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Pursuit of Proverbs 31 [Kindle Edition]

Amy Bayliss
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Book Description

If you’ve ever wanted to tear the 31st chapter of Proverbs out of your bible this book is for you.

She is a wife, mom, business owner, seamstress, she serves the needy, speaks life and wisdom, and seems to be a major overachiever, perfectionist type.

Except that…she’s not.

Come along and journey with Amy and take a look at the real woman of Proverbs 31. She isn’t as perfect as she seems. In fact, I think she is a lot like you and me.

In Pursuit of Proverbs 31, Amy Bayliss gives you a biblical view of the scriptures that are found tucked away at the end of the book of wisdom. With Southern charm and raw, real emotions she’ll tug at the core of your being. She’ll give you a new perspective and inspire you to pursue Proverbs 31; she’ll inspire you to pursue Jesus.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great bible study! October 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
"Yet even in the midst of wearing the Superwoman cape I echoed the questions that have plagued the hearts and minds of so many: Why can't I get it right? How can I find more time to get it all done? Why isn't God helping me?"

I love, no I ADORE, reading books and bible studies, but I will tell you that the topic of Proverbs 31 has always intimidated me and I know I'm not alone. The Perfect Woman described there is unattainable (or so it seems). That's why Amy's study really is a breath of fresh air! She reminds us from the get-go that Only Christ can completely fulfill Scripture. He did so on the cross. That was His job. My job is to accept that and follow Him. We aren't expected to be all that is written in Proverbs 31 and yet, in our imperfections we are still worth "more than rubies."

I needed to hear that. Don't you?

This study is broken into ten chapters, and at the end of every chapter, Amy lists Focused Thoughts, Scripture for Memory, Essential (points made), Useful, and a Bonus. Each chapter takes Proverbs 31 and breaks it down into understandable, usable and attainable pieces of study. I love Chapter 4's reminder that "We should be praying for our husband daily. They face so many fleshly temptations and as their helpmate it is our responsibility to cover them in prayer" and Chapter 6's directive that "We must parent on purpose". And, I'm a huge fan of saving money and resources, so Chapter 8 - Pocket Full of Resources just speaks to me.

So, if you're looking for a personal or group bible study, I wholeheartedly recommend "Pursuit of Proverbs 31"!!

I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A treasure worth visiting again and again! February 27, 2012
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In Pursuit of Proverbs 31, I believe Amy Bayliss has truly captured the heart of God for His daughters. She has studied the Proverbs 31 woman extensively. Reading this book feels as if she takes you by the hand and guides you into her treasured discoveries. Step by step, Amy inspires a deeper relationship with Our Father. Her words encourage you to delve into the scriptures to uncover nuggets of wisdom for yourself. The captured wisdom challenges you to break free of preconceived misconceptions and become the unique individual God intended. I thoroughly enjoyed my journey through these pages, and I know this is one of those books that I will revisit again and again.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Are you Noble? August 7, 2012
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Let me say that this was a very invigorating read. You can tell she has done her research,, spent plenty of time in prayer and contemplation in regards to this portion of the book. She writes so very well too - it is inspirational, and directs you to look at things in a way that we may not have before. II did run across a number of things that I didn't agree with due to my more conservative nature and faith but I cannot say that it changed how I felt about this book. Either way this was a very valuable read for any woman seeking to expand and better herself in her walk with the Lord.

In any case, there was a boldness to her writing, an honesty that made this well worth the time I spent in study. I loved the part where she said "When I wake up in the morning, before I even brush my teeth, I say good morning to Him. When I see a beautiful landscape while driving, I make sure I praise Him for it. When I need to make a decision I ask Him to help me. When I realize I need money for a bill, I ask Him to supply it and then thank Him for it. When it dawns on me that I messed up, I immediately ask for His forgiveness. I ask Him to keep me away from tempting situations, to grant us safe trips, to keep Satan and his cohorts away, and when I am studying His word I ask him to explain to me what I don't yet understand." Quotes like this are throughout the book showing that she doesn't just have a faith and talk about it but that she also strives to live it. Let us all be able to show our faith as she does.

