Study Guide with Leader Helps ISBN: 9781791014506
$16.99
Video-DVD ISBN: 9781791014520
$44.99
Publication Date: May 2021

Learn to live at peace with others even when you disagree by studying biblical stories of rivalries in Common Ground by Amberly Neese.

Whether it is in politics, the professional world, a party, or a pew, we face conflict every day. As discussions get more heated and social media is deluged with opinion-spewing, hurt feelings, and broken relationships, we need hope and practical tools to navigate the tumultuous waters and live at peace with everyone.

Fortunately, the Scriptures hold the key to living at peace despite our differences. In Common Ground, a four-week Bible study, Amberly Neese combines stories of sibling rivalries from the Bible with personal experience, humor, hope, and her love of God’s Word.

Stories examined from the Old and New Testaments include:

  • Joseph and His Brothers: How to Combat Jealousy
  • Moses, Miriam, and Aaron: How to Work Together Despite Differences
  • Mary, Martha, and Lazarus: How to Appreciate the Contributions of Others
  • Rachel and Leah: Having Compassion for the Plight of Others

These stories point us to peace and reconciliation in all our relationships, reassuring us that it is possible to find common ground with everyone—despite our differences.

Women will find biblical and practical help for:

  • Facing conflict
  • Navigating broken relationships
  • Handling heated discussions (in person and on social media)
  • Living at peace despite differences

Components for this four-week Bible study, each available separately, include a Study Guide with Leader Helps, and video sessions with four 20 to 25-minute segments (with closed captioning).


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Amberly writes with pinpoint precision, diagnosing the heart of our relational conflicts through powerful biblical insights, humor, and raw vulnerability.  

—Barb Roose, author of Breakthrough: Finding Freedom in Christ and Surrendered: Letting Go and Living Like Jesus

With her witty style and helpful calls to action, Amberly guides us toward personal growth and the unity desperately needed today within the body of Christ.  

—Melissa Spoelstra, author of The Names of God and other Bible studies and books 

What a timely Bible study for a culture that seems so polarized and fragmented.  

—Mary Shannon Hoffpauir, author of Lose Control: The Way to Find Your Soul

Amberly guides us through four sibling relationships from the Bible to uncover obstacles and solutions for loving and living peacefully with others.

—Heather M. Dixon, speaker and author of Determined: Living Like Jesus in Every Moment 

About This Author

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Amberly Neese

Amberly Neese is a speaker, humorist, and encourager with a passion for “GRINspiring” others. As a featured speaker for the Aspire Women’s Events and the main host/comedienne for Marriage Date Night, two popular Christian events that tour nationally, she enjoys touching the hearts and minds and funny bones of people all over the country. The Bible says that laughter is good medicine, and she has found it’s also like glue—helping the truths of God’s Word to “stick.” Amberly loves to remind women of the power and hope found in Scripture. Through a flair for storytelling and a love for Jesus, she candidly opens up her story alongside God’s Word to encourage others in their walk with Him.
With a master’s degree from Biola University, Amberly serves as an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University and the Master Connector for Inspiring Growth, an organization developed to equip and encourage growth in leaders and businesses. She is the author of two Bible studies, Common Ground and The Belonging Project, and one devotional, The Friendship Initiative. She and her husband, Scott, have two teenagers and live in Prescott, Arizona, where they enjoy the great outdoors, the Food Network, and all things Star Wars.
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