Ladies, let's read // A Virtual Book Study

Here's a little bit of honesty for you.  I spend way too much time reading about what other people are saying and doing, creating and cooking.  I spend way too little time reflecting and filling my heart and mind with who God is and what he has said and done.  Don't get me wrong.  I love crafting and home-making just as much as the next woman.  I just wonder how many of us spend too much of our time, thoughts and energy browsing Pinterest and the like, looking for another project to conquer, party to plan, or dessert to bake. I want that to change.  I want to be a woman, raise a woman, and be around other women who think deeply about the Lord.  I want to know my Bible well, and for it to be the first place I run when I need to be encouraged, convicted, and comforted.

So what if, we start a virtual book club of sorts?  One that isn't affected by geography or busy schedules.  One that explores weighty topics that contribute to a deeper understanding of who God is.  

How it will work: 

Starting March 1st, we will begin reading "Practical Theology for Women: How Knowing God Makes a Difference in Our Daily Lives", by Wendy Alsup.  Each week, I'll post a few discussion type questions on a private page of my website.  You will need a password in order to access the discussion, so that we can keep our responses private within the group.  You can be as involved as you would like in the conversation, though I would encourage each participant to contribute in some way.  This is a relatively short book, 152 pages, which we'll read over 6 weeks.  The beauty of an online read-along is that you won't ever miss a discussion; it will be there for you to access any time.  Even if you don't finish the book within six weeks, the discussion will remain posted on the private page, even as we move along to other books.

Here is a little excerpt from the book. 

Don't be content with the Christian desk calendar approach to Christianity.  Don't be satisfied with a daily practical saying or some three-step process for being a good wife or a better friend.  God has both called you and equipped you to know him.  We have no excuse to remain ignorant of his character.  Seek God's face.  Understand his character.  Pursue knowledge of him, for apart from the "fear of the Lord" and "the knowledge of the Holy One" (Proverbs 9:10) we have no hope for being a wise mother, sister, wife, or friend.  {page 26}

Ready to sign up? Send me an email at hello@amandabarker.us or use the contact tab above and I'll send an email with the discussion link and password.