Join us for our 2022 Summer Book Clubs! The purpose of these Book Clubs is twofold: to encourage you in your spiritual growth by introducing you to theologically rich books and to deepen your relationships in our church by connecting you to other women interested in discussing those books in community.
We are offering three book clubs in the categories of theology, relationships, and practical Christian living. Be sure to pay close attention to the details of location and time before signing up as each of these clubs will meet at different times and places. Due to space constraints each book club will be capped at 25 members, so sign up early!
Overview: God is self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, sovereign, infinite, and incomprehensible. We’re not, and that’s a good thing!
Our limitations are by design. We were never meant to be God. But at the root of every sin is our rebellious desire to possess attributes that belong to God alone. Calling us to embrace our limits as a means of glorifying God’s limitless power, Jen Wilkin invites us to celebrate the freedom that comes when we rest in letting God be God.
Author: Jen Wilkin is a speaker, author, and Bible teacher from Dallas, Texas. She has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts. Her passion is to see others become articulate and committed followers of Christ, with a clear understanding of why they believe what they believe, grounded in the Word of God. She is the author of Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds.
Hostesses: Annette Hendsbee and Amina Deang
Location: Hendsbee home, 1200 Carriage Park Circle, Greer, SC 29650
Time and Dates: Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.; May 31-July 12
Overview: This book explores what the Bible means when it speaks about friendship. Built on our unity with Christ, these are real life, flesh and blood relationships. They are there as a means of grace, bringing with them the opportunity for help, comfort, love—the opportunity to grow and to give of ourselves. Through hardships and joys, these unique, God-ordained friendships are a ‘cord of three stands, not easily broken.’ (Ecclesiastes 4:12).
If you are seeking friendship, longing for deeper friendships, or want to become a better friend yourself, this book and the discussion with sisters in Christ is for you!
Author: Christina Fox is the author of A Heart Set Free and a blogger who chronicles her faith journey. She writes for a number of Christian ministries and publications including Desiring God and The Gospel Coalition. She lives with her husband and two sons in Atlanta, Georgia.
Hostesses: Martha Winstead and Elizabeth Godwin
Location: Winstead home, 209 Kittansett Court, Taylors, SC 29687
Time and Dates: Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.; June 9, 23, July 14, 28
Overview: Have you ever wondered if God cares about what or how you eat? Are you already convinced that he cares, but you’ve given up fighting this battle? Or you find yourself in an endless cycle of fighting for a while only to give up again? In this book, Elyse Fitzpatrick will help you to identify the destructive eating habits holding you captive, from rejecting God’s good gift of food to idolizing it (and everything in between). She strives to help you break the vicious cycle of emotional eating, surrender your desire for control, and suggests practical ways to move forward*.
Most importantly, she will point you to a God who created you, knows everything about you, loves you, and wants you to be free from your bondage to food—in whatever form that takes!
*This book is not a diet plan. While there is some practical advice offered toward the end of the book, this book (and the book club discussion) is primarily focused on inward transformation rather than outward. Dietary and exercise needs are individual, and we suggest that you seek your own counsel from a trusted doctor or dietitian.
Author: Elyse Fitzpatrick is the head of Women Helping Women Ministries and holds an MA in biblical counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored more than two dozen books, including Women Helping Women. She and her husband, Phil, have three grown children and six grandchildren.
Hostesses: Sarah Bradshaw and Carly Mullenix
Location: Mullenix home, 7 Huddersfield Drive, Simpsonville, SC 29681
Time and Dates: Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., May 31, June 14, 28, July 12, 26