Book Club

Discussion Guides: (Zoom link to follow closer to the date.)

Book Club Meeting #1
Chapter 1 (pdf)
Chapter 1 (word)
Chapters 2-4 (pdf)
Chapters 2-4 (word)

Book Club Meeting #2
Chapters 5-8 (word)
Chapters 5-8 (pdf)

I’m so excited to spend time with you fellowshipping and discussing some good Christian books. 
The format for the book club will be:
1. Each week I plan to post/email a favorite quote from the book and a couple of questions for the chapters you will have read on your own time. 
2. Then when we get together (on Zoom) we will discuss the questions for the chapters we will be covering that month.  Our zoom meetings will be approximately once a month on Thursdays. 
3. If you have checked the box for “interest in the book club” on your registration, you will automatically get an email zoom invite for the discussion time.  However, even if you can’t participate in the zoom, you can enjoy seeing the quotes and may wish to utilize the questions for your own personal edification.
4. Our first discussion group will be on Thursday, April 1st at 7:00pm. 

The first book is Forever, Why You Can’t Live Without It by Paul David Tripp (272 pages).  I personally have really enjoyed this book and hope you will too.  Below is a description from Amazon.
The here and now is simply not able to bear the weight of our expectations. We’ve lost an eternal perspective, and it hurts us every day. Job disappointment, relationship struggles, and quiet feelings of disillusionment all signal that something is not quite right. Life only makes sense when you realize that all of the situations, locations, and relationships of your life were not designed to be a final resting place for your hopes and dreams, but tools of preparation for a destination to come. Living without eternity puts pressure on the here and now to be what it cannot be and to deliver what it cannot deliver. Countless people deal daily with the frustration of a life that has no “forever.” In Jesus Christ the hope of eternity is restored and, with it, a radical new way of understanding and facing the normal struggles of life in a world broken and waiting for restoration“.
The book is currently available on Kindle for $2.99, or in paperback from Amazon for $14.99.  Of course, you are free to get it wherever your favorite bookstore is, but I would encourage you to pick it up as soon as you can. 

Below is the Zoom schedule for our first book.
April 1st, 7:00pm – Introduction and Chapters 1-4
May 6th, 7:00pm – Chapters 5-8
June 3rd, 7:00pm – Chapters 9-14

The second book I plan for us to read is Becoming Elisabeth Elliot by Ellen Vaughn (322 pages).  Our first Thursday discussion group for that one will be July 15th.  As we get closer to the time to begin that book, more information will be available.

Contact: Stacy Nelson