We are excited to offer four titles this year that cover a variety of topics and interests. Similar to past years, each hostess has prepared questions for you to answer ahead of your meeting time, and each discussion group will only meet on one evening in June or July. The only cost to participate is the price of your book.
Click on each book title to see/download the Question Handout for that discussion meeting.
The Everyday Ministry of Motherhood in the Grand Plan of God
by Gloria Furman
Tuesday, June 12
Being a mom is a huge responsibility - and we can get so caught up in many big things that matter, that we forget the most important thing. God has given us the task of mothering "life in the face of death", as Gloria puts it in this book. She gives a great overview of God's plan of redemption through the Old Testament and how that determines the way we mother now. This isn't a book on how to get your baby to nap well, or how to get your kids to be kind to their siblings. This is a book about our glorious God and His plan for His image bearers - and the part we get to play in it. One day we will all stand before Christ - let's mother in a way that brings glory to His name and shows those who we influence the Greatness of our God!
by Dorie Vanstone
Wednesday, June 20
When I think of the book Dorie, the Girl Nobody Loved, I am reminded of the hymn, "How Firm a Foundation." "How firm a foundation you saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in his excellent Word. What more can he say than to you he has said, to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled." Dorie is the true story of Dorie Vanstone who grew up in an incredibly abusive home, orphanage and foster home. While she was living in the orphanage college students visited, shared the gospel and Dorie grasped at the thought and truth that God loved her. A small New Testament became her guide for living. Read the book and come join us as we watch with wonder the power of God's Word transform a person's life.
by A. W. Tozer
Tuesday, July 10
A.W. Tozer said, “The Bible is not an end in itself, but a means to bring men to an intimate and satisfying knowledge of God, that they may enter into Him, that they may delight in His Presence, may taste and know the inner sweetness of the very God Himself in the core and center of their hearts.” His book, The Pursuit of God, is an excellent companion study to “Behold Your God”, as it continues the challenge for us to rethink God biblically and know Him more intimately… perhaps exceedingly, abundantly beyond all we could ask or think! This little treasure is full of rich, biblical truths and insights that inspire trust, obedience and humility. Please join us as we consider how to put off the sins of pride and pretense, and pursue a life that seeks to know, worship and exalt God above all else.
by Deborah Howard
Thursday, July 12
“Suffering exists to accomplish God’s purposes,” writes biblical counselor and hospice nurse Deborah Howard, and most of us generally understand that God is working trials for our good especially our sanctification. But if you desire a deeper understanding of God’s ways, and long to encourage others, “Where is God in All of This?” has profound biblical answers. The author highlights 13 specific spiritual benefits God is working in our lives as we walk through difficulties, from daily trials to the worst imaginable grief. She explores the way suffering drives our souls to God, weans us from the world, and even prepares us for coming glory. Sharing examples from real-life, including the suffering she experienced with the death of her brother, Howard provides solid reasons why we can trust our all-powerful and all-loving God with all of our suffering.