Yesterday’s Feast of the Epiphany marked the return of The Good Book Club.
The Good Book Club is wrapping up its fourth week today with the conclusion of chapter 10. Our household is participating once again this year, albeit more slowly. So rather than reading about blind Bartimaeus over dinner tonight, we’ll be back in chapter 8 discussing the costs of following Jesus.
I think this season of the Good Book Club will be especially appropriate for families with younger children for a number reasons.
The image of light in John’s gospel has lingered with me in my days over the past few weeks
I was pretty clear with myself that I didn’t think it would be an easy practice to take on reading daily scripture together, I was hopeful. And, in fact, it has been a hope-sustaining and lovely time.
What happens when a youth group reads the Book of John for The Good Book Club? It’s hectic, chaotic, and perfect.
I love Epiphany. I love the stories of the Magi, Anna, Simeon, Paul, Peter, the wedding guests, and others who realize who Jesus is and why he has come.
We are three days into the Good Book Club and so far, we are batting three for three in the Liles household. It feels like a heroic accomplishment during this first week back to school after winter break.
I had a friend once observe about Lenten disciplines that, while they shouldn’t be used as just another way to try to address our bad habits, there was some comfort in trying out a discipline without the pressure of “forever.”
Each year, the Good Book Club invites Christians to read one book of the Bible from start to finish. For those of us accustomed to hearing short passages of scripture from different sections of the Bible each Sunday in the lectionary, it can be a powerful experience to consider a book of the Bible in its entirety.