Siesta Summer 2014 Bible Study: Anybody Game for “Children of the Day”?

Hey, Everybody!

It’s almost May and, around here, that means it’s time to announce our Siesta Summer Bible Study for those who are itching to take a journey together. In all these years of doing summer Bible study together here on the blog, we’ve never gone through one I’ve authored. The biggest reason is that I really love to go through other authors’ courses with our blog community. That’s a refreshing blast of Holy Spirit-breath to me and you can count on us doing that again next summer.  The other reason is that the launch date of one of mine never coincided well with the beginning of summer.  With Children of the Day (an in-depth study of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians) coming out in May, the timing works out perfectly. I ask you to trust my heart on this and know that we’re not doing the study this summer so that I can drive up sales. I can’t prove my motives to you but I give you my word. That’s all I know to do. Any of you who still find it uncomfortable can, by all means, choose another Bible study by a different author and feel completely welcome to formulate your group right here in the comment section to this post. Just start your comment with the words in all caps “ANOTHER OPTION” and get together on line and choose which Bible study you’d like to do. There are so many fabulous ones available. You have my complete and joyful blessing to use this community to put your group together. Any way we can serve you is a tremendous honor to us.


For those of you who would like to do Children of the Day with our community this summer, here are a few important facts:


* We’ll start Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Around here at Living Proof, we formed the habit of Tuesday Bible study over the years so that’s why we choose it as our gathering day but you are welcome to commit to any day of the week that works for you. Simply adapt the instructions to that particular day.


* Children of the Day is an 8-week study so we will wrap it up on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.


* As we’ve done in past summers, we’re only asking you to commit to “gather” with us and/or with your group every other week since summers are so busy. We will still stay on schedule for each week’s homework but you’ll only need to check in once every 2 weeks.


* I will put up a short video greeting here on the blog by 8:00 AM every other week on our gathering days, starting with Tuesday, June 3rd. The greeting will include instructions for discussion in your small groups or with the blog community at large. Your “discussion” with the blog community will take place through your response-comment to that post.


* We strongly recommend forming small groups for the pure camaraderie and accountability of it but you are also very welcome to go solo. The best small groups of all meet face-to-face but, if that’s not possible, try to formulate one on line. You might even Skype. Do whatever would benefit you the most and offer you the fellowship we all need so desperately.


* You only need the Children of the Day workbook to participate in the summer study. You don’t need to download the video sessions. All discussion questions will be based on the written work alone, as we’ve done in past summers, so that no one is forced into the extra expense. Each week we will put up a link to that week’s COTD video session for those who also want to include those but I will leave that option entirely to you. There will be no pressure whatsoever. People often ask if the video sessions and homework portions are the same lessons. They are not. They are designed to complement one another for a comprehensive approach to 1st and 2nd Thessalonians but they are not redundant. They are on different segments and concepts found in the 2 letters.


Does that answer many of your questions?  OK, now for the schedule:

Between release date (first week of May) and June 3rd, acquire a workbook of Children of the Day but don’t start it yet! No homework needs to be done before our first gathering. The workbook looks like this:



You can find it at your local LifeWay Christian bookstore by the first week of May, or click here to order online at any time:  COTD workbook


GATHERING ONE: June 3, 2014 – Our summer Bible study launches! By 8:00 AM that morning, God willing, you will find a brief video greeting from me and instructions for that day’s participation/discussion. Again, you can do it any day that week. We’re just choosing Tuesday as our official gathering day. You will “register” for summer Bible study by leaving a comment on the June 3rd post with your name and city and whether or not you are participating in a group or going solo. I will give you the specific instructions at that time. At the bottom of the post will be a link for that weeks’ full-hour Session 1 video if you choose to add on that option.


Do Weeks 1 and 2 of homework for Gathering Two.


(June 10th – link will go up for COTD Session 2 video for anyone going for that option.)


GATHERING TWO: Tuesday June 17, 2014. Brief video greeting from me and instructions for that day’s gathering or discussion. (Link for COTD Session 3 video for anyone taking that option.)


Do Weeks 3 and 4 of homework for Gathering 3.


(June 24th – Link will go up for COTD Session 4 video for anyone taking that option.)


GATHERING THREE: July 1, 2014. Brief video greeting from me and instructions for that day’s gathering or discussion. (Link for COTD Session 5 video for anyone taking that option.)


Do Weeks 5 and 6 of homework for Gathering Four.


(July 8th – Link will go up for COTD Session 6 video for anyone taking that option.)


GATHERING FOUR: July 15, 2014. Brief video greeting from me and instructions for that day’s gathering or discussion. (Link for COTD Session 7 video for anyone taking that option.)


Do Weeks 7 and 8 of homework for Gathering Five.


(July 22 – Link will go up for COTD Session 8 video for anyone taking that option.)


