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Crown The Sword: Introduction

What a pleasure to walk with you through Refining’s first book study, Crown The Sword! It is exciting to hear people are engaging through an online group, individual study, face-to-face meetings, and even individual couples journeying together.

This is the first of many blog gatherings focused on this new release. It’s not too late to head over to Amazon where you will find a Kindle edition as well as the paperback. The book encourages interaction, note taking, and personal reflection writings for each chapter so if you are a Kindle lover, grab yourself a small notepad.

In a recent survey I discovered out of 331 million Americans today, only 9% read a Bible daily. Yet, almost one third of the population believe it is a complete guide to living a fulfilled life. It is the one book which has sold more copies and been translated into more languages than any other book in the history of the entire world.

God established His very words as nourishment to sustain every human. Why? Because life can be downright difficult. Think about some of those piercing painful valleys in your personal life. They can drain us to the point of hopelessness and place us in a position of overload before we know what hit us! The introduction to the book addresses this daunting challenge immediately.

Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Proverbs 30:5 (ESV)

Let’s reflect on a few encouraging quotes addressing life struggles in the Introduction…


“How can anyone ever be fully prepared for a season of tragedy and major disappointments? What about disruptions and setbacks to those well-laid-out plans you made?”


“God is anxiously awaiting to afford you the supernatural ability to flourish in life by engaging in His good and perfect gift, Scripture.”


“…embrace a Word-fed life beyond mere Scripture reading—a lifestyle…for living. My dear warrior, your sword awaits.”

WOW! A treasured gift from the Lord-a sword of defense not only for hard times but for every second of every minute. And-God calls each of us a warrior. What food for thought and an invitation to personally assess the value, love, and use of Scripture.

What is hitting home for you?

Share your thoughts in the comments.

Meet the author: Genna is an outstanding Christian writer of non-fiction works. Her writings encourage others to assess their walk with the Lord and stimulate growth. This native Texan is an educator by trait and author of Refining, a foundational study assessing one’s spiritual maturity which has stimulated many since 2019. She aspires to teach others world-wide how to sanction God’s supremacy and biblical authority as executor over their day-to-day lives.

She evolved into a passionate advocate for God and His Word after enduring half a decade of painful life circumstances. Being transparent with her life journey, Genna strives to instill the importance of surrendering ALL to the Lord. As an everyday woman, her main message to her audience is if God can penetrate her heart, downgrade her controlling human nature, and bring her life under the authoritative counsel of scripture, He can do miraculous things for anyone willing to know Him.

Come follow the Refining team on social media. You will be blessed by the words God has placed on their hearts. They love hearing from readers like you so do not hesitate to email them at

“I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart”(Jeremiah 24:7 NIV)

Looking for a Virtual Small Group?

Are you ready to discover God’s Word differently in 2021?

Is your heart longing for a deep-rooted faith, withstanding all circumstances? Do you desire to experience God and all His power in a fresh approach? Are you seeking a fulfilling way to grow continually in Christ?

Crown the Sword is more than a study. It is a resource to help you encounter the Word of God and implement biblical truth into your everyday life. It is designed to change the trajectory of your life from searching for the power of God’s Word to experiencing it. This resource will give you the foundational steps to rely on Scripture as your primary reading for a lifetime.

Just think. You have God’s very words, written as a daily guide, at your fingertips. It is always sufficient and relevant. Let this year be the time you choose an open Bible approach in your journey with the Lord.

Come join the Crown the Sword virtual group. This process changed my life. I invite you to experience the difference for yourself. Come join in an incredible approach written for you.    


Class duration: 12 weeks
Class sessions: 1.0 to 1.5 hours each meeting

Homework: Expect at least 2 hours of reading and reflection on your own each week
Total Cost:  $15.00

Zoom Meeting: Monday nights, 6:15 p.m. (CST) Beginning February 8th

Deadline to register: January 25th  

Register here as a virtual small group participant

You will receive further information via email after the registration deadline.

P.S. Are you hesitant? What’s holding you back? Please leave a comment below and let me know your concerns. I would love to answer any questions you have. I believe this is a worthy study to give you the confidence in choosing God’s Word as your primarily resource for a lifetime.

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