Real Church will be our deep dive book for April-June, 2023.
Dr. Larry Crabb had a gift for building authentic spiritual community, not only through his face-to-face conversations, but through his writing as well. That’s why in each quarter of 2023, Larger Story’s new “Reading & Relating” Book Club will provide the opportunity for a three-month-long deep dive into one of Larry’s books, which will include:
- Questions for further reflection will be provided for each reading section.
- During a monthly zoom meeting, Richard Cook, one of our Larger Story spiritual directors, will guide discussion of how group members have been affected by what was read.
- After the group meeting, facilitators will lead participant triads for more personal sharing.
Book Club Registration
Monday, April 24th 2 PM EDT/Monday 7 PM UK/Tuesday, April 25th 6 AM NZST
Friday, April 28th 7 PM EDT/Saturday12 AM UK/Saturday 11AM NZST
Sunday, May 28th 6:15 PM EDT/Sunday 11:15 PM UK/Monday 10:15 AM NZST
Monday, May 29th 2 PM EDT/Monday 7 PM UK/Tuesday, May 30th 6 AM NZST
Monday, June 26th 2 PM EDT/Monday 7 PM UK/Tuesday, June 27th 6 AM NZST
Friday, June 30th 7 PM EDT/Saturday12 AM UK/Saturday 11AM NZST
About Real Church: Does It Exist? Can I Find It?
“The church I want to go to – where is it?…Why am I – and others, who for decades have been faithful, steady churchgoers – losing interest in even attending church, let alone getting involved?”
Long before COVID-19 disrupted church attendance, Dr. Larry Crabb took an honest look at how easy it is for local communities of believers to lose sight of the primary reason for the Church to exist: to help one another, through the living Spirit of God, to become like Jesus in their affections, vision, and actions for the delight and glory of God the Father. Join us for a fresh look at why followers of Jesus are called to live in intentional community, fulfilling God’s purposes for which they were created and redeemed.
Discussion Content for Each Month
“We read to know we’re not alone.” – William Nicholson, Shadowlands