There were many other wonderful attributes to this book. I do believe this is an excellent purchase, not just for the resources she provides within.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get this book! March 13, 2012
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Wow, where do I begin???

If you ever wanted to have a heartfelt conversation with Amy Bayliss, here's your chance. Amy opens here heart to share what God had taught, shown, and told her over the last few years. She lays it all out there- allowing herself to be vulnerable by sharing personal stories, struggles, trials, and accomplishments.

I find it quite easy to relate to Amy as a fellow woman seeking this seemingly elusive Proverbs 31 woman. How refreshing to finally have this "woman" explained as more than just "someone to emulate."

This is more than a book, more than a story, more than a "chat". It is a challenge to leave your failures and fretting in the past and make changes that will improve your future from day one.

Amy gives practical, down-to-earth advice, tips, and suggestions. She shares what works for her and encourages her readers to find what works for them.

I read this book straight through twice. I will now be reading this book a third time, this time REALLY digging in and journaling my journey.

Thank you, Amy, for allowing your readers to have a genuine and real visit with you! I only wished you lived closer so we could sit on the porch, share a pitcher of sweet tea, and get to know each other more! You have inspired me to take the necessary steps to put into action that which I've felt led to do for God and have not done for far too long. Thank you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My wife loves it.
Published 3 months ago by Dan Essig
5.0 out of 5 stars Would buy anything she writes
This is my first time reading anything by Ms. Bayliss and I was pleasantly surprised. She did not just gloss over the chapter and verses... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for anyone seeking a deeper connection with God.
This book is real. Amy shares her soul with her readers. I felt like her personal experiences were mine. I could relate to her. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Sandy Gracia
5.0 out of 5 stars More than Proverbs 31
This study is an in depth study of more than just proverbs 31. This study forces you out of your comfort zone to reach for deeper meaning to your daily life. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars My daughter-in-law is raving about this book!
I purchased this for my daughter-in-law. She is soft spoken and it is not her norm to say how great something is. She doesn't exaggerate! Read more
Published 9 months ago by C. Leavitt
3.0 out of 5 stars title change?
Well written and insightful, but not what I was expecting from the title. I had expected more focus on Proverbs 31 itself but the book provided good points on examining the heart... Read more
Published 9 months ago by EnglishMama
5.0 out of 5 stars MommyTof3
Love this book!!! Every morning it added so much to my devotional time. Love how the author challenges the reader to discover for themselves what the Bible has to say about a... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Jeanette TerBush
5.0 out of 5 stars helpful in the daily grind of motherhood
This book helps remind me of my purpose and why I love being a mother. I would recommend this books to all mothers.
Published 11 months ago by Ashley
4.0 out of 5 stars Refocused
This is a great little study. It helps us refocus as women& reveals some truths that misconceptions may have hidden. Worth the read.
Published 11 months ago by cathleen
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book!
This book is very enlightening, love every word of it, will be one I refer back to time and again !
Published 11 months ago by wendy Ross
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More About the Author

Amy Bayliss is a sassy little Cajun woman born and raised just south of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Having experienced some of the best and worst life has to offer, Amy is determined to help others find freedom from themselves and live a fulfilled life. The Cajuns call this "joie de vivre". She achieves this through her faith in Jesus Christ, simplifying of daily routines, and spending time with those she loves.

She has a faithful community via her social media sites and her personal blog, Amy has been featured in Woman's Day Magazine, Inside Out Programming, and was the feature story and cover girl for Christian Women Online Magazine in August of 2008.

Amy is wife to Ryan and mom to four rambunctious boys that range in age from teen to toddler. They reside in Cajun Country where they worship and serve under Bethany Church.

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