Merry Christmas Giveaway!

Ladies, please forgive me for the delay in posting our winners! But, here we go…

The two winners of the commentaries are: (Drum roll please…)

1. Shannon Velasquez

2. Laura Hauser

And the 20 winners of Praying God’s Word are…

1. Dawn Kaser

2. Amy Sappington

3. JoAnn Janik

4. Beth Miller

5. Miranda Arnold

6. Andrie Baker

7. Teri Cowan

8. Becky Dixon

9. Chantell Lodge

10. Paulette Carson

11. Erica Rhodes

12. Maren Brandsma

13. Lezlie Steiner

14. Jennifer Dove

15. Corie Reynolds

16. Barb Touchette

17. Tania Larson

18. Michelle Killpack

19. Sarah Sykes

20. Holly Hackney

Congratulations, winners! We love you! You should get an email from me (Lindsee) with instructions on how to receive your book!



*Comments are now closed, ladies! We’ll let you know as soon as possible who the winners are. Happy Friday!

We have the ecstatic joy at Living Proof of serving a mighty wide and delightful demographic: W-O-M-E-N. Bless You, Lord! That leaves us gorgeously wide open to do all sorts of fun things around here like the Autumn giveaway with candles, eye shadows, and boot socks. I love that kind of thing! And you have certainly proved to be a tad fond of it as well. Did you see how many women entered that drawing?? Sister-friend, you know good and well that I’d send every one of you a pound cake for Christmas if I could! Don’t tell me that can’t minister. Lots of things can spice up the life of a God-pursuing woman and spread a grin across her darling face. But we exist to do one thing here at Living Proof that drives and pervades everything else. It’s the only reason our doors are open. We exist to invite women to come to love the Savior of the world more and more through the study of His Word. NOW WE’RE TALKING.

SO, drum-roll please! Here is our Christmas giveaway! Now, listen up carefully because I need you to let me put some conditions on these so that the people who will use them most get the best chances to win. That’s a win for all of us! First on the agenda of Living Proof Christmas giveaways are…

TWO 12-volume sets of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary.



Woooooohoooooooo! I’m so happy! Women often ask us what set of commentaries we’d recommend to someone starting to get serious about studying on her own and building a Bible-resource library. I especially keep an ear out for you young Bible teachers just beginning to fan the flame of God’s gift in you. We are serious about you around here and you stay on my radar. We want to be good big sisters in the faith to you, intentional and involved. I usually recommend this set of commentaries to someone beginning to get serious for several reasons: it’s obviously far more helpful and instructional than a 2-volume (Old Testament/New Testament) set but not as overwhelming or technical as the sets that have a commentary for almost every book of the Bible. You also don’t need any background in ancient languages with Expositor’s though they give pretty regular insights into original words. And they’re interesting! That, Sister, is a big plus…and one you might not want to take for granted. I write these words with a grin. Lastly, a 12-volume set will give you a really good taste of commentary-style research so you’ll know if you want to keep filling your plate. One huge way you’ll discover that you really want to go on and invest further into a wider (higher dollar!) set is that you’ll use these to no end.

SO, here’s the deal! If this sounds like something you know for a fact you’d put to good use and you promise that you wouldn’t let it collect dust on a shelf AND you also do not have this set on any Bible software (please check!), ENTER THIS DRAWING!!! Since we’re giving away another item as well, be sure and say that you’re entering the drawing for the commentaries. You can let us know with just one little extra word like this:

Beth, commentaries!

Well, you don’t exactly have to put an exclamation point after it but I’m liable to think you’re more enthused about it if you do…and you know that we’re big on enthusiasm around here. It’s a random drawing so I’m really just kidding.


Before I tell you the second item in the giveaway, I have to give you a little background information about why we’re including it, especially since it won’t be new to many of you. Last week two of my good friends from B&H Publishing Group in Nashville came to see us at Living Proof and surprised us with a stunning piece of artwork they’d had commissioned to capture the heart of the book Praying God’s Word. These pictures do not do it justice, especially because you can’t see the stick figures – for lack of a better term –  of the women behind the overlay of life-jarring words, Freedom Comes Through Taking Thoughts Captive to Christ. This will be in my possession for the rest of my life. It represents so much to me. Well. It represents liberation. It’s a Physician’s prescription for anyone willing to go to the trouble of getting it filled. And it symbolizes to me the most intense process I’ve ever been through with Jesus beyond my salvation.

