Melanie Newton

Author, Speaker, Disciple-Making Trainer with Joyful Walk Ministries

Jesus took hold of me in 1972, while I was attending college in Louisiana. After moving to Texas for my husband to attend Dallas Theological Seminary, I jumped into raising three Texas-born children (two of whom also have degrees from DTS) and serving in ministry to women at the various churches we attended.

Through the years, Jesus has led me to write grace-based Bible studies for women. Graceful Beginnings books are for anyone new to the Bible with basic lessons and simple terms to help beginners start studying the Bible with confidence. Joyful Walk Bible Studies are for maturing Christians, with limited commentary, and are always relevant, never fluff. I also offer an online course called Bible Study Leadership Made Easy to encourage women to start and lead a Bible Study group. My heart’s desire is to encourage women to have a joyful relationship with Jesus Christ so they are willing to share that experience with those around them.

All Melanie’s books are available on Amazon as well as other book sites. To get more information about the Bible Studies and download them (for free), go to You can also access related podcasts, leader’s guides, and other disciple-making resources there. To enroll in the Bible Study Leadership Made Easy course, follow this link.

You can contact Melanie through her website or her Facebook page Joyful Walk Ministries.