinsman Redeemer next week, and I absolutely love the book of Ruth. I am sooooo looking forward to this Bible Study on Ruth with my Siestas. Thank you Beth and Amanda and everyone at Living Proof Ministries for all you do to keep us hooked on God’s Word. Your passion for the Word is contagious!! πŸ™‚

  21. 171
    Sheree says:

    Sorry for the double post…I see my first post now. I didn’t think it posted yesterday..couldn’t find it…oops πŸ™‚

  22. 172
    Lisa Logue says:

    would like to know more about this!! are there other costs involved besides the books?

  23. 173
    Dawn says:

    Just sent out messages on facebook to some fellow ladies in their 20’s in my area to see if they want to do this with me. I’m excited to see who God brings and how God uses this as an opportunity for us older 20’s to minister to younger 20’s if that’s what He has. We shall see πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the opportunity and direction to get us to get off our duffs and do something like this πŸ™‚

  24. 174
    Kmsmom86 says:

    I want to participate! I hope to go through the study with some ladies from my church. I haven’t done anything like this in several years. Before I started teaching elementary school I led Beth’s studies at my church. We had some wonderful times together – We each had a chair to sit on, one for our snacks/notebook/etc., and one for our feet! We used to tease our pastor about needing recliners for ladies’ Bible study. We had a wide range of ages – from moms with kids to great-grandmothers. It was great! Later, other ladies led different Bible studies, and I missed not being able to participate.

    I believe the Lord is leading me to organize a group for Ruth. I’m sooo excited!!!

  25. 175
    Erin says:

    I just bought the book this weekend and am so excited! I am in the middle of a move from Chicago to Springfield, IL. I don’t know anyone in Springfield except for my husband. So I’m planning on doing this study on my own this summer. If anyone in Springfield would like to join me, I’d love to meet other women in the area!

  26. 176
    Kathy says:

    This sounds so interesting! One question, though…do you complete weeks 1 & 2 of homework after the launch video session (between 6/22 & 7/6)? I haven’t participated in a summer study before, so I’m a little confused on the instructions. I’d love to get some friends together to do this study. Thanks (in advance) for helping me out!

  27. 177
    Maddie says:

    hey ladies!
    i’m 16 (almost 17) and my mom and i try to do some kind of bible study thing together when we can and we were wondering if this one would be a good one to do together. it’s been hard for us to find one that isn’t too “young” for her or too “old” for me. if anyone had any input, that would be awesome! thank you!

  28. 178
    Sheree says:

    I have purchased my book and would love to join you all for this exciting Bible study on Ruth; however, I don’t know if I’m posting correctly because I still don’t see my posts from last week. Am I doing something wrong? Just wanted to check on this before we get started so I won’t get behind. Thank you πŸ™‚

  29. 179
    Sheree says:

    Sorry again for all the posts, but I just figured out how to see the newer posts…you have to click on the double arrows on the right side of “Newer Comments” and it will bring up the latest posts. Ok…I’m ready now πŸ™‚

  30. 180
    tracy says:

    I am so excited to be doing this with a small group of girls this summer!!!

  31. 181
    Jeanne Messer says:

    This is just perfect! I have been looking for a Bible Study to do this summer and so you can imagine my joy when I got this post! Can’t wait. This will be my first Bible Study with a group since I arrived in Hawaii 8 months ago! YEEHAW!:) I am going to see if I can get a couple of my friends to do this with me.

    It has been a hard move since we have not found the church where the LORD wants us to be here in Hawaii! Granted, we are church every week but it is always at a different one.;) I left a group of ladies in Illinois that had been together for 5 years and we had been through some tough roads together! I am still in contact with many of them but it is just not the same as being there! Thanks for offering this Bible Study and for making it available for all of us siestas!

  32. 182
    AE says:

    Do y’all think that this study appropriate for younger teen girls (13 & 14)? Thinking about going thru it with my SS girls.

  33. 183

    I am going to do this bible studie dont have a group I am going to follow along on Siestaville.
    Sharon 40 married
    Clinton, Ny

  34. 184
    Colleen says:

    Hello All!

    I’m new on here and am really excited to do this study this summer! I love the book of Ruth and bought this study months ago when it was first released. I’ve been finishing up other studies before starting this one.

