On Thursday June 17th we discussed a work of fiction “The Book of Longings” by Sue Monk Kidd. This book, set in first century Galilee, proves controversial due to the characterization of Jesus as a young man within the narrative. The focus of our book discussion centered on women’s voices in this time, place, and culture. We gathered at a member’s home at 6:00 pm for a light supper and discussion. Each brought a dish to share.
(Pandemic Restrictions) Spring 2021: Ladies Bible Study “zoomed” on Thursday afternoons at 3:00 for discussions of I Peter. On the 21st of January we started our study of First Peter using the Blueprint Study guide: https://biblestudyblueprint.com/1-peter-bible-study/.
Our first discussion focused on The Cultural Background for 1 Peter. We used different resources to add to our discussion. Our leader used William Barclay’s The daily study bible series; 1 Peter for you by Juan R Sanchez; and sermons from St Helen’s Bishopsgate in London. https://www.st-helens.org.uk/resources/
“Do as much or as little as your personal time allows and remember you are always welcomed. We promise NOT to check homework! “See” you on Thursday afternoons at 3:00. I hope your schedule allows you to join us.” (We are a relaxed group of friendly people who enjoy our time together as we study the Word of God.)
A Sample of Previous Studies:
Winter and Spring 2020: Before the pandemic, we met on Thursday afternoons in the downstairs library (as usual!) to study the Book of Isaiah. For our purposes on Thursdays, we used the guide by Kay Arthur Face to Face with a Holy God. This guide had daily individual studies along with weekly discussion questions for our group study. In March we began meeting weekly via Zoom.
Fall/Winter 2020-2021: Barbara Brown Taylor’s book “Holy Envy”