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Habakkuk: Learning to Live by Faith

By Lydia Brownback

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Format: Paperback

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Expected: May 3, 2022

Habakkuk: Learning to Live by Faith

By Lydia Brownback

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Though only three chapters long, the Old Testament book of Habakkuk overflows with stories of plagues, violence, and pleas for deliverance. Why does God seemingly allow evil to flourish? And what can Habakkuk’s complaints teach believers today about trusting God in the face of evil? 

In this 10-week Bible study for women, Lydia Brownback explores Habakkuk verse by verse, addressing the complex subject of God’s judgment and wrath. Written for individuals or groups, each lesson helps women understand why God allows pain and illness, and how he deals with unrepentant sin. This study also teaches how to wait faithfully for God to answer prayer.


Lydia Brownback

Lydia Brownback (MAR, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the author of several books and a speaker at women’s conferences around the world. Her books include the On-the-Go Devotionals for women; Finding God in My Loneliness; and Sing a New Song.

Product Details

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 128
Size: 7.375 in x 9.125 in
ISBN-10: 1-4335-6999-X
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6999-9
ISBN-UPC: 9781433569999
Case Quantity: 10
Published: May 03, 2022

Table of Contents

The Place of Habakkuk in Biblical History
Introduction: Getting into Habakkuk
Reading Plan

Week 1: How Long? (Habakkuk 1:1–4)
Week 2: An Unwanted Answer (Habakkuk 1:5–11)
Week 3: When Evil Flourishes (Habakkuk 1:12–17)
Week 4: Living by Faith (Habakkuk 2:1–5)
Week 5: What Goes Around Comes Around (Habakkuk 2:6–17)
Week 6: Gods That Are Not God (Habakkuk 2:18–20)
Week 7: A Prophet’s Plea (Habakkuk 3:1–7)
Week 8: Remember! (Habakkuk 3:8–11)
Week 9: Divine Deliverer (Habakkuk 3:12–15)
Week 10: How to Wait (Habakkuk 3:16–19)

Helpful Resources for Studying Habakkuk


“The brilliant and beautiful mix of sound teaching, helpful charts, lists, sidebars, and appealing graphics—as well as insightful questions that get the reader into the text of Scripture—make these studies that women will want to invest time in and will look back on as time well spent.”
Nancy Guthrie, Bible teacher; author, Even Better than Eden

“My daughter and I love using Flourish Bible Studies for our morning devotions. Lydia Brownback’s faithful probing of biblical texts; insightful questions; invitations to engage in personal applications using additional biblical texts and historical contexts; and commitment to upholding the whole counsel of God as it bears on living life as a godly woman has drawn us closer to the Lord and to his word. Brownback never sidesteps hard questions or hard providences, but neither does she appeal to discourses of victimhood or therapy, which are painfully common in the genre of women’s Bible studies. I cannot recommend this series highly enough. My daughter and I look forward to working through this whole series together!”
Rosaria Butterfield, Former Professor of English, Syracuse University; author, The Gospel Comes with a House Key

“As a women’s ministry leader, I am excited about the development of the Flourish Bible Study series, which will not only prayerfully equip women to increase in biblical literacy but also come alongside them to build a systematic and comprehensive framework to become lifelong students of the word of God. This series provides visually engaging studies with accessible content that will not only strengthen the believer but the church as well.”
Karen Hodge, Coordinator of Women’s Ministries, Presbyterian Church in America; coauthor, Transformed

“Lydia Brownback is an experienced Bible teacher who has dedicated her life to ministry roles that help women (and men) grow in Christ. With a wealth of biblical, historical, and theological content, her Flourish Bible studies are ideal for groups and individuals that are serious about the in-depth study of the word of God.”
Phil and Lisa Ryken, President, Wheaton College; and his wife, Lisa

“If you’re looking for rich, accessible, and deeply biblical Bible studies, this series is for you! Lydia Brownback leads her readers through different books of the Bible, providing background information, maps, timelines, and questions that probe the text in order to glean understanding and application. She settles us deeply in the context of a book as she highlights God’s unfolding plan of redemption and rescue. You will learn, you will delight in God’s word, and you will love our good King Jesus even more.”
Courtney Doctor, Coordinator of Women’s Initiatives, The Gospel Coalition; author, From Garden to Glory and Steadfast: A Devotional Bible Study on the Book of James

“Lydia Brownback’s Bible study series provides a faithful guide to book after book. You’ll find rich insights into context and good questions to help you study and interpret the Bible. Page by page, the studies point you to respond to each passage and to love our great and gracious God. I will recommend the Flourish series for years to come for those looking for a wise, Christ-centered study that leads toward the goal of being transformed by the word.”
Taylor Turkington, Bible teacher; Director,

“Lydia Brownback has a contagious love for the Bible. Not only is she fluent in the best of biblical scholarship in the last generation, but her writing is accessible to the simplest of readers. She has the rare ability of being clear without being reductionistic. I anticipate many women indeed will flourish through her trustworthy guidance in this series.”
David Mathis, Senior Teacher and Executive Editor,; Pastor, Cities Church, Saint Paul, Minnesota; author, Habits of Grace