A Bible Study Giveaway: Lisa Harper’s Malachi: A Love That Never Lets Go

I promise that I’m going to get to the giveaway part in just a second. But first I want to tell you a quick story.

About a year and a half ago Melanie and I were in Nashville to do some stuff for dotMOM, and a friend of ours invited us to her house for supper on the last night we were there. I knew the second we walked in the door that the supper was going to be seventeen kinds of memorable, primarily because I caught a glimpse of homemade pasta draped over clothes hangers in the kitchen.

I mean, I may have spent my whole life in the deep-fried Deep South, but I have sense enough to know that homemade pasta is always a promising sign.

There were four or five other people at supper that night, and Lisa Harper was one of them. Lisa was in charge of making the salad, and I will NEVER forget what she served us. She used gorgeous little Heirloom tomatoes from her garden, along with fresh basil, goat cheese, some sort of fig balsamic reduction that I have tried (and failed) to replicate, and she topped off everything with the a pinch of the most glorious sea salt I have ever tasted. It was one of those dishes that was so simple, so elegant, and so unbelievably delicious that not a single one of us could stop talking about it.

Well, apparently I went on and on and on about the salad – especially about the texture of that sea salt – because when Melanie and I got ready to leave a few hours later, Lisa walked in the kitchen, picked up her jar of sea salt, and pressed it into my hand right before I walked out the door. She insisted that I take it, and ever since then, whenever I see Lisa, hear her, read something that she’s written, or try to copy that salad she made, I think, Well, there’s sweet Lisa Harper – she’ll give you the salt right off of her back.

[AND THUS CONCLUDES OUR "QUICK STORY."]

[WE WILL NOW SEGUE' INTO THE GIVEAWAY PORTION OF THE POST.]

[ALSO: I MIGHT NEED TO PRACTICE MY TRANSITIONS.]

Last year Lisa released a new Bible study called Malachi: A Love That Never Lets Go, and it is all about the never-ending mercy of God. So often we can fall into thinking that God has forgotten about us or has finally – FINALLY – gotten completely fed up with us, but in Malachi we see how God pursues His people and continues to love them, even when they’re (we’re) at their (our) most rebellious.

Lisa is such a gifted communicator – so wise, so funny, so real – and she’s also a Bible scholar. Those two qualities make for some mighty fine teaching, and Malachi would be a perfect study for a small group at your church or for a eight-weeks-o-Bible-fun with two or three close friends.

If you’d like to win a DVD leader kit for Malachi: A Love That Never Lets Go, here’s what you need to do:

1. Leave a comment on this post.

2. The end.

I’ll leave comments open until Friday night. As soon as I close comments, I’ll draw for a winner using random.org.

And listen. If I could throw in one of those salads that Lisa made, I totally would. However, I can’t really recommend eating a salad that has traveled to your home via the USPS. I have some odd hang-ups about things like, you know, refrigeration. And whatnot.

Y’all are going to love this study – hope your week has been great so far!

This giveaway is now closed. I’ll notify the winner via email sometime on Saturday.

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Comments

  1. Okay, but what about the salt? Do you know where that came from? I grow figs, basil, and heirloom tomatoes, and I have a friend who makes goat cheese. I’m all about a good salad. Hilarious- all of those statements are totally true, and when I just now put them all together I didn’t even recognize myself! 18 months ago I lived mainly on Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. But seriously, do you know where she got the sea salt?

  2. Thanks for the chance.

  3. Sounds like an amazing dinner and a great study as well!

  4. a comment. (that’s all I have the energy for)

  5. That study sounds great!

  6. This looks like a great bible study. I hope I win!

  7. On behalf of our ladies in our church, we would love that study!!

  8. I have been searching for a great new study – the study (and the salad) sound amazing….

  9. Would love to win this study!!!

  10. Kara Garis says:

    Pick me!

  11. That Bible Study sounds like just what I need! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  12. Looks like a great study!

  13. I’d love this for a small, small group. And would love to pass it on when we were done.

  14. I’d love to have this for my bible study group – hope I win! :)

  15. Kim Higgins says:

    This would be excellent for a small group study.

  16. Stacy Johnson says:

    I am always on the hunt for new studies for our small group! Right now we are diving into No Other Gods by Kelly Minter. Love it!

  17. I love Lisa Harper! I bet this study is awesome!

  18. Thanks for sharing! The last devotional I went through, based off your recommendation, was SO great. It was from Annie Downs.

  19. I’d love to do this study! I’ve been wanting to find a Bible study to sink my teeth into once I graduate from college in June and have the time again!

  20. I met Lisa at the first Abundance conference just about a year ago- she is such a gifted communicator, and has such a heart for women. I will always remember what she said about the Bible: “God’s word is a love story, not a text book”. Love that! And would love the DVD study to share with friends this summer.

  21. Beccalouloubell says:

    This study sounds wonderful! ThanksM

  22. Cheryl Stanley says:

    So…. care to share the name of the salt with us? Hope that counts as a comment! :)

  23. Our Bible Study Group would LOVE this!

  24. This sounds wonderful!

  25. This sounds great!

  26. Thanks for sharing. I am looking for a new study.

  27. Angela Brent says:

    My bible study group would love a chance at this. Thanks for the chance.

  28. I hear Lisa speak at Woman of Joy in Louisvlle Ky. I would love to do her study.

  29. Rebekah Owens says:

    Would love to win this for our Sunday night group!

