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Footnotes:

Major Lessons from Minor Bible Characters

By Julie Lyles Carr

A 4-Week Bible Study

We hear a lot about some of the “big” names in the Bible. Moses. Mary. Paul. But what about those who have a small mention, or whose names aren’t even known? What might they have to teach us about the faith journey? Footnotes is a unique four-week study that introduces us to some people who are just a brief blip on the screen of the Bible timeline, just a footnote in biblical story—people it would be easy to overlook but we shouldn’t underestimate. As you journey through this four-week study, you will be inspired by the backstories of these people of faith who show us that even minor players can teach major lessons.

“Julie Lyles Carr helps us explore those who showed up faithfully and fulfilled their assignment but never found their way to the spotlight. It’s a celebration of faithfulness. I love how interactive this study is and how beautifully deep it is.”

—Suzanne Eller, cohost of More Than Small Talk podcast, best-selling author and communicator, founder of Living Free Together

“If you wonder if your ordinary life will have an impact on the world for Jesus, this Bible study will encourage you that no matter what your sphere of influence looks like, you have the potential to shine brightly for God.”

—Susie Davis, cofounder of Austin Christian Fellowship, speaker, and author of Dear Daughters: Love Letters to the Next Generation and numerous other titles

“Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; Peter, Paul, and Mary (not the folk singers)—these major players in the Bible are the topics of many Sunday morning messages, but often they leave us feeling ordinary and insignificant. In Footnotes, Julie Lyles Carr draws our attention to several bit players in the biblical narrative and masterfully draws out the significance of their stories. She reminds us that no role is too small, which means our small roles matter in a big way.”

—Lynn Marie Cherry, pastor, speaker, and author of Keep Walking: 40 Days to Hope and Freedom After Betrayal

Julie Lyles Carr is an author, speaker, broadcaster, and consultant who serves as the Pastor of LifeWomen Women’s Ministry at her home church of LifeAustin in Austin, Texas. With degrees in psychology and English literature, she began her career in radio and television and continues in the broadcast and voiceover arena, including her work as an audiobook narrator. She founded the non-profit Legacy of Hope, which today, through its 2dance2dream program, is dedicated to serving families with children with special needs. She is the author of Raising an Original and speaks regularly in both church and business settings. Julie's popular podcast, The Modern Motherhood Podcast, has welcomed guests such as Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Bob Goff, and Max Lucado. Julie and her husband, Michael, are the parents of eight children, ranging in age from twelve to twenty-eight. You can find out more about Julie, her work, and her family life at julielylescarr.com.

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