Announcing Book Club #7 !!

Hey Friends ... how very good to spend a few minutes with you this weekend!  

I hope you're finding yourself at peace despite the oppressive heat, disconcerting news reports, and an increasingly busy calendar.  

I know of no better time to announce that Gentle and Lowly: the Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund is our featured volume for our 4 week Sunday Evening Book Club beginning September 12th and running through October 3rd.

During our recent conversations on cultivating a gentle and lowly spirit and the books that have been my companions on that journey, a number of you began to share that you've read Ortlund's book, wanted to read it, or already had it stashed somewhere in your TBR pile.  

Your words have led us to this title.  Thank you for taking us there.

My faith has been strengthened, my soul calmed and quieted as I've sat quietly with each chapter.  It'd be safe to say that God has used the author's prayerful words to continue the soul restoration He's been doing after a season that almost did me in.

'Whom do you perceive him to be, in your sin and your suffering?  Who do you think God is - not just on paper but in the kind of person you believe is hearing you when you pray?  How does he feel about you?  His saving of us is not cool and calculating.  It is a matter of yearning - not the yearning for the Facebook you, the you that you  project to everyone around you.  Not the you that you wish you were.  Yearning for the real you.  The you underneath everything you present to others' {page 166}.

Ready for Book Club #7?
🔖   Get your copy of Gentle & Lowly
Kindle - $9.99
Hardcover Book - $14.75
Book & Journal - $27.99
{As an Amazon Associate, I may get a small financial benefit if you use these links.}  Or maybe your public library or church library has a copy? 

🔖   Mark your calendar for September 12th, 19th, 26th, and October 3rd.

🔖   Begin reading, being sure to take notes / highlight the sections that grab your attention.  Chapters to be discussed will be given a week ahead. 

🔖   The Book Club goes live late Sunday afternoon / early evening for 4 weeks.  Head right to the blog and join the party!  I know no better way to wrap up a quiet Sabbath or regroup from a chaotic weekend than to burrow into a quiet corner, gather in the company of other like-minded souls, and participate in a faith-nurturing dialogue.

And no, you don't have to show up on Sunday evening.  You are welcome to come and go as you please.  You don't even have to read the book or sign up to be included {although you might want to subscribe so you don't miss a single get-together!}

🔖   I'll simply share 2 or 3 quotes from the book.  And then swing open the doors and invite you to speak for yourself in the comment section.  Email readers will receive the post on Monday and can comment either by hitting the REPLY button, or do so on the blog.  

BONUS!  Listen to these short, superb devotionals between now and then - Introducing Gentle and Lowly: A 14-Day Devotional Podcast

If ever we need this kind of prayerful listening, reading, and discussion, it'd be right about now.

Anticipating ~


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