We are excited to announce our third book study for this year, Sean Gladding’s, The Story of God, The Story of Us. We have spent the year looking at the importance of “story.”
- Our first book study we looked at our own stories with, To Be Told: God Invites You To Coauthor Your Future by Dan Allender.
- Our second book study we looked at another person’s story with, Aloof: Figuring Out Life with a God Who Hides by Tony Kriz.
And for our third book study we will delve into looking into the Biblical story with a new set of eyes. Here is a brief description to peek your interest:
“The ever present ache of exile rises above the comforting sounds of the river, as the image of the house of the LORD in ruins breaks the peace. . . . Despite the warmth of the fire, he feels a chill. He wraps his cloak around him and looks into the eager faces of his people, then closes his eyes. ‘Picture this scene . . .'” Before the Bible was a book, it was flesh and blood. In this book, you can travel with Sean Gladding between the lines of the Scriptures to listen in on the conversations of people wrestling with the Story of God for the first time. Whether sitting around a campfire in Babylon, reclining at table in Asia Minor or huddled together by candlelight in Rome, you’ll encounter a tale that is at once familiar and surprising. The Story of God, the Story of Us can be read alone but is especially rich shared with a group. Sean Gladding presents an account of the Bible that pays attention to its audience as well as its message. He introduces you to people who may remind you of yourself or your family, friends and coworkers. As much as the Bible is a story about God, it’s also a story about you–and all of us–as we encounter God in a new way. (from Amazon.com)
Again, we will be gathering at Main Street Bistro (in the loft) on Thursday nights from 7-8:30pm. Feel free to order the book and begin reading (Amazon). Each Thursday conversation will look at a set of chapters to enhance the conversation. We look forward to you joining us on April 30th for our first discussion and for the following four consecutive Thursday nights through the end of May.