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Cookies on the Lower Shelf, a flexible Bible study.


Has it been your desire to read through the Bible?

Perhaps you started with good intentions only to be quickly overwhelmed. This study is designed to help you see the Big Picture in bite sized portions as you methodically walk from Genesis to Revelation.Cookies2Cover

Cookies on the Lower Shelf: Putting Bible Reading Within Reach by Pam Gillaspie; is a journey through the entire Bible in 30 weeks – 10 weeks at a time!  Part 1 covers Genesis – Ruth, Part 2 covers 1 Samuel to Malachi, and Part 3 walks through the New Testament. The series is intended to be as in-depth as the student desires and accommodates all levels of study.

These flexible Bible studies are designed with options that will allow you to go as deep each week as you desire. If you’re just starting out and feeling a little overwhelmed, stick with the main text and don’t do the sidebar assignments. If you’re looking for a challenge, then take the sidebar prompts go deeper.  Beginners may find they want to start adding in some of the optional assignments as they go. If you are used to digging deeper but life becomes crazy one week then don’t do the “Digging Deeper” assignments. Flexible studies meet you where you are and take you as far as you want to go.

How to use this study:

•    Weekly Study: The main text guides you through the topic of study for the week.

•    FYI boxes: For your Information boxes shed additional light on the topic.

•    ONE STEP FURTHER and other sidebar boxes: Give you the option to push yourself a little further.

•    DIGGING DEEPER boxes: Digging Deeper sections will help you sharpen your skills as you continue to mine the truths of Scripture for yourself.

•    CATCHING UP AND CATCHING ON: The first lesson of parts 2 & 3 are divided into two parts-the first for newcomers and the second for those who’ve completed the previous part. By the next week the new students will be caught up.

“Refreshing, Renewing, and Rewarding … Wow! This series, Cookies on the Lower Shelf, will help you grasp the big picture of God’s Word: book-by-book, and put your life in its proper context! Delightfully written and doable, this study is a must if you want to get a good, authentic overview of God’s Word.”Kay Arthur

Don’t miss out. Get started on your journey through the Bible today!                               



I have been considering the next study and this may be the one. I just finished Precept training. I am thrilled to see what God is going to do!
Posted @ Monday, March 19, 2012 9:53 AM by Carol
This would be a great next study! 
Thanks for your comment, and if you decide to try the Cookies, please let us know how you like them.
Posted @ Monday, March 19, 2012 3:59 PM by David Lawson
I've been using the first of the Cookies series (Genesis - Ruth) with our small group of women at church. The women are enjoying it very much! I believe this is one of the best plans ever for new believers who lack a background in scripture.
Posted @ Tuesday, March 20, 2012 10:27 PM by Diane Allen
Diane, if your group enjoyed Cookies part 1, they will love part 2! 
Thanks for commenting.
Posted @ Wednesday, March 21, 2012 2:33 PM by David Lawson
Is this study only for groups or is it also suitable for self-study? Also, someone commented "suitable for new believers" -- is it also deep enough for those with more background in scripture who want to do this kind of overview? Thanks in advance for answer.
Posted @ Wednesday, March 21, 2012 7:46 PM by Marcia
Marcia, Cookies is suitable for both self-study and groups. Yes, it is flexible enough for new or mature believers.
Posted @ Friday, March 30, 2012 7:29 AM by David Lawson
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