Son Of God (Vol. 1): A Bible Study on the Gospel of Mark for Women, by Keri Folmar
Endorsed by Kathleen Nielson, Diane Schreiner, Connie Dever, Gloria Furman, and more.
This 11-week study is the first of two volumes covering the entire Gospel of Mark (with the exception of the disputed closing section, 16:9-20), and ideal for personal or group use. Our Bible studies are meant to be written in extensively, so they have lots of extra white space. This is why they are only available in PDF and paperback formats, with the paperbacks spiral-bound for ease of use.
If you would like to utilize this study in a group context, take note that we offer three tiers of automatic discounts, beginning at just 8 copies. (Each PDF purchase gives you the right to print a single copy.)
Keri Folmar is the wife of John Folmar, pastor of the United Christian Church of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and the mother of three children. In a previous life, as chief counsel of House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, she was staff writer of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban.
“It is hard to imagine a better inductive Bible study tool than this one.”
— Diane Schreiner
“With simple clarity, Keri Folmar guides us in learning to study the Bible…Keri encourages us to read God’s Word carefully, to understand clearly, and to apply prayerfully…This study points the way into the biblical text, offering a clear and effective guide…she encourages her readers first and foremost to listen well to God’s inspired Word.”
— Kathleen Nielson is author of the Living Word Bible Studies ; Director of Women’s Initiatives, The Gospel Coalition; and wife of Niel, who served as President of Covenant College from 2002 to 2012.
“Keri’s Bible study will not only bring the truths of [Scripture] to bear upon your life, but will also train you up for better, more effective study of any book of the Bible with her consistent use of the three questions needed in all good Bible study: Observation, Interpretation, and Application.”
— Connie Dever is author of The Praise Factory children’s ministry curriculum and wife of Mark, senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church and president of 9Marks.
“It is hard to imagine a better inductive Bible study tool than this one. So many study tools wander from the biblical text, but Keri Folmar’s study concentrates on what [the biblical author] says…unfolding its message with accuracy and clarity…The questions are inductive and applicable, helping us to understand [the biblical author’s] intent and what [the book] means for our church involvement and our personal lives…I recommend this book for both individual and group study, for it will enable you to grow in your faith”
— Diane Schreiner, wife of professor, author, and pastor Tom Schreiner and mother of four grown children, has led women’s Bible studies for more than 20 years.
“Keri lets the Scriptures do the talking! No cleverly invented stories, ancillary anecdotes, or emotional manipulation here. Keri takes us deeper into the text, deeper into the heart of [the biblical author], deeper into the mind of Christ, and deeper into our own hearts… Each new week of study provides a review of the previous week, to help us keep in context what we’ve studied. The subsequent days are for gold digging, and there are rich treasures to discover…I appreciate the way Keri consistently challenges us to apply God’s Word to our own hearts, and also to our relationships in the body of Christ. This is a great study to do on your own or in partnership with someone who is not yet a Christian, or with someone who struggles with assurance or expresses a desire to have a vibrant life of faith and service to Christ…I highly commend this study.”
— Kristie Anyabwile is a North Carolina native and graduate of NC State University with a degree in history. Her husband, Thabiti, serves as a pastor in Washington, DC, and as a Council Member for The Gospel Coalition.
“We have no greater need than to hear and obey and love the Word of God. Keri Folmar’s Bible studies are specifically designed to help you do just that…Keri is convinced that God is God-centered and that for the sake of our joy, we should be, too…She skillfully created these rich resources—and not only that, she has put the tools in your hands so you can study God’s word for yourself…I highly recommend that you embark on these studies with some other ladies. Then you can all watch in amazement at how God gives you contentment in him as he shows you the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus as Lord.”
— Gloria Furman is a pastor’s wife in the Middle East , and author of Glimpses of Grace, Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full, and The Pastor’s Wife