Kay Arthur, the author of more than 100 books and Bible studies, will speak Dec. 5 at the Precept of Columbus Christmas Luncheon in the Columbus Convention & Trade Center.
Her books include "Breaking Free From Fear," "Experiencing the Character of God," "Living Like You Belong to God," "Experiencing the Miracles of Jesus" and "How to Make Choices You Won't Regret."
The 80-year-old Arthur and her husband, Jack, are the co-founders of Precept Ministries International. Its Bible studies are used in 185 countries and 70 languages.
"She is an exciting speaker. Her message is grounded in the Bible," said Amy Ward, a Columbus resident who teaches Precept Bible studies and is a longtime student of Arthur.
Ward said Arthur teaches how to take what is in the Bible and apply it to your life.
Arthur, a former nurse, and her husband served as missionaries in Mexico for more than three years until health issues brought them back to the United States.
In Chattanooga, Tenn., he began managing a Christian radio station and she began a teen Bible study. The study grew to include adults. In 1970, the ministry they founded became Precept Ministries International. Their son, David, took over as CEO in 2012.
Arthur is the host of "Precepts for Life," which is shown in 30 countries.
The Precept program takes its students through the Bible, book-by-book, verse-by-verse, using the Inductive Bible Study.
The Inductive Bible Study method, in which the Bible is used as the primary source of study to learn about God, is an investigative approach to the Bible, which had three components: observation (seeing what is in the Bible); interpretation (reading the text in context) and application (putting the words into action).
There will be special music by gospel singer Babbie Mason.
The cost for the luncheon is $25. Reservations must be in by Friday.
Those interested in attending should send a check to Columbus Precept P.O. Box 1204, Fortson, GA 31808 and include name and email address. For more information, call 706-304-9536.