Here are my friends Selma Wilson (president at B&H, standing to my right) and Jennifer Lyell (executive editor at B&H) and I holding the picture:


We learned from them that a staggering one million people have been impacted by the message and method of the book, whether in its original book form, day-by-day version, devotional journal, or Scripture cards. We are floored by the grace of God. We take no credit for it. It’s His Word put to prayers to demolish 14 different strongholds ranging from unbelief to food related issues. If you’re familiar with Praying God’s Word, you know it’s not a book you read. It’s a book you use. And, Girlfriend, I still get mine out.

About 18 months ago, I was nearly drowning in an assault that wouldn’t recede no matter what I did in my usual daily practices. If I’ve got half a brain working, that’s when I start stacking up Scriptures and turning them into very focused and faith-filled prayers. When we’re in a long-term battle, praying straight out of the Word can be the perfect answer because it puts the burden on the strong shoulders of Scripture rather than on the weary limbs of a bruised-up warrior. Because it’s God-breathed rather than man-breathed, the Bible has a way of rejuvenating the soul rather than depleting it. I looked all over my house for a copy of Praying God’s Word so that I could get serious and turn up the volume on some victory. I couldn’t find one anywhere because, every time I have one at home,  I end up giving it away. I marched myself into work the next Monday and snagged me a new copy and the Scriptures became a loaded canon to me all over again. And, boy, did I take aim and SHOOT.

As I try to make clear in the introduction to the book, it’s not the only way to pray but when I really want both barrels loaded, whether I’m interceding for someone else or praying for my own aching soul, it’s the method God has taught me to take. It keeps me from wearing out in longer-term prayer demands or in a crisis where my emotions are stirred up and raw. The approach helps me keep my head on straighter when I’d otherwise probably lose it.

All that to say! To celebrate what God has done out of His grace and for His own purpose, we want to give away 20 copies of this resource to 20 women who have never before had any form of the book Praying God’s Word. We knew instantly that we wanted to give copies away to commemorate the occasion, but when we told B&H that we were going to do the giveaway, they beat us to the punch and insisted on providing the copies themselves. We love and appreciate them so much. I cannot begin to voice my gratitude enough to LifeWay and B&H (a division of LifeWay) for partnering with me on a number of themes that were pretty outside the box (OK, WAY outside the box) for all of us at the time. In so many ways, it’s just a new day.

A good day. We’re talking about some things these days that were basically off limits to people from my denominational background when my parent’s generation filled the pews. As Paul told the Thessalonians, we have to test what is good but open dialogue for testing the spirit is a beautiful thing.

So, how many of you do not own a copy of this book in any form and you know for a fact that you’d put it to good use? That means you wouldn’t just read it, you’d USE IT. Then, Girlfriend, ENTER YOUR NAME IN THE DRAWING, and this time just add the letters PGW to your comment line.

We are beside ourselves to provide these for you. Anything we have to give you is from the bounty of God’s grace to us. You do not know anyone who has lived in more defeat in the course of her life than I have. You do not know anyone who has loathed herself more or has suffered with deeper, nearly lethal regret. Jesus is the difference between the blackest, bleakest night and the wide-open, beaming sunshine to me. I inhale His mercy every single morning.

I am honored to serve you.

OK, Girls. Let’s have a giveaway! Drawing closes at noon on Friday and winners will be announced soon after! Look for instructional post for SSMT on Monday.


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  1. 51
    Jess Groeneveld says:

    Beth, commentaries!!!!…..!!!!!!!!!!!!! (is that enthusiastic enough?!)

  2. 52
    Laura says:

    Hi Beth, I would love the commentaries, I would use them, they would not get dusty. But…I NEED a copy of the book. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. Love you!

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    Keva Weir says:


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    OOh, Beth, Commentaries!! I’ve got a spot picked out right behind my desk, and hopefully a chair that will pivot right around to grab them off the shelf quickly! Blessings to LPM!

