Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Book Discussion

     A few posts ago, I had the idea of doing a book discussion on my blog.  The book I am interested in reading is The Christian Atheist:  Believing in God but Living As If He Doesn't Exist by Craig Groeschel.

     These are the chapters in the book:    

Chapter 1: When You Believe in God but Don't Really Know Him

Chapter 2: When You Believe in God but Are Ashamed of Your Past

Chapter 3: When You Believe in God but Aren't Sure He Loves You

Chapter 4: When You Believe in God but Not in Prayer

Chapter 5: When You Believe in God but Don't Think He's Fair

Chapter 6: When You Believe in God but Won't Forgive

Chapter 7: When You Believe in God but Don't Think You Can Change

Chapter 8: When You Believe in God but Still Worry All the Time

Chapter 9: When You Believe in God but Pursue Happiness at Any Cost

Chapter 10: When You Believe in God but Trust More in Money

Chapter 11: When You Believe in God but Don't Share Your Faith

Chapter 12: When You Believe in God but Not in His Church

     The one that speaks to me the most is the worrying.  I know when I am worried about Sydney out driving, the boys out with friends, etc. that I am not the one in control.  I know that it doesn't matter what I do, their lives are completely in God's hands, but I still worry.  I am sure he gave us parents that emotion for a reason, but I abuse it.

     I think it would be not only fun, but very helpful and insightful to do a discussion.  We can discuss it every Wed.  I will start a post and you can comment on here and/or on my facebook page.  This is a much more relaxed way than having to meet somewhere, worrying (there I go again!) about speaking in front of others, and finding a sitter.  You can look at what others say and add your own comments at your own convenience.  In your pajamas if you want to!  This way, if you are aren't able to comment on Wed. you can add your thoughts at any time.

     I have one who is with me on this!  Are any of you interested?  The one interested will be getting the book on her kindle.  I think I said that right.  I am technolgically challenged, so I am going to go buy the book.  I think it is backordered at Lifeway online, but I am going to check their store and other book stores to find it.

      This wasn't the best timing for me to ask for participation, so many people are out of town.  I will see how many responses we get and go from there.  Maybe if you aren't interested and we get started with it you will decide to join in at a later time.  That would be great!  As of now, I will plan on starting Wed. July 20th.  That way, those of you who may still be out of town this week but want to participate will have time to get the book and read the first chapter.  This will also allow us a little time to get the book if it happens to be hard to find.  Let me know what all of you think.

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