Has this ever happened to you?
You open your Bible, but quickly become distracted.
You want to dig deeper, but you don’t know where to begin.
Frustrated, you close the book. It’s not that you don’t love God—in fact, you long for more intimacy with God.
Maybe God is calling you to deeper waters . . .
Hi, I’m Shadia and I believe you can experience deep and refreshing engagement with God’s Word, even if you’ve read it many times before.
Imagine opening God’s Word and becoming so engaged that you actually lose track of time.
Imagine digging deep into God’s Word and seeing it come alive in ways you never experienced before.
Imagine starting each day—not with a tiny nugget of truth you hope will get you through—but with a fresh encounter with the living God.
When you join the Brave the Deep community,
you will rediscover the joy of digging deep into God’s Word through fresh insights, study tips, and practical application.
I remember when I sensed that “first love” begin to fade. I longed for deeper intimacy with God, but didn’t know how to get it back. I read His Word, but it no longer penetrated my heart. I blamed myself: I wasn’t disciplined enough or spiritual enough. Eventually, other things crowded in. I knew God had more for me, but I was missing it.
Thankfully, God did not abandon me there. He provided a mentor who cheered me onward in my faith. I took classes at church, devoured deep Bible studies, and kept a journal to remind me how far God had taken me. And I prayed for a deeper hunger for His Word.
God answered that prayer. He opened my eyes to people in the Bible who felt unseen or unloved. Their stories remind me of God’s love for me! The more I dig deep in His Word, the more I am in awe of His majesty and love. It’s like falling in love with Jesus all over again. That can happen for you, too!
I can help.
After seminary, I began writing the Bible study series, BEHIND THE SEEN: Exploring the Bible’s Unsung Heroes. Maybe you’re like me and are intrigued by the messy stories in the Bible–stories of people who are often overlooked. Like Hagar, the runaway slave girl, or the man living in the tombs rescued from an army of demons. Gritty stories of real people with impossible challenges whose encounters with God open our eyes to His awesome power and love working behind the seen.
HAGAR: Rediscovering the God Who Sees Me is a 7-week in-depth Bible study endorsed by Bible Study Magazine (Faithlife/Logos Bible software), Francine Rivers and others. (With optional teaching videos.)
LEGION: Rediscovering the God Who Rescues Me is an action-packed 6-week in-depth Bible study based on the man rescued from an army (“legion”) of demons. Endorsed by Dr. Bennett, the director of the Women’s Center of Ministry at Western Seminary, best-selling authors Francine Rivers and Susy Flory, and many others.
I’ve been a student of the Bible almost all my life and am familiar with this story, yet am amazed at the freshness and so many eye-opening moments as I worked my way through this study!
Legion is truly one of the best bible studies I have ever done. It’s meaty, thought provoking, and inspiring. Shadia does a great job weaving scripture together and pointing out details that I never noticed before.
Are you ready to rediscover the joy of digging deep into God’s Word? Are you ready for deeper waters?
Join the Brave the Deep community today!