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    jax says:

    I’m afraid I could not devote the time and attention for the large commentary set but would love to share the book Praying God’s Word with our regular women’s Bible study group and that artwork would look beautiful hanging in our parish hall outside the sanctuary! It really would!

  6. 56
    Joan Streby says:

    Beth Commentaries!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. 57
    AlisonLH says:

    Commentaries!! 🙂

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    Terrie says:


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    Jennie Carter says:

    Beth Commentaries!!!!!

  10. 60

    please beth, commentaries!

    merry Christmas!

  11. 61
    Gwen Wilson says:

    PGW!! Oh, i could us this…fingers crossed. Merry Christmas!!!

  12. 62
    Christy Conder says:

    I am entering with great anticipation!

  13. 63
    Sandy Barrell says:

    Beth, commentaries!

  14. 64

    Beth, commentaries!!!
    Hello! I am eager to go higher with the, Lord. I am already committed to doing the verse memorization with you next year and have even recruited a friend. I’m serious and would love to win this study aid set!
    Merry Christmas!

  15. 65
    Jenny Wiley says:

    PGW!! Not sure how I have not read this one yet!!! Merry Christmas y’all!!

  16. 66
    Kristin Veltman says:


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    Tiffany Voss says:

    PGW, Beth! I want to start your Bible studies, and reading this first and then having it with me would be a great way to start. Great giveaways!

  18. 68
    Bethany Wilson says:

    Beth, commentaries!

    Oh, I would be so happy to win the commentaries and would promise to put them to use!

    Merry Christmas!!!

  19. 69
    Susan says:

    Susan Goheen
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    Lakeland FL 33801

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    What a blessing for you all to be able to offer these things. Thank you for your ministry! Enjoy following you on twitter!

  21. 71
    Jessie says:

    Commentary please!

  22. 72
    Kelli Cox says:

    Beth, commentaries please!!!

  23. 73
    Lisa Saphirstein says:

    Beth – commentaries!! I know you said it was random, but those commentaries will be an answered prayer! I have praying for direction and know I need a set like this to help my study. Maybe this is my answer.
    Love what you all do. Beth’s Bible studies have changed my life . 🙂

  24. 74
    Missy June says:

    Beth, commentaries! Wooohooo!

  25. 75
    Allyson Kerns says:

    Beth, Praying God’s word!

  26. 76
    Karen Bransgrove says:


    My husband passed away 2 years ago and is living in glory with Jesus now. I’m on staff at my church as children’s minister and have been loved and taken care of. I’ve immersed myself in studying, have begun a small group at my house in the last 7 months and we’re working on our second Beth Moore study – the Patriarchs. I’m loving the time with precious friends and continual learning from God’s Word. He is such a comfort to me as I grief my loving husband. So…

    PGW!!!! Thanks! Bless you!

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    Maria Bowersock says:


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    Elizabeth Agee says:

    PGW sounds like exactly what I need for the season I’m in right now. God Bless you Beth & Living Proof!!

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    Wow. Thank you for thinking of us! While I would love the commentaries, I know my life is just too busy right now to put them to good use, so I am entering only for Praying God’s Word. Thank you, Beth, and everyone and Merry Christmas!!

  30. 80
    Nicole says:

    Young (? 🙂 Bible teacher who would adore commentaries!!

  31. 81

    Beth’s commentaries!!!

  32. 82
    Carol Bruntlett says:

    Carol Bruntlett
    Thank you Living Proof for all you do for us women.
    I am entering drawing
    Beth Commentaries
    Would love to get a copy of Praying God word and would defintely use it.
    Thank you

  33. 83
    Julie Reynolds says:

    Beth-commentaries!!!!!! I will definitely put exclamation points,I am giddy with excitement over the chance if winning these! I have the two volume set that I purchased years ago per your recommendation when I started teaching on a regular basis. I would love to have these! My heart overflows at the opportunity! Thank you!

  34. 84
    Amy James says:

    Beth, Commentaries! Would love them.

    What amazing giveaways. Thank you in advance, even if I don’t get one, for blessing your siestas this time of year.

