Do you doubt your value and identity as a woman?
Do you long for clarity about your purpose in life?
Do you wrestle to overcome fear, doubt, and insecurity?
You’re not alone. These doubts and fears trace back to that fateful day in the garden. The women in the Bible – they are more like us than you may realize. Sarah, Hannah, Rahab, and the woman at the well-they also faced questions, doubts, and fears. But their stories teach us God’s answers to these questions – the same ones that nag our hearts and leave us restless.
In her new book, Just Like Us: 7 ways biblical women were just like us (and why it matters) best-selling author Jennifer Hayes Yates takes us on a guided tour through the pages of Scripture, stopping to visit each of these women and what the Lord longs to teach us through them.
In Just Like Us, you’ll encounter our God’s surpassing love for us. His word overflows with the answers our hearts hunger for in this life.
- Learn how to find your deepest contentment in God.
- Understand your eternal value in a temporal world
- Know your purpose in a world of confusion.
- Deepen your faith in God in a world of doubt.
- Discern His truth in a world of lies.
- Gain courage in a world of fear.
- Embrace hope in a world of despair.
Join this biblical journey now and find your place in the kingdom as a beloved woman of God.
Here’s what some readers have had to say about Just Like Us:
“I love that this book insightfully makes the connection between the various women of the Bible and our present lives. They are not distant and historical characters. They are real women who lived a life worthy of record in our most precious Holy Bible, and they truly are just like us! From the most commonly known, like Mary or Martha, to the much lesser known, like Lydia or Phoebe, we can easily identify in our own lives with the lessons they lived and learned all those years ago. This book is life-changing for those who open their hearts and minds to dig into the Word with these life application lessons. I loved it!” –Michelle Wise
“Yates has written a book that does a great job of relating the struggles of Biblical women to the struggles modern women face today. She brings a unique insight into how we can use the example of these Biblical women to strengthen our modern-day walk with the Lord. I love the layout of the book! You can read through the book as it is, or you can choose a specific topic or even Biblical woman whom you’d like to study. I look forward to future books from Yates!” –Bethany Lee
“If you’ve ever felt like you’re in this life alone and think no one else can relate, Just Like Us bridges the gap for you. Jennifer Yates Hayes reminds us that even the women of the bible dealt with daily challenges and struggles as they tried to balance the many aspects of life. They are examples meant to encourage in our faith walk, reminding us refuge in God’s word and His promises. No matter our successes or failures, our victories or defeats, we are all the same at the foot of the cross. Just Like Us exemplifies the gospel truth that Bible is for us and it is for now. –Queen Harris
Drawing Ever Closer is a daily devotional for women based on the books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs.
In these 365 devotions you will
- discover the heart of worship
- learn how to walk in wisdom
- understand your purpose in life
- explore love and passion
- gain a godly perspective on pain
Start your day in the transforming truth to be gleaned in these poetic books, and let His truth establish in you a firm foundation of worship, wisdom, purpose, passion, and a godly response to pain.
Here’s what one reader had to say about it:
I had the opportunity to review an advance copy of this book and was happy to be able to purchase it to go back through on a daily basis for reflection on the truth contained in its pages.
As a biblical business coach with several seminary graduate degrees, I am always critiquing what I read so that I can either steer others in my circles towards it or away from it. Jennifer seeks God and His truth above all else, her heart is to understand Him and to lead others to Him, and she does this graciously, relatably, and faithfully.
I plan to buy several print copies to give as gifts; I think this is a fantastic value at the price, because most devotionals I buy for personal use are only 90 days worth and this is an entire year. She inspired me to dig back into the wisdom books hard in my own daily study.
No matter your degree of biblical knowledge, whether you are a novice or a Bible nerd like me, this book holds great reminders of truth and a path for heart development! –Heather B. Owen, Th. M.
