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Book Club

How do you feel about books?  Some people love them, others would rather watch the movie.  No matter how you feel about reading, the evidence is clear: reading stimulates your thinking, provides stress reduction, improves your memory, strengthens your problem-solving skills, improves focus and concentration along with so much more!  Here are some quotes from book-lovers throughout the years:

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. – Frederick Douglass

We read to know we are not alone.  – C.S. Lewis

A person who won’t read has no advantage over the one who can’t read. – Mark Twain

The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.  – Dr. Seuss

Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. - Groucho Marx

Books take you places you would never go on your own.  Books expose you to ideas that challenge your way of thinking and cause you to reflect on your own perspectives and points of view.  Books build creativity and strength in leaders.  More than ever before, what is needed in this day and age is strong, creative leaders who are willing to change for the mission but grounded in who they are in Christ.  That’s why this year we’ve selected four books for us to read together as a conference.  These four books will expand your mind, challenge you, and encourage you in your leadership within the local church, your home and your own work. 

Here’s how this will work!  Four months this year we’ll invite you to join us while we all read the same book together.  Then at the end of the month we will have a book talk on zoom at noon and chat about what you learned or received from the book.  Sometimes this will be with an author of the book, other times it will be with someone within the conference facilitating the conversation for us.  So you can plan your reading for 2023, here are the titles, months and dates!  Registrations for each one are below if you want to go ahead and register for the zooms and then receive a reminder closer to the date!  We are looking forward to growing in leadership together with you this year!

“Prayer Changes Us” by Ted Goshorn, pastor of Mulberry Street UMC

Hosted by the author, Ted Goshorn

Read the month of February; book talk on Monday, Feb 27, noon-1pm

Register here
Order your copy of Prayer Changes Us

“Praying with Our Feet” by Lindsey Krinks

Hosted by Abra Lattany-Reed
Read the month of May; book talk on Monday, May 22, noon-1pm

Register here
Order your copy of Praying with Our Feet

“From Burned Out to Beloved” by Bethany Dearborn Hiser

Hosted by Grace Guyton
Read the month of August; book talk on Monday, Aug. 21, noon-1pm

Register here

Order your copy of From Burned Our to Beloved

“Dynamite Prayer” by Rosario Picardo and Sue Nilson Kibbey

Hosted by the author, Rosario Picardo
Read the month of November; book talk on Monday, Nov. 27, noon-1pm

Register here

Order your copy of Dynamite Prayer

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