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Book Of The Month – Called To Community
Called To Community – The Life Jesus Wants For His People – Book Review
Have you ever had the unsettling experience of being in a room filled with people, desiring nothing more than to make an authentic connection with just one person, but leaving feeling disconnected and more alone than ever before?
Ironically, in a world where advances in digital technology have seemingly brought humanity closer together, on a personal level, we are more isolated and further apart than ever before!
Families feel fragmented. Neighbors no longer know one another. Meaningful dinnertime communication has been replaced by television, smartphones, and crowded schedules that make dining together next to impossible.
When Jesus said that He came so that we may have life and that we may have life more abundantly, this is obviously not the life that he envisioned for us.
If you are tired of living a disconnected, fragmented life – if you’re ready to make meaningful connections – if you’re ready to explore the abundant life that Jesus describes in John 10:10 – then Called To Community – The Life Jesus Wants For His People will be of great interest to you!
Called To Community contains a collection of 52 essays that explores the question, “What does it mean to live in Christian community?” The essays are written by some of the great Christian minds throughout time – some historical, some contemporary, from a wide range of Christian perspectives – many of whom have actually lived in community for a number of years.
Rest assured, however – you don’t have to be contemplating life in a spiritual community to enjoy or benefit from this book! The essays are thought-provoking, challenging you to think about many things.
How can we find and create community among the people that God has placed in my life? How do we embrace individuals into our community? How do we as a community serve and impact our culture at large?
Called To Community is the perfect book to read and share with friends. The discussion questions in the back of the book will help you facilitate many fascinating discussions!
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Called To Community is available through Plough Publishing House.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Plough Publishing House for review purposes. The opinions I’ve shared are entirely my own.
Children’s Book Week Feature: God Is Watching Over You
This week we are celebrating the 97th anniversary of Children’s Book Week – the longest running literacy initiative in our country – a special event designed to foster a life-long love of reading and books in our children!
I believe that for most of us, our love of reading begins at an early age – often, before we are able to read by ourselves. How many of us who are here now have fond memories of someone special in our lives reading bedtime stories to us or sharing their love of books with us when we were still young children?
I recently came across a book from Zonderkidz called God Is Watching Over You that brought back many fond memories of my childhood. This comforting book – written by P.J. Lyons and illustrated by Tim Warnes – reminds children, through delightful rhymes, that all through the day and all through the night, God is watching over them and keeping them safe!
This is a book you and your children will love!
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Zondervan for review purposes. The opinions I’ve shared are entirely my own.
Getting To Know You Comment Challenge
What book from your childhood
Would you most like to re-read and why?
Share your thoughts in the comments!
Events Around The Blogosphere
As of January 2016, The Book Nook has moved to a monthly schedule! The Book Nook opens on the first Friday of the month and remains open all month, until the next party starts!
Do you know of an event that would interest our community? Please drop me a line so I can include it on our calendar!
- January 1 – December 31, 2016 – GoodReads Reading Challenge
- May 9 – 15, 2016 – Bout Of Books
- June 1 – 7, 2016 – Sci-Fi Summer Read-A-Thon
- June 18-19, 2016 – Summer Mini-Bloggiesta
- July 18 – 24, 2016 – High Summer Read-A-Thon
- June 24-27, 2016 – Summer Biannual Blogathon Bash
- September 15-18, 2016 – Fall Bloggiesta
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The Book Nook At Create With Joy #18
What’s happening in your literary life? Have you read a good book or discovered a new author you’re excited about? Are you participating in or hosting any exciting events we we’d like to hear about? Are you in the middle of writing the next great novel?
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