GATHERING FIVE CONCLUSION: July 29, 2014. Brief video greeting from me and instructions for that day’s gathering and closing. (Link for COTD Session 9 video conclusion for anyone taking that option.)



Here is the above schedule in diagram form thanks to my beloved assistant, K-Mac. You can enlarge it to see it better or copy and paste it to a document and print it out if you’re that kind of weird person…because I am, too:









Sound fun??!? Yep, it also sounds like a bit of work but not a single word of Scripture will drop to the ground. We can  have confidence in advance that the pursuit of Christ through His Word will completely alter the summer of 2014. I’m ecstatic to have the privilege of spending these 8 weeks with you in Bible study. You are a tremendous joy to me. Our God-given emphasis right now at Living Proof is on stirring up women who are less-discipled in Scripture to come to love Christ through His powerful, living, relevant Word. We would be thrilled for you to help us by inviting some women along who have never before done this kind of thing. Take the chance and ask them! So many women have a hunger for God. They just don’t know exactly how to identify it. Bring them along if God opens that door!


Can’t wait to get started! Dearest love to you all!





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  1. 51
    Lisa Pickels says:

    So excited to participate in this study !! I was going to do one of your studies this summer so why not this one!! Looking forward to it!!!

  2. 52
    Sharon Shirrell says:

    So looking forward to this!!! Yes a million times!!! This will be My First ever summer siesta bible study!!!! Woohoo

  3. 53
    Donna says:

    Yes! Thank you for this…..can’t wait!

  4. 54
    Heather Smith Lane says:

    Yay!! Can’t wait to do this study!!! 🙂

  5. 55
    Mindy Seekford says:

    Yay!! I was just in Lifeway today and saw the member book. I was hoping it would be
    our summer Bible study!! Anybody in the Shreveport La area want to link up with me??
    Email is [email protected]

  6. 56
    Cheryl r says:

    Yeah ! I’m in
    For I am grateful that you introduced me such wonderful women and studies , this will be like visiting with you in Texas . Yeah

  7. 57
    Kim Safina says:

    h Faith Is Like A Child. Count Me In With Children Of The Day Study!!

  8. 58
    Debbie says:


  9. 59

    Im so excited! Hope I can get a group together to do it:)

  10. 60
    Leah says:

    Any idea when the member books will arrive in Canada for purchase?

    It’s just shy of $50 to ship from Lifeway 🙁

    So looking forward to doing this study!

  11. 61
    Kim b. in Az says:

    Can’t wait.

  12. 62
    Carrie Padgett says:

    Yes! I’m in and I can’t wait!

  13. 63
    Kathryn Carpenter says:

    Count me in! Can’t wait for another SSBS!

  14. 64
    Betty M says:

    I can not wait!! Our local ladies study took the summer off so I am not doing any formal one this summer so even though I have a son’s wedding out of state and a big receptiont to plan for, I have time to do this one with other sisters online. Can not wait to get the book!!
    Hugs to all,

  15. 65
    Deborah says:

    SO EXCITED!!!! Count me in:-)


  16. 66
    Joy says:

    I am so excited. This is an answer to prayer. I wanted to do this study this summer but my church is doing Inheritance instead. Now I can do both! Thank you, Beth.

  17. 67
    Julia says:

    I am in Pineville, Louisiana and I can’t wait to join in!!!!

  18. 68
    Michele says:

    I’m in. Excited to do this study

  19. 69
    Charmaine Black says:

    We are starting your Daniel study with our Bible Study group in two days time and I cant wait.
    We will be joining you for this one too….
    Cannot wait, I do hope we can get the workbook in time, all the way to SA….

  20. 70
    Dawn DeYoung says:

    I can’t wait! I am all in! Thank you Beth Moore and all the siesta there that do such a great job at giving us opportunities to study, learn and stay in God’s word!

  21. 71
    Jackie UK says:

    Hi Beth,

    This looks great!
    I really want to do the summer study again. Will I be able to purchase the book from anywhere else other than Lifeway? I have tried to pre-order the members book already and the shipping costs to the UK are very high.

    Love Jackie

  22. 72
    Cathy Gibson says:

    You are positively a genius for listening to our Lord! He does nothing by mistake which includes His timing. He makes all things beautiful in His time.
    I am sure that people, who have too much time on their hands, will complain because that is what they do. I just appreciate the fact that you listen to the Lord! May the Lord continue to shine His face and keep the extended Moore family sheltered in His wings 🙂

  23. 73
    roxanne says:

    Sounds great! Just Easter week I was wondering what bible study to do with my teen daughters!
    Also getting set to see Beth in Hershey PA May 2-3! Praying for the hearts and minds of those who attend the conference. God put on my heart to invite to people who live some distance! They said yes!

