MEBC: Wanna read a book with me?
My hope is to develop a culture of reading in our congregation. Many of our people read great books. I want to see more of that. In addition, great books need to be discussed, digested, critiqued, and applied. So on August 20 we will begin reading a book together as a church. Hopefully this will be the first of many. My plan is to choose a book under 200 pages and under $10. Metro East will not be providing the books so you will need to purchase them through Amazon, Westminster Book Store, Barnes and Noble, etc. Here is how it will work.
To start I have chosen Tim Keller’s The Prodigal God. On August 20 you can begin reading the book. During the month of September I will be holding 3 discussions on Sunday evenings at the church office. I will be coming out with the official dates soon. Each meeting will have the following reading expectations:
Meeting 1: Introduction, Chapters 1-3
Meeting 2: Chapters 4-5
Meeting 3: Chapters 6-7
Anyone can attend these meetings. The only expectations I have is that you read the required pages and come prepared to discuss. The meetings will last approximately 75 minutes.
I am looking forward to see who participates as well as the edifying and encouraging discussions that are bound to take place.