SUMMER 2017 BOOK CLUBS
Redeemer Women’s Ministry invites you to come and fellowship this summer with new friends and a good book. Women’s Summer Book Studies are a weekly gathering where women from Redeemer and their friends can come together to study a good Christian book in order to better know and experience God in community. The Summer Book Studies kick off the week of June 5th and meet one weekday night, through the week of July 24th. The book studies meet in homes throughout the Athens area.
SIGN-UP BELOW THE BOOK DESCRIPTIONS
Please select the book and weekday night you prefer. We will build book study groups based on these preferences and all participants will be notified of the time and of their book study by the week of May l5th.
THE HIDING PLACE | Corrie Ten Boom
When the Nazis invaded Holland, Corrie ten Boom’s quiet life turned into a nightmare. Because she made her home a “hiding place” for Jews, she and her family were sent to a concentration camp. Refusing to despair, Corrie discovered how Jesus can turn loss to glory! This remarkable story reminds us how God uses “ordinary” people to accomplish His purposes. Another thing that many of us don’t think about is Corrie was 50 years old when all of this took place; her life prior to the Nazi invasion could be considered commonplace and unremarkable – we never know what our future holds and what God may require of us.
NONE LIKE HIM: TEN WAYS GOD IS DIFFERENT FROM US | Jen Wilkin
Human beings were created to reflect the image of God–but only to a limited extent. Although we share important attributes with God (love, mercy, compassion, etc.), there are other qualities that only God possesses, such as unlimited power, knowledge, and authority. At the root of all sin is our rebellious desire to be like God in such ways–a desire that first manifested itself in the Garden of Eden. In None Like Him, Jen Wilkin leads us on a journey to discover ten ways God is different from us–and why that’s a good thing. In the process, she highlights the joy of seeing our limited selves in relation to a limitless God, and how such a realization frees us from striving to be more than we were created to be.
SIDE BY SIDE: WALKING WITH OTHERS IN WISDOM & LOVE | Ed Welch
Everyone needs help from time to time, especially in the midst of painful circumstances and difficult trials. In this short book, Ed Welch offers practical guidance for all who want to develop their “helping skills” when it comes to walking alongside hurting people.
Written out of the conviction that friends are the best helpers, this accessible introduction to biblical counseling will equip believers to share their burdens with one another through gentle words of wisdom and kind acts of love. This book is written for those eager to see God use ordinary relationships and conversations between ordinary Christians to work extraordinary miracles in the lives of his people.