A 6-week Bible study on Legion
God Who Rescues Me
How far will Jesus go to rescue one lost soul?
Tormented, chained, and living in a graveyard, the man known only by the name of the demons that tormented him had no one to help him–no one to intercede for him. So Jesus goes Himself. Climb into the boat with Jesus as He heads into enemy territory. Witness Jesus’s power and passion as He battles violent storms and armies of demons in order to rescue . . . one . . . lost . . . soul.
Through this six-week, action-packed Bible study, you will experience God’s relentless love as you celebrate the impassioned Savior Who moved heaven and earth to rescue you.
Learn About the Legion Study in this 1-Minute Preview
"Shadia has written another outstanding study. Legion is rich and in-depth ... brought tears to my eyes. I can’t wait to read the next one! "
Francine Rivers, international best-selling author
"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!"
Carole (Amazon review)
"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."
Danielle (Amazon review)
“I love the depth, perspective, and enthusiasm Shadia brings through her teaching of God’s Word.”
Sandi Miller (beta reader)
"The depth of Shadia’s studies always take me deeper in my walk with the Lord."
Karen Mutsch (beta reader)
" Shadia has proven again and again to be such a gifted Bible teacher. This is a powerful study … of one of the most overlooked and misunderstood miracles of Jesus. If you want to get to know God better, Shadia is a wonderful guide."
Susy Flory, New York Times Bestselling Author
"This study reminded me that we have all at one time needed to be rescued. And what a beautiful thing to be sought out by the One who can set us free once and for all. This study is truly about the God who rescues us. "
Linda Dunning (beta reader)
ONLINE BIBLE STUDY
The Online Bible Study is a guided, email version of the Legion study.
The Online Bible Study for LEGION: Rediscovering the God Who Rescues Me, is offered in two formats. When you sign up, you’ll have the opportunity to choose the format that works best for you.
- 6 Week Format: go through the book over the course of 6 weeks. The book is divided into 6 chapters(weeks), each with 5 days of homework
- 12 Week Format: go through the book over the course of 12 weeks, allowing two weeks for each chapter(week) in the book.
THE LEGION VIDEO SERIES
Ideal for Bible Studies groups, or for personal use, this 7-session Video Series is the perfect complement for a well-rounded Legion Study.
- Promo Video (mp4)
- 7 Video sessions (mp4) – 2.5 hours total
- Guide to using video sessions (PDF)
- Group Study Tips (PDF)
- Printable Scripture cards (PDF)
A Note from the Author
If there is one universal truth, it is that every human heart longs for paradise: a perfect world without death, pain, or sorrow. A world at peace, where each of us is secure, treasured, and loved. But the reality is that the world as we know it will never deliver; it cannot. Scripture tells us that “the whole world lies in the power of the evil one” (1 John 5:19).
As a result, you and I live in a broken world—a world that has been drifting off course ever since that slippery serpent enticed our first parents to reject God’s authority in that garden paradise so long ago. In that moment, they unwittingly handed over dominion of the earth to Satan on a silver platter. But this then begs the question: Why was God willing to risk rebellion in the Garden? And why would God allow His perfect creation to fall victim to the enemy’s schemes? And if God is good, why does He allow evil to exist?
Over the next six weeks, you and I will explore the answers to these questions and more as we step into the fascinating story of the man known only by the name of the demons that tormented him. To be honest, I don’t know why I am attracted to the hard stories in the Bible—the messy stories. I suspect it stems, in part, from my own broken past. I can relate much easier to the broken people—the ones who experienced times when they felt unseen, or unloved, or unwanted. At the same time, their stories captivate my heart because when God reveals what He is doing behind the seen, His power and glory are displayed in ways that make my spirit soar!
So I invite you to come with me as we climb into the boat with Jesus and head into enemy territory. We will witness Jesus’s power and passion as He battles violent storms and armies of demons in order to rescue . . . one . . . lost . . . soul. Tormented, chained, and living in a graveyard, the man had no one to help him—no one to intercede for him. So Jesus goes Himself. As a result:
- A demoniac becomes a disciple.
- A house of demons becomes a dwelling for the Living God.
- The chained becomes a champion of good news.
You and I live in a world crying out for rescue. And just as Jesus was willing to cross the sea and rescue one man from the enemy’s chains, He crossed the heavens to rescue you and me from a fate even worse: eternal chains. But praise God that through His sacrifice for sin, Jesus conquered all the forces of evil and opened up the gates of paradise to all who embrace His mercy. So come with me; let’s rediscover the God Who Rescues Me!
Your sister in Christ,
“For He rescued us from the domain of darkness,
and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son.”
—Colossians 1:13 nasb
International best-selling author
Shadia has written another outstanding study. Legion is rich and in-depth. I learned so many new insights; several even brought tears to my eyes, which is rare for me. This study is well written, well organized, and packed with valuable life lessons. I can’t wait to read the next one!
Bruce W. Martin
Author of Desperate for Hope
We’ve all wrestled with the question of how can God be good when there’s so much evil in the world. In Legion, Shadia explores that question and more in the retelling of an ancient Gospel story graphically illustrating the depths of evil and God’s gracious, compassionate response. Her in-depth research and attention to detail make this study well worth reading!
Phyllis Bennett, D.Min.
Director, Women’s Center for Ministry at Western Seminary
Shadia combines brilliant biblical insights with thought-provoking applications as she unfolds the stirring story of Legion, a man possessed by thousands of demons. Though one of the more obscure individuals to experience Christ’s powerful rescuing love, this man’s life is destined to become a much-loved Bible story as you enter into his broken world through Shadia’s eyes. I could not more highly recommend this stunning, thorough, unforgettable, full-of-hope in Christ Bible study experience for individuals and/or groups.
Author, speaker, and co-founder of VoiceofCourage.org
In this excellent, in-depth study, Shadia invites us on roads less-traveled where we find the courage to face those deep struggles that often leave us feeling helpless and hopeless. Journeying through the biblical story of Legionwhile sharing parts of her own, Shadia comes alongside her readers with relevancy and compassion, revealing a holy, merciful God who desires to break through our toughest walls and rescue us. Powerful! Personal! Life-changing!
New York Times Bestselling Author
When I opened the covers of a new Bible study called Legion, I knew to expect something special. Shadia has proven again and again to be such a gifted, kind, patient, and wise Bible teacher. But what I didn’t expect was such a wide ranging study of who God is, how much he loves us, and what good things he offers. This is a powerful study with a step-by-step approach to understand God and his work in a deeper way, using one of the most overlooked and misunderstood miracles of Jesus. If if you want to get to know God better, Shadia is a wonderful guide.
While doing Shadia’s latest study on Legion, I was reminded that we have all at one time been a prisoner needing to be rescued. And what a beautiful thing to be sought out by the One who can set us free once and for all. This study is less about demons and more about the God who rescues us.
“Shadia’s writing always leaves me wanting more… more of the depth, perspective, and enthusiasm which she so refreshingly brings through her teaching of God’s Word. Shadia’s writing is intelligent, inviting, and compassionate – not only toward the characters about whom she writes, but also toward her readers as they journey to discover just how fully they are loved by God…by the God who rescues us.”
I wanted to do this study after having done “Hagar”. The depth of Shadia’s studies always take me deeper in my walk with the Lord. She is vulnerable in opening up her own life to her readers, allowing us to see how God has led her and how He can also meet our needs. This study will take readers on a journey to help them see the goodness of the Lord as He seeks out each individual no matter where they are in life.