Here’s what folks are saying about Inside Out and Upside Down: How Intimacy with Jesus Changes Everything:
“I can’t wait to get up in the mornings and read this!!! I want to be that Spirit filled women!” –Stephanie
“Jennifer’s passion for Christ and desire for others to know Him and His love shines through in her newest Bible study. I love the format, 5 days of Bible study, followed by a weekend devotional. Very well done!” –Lora
“This study is one that anyone can relate with. Learn how much God desires intimacy with us and how you can finally have a fullness of God’s love. Jenn is as passionate a writer as she is about God.” –Jan
“Not only is the overall message of this Bible study extremely relevant and ever needful during these last days, I love the organization of this Bible study! Being a “Christian” is not enough. We must have an intimate relationship with Christ!” –Danielle
“This is a great work that is simple, straightforward for one or a group. It breaks down the fundamental truths of Gods word; that He longs to know us and desires intimacy with us. A must read for a new Christian or a seasoned one or someone longing to fill a void that only God can.” –Stephanie
“Want a more intimate relationship with God? Through this Bible study you will understand who God is and His desire to have a close, intimate relationship with His most treasured creation….you. Great study, one you don’t want to miss, full of biblical references.” –Linda
“Every time I pick up one of Jennifer’s studies, I find myself drawing closer to the Lord with each page. She has a such a gift in making you hungry for the Word and what God has prepared for those that seek after his righteousness.
With Inside Out and Upside Down, Ms. Yates shares the blessings in developing a relationship with God versus a religion. She spells out the truth that as Christian we must walk daily with the Lord in order to receive all that He has promised us. The power that we find in studying His word, knowing God personally and making Him known is a message that one can hear her heart crying out for us to accept as she encourages each of us to study the scriptures for ourselves.
“Yates’s devotional study is well written. It is written with the intent of helping one draw closer to Christ. The daily devotionals also are soundly based upon scripture and the student does not have to take the author’s word for anything, as she has written the study in a manner that the student has to search the Scriptures for themselves.
The study also will help develop skill in prayer as many of the devotionals ask the student to write out their prayer to the Lord. In this manner, a new Christian and even the not so new, will be able to see their prayers and track those that God has answered.
As a pastor, I highly recommend this not just for the individual, but also for the various ladies groups that may be in the church. This book will help facilitate small group Bible study, and would be a good starter book to begin such a study.” –Dr. Ron Grizzle
Here’s what folks are saying about Seek Him First: How to Hear from God, Walk in His Will, and Change Your World:
“SEEK HIM FIRST is a wonderful book for every Christian to read. Jennifer’s heart for the Lord and her desire to see others grow in their faith oozes out of each page. Throughout the book, I was encouraged, motivated and excited to dig deeper in my quiet times, remembering the importance of seeking Him first and above all.
Jennifer uses real life stories, heart to heart talk and lots of Scripture verses to convey her message. I loved how she asked questions at the end of each chapter to get me thinking and focused on how to grow. Some of the topics she covers are how to hear from God, planning for your devotional time, recognizing His voice, feeding your spirit, winning spiritual battles, making a difference and much more!!
SEEK HIM FIRST is an easy and enjoyable read. I look forward to reading more of Jennifer’s books!” –Kristen
“What Jennifer has done is to provide a simple step-by-step plan to truly connect with God, deepen faith, and stay on a consistent path of spiritual growth. Most importantly, she has done this in a way that does not overwhelm. She shows every woman how they too can truly seek God first, even in the midst of the busyness that we tend to mire ourselves in. This is a practical and incredibly crucial read; the perfect place for any new or stagnant believer to begin, as well as packed with reminders for those who have been walking the path of spiritual growth over the years, because not one of us is immune to being drawn away from our Heavenly Father without realizing that it is happening. God’s heart is truly present in Jennifer’s words on each page.” –Heather Owen, Th. M.
