Take a closer look at specific topics and issues with others.
Summer Book Clubs are back, offering you an opportunity to look more closely at issues and topics impacting your life in a group environment. Some groups are men only or women’s only, while others are for anyone and everyone! Browse the book options below and register for a book club that interests you.
Mama Bear Apologetics
By Hillary Morgan Ferrer | Led by Amy Merritt
For Women | Meets July 12 & 26 | 7:00 PM
This book is for anyone (not just Mamas!) wanting a primer in apologetics, the systematic defending of Christian faith against the beliefs of culture. We will analyze together how the gospel is incompatible with modern beliefs such as post-modernism, moralism, feminism, spirituality, progressive Christianity, naturalism, and more. If these topics sound intimidating, this book does a fabulous job of breaking each topic down so that it’s understandable and makes it easy to identify them in the world around you.
Gay Girl, Good God
By Jackie Hill Perry | Led by Keila Trevino
For Women | Meets June 12 | 6:00 PM
Although the title is provocative, it’s exactly what it says! Jackie Hill Perry tells the story of her dramatic conversion to Christ, leaving behind a life of homosexuality. Her story is so important in the times we live in, where even the church is embracing homosexuality and not wanting to stand for God’s truth: that homosexuality is not what we were created for. But we are all sinners, and we all can have God’s grace through his Son. I think learning about homosexuality from someone who has been on both sides of the story will be so impactful for us to learn from; while learning how to love our brothers and sisters who struggle with this particular way of life. Jackie is a gifted teacher, who stays true to God’s word, and is not afraid to say the hard stuff. Because she has experienced Christ’s transforming love, she does such a good job communicating that to others.
When Helping Hurts
By Steve Corbett, Brain Fikkert | Led by Holly Longacre
For Everyone | Meets Wednesdays at 6:30 pm | Begins May 18
Join us as we discover a gospel-centered approach to examine the root causes of poverty and its alleviation. This book club is for those who are interested in short-term missions or long-term empowerment of the poor in our communities.
Designed for Joy
By Johnathan Parnell, Owen Strachan | Led by David & Ashley Hemm
For Everyone | Meets May 28 & June 11 AT 9:00 am
“Male and Female he created them” Gen 1:27. Who are we? What is God’s purpose in designing us as men and women? Can I really find joy in God’s design? Join us as we learn how to live as the men and women that god has called us to be, for God’s glory and our joy.
Ten Words to Live By
By Jen Wilken | Led by Samantha Andrade
For Women | Meets Mondays at 7:00 pm | Begins June 6
In Ten Words to Live By, Jen Wilkin presents a fresh biblical look at the Ten Commandments, showing how they come to bear on our lives today as we seek to love God and others, to live in joyful freedom, and to long for that future day when God will be rightly worshiped for eternity. Learn to see the law of God as a feast for your famished soul, open to anyone who calls on the name of the Lord.
A Woman’s Wisdom
By Lydia Brownback | Led by Sarah Mazur
For Women | Meets Thursdays at 7:00 pm | Begins June 2
So much more than a step-by-step “how-to” book for guiding us through our speech, relationships, and daily life, Brownback’s practical and relatable book points us to the Author of Wisdom. In a world where the definition of wisdom is on shifting sand, we can tether ourselves to the firm foundation of the One who never changes to guide us in all Truth in every circumstance, for “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.” (Proverbs 9:10)
A Holy Fear
By Christina Fox | Led by Amber Abbink
For Women | Meets July 18 | 7:00 PM
Gentle is the word that comes to mind when thinking of A Holy Fear by Christina Fox. With gentle grace we are walked through the source and realities of our fear. We are then shown through the promises of God how we are to replace those lesser fears for fear of the Lord. This book is timely and given the foundation of scripture, a reliable resource.
The Envy of Eve
By Melissa Kruger | Led by Amber Abbink
For Women | Meets July 25 | 7:00 PM
Wow, what can I say?! Melissa hits home quickly and doesn’t waste time ‘beating around the bush’ when it comes to our covetousness. This book shoots straight to the heart of comparison and envy. It shoots even straighter still to the healer of our souls and His life-giving Word. The Envy of Eve is saturated with scripture and mature, spiritual insight. You will not walk away from this book unaffected.”
Growing in Gratitude
By Mary Mohler | Led by Amber Abbink
For Women | Meets August 1 | 7:00 PM
The best things come in small packages. Growing in Gratitude is a short, easy book that will grip you with the profound, simplicity of the gospel applied. Mary K Mohler doesn’t dazzle with fancy words or trite sayings. Instead, she gives us God. She walks us through Christ’s work and the wellspring of thanksgiving it produces in our souls. This book will definitely be a repeat for me over the years to come.
By Alasdair Groves | Led by Jeanine Saunders
For Women | Meets June 1, June 22, and July 13
Groves & Smith give us a roadmap to engaging our emotions. Rather than bowing to our emotions or ignoring our emotions, they give really good instructions on how to engage emotions effectively in daily living.