The Very Good Gospel Book Club
Wed., June 14 and 28
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Enacting Shalom in Our World
The Hartman Home in Decatur
$29, includes dessert and drinks
In the fall, we will turn our attention to the “See Others” Kaleid lens. As we do, we will be leaning into the word shalom, unpacking what it looks like to love others by witnessing them, welcoming them, and walking with them. This book will be a wonderful preparation for our fall offerings, and we always love the casual and fun vibe of our summer book clubs! We hope you will join us for two meetings at Saranell’s home where we will discuss Lisa Sharon Harper’s insightful and hopeful book over dessert and summer drinks.
Here’s what Lisa Sharon Harper’s publisher has to say about the book:
God once declared everything in the world "very good." Can you imagine it?
A vision of hope for a broken world…
Shalom is what God declared. Shalom is what the Kingdom of God looks like. Shalom is when all people have enough. It's when families are healed. It's when churches, schools, and public policies protect human dignity. Shalom is when the image of God is recognized in every single human. Shalom is our calling as followers of Jesus' gospel. It is the vision God set forth in the Garden and the restoration God desires for every relationship.
What can we do to bring shalom to our nations, our communities, and our souls? Through a careful exploration of biblical text, particularly the first three chapters of Genesis, Lisa Sharon Harper shows us what "very good" can look like today, even after the Fall.
Because despite our anxious minds, despite division and threats of violence, God's vision remains: Wholeness for a hurting world. Peace for a fearful soul. Shalom.
When? Wednesdays, June 14 and 28, 7-9 pm
Where? The Hartman Home in Decatur (Address will be sent via email before the first meeting)
Cost? $29 (Scholarships are available! Let us know when you register that you would like one.)
We hope you'll join us!