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For Beth Moore, writing topics come one by one from God

NEW ORLEANS (BP)–Beth Moore, Bible teacher and author of six Bible study series for women, said the topics of her studies have been given to her one at a time from God.
LifeWay Christian Resources will release Moore’s latest Bible study, “Breaking Free: Making Liberty in Christ a Reality in Life,” in June 1999.
She said she begins “obsessing” on one subject she is drawn to during her travels or while studying the Bible.
“Then all the sudden every direction I look, God is speaking to me about it. I’m simpleminded, so he just doesn’t let me make a choice between three or four topics. I always know there is only one.”
Moore’s passion for the Word of God manifests itself in the powerful delivery of her messages, and the numbers prove the impact of her ministry.
This year, Moore, founder of Living Proof Ministries, will speak to about 25,000 women attending one of 11 regional Living Proof conferences across the country. She currently teaches about 800 women a week at her church, First Baptist, Houston.
Since August 1995 when Moore’s first Bible study was published, a half million copies of her books have been purchased and used in group and individual studies. In 1997-98 alone, four of her current studies sold a total of 260,000.
Moore said she has heard some describe her as a preacher, but she doesn’t take the description seriously.
“First of all, I just laugh because I don’t think they are serious. Then I say, ‘Please, if you don’t mind, change that ‘p’ to a ‘t.’
“The truth is, I’m eaten alive with discipleship. It is my burden and my passion. I know the Word transforms lives.”
Moore’s earlier Bible studies include: “A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place,” “A Heart Like His: Seeking the Heart of God Through a Study of David,” “To Live Is Christ: The Life and Ministry of Paul,” “Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit” and “Whispers of Hope,” a 10-week prayer study. Also, LifeWay’s Broadman & Holman Publishers has released a collection of Moore’s poetry and vignettes, “Things Pondered from the Heart of a Lesser Woman.”

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