“We can find so many things in this world to fill our time & minds that we lose sight of what is of real value. Seek Him First provides a guide for anyone, no matter if you are a new or seasoned believer, to impact your alone time with God. We, especially women, get into a routine with all of our “duties” that we end up too exhausted to include our creator & the quiet time that is needed in order to hear from Him. Our quiet time allows us to embark each day fresh & new. It allows that inner peace to be constant. This book is a refreshing reminder that if I plan, prepare, & position myself I will hear from God. “ Once we begin to see God as One who desires a relationship with us, then we will understand that we need to plan, prepare, & position ourselves for time with Him.” A reminder that it all starts with me! I have started a prayer journal (something I used to do & have started back after reading this book). I am already reading Seek Him First again!!” –Joy
“Seek Him First was a great read on how to draw closer to God. Jennifer does a great job in giving real life practical ways to study the Word of God. The look into her life and how she came to study God’s Word daily came across as something I could really accomplish. This book would be great for the new Christian, the more seasoned Christian and even the one looking for a relationship with Christ. Thank you Jennifer for putting your heart into this book!” –Pastor Blake Godbold
“This book is essential reading for any Christian woman. In it, the author lays a solid, Biblical foundation for how to pursue a full and satisfying life in Christ. Her tone is heartfelt and her advice is useful and down to earth. I found Chapter 2 especially helpful and meaningful, as I believe it will be to anyone who struggles to find time to devote to the development of their spiritual life. There is much practical wisdom and guidance to be gleaned in these pages.
In closing , I’d like to share a quote from the book which I found particularly encouraging: ‘You don’t have to be a pastor, missionary, or evangelist. You don’t have to have a huge ministry or be on a stage, a book cover, or a record label. You don’t have to get the most likes, shares, or comments. You just need a Jesus story.'” –Kimberly
“Jennifer wrote a positive book that has brought about and inspired change in my daily routine. Because of this book and along with prayer I now have a time set apart from the rest of my day just for the Lord. I read my bible and read devotions but never daily, just whenever I could fit it in. God deserves and expects more from us that just when ever we have a spare minute to spare him. She does a great job explaining why we need our daily dose with God, no matter how busy we are. I love how exposed she made her own walk with the Lord! Thank you for writing such a motivated book, I felt the anointing God has on you you as I read every word!!” –Beth
Check out what people are saying about Let’s Run! Running the Race with Faith and Perseverance:
“Let’s Run! is a 6-week Bible study covering Hebrews 11 and 12. It gives an in-depth look at how we can relate our lives to those in the Bible and grow spiritually by digging deep in His Word to reveal meaningful perspectives on our lives. I am enjoying this study and especially love how personal the author remains throughout. She really does inspire you to grow as you’re going through each lesson! I recommend grabbing a cup of hot cocoa.. a throw.. and making it a “Let’s Run” kind of night!” –Tasha
“This is a well researched and developed Bible Study. It offers everything I, as a pastor, like to see. It was researched and referenced, yes but more. It is personal and connects with people. It provides daily time and small group application too, a MUST! I could see offering this to my own churches and would love to see more Bible Studies of this quality on kindle. This one sets a high bar!” –Pastor Ken Hagler
“Wow! Jennifer has done it again! This wonderful study is an encouragement to get up from the chair and go make a difference in this world for Christ. The in depth study of Hebrews and the real-life application and challenges will change your life. Get this book. You won’t regret it.” –Michelle
“Let’s Run is a solid, systematic 6 week daily devotional/Bible study based on several passages from the book of Hebrews. This book contains lots of practical applications and action steps. It is theologically sound and offers plenty of encouragement alongside Biblical truth. I read it on my Kindle, but I’m considering picking up a paperback copy so that I can write directly in the book. It’s perfectly designed to use in a group Bible study as well. It is filled with wisdom and insight and I highly recommend it.” –Kimberly
“Let’s Run is a great 6-week study on Hebrews 11 and the beginning of Hebrews 12. I have LOVED this study. Jennifer Hayes Yates has a powerful and personal way of opening up the Scriptures. With insightful background into the text, thought-provoking questions and well-related stories, Jennifer has made Hebrews 11 come alive in my heart. And with the Small Group Ideas at the end of each week, I can’t wait to do this study with a group!! So good!” –Kristen