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    Courtney W. says:

    Oh, y’all are wonderful!
    You each are loved and prayed for dearly!

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    Tracie Reavis says:

    I attend a church that strongly teaches to be a Berean and dive deep into the word. So I would love the commentaries AND PGW is not a book I already own. I too have been struggling for years, bombarded by this world. Feeling lowly and sad many days wondering and yearning for Eternity. As I age I feel more and more like an alien on this planet and desire to increase my prayer life so that my dialogue with THE ONE becomes more intimate. Please pick me for both giveaways COMMENTARIES AND PGW!!!!

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    Samantha says:

    Beth, commentaries!!!!!!!!!! Eeeeekkk!!!! I’m so excited!!! I don’t have any and can’t afford to buy them!!! I would love them so!!!! It would mean so very much to have them so I could study more in depth!! That really excites me!!

  38. 88
    Allyson Kerns says:

    Beth, commentaries 🙂

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    Fran says:

    Call me giddy over PGW!!!! Would absolutely love this.

    Blessings over you all LPM. I am eternally grateful for you Beth… showed me Jesus.

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    Bev Flynn says:


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    Linda Crutcher says:

    COMMENTARIES! I have been wanting to go deeper in my personal study and do not own a set anything like this in book form or software. Would LOVE to use this set!

    p.s. – thank you for the years of sharing what God has taught you with all of us. I appreciate all that you do!

  42. 92
    Tracy Mayfield says:

    Beth, commentaries!

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    Judy Riddell says:

    Commentaries! Oh my! It would be wonderful to have this set!

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    Kaytie Z says:

    I normally never enter these type of contests, but these two prizes sound right up my alley. As a young woman fresh out of college leading a small group of women my age, I’d put the commentary to great use. Even further, as a woman struggling with negative thoughts and fighting a mental battle in this season of my life, I think Praying God’s Word would also speak into my situation right now. Either way, I might go out and at least buy PGW. 🙂 Thanks for being a blessing!

  45. 95

    This could be God’s incredible provision! I’m talking about the commentary giveaway…and I”ll use LOTS of exclamation points !!!! I just launched an online ministry to serve women in ministry – missionary women and those here in the States. Lots of online devotions & Bible studies. I’m studying & writing so much these days.

    We were missionaries in Europe for over 20 years and when we left (3 years ago) we left all of our commentaries & books for the national staff at our church and institute. We came home literally empty handed. You know how naked that feels! I’ve been using free online search engines but they aren’t the same. We don’t have the money to re-invest in commentaries.

    Seems ironic that at a time I’m teaching & studying & writing that I’m without study books. I don’t have any electronic commentaries – other than what you can google online for free.

    Would cherish & use these till their paper wears out!

    Andrea Pitcher (

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    Sierra says:

    Hi!! I am a young momma to three and I feel called to teach the word. I study in my free time (nap time!). I have been studying online and it is limiting. I PROMISE I would put those commentaries to good use.
    Merry Christmas! Love your ministry so much!
    Sierra Schwartz

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    Melanie Evans says:

    Commentaries, please!!!

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    Sara Grivas says:

    Beth, I would LOVE to win the commentaries!!!!!!!! I know IN FACT I would put them to GREAT use, and I PROMISE they will not collect dust! I work with recovering addicts and college age students. I would like nothing better than to equip them with inductive bible studies methods, but often feel so unequipped. As much as I would love the software, I in no way can afford it, nor would I expect anyone else to who I mentor. It would not only be a great resource for me, but for one to pass on to my legacy. Something to cherish and share!

    PGW would be a great start for them as well. I’ll love to not only keep myself covered in prayer, but share your wisdom with others. This is no light weight task.

    S G

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    Sharon Weldon says:

    Beth, commentaries !!! I like exclamation points too! I am stepping out of my comfort zone this February and leading a breakout session at a women’s conference at our church. The topic The Names of God and His attributes. Basically getting to know Him like you would get to know a friend. With that being said I know the drawing is random but these would be helpful. PS: I have Praying Gods Word, 5 thumbs up!!!!

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    Reeve pearce says:

    Beth commentaries!!!