Portico's women are continuing in our purposeful application of spiritual disciplines with book groups. There are four books from which to choose, each corresponding to the four spiritual disciplines around which we structured our retreat. The spiritual disciplines are: Sabbath, Bible study, prayer, and worship. The books that go along with each of these are as follows:Crazy Busy, by Kevin DeYoung (Sabbath)
I'm too busy. Most of us have probably used that excuse before. With warmth, humor, and honesty, DeYoung explains why a life of constant chaos is far from what God intends, and helps you strike a balance between doing nothing and doing everything. Discover the restful cure you've been too busy to find!
Women of the Word, by Jen Wilkin (Bible Study)
Women of the Word will help all who read it to find their way deeper into the word of God without having to be seminary educated, a genius, or even an especially good student. —Kathy Keller We all know it's important to study God's word. But sometimes it's hard to know where to start. What's more, a lack of time, emotionally driven approaches, and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. How can we, as Christian women, keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible? Women of the Word has helped countless women with a clear and concise plan they can use every time they open their Bible.Prayer that Works, by Jill Briscoe (Prayer) [PLEASE ORDER THIS BOOK THROUGH ME at [email protected]]
Through studying the lives of Elijah and Elisha (1 Kings 17-19 and parts of 2 Kings), readers will be challenged to pray bold prayers rather than settle for meek prayers not offered in deep faith. Readers will learn to cultivate their prayer lives, surrender to God's timing, and plan and persist when prayers seem to go unanswered.Awe, by Paul David Tripp (Worship)
Humans love to be amazed. Whether we're beholding a beautiful work of art, the birth of a baby, or the Grand Canyon, it seems we're "hard-wired" for awe. In this thought-provoking book, Paul David Tripp shows you how to kindle an ever-growing passion for God's glory that will ultimately shape everything you choose, think, desire, say, and do!
So . . . how do you get involved in one of these book groups? First, choose the spiritual discipline upon which you wish to focus for the next quarter (Sabbath, Bible study, prayer, or worship). Next, fill out this form!
Finally, get your book. I will email you soon with details about your group (start date, time of meetings, place of meetings, etc…)
Please email me at [email protected]
if you have any questions. I'm so excited about this next step in our discipleship journey!