Sometimes you just have to do something different.
Like today. Normally during our weekend posts I share with you a verse for the week and a weekend rerun, but I have some really exciting news and items to share with you, so I just couldn’t do the same old-same old this weekend!
Go and Do Video Response:
Not long ago, I posted a review of a challenging book by Jay Milbrandt called Go and Do: Daring to Change the World One Story at a Time. I hope you’ll read my whole review here since the book gave me a lot to think about and it may be something to add to your summer reading list.
Today, I received an email saying that the author was willing to answer any questions I and other reviewers might have about the book.
I felt a little crazy, but I typed up my question and hit the submit button on my email program before I could change my mind. I asked him how people like me, young moms on a tight budget who can’t hop a plane to Thailand, can respond to his challenge to “go and do.”
Within a few hours, I received an email back with a link to a video Jay Milbrandt had made in response to my question.
Wow! Is there anything else to say? How amazing that this author and the director of Pepperdine University’s Global Justice Program took time out of his busy schedule to answer my question!
Summer Bible Study:
Last summer, we ran an online Bible study here at the blog and I loved it! I’ve had several requests for another online study, but this year my small group is reading through the Bible together. I don’t want to ask them to take a break from that in order to do a different study in this space.
However, I have a really exciting opportunity to share with you! I’ve been serving as a small group leader for an online Bible study over at Women’s Bible Cafe and enjoying the opportunity to study God’s Word with women from around the world who may never meet face to face this side of heaven.
The Women’s Bible Cafe folks have just announced that they’ll be starting a summer study on June 26th of Kelly Minter’s book Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break. It gets even better . . . Beth Moore kicked all this off by deciding to run an online study this summer of this very same book on her blog.
Do you know what that means? If you participate in this study at Women’s Bible Cafe, you could be one of several thousand women all studying the very same book of the Bible at the very same time. Now that’s a powerful way to study Scripture!
If you’d like to participate, you need to get a copy of the book (early because they sell out quickly when there are mass online studies) and head on over to the Women’s Bible Cafe page to register. They’ll assign you a small group when the study begins and you’ll be on your way to spending a summer with Nehemiah.
Making a List and Checking It Twice:
Have you checked out my Bookshelf recently on the blog? It’s up to date with some of the books, studies, devotionals and prayer guides I’ve been reading and thinking about recently. Not only that, but I’ve posted 18 book reviews that could help you make some of your summer reading selections.
I’m making my own summer reading list, but before I make any plans I’d like to hear from you. What are your best book recommendations? I can’t wait to read them myself! I’ll be collecting ideas from now until the end of May and then I’ll try to share the final list of ideas with everyone.
Heather King is a wife, mom, Bible Study teacher, writer for www.myfrienddebbie.com and worship leader. Most importantly, she is a Christ follower with a desire to help others apply the Bible to everyday life with all its mess, noise, and busyness. To read more devotionals by Heather King, click here.
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