by Shadia Hrichi
Witness the depths of God's compassion through the eyes of a runaway slave.
If someone were to ask you to name a few famous Bible characters, Hagar would probably not be at the top of your list. After all, how much do we really know about this young slave girl? She is often relegated to the backstage as a minor character in God’s redemptive story. But was she? Do you know how her story ends? Rest assured that it does not end in despair. In fact, she emerges victorious! Through this seven-week, in depth Bible study, you will find that when you surrender your life into God’s hands, your trials and triumphs serve a magnificent purpose: to draw you into the arms of the faithful God Who Sees Me.
Shadia Hrichi is a passionate Bible teacher who has a heart for seeing lives transformed by the power of God's Word. She received an MA in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary, as well as an MA in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York.
Shadia is the author of several Bible studies and is often invited to speak at churches, conferences, and other events. In addition to writing books, Shadia's articles have been published in the Bible Advocate magazine, Christian Voice magazine, The Secret Place, The Upper Room, and on the Christian Broadcast Network. Currently residing in sunny California, Shadia loves to visit the ocean each week for "a date with Jesus."
This study is deep and packed with surprising insights! I enjoyed exploring the story of Hagar—an often-discarded woman who played a profound part in human history. I love how Shadia weaves in her personal experiences, helping readers connect with her and understand how to apply the teaching to their own lives. This study beautifully captures the depth of God’s love for all people. I am excited to share it with others! — Francine Rivers, international best-selling author
Hagar is sometimes downplayed as a minor and almost expendable figure in the more prominent story of Abraham and Sarah in Genesis, but Shadia Hrichi’s book reveals a complex and fascinating woman facing the same spiritual struggles as the rest of us. All of us have something to learn from this woman who suffered despair, rejection, and abuse but still managed to find hope in the one she called the ‘God who sees me.’ – Joseph Bentz, author of Nothing Is Wasted
Hagar: Rediscovering the God Who Sees Me is certain to inspire its readers to go deeper in understanding God’s unfathomable love and purposes—specifically amid our personal heartaches and pain. In various seasons of life humans wonder: Am I known? Am I loved? Am I home? This extensive study draws us deeper into the biblical text searching for answers. There we find ourselves prompted by Shadia’s own transparency to surface our intimate longings. Relating to Hagar as a person who was used, abused and refused, brings us face to face with a God who reaches far beyond cultural expectations to meet Hagar in the midst of her pain. This study will lead you there as well. – Dr. Bev Hislop, D.Min., Author, Professor, Western Seminary
Few biblical stories illustrate hope in the hard places of life better than Hagar’s. Shadia Hrichi beautifully illuminates that hope, offering encouragement not only for the destination of our lives, but also for the journey. Through this study, readers will be inspired to trust God, embrace His purposes, and experience His victory. – Chris Tiegreen, author of the Dancing in the Desert Devotional Bible
A Bible study on Sarah’s Egyptian slave girl? I’ve never done a study on Hagar before, but Shadia reveals that there is more to Hagar’s story than meets the eye. Used and abandoned … where was God in that? I’ve also wrestled with this question at times. Who hasn’t? Thank you, Shadia, for opening my eyes to Hagar’s story; in doing so, it helped me to see myself. – Kay Marshall Strom, author and international speaker
I totally love this Bible study! I’m certain that those who read this study will be abundantly blessed! – Kathy Ide, author and director of Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference
This refreshing study digs deep into the life of Hagar. . . . Thought provoking and practical, it will help readers develop a desire to serve our Savior. I highly recommend it! – Fouad Masri, Founder/President, Crescent Project
I love the idea of ‘Does God Really See Me?’ Shadia’s love for Jesus and her Biblically solid, uncompromising approach to Scripture will bless many. – Mark Matta, Director of Ministry Relations for Leading the Way with Dr. Michael Youssef
I love seeing God’s mercy, passion, and love through the story of Hagar. Shadia takes rich insights from Scripture and presents them in a way I can understand. I love what I am learning! – Linda Dunning (test reader)
This study is fantastic. Shadia encouraged me to look deeper into Scripture and helped me see that even as we journey through life’s desert places, we are seen and loved by God. – Sandi Miller (test reader)
Shadia has a very tender way of reaching deep into your spirit to face those desert places. You will be encouraged and gain a renewed hope to live the life God has planned for you. –Jackie Kupitz (test reader)
Dimensions (inches): 7.5 x 9.25
Weight (pounds): 0.5
Video sessions available at ShadiaHrichi.com. See trailer for series below.