    God is growing me in the area of relationships. It all started in 2013 when I tip toed into a local churches Beth Moore bible study, James. I knew God was up to something when we discussed James’ family for two or three weeks before getting into the meat of the book. Thanks for being part of the journey Beth!
    Interestingly Beth God had me praying for your 2014 year toward the end of 2013. My guess is God is up to something… J
    Blessings, Roxanne

  24. 74
    Charlotte Carty says:

    I didn’t see that coming. Usually my plans are on place by now. Now I know why I didn’t have a plan. So excited. Thanks.

  25. 75
    Adrea says:

    Beth, I’m so glad you decided to start the summer with your new study! This is one sister who can’t wait to read it! You are such a blessing to me:)

  26. 76
    Carrie says:

    I can’t wait to do this study. What a blessing this will be!

  27. 77
    Colleen says:

    I am really interested to know how some of you already have leaders’ kits and workbooks? Can’t say I’m not envious! I am also very excited about this study. Our group will be starting it towards the end of July after our schools’ winter break – yes, I live in South Africa. Perhaps I can have a sneak preview with SS 2014. Just not sure how long the material will take to get here though I have ordered it already.

  28. 78
    AdeleAlys Spil says:

    All in!

  29. 79
    Margie Fillinger says:

    Looking forward to this study!

  30. 80
    Kim Tate says:

    I can’t wait for this study. I am going to be in the middle of moving and will miss my old bible study group doing this study.

  31. 81
    Tammy Zilinski says:

    Looks great!!!

  32. 82
    Debbie Wahlbrink says:

    So excited and blessed to see this post this morning!! Cannot wait to start! Thank you, Beth, for working so hard to bring us this wonderful study of God’s Word. Thank you!! Love, Debbie

  33. 83
    Jaime says:

    I am so excited! I have already started making the calls to form a small group.

  34. 84
    Lisa H says:

    Excited to learn from Beth about being “Children of the Day” according to God’s Word…intrigued by a 28-day challenge half way through the study…ready for another summer growing closer to Christ!

  35. 85
    Mitzi says:

    This sounds amazing and I’m really looking forward to it! I am currently without a church home and so this will work out great for my summer! Thank you!

  36. 86
    Joy R says:

    Excited to do this study!

  37. 87
    heather says:

    I’m in!!! Can’t wait.

  38. 88
    Michelle says:

    Yes!! Can’t wait!!

  39. 89
    Kim says:

    This is awesome news!! So excited!!

  40. 90
    Kelly Copelan says:

    I’m in! Can’t wait!!!!

  41. 91
    Becky Gustafson says:

    I will not be able to jion on June 3 but can I join later in the study?

  42. 92
    Janie Southard says:

    Perfect! I will be working in North Carolina at my grandson’s camp and I was looking for a Bible study to keep me in the Word for the month I am there. I was so blessed to hear you teach this in Houston last year. BTW any word from God on the new field you will be sowing into?

  43. 93
    Karla says:

    I would participate, however it was just announced at church that our women’s ministry is doing this study come fall! So I will be patient and wait to do it with them. I can’t wait.

    Will see if any other studies are started, as I have never done an online study before.

  44. 94
    Cheryl H. says:

    Excited to begin = )

  45. 95
    Kerry says:

    Sounds great! L looking forward to it!

  46. 96
    Jo Ann says:

    So happy we’re doing this! I wanted to do this study and was so surprised when you posted this’ll be the summer bible study! Just bought the book. I’m looking forward to June!

  47. 97
    Michelle O'Neal says:

    YES! I was going to do the study this summer on my own, but I’d much rather do it with all of you!!

  48. 98
    Sue johnson says:

    Would love to participate.

  49. 99
    Renae says:

    I am definately in for this study. I am so very thankful for your gifts that God have given you and I have always been frustrated with my lack of understanding and getting anything out of my time reading the bible that many times I just quit, and with my perfection issues I couldn’t do it how I thought I should or how you so wonderfully can. But after doing the James study I wanted to read more about Paul’s messages he taught to the gentiles and God opened my eyes to a passage in 1 Corinthians 3:5-8 when Paul was talking about the loyalty division in the church between Paul and Apollos. My gift isn’t being able to do what you do but to thank God for having you be my present day Apollos to help water what God is growing in me and use that to help water or plant seeds in others that God can grow. I am excited to be watered so God can help me grow.

  50. 100
    Christy says:

    Wii we have to pay for the video sessions that accompany the study?

    • 100.1
      Lindsee says:

      Hi Christy, the official COTD teaching videos will be downloadable for a small price, yes. But we want to make it so clear that they are optional! Not required as we, this summer, will simply work through the actual Bible study itself, apart from the teaching videos. However, we will have a link for those who do want to download the teachings! I hope that helps!

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