2 Timothy: Winning the Victory

How to Win the Spiritual Battles of Life and Ministry
By Katy Kauffman

What spiritual battles are you facing? Whatever is plaguing us—inner struggles, temptations, spiritual harassment, or opposition to the gospel—we can win our spiritual battles because in Christ, we don't just survive. We excel.

Will we allow the obstacles and difficulties of our daily Christian lives to overcome us, or will we fight to win the victory over them? The principles that Paul passed to Timothy armed him for victory, and they can arm us, too. Victory is possible because God makes it possible.

In this Bible study on 2 Timothy you will find:

  • Inspiring application of Scripture, moving stories, thought-provoking questions, and heartfelt prayers

  • The resources to win your spiritual struggles and the motivations to make a difference in the world around you

  • Over 275 principles of how to fight life's battles and win

Whatever victory you need today, arm yourself with the principles of 2 Timothy. Let them inspire you to win your spiritual battles so you can flourish in God's peace, strength, and joy and do His will for your life.

A Leader Guide is included for using this book as an 8-week group study.

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Katy Kauffman is a gifted writer and has written a must-read for all ages. She makes the Bible come alive and shows that it's still applicable to people's lives today. If you have ever wondered if it's possible to rise above the challenges of life and live victoriously, then you need to read her book. At the end of each day's devotion, she's given us a bullet-pointed list so we know "How to Fight to Win." Not only will each day's devotion leave you encouraged, it also helps energize you so you can tackle the day and walk in victory.    

- Erin Elizabeth Austin, Founder & CEO of Broken but Priceless Ministries


2 Timothy: Winning the Victory is a refreshing read! I found it to be more than a simple ladies’ devotional. First, it is biblical. Katy does a great job in presenting the context of the final Pauline epistle. Second, the book has superb illustrations; this helps “put a handle” on the text under study. And finally, the book is practical. Through Bible study and pertinent questions, the reader is challenged to think – and to grow.  I consider this to be a blessing.

- Dr. Dennis Dieringer, Vice President for Student Development, Luther Rice College & Seminary


2 Timothy: Winning the Victory is an excellent reminder that no matter what we are facing in life, we will always have the victory through Jesus Christ. This Bible study encourages you to be "all in" for Christ and helps strengthen your faith and walk in the Lord.    

- Jamie Smith


In 2 Timothy: Winning the Victory, Katy Kauffman uses a methodical approach to quickly and easily work through the entire book of 2 Timothy. Her expository methods require her to deal with each verse without skipping more difficult passages.

Katy also does a great job staying consistent to her theme of fighting spiritual battles. As our culture deteriorates and temptations increase, our ability as Christians to fight in spiritual warfare will become mandatory. Her book is a greatly needed resource in the world today.

I also appreciated that Katy included a section on application at the end of each lesson. We can't merely know the Word; we have to apply it to our lives and allow it to transform us!    

- Kathi Woodall, Founder and Executive Director of Grow Barefoot


After reading 2 Timothy: Winning the Victory, I feel as though I have participated in a forty-day, in-depth Bible study with a church. This is more than a book of devotions based on 2 Timothy; it's a Bible study. And it could not have come at a more perfect time in my life.

2 Timothy: Winning the Victory covers everything that one would need to equip themselves for spiritual battles and ministry, both of which Christians face almost daily. Katy Kauffman has a gift of showing the truth in Scriptures, and giving illustrations in a way that helps the reader relate and understand the concepts. I loved the way the book was laid out, too: divided into days, so that I was able to read one section each day during my quiet time. At the end of each section, there was a list of bullet points that contained the main principles covered in that section. The reader is then able to circle their favorite points. This made it easy for me to go back and review my favorite concepts, without having to search for my highlights. Each section also ends with a list of questions to help the reader apply what they learned, as well as, a prayer to conclude the day's study. And at the end of each chapter is a "roll call," which lists several fill-in-the-blanks to help the reader remember the principles they learned throughout the sections. I highly recommend this book to all ages. It would also be a perfect resource for small groups and Bible studies to read and discuss as a group.

Not only was this book packed full of spiritual truths and ways to help the reader grow spiritually, but it was also very well-written. It is obvious that Katy Kauffman has a true gift of writing, and I cannot wait to read her future Bible studies.

- Tessa Emily Hall, YA Christian fiction author of PURPLE MOON


Katy Kauffman’s Winning the Victory Bible study really is about what the title suggests—looking at God’s word to prepare for winning spiritual battles that occur in our daily life. She shows us how we too can learn from Paul’s experiences and the principles he is passing on to Timothy. Those principles are still valid and we can utilize them today.

This Bible study is in a devotional format with questions at the end. The short devotionals are encouraging, instructive, and make the Bible passages come alive. For each day’s devotional there are 3-10 thought-provoking questions to help us get more out of the passage studied. If you work on it in the morning, those questions may follow you thorough out the day and you may have a better understanding of your own spiritual journey and battles at the end of the day.

- Camelia Sims


The daily studies are short and easy to understand, but they are deep and filled with scriptural truth. I read it by myself, but it would be perfect for a small group Bible study. There are questions at the end of each day, and a leader guide is included in the back.

- Vickie G. Stewart


I just finished reading Katy Kauffman’s wonderful Bible study. In 2 Timothy: Winning the Victory, Ms. Kauffman shares inspirational applications of Scripture and touching personal stories. What I like best about this study are her heartfelt prayers and the “How to Fight to Win” sections which lists key points on how one can win life’s spiritual battles. Not only is Ms. Kauffman’s style of writing easy to read, it also has a friendly and encouraging tone. If you are facing spiritual battles, I highly recommend this book!

- Sharon Barnett


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