    I am part of a women’s Bible study in my area (Denver) but will probably try to participate in this on my own. I can’t wait to start!!

  35. 185
    katie says:

    I just sent out a mass email to many of my girlfriends to see who would like to join me and all my siestas this summer! I can’t wait for this bible study! Thanks so much for all you do at LPM- I LOVE YOU so much!!!!

  36. 186
    Jane says:

    Ok…one more question. What if I am not able to watch the videos on Tuesday mornings? Will they be available to watch on Wednesday mornings?

  37. 187
    Suzan says:

    Our ladies Bibles study are going to eat and study on Sunday nights before our evening church service. Just a little change up for us and an outreach opportunity. Let’s pray for God’s blessings on our hearts and lives by studying His word. Thank you so much for getting us started and lighting our fire!

  38. 188
    jonna stout says:

    hello siestas! so excited some of my girlfriends and I are doing this study together (rotating living rooms) starting July 5th! Can’t wait to learn from the WORD!!!!

  39. 189
    Lisa Terrill says:

    I just read the first chapter of your new book So Long , Insecurity. Almost everything I read is exactly what I’ve been going through for the last 7-9 months. I had to put the book down several times because the tears were spilling over. I so want to read this to my husband or have him read it because maybe then he would understand what I’ve been going through. I can’t wait to read more and maybe be able to make some sense out of my life and shaky marriage. Thank you for having the courage to pour your heart out to those of us who dealing with these same issues.

  40. 190

    So excited got my book and Kelly Minter’s CD today at our lifeway bookstore. Sent out invites and have a few women already RSVP. When I was at lifeway the lady that worked there said that someone had come in looking for the book so I’m excited to hear other women in my area are doing the study. Please let me know if your in the Richmond, VA area and want to join in our group on Tuesday nights at 6:30

    ~Amanda Taylor
    [email protected]

  41. 191
    Lindsay says:

    I cannot wait for this! I have a few girls ready to go through this with me and we’re all excited!

  42. 192
    Rachele says:

    I am looking forward to this!!

  43. 193
    Judi says:

    Hey Siestas!
    For any of you who are interested in doing the summer study online as part of a small group of Siestas, please join us at
    We initially formed our online group for the SLI study in January, and it worked really well as a small group.
    If you’re looking to do this with a few other women, you are VERY WELCOME to join us!
    ~ Judi ~ Orillia ~ Canada

  44. 194
    Angela Larson says:

    I have missed you all so much!! This is “puzzlepiecesista” and I have not been on this new blog format before as I did not have a computer for a long, long while. I have missed the fellowship so, so much and am really looking forward to this summers bible study.

    I want you to know… one of the original “siestas” in “siesteaville”……I love you all so very much!!!!

    Love, Angela in Washington State

  45. 195

    Can’t wait to start this study with some of my favorite sisters. We will be starting a little late because of vacations and all but excited to get started.

    This will be our first Summer Sisters study but hopefully it won’t be our last.

  46. 196
    Betty says:

    Suggested this book for my small group study (we’re all deaf) throughout the summer, BUT a man joined the group. So we/they are searching other books that are not gender-specific. Anyway, I bought the book for myself. I’d love to find an on-line group if there’s room for me.

  47. 197
    Jennifer says:

    I’m in! God has worked it out for me to do this study, and it’s the first summer I’ve participated. I’ll be signing in late because my daughter is having surgery on the 22nd, but I’ll sign in as soon as I can get internet access, and I’ll definitely start working on the homework!

    Right now I’m planning to work solo, unless there are others in my area who already have a group going? I haven’t had time to peruse the comments. My daughter was also in the hospital last week, and things have been crazy!

    Jennifer – Texarkana, AR

  48. 198
    Brenda says:

    Sounds like a great study! I will not be able to participate due to finances but will be praying for all of you as you study the life of Ruth, one of my favorite books of the Bible.

  49. 199
    Mary Lynn says:

    Hope to find the book this week at Lifeway. Anyone in Milledgeville, Georgia doing this study as well?? Love the book of Ruth and look forward to studying it in more depth.

  50. 200
    Linda Dameron says:

    So excited. Our books arrived yesterday. This is our 1st “Siesta Summer Bible Study”. We have 6 ladies, so far. Most of us are 50 and over, so we will try to keep up.

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