  30. I’m so grateful for a love that never lets go…this sounds like a great study. :)

  31. That salad sounds amazing!

  32. Leslie Ruth says:

    Well, considering I teared up when I read the Bible Study description, I suppose that winner or not, I should check it out.

    {Crying is a good indicator for me that God wants me to pay attention. Thirty-five years old and just figuring this out :) }

  33. Heather S. says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  34. Jennifer Mo says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  35. LOVE a good BIble study and love me some Lisa Harper!

  36. Souns fantastic — I’d love to win!

  37. Yes please!!

  38. Oh, I’d love to be in on this!

  39. You and Melanie always have the best experiences. Thanks for this chance to win such a great study!

  40. Love reading your blog! Sounds like a wonderful Bible study! Thanks!

  41. I have a group of lady friends that would love to go through this together!

  42. Jill Sharpe says:

    Awesome giveaway!

  43. Thanks – what a great giveaway!

  44. Judy in MI says:

    Soooo ready for a new study! Thank you for the opportunity!

  45. I would love to win and share with my MopS group!

  46. This sounds like a great study! Who doesn’t need to be reminded that God’s love is never ending?

  47. Elizabeth says:

    Have heard about this study and would love to do it with some friends! Thanks for the opportunity.

  48. This book sounds so great – would love the group kit!!

  49. This sounds amazing! I’d love to do the study with my friends.

  50. Courtney Sloane says:

    Oh how wonderful. Our group is just nearly finished with Beth Moore’s Breaking Free, and we’ve been discussing where to go next.

  51. I would LOVE this!

  52. I have been looking for a new bible study to do. This one sounds amazing.

  53. I heard Lisa speak at a church event in Lubbock, TX and found her delightfully, refreshingly real! And hilarious! Will definitely be checking out this study!

  54. I’d love to win this!!! This is one I’ve been looking at to do with my bible study group.

  55. I really think this study is one I need. I’m putting it on my list. :). Thanks so much for the give-a-way!

  56. I hope I win! Our pastor just began a sermon series on Malachai!

  57. Sounds like the type of reassuring study I need in my life right now. I have friends who are continually reminding me that God loves me at full capacity all the time, no matter what I do or don’t do. Great reminders for those of us who struggle to be perfect and acceptable.

  58. Amy in PA says:

    Great story!!

  59. Bring it on! I need a new study!

  60. I don’t know much about Lisa except that so many of my friends LOVE her. I would love to do this study. OT books are my fave!!

  61. Pasta, salt, cheese. Right in my wheelhouse.

  62. Kim Johnson says:

    Good sea salt makes a world of difference! Would love the bible study for my group at church!

    Kim J

  63. What could be better than a reminder that God NEVER, NEVER gives up on me? Sounds like a great study!

  64. Leslie Hembree says:

    You could throw in some sea salt with the Bible study! :-) I would love to have this for my small group!

  65. Sounds like a great study! Now let’s go out and be the (sea) salt of the earth today!

  66. I’m in! Thanks for the opportunity!

  67. Sounds wonderful.

  68. This sounds like a great study!!!

  69. Sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway! (You could send us some salt, just an idea…) ;)

  70. What a fun story about the salt…Malachi seems like a really awesome study!

  71. Fingers crossed!!

  72. Would love a chance to win this. Thanks!

  73. This sounds like a study I need to hear right about now. Thank you for the opportunity to enter!

  74. The ladies at my church and I would LOVE to go through this study.

  75. I have just started meeting with a small group Bible study that one of my new friends hosts, this study would be amazing! Thank you for the opportunity.

  76. Wow! What a generous giveaway. This would be a great addition to our Ladies Ministry.

  77. i love sea salt!

  78. I have in the past couple of years really started loving the book of Malachi and would love, love to do a study on it. Plus, I so enjoy any time I get to hear Lisa speak!! =)

  79. I would love it!

  80. Sounds like a great study! I would love to have it to share with my church.

  81. I’d love to do this with some friends in my home.

  82. this looks great! Thanks for the opportunity!

  83. Thanks for the opportunity!

  84. Charlotte says:

    I have been wanting to do this study.

  85. Thanks!

  86. Katherine says:

    I would love to share this with my 15 year old daughter! I have been looking for a new bible study!

  87. I’ve been looking for a new study, because I need a little kick in the pants these days. *fingers crossed*

  88. I went to a women’s retreat a few years ago, and Lisa was the speaker — she is an amazing teacher! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  89. I would love to win this to share with the other ladies in our church group!!!

  90. I’ve looked at this study several times and think it would be awesome! Thanks for the opportunity!

  91. Love to study this with my daughter. Thanks!

  92. Why is it we can never replicate a great salad? I know I have tried at different times, but it never tastes the same. The one you described sounds amazing!

  93. I would love it! My small group would love it! Thank you!

  94. I know ladies in my community who would love this bible study!

  95. Our group would love to do this study!

  96. I SO want this!!

  97. The Bible study sounds amazing. As does your dinner! We would all love to have that salad recipe I’m sure!

  98. My circle at church is always looking for great Bible studies. This sounds like one we would really enjoy and learn with.

  99. Would love to win this study! Pick me!!

  100. Oh my gosh, you crack me up! Thanks for the chuckle this morning. I’d love to win this study. Blessings!