There is nothing nicer than to delve deeply into a book and have it change you and bring you closer to God. Aside from daily study of the Bible, Book clubs have done this very thing for me and so I am excited to announce that I will be coordinating an online Christian Book Club for women this winter. The idea is that you can join in from the comfort of your home without having to ‘be’ somewhere else or committing to another outing during your busy week. You can do it at your pace. No pressure!
How will it work? Each week I will write a blog post, plus post some ‘food for thought’ ideas that you can interact with. These posts will be linked to this initial blog post so that you can refer to it as many times as you like.
A Facebook Community has been set up and you can request to join if you like. Once you have been approved, you will be amongst other women who will be seeking to grow in their relationship with God. My goal with this page is for you to have an opportunity to share things daily, ask questions and encourage each other as we wander through our book.
Make sure you sign up for our email list so that you will be notified of all blog posts for the Online Book Study. You can do that right here!
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The book I have chosen for this Winter study is “Idols of the Heart : Learning to Long for God Alone” by Elyse Fitzpatrick.
“Many people desire to live godly lives but feel trapped in habitual sins. They trip over the same bad habit, embarrassing weakness, or sinful slavery they wanted to be free of years ago. Idols of the Heart reveals that idolatry lies at the heart of every besetting sin. If you think of idols as stone statues in far-off lands, think again. Idols are the desires, longings, and expectations we worship instead of the true God. Fitzpatrick helps uncover hidden idols by moving us to ask: What do I long for so much that my heart demands, “Give me this, or else I’ll die?” What must I have for my life to be meaningful and happy? Do I love God whole-heartedly or are there other loves in my heart that clamor for my attention? Fitzpatrick shares the hope found in God’s desire to have his children live free of idols, and his commitment to free them by his sanctifying power.”
The first post will be published on Wednesday 15 June and we will be looking at the Introduction chapter “Looking at the World’s Gods”. There are thirteen chapters which will see us finishing the book in early Spring!
So will you join me? I hope you will.
Things for you to do..
- Order the book online, buy a Kindle version or order it in at your local bookstore.
- Register to get reminders of blog posts via email with the form above.
- Join the Facebook Community here if you like.
- Read the introduction and be ready for a discussion on the chapter on Wednesday, June 15.
- Ask your friends to join in as well!