The Good and Beautiful book series
“God wants me to try harder.” “God blesses me when I’m good and punishes me when I’m bad.” “God is angry with me.” We all have ideas that we tell ourselves about God and how God works in our lives. Some are true–but many are false. James Bryan Smith believes those thoughts determine not only who we are, but how we live. In fact, Smith declares, the most important thing about a person is what they think about God. Beginning September 8th, we will embark on a church-wide journey of discipleship using Smith’s The Good and Beautiful book series.
Through this journey you are invited to put your ideas to the test to see if they match up with what Jesus himself reveals about God. Once you’ve discovered the truth in Scripture, you will journey through a process of spiritual formation that includes specific activities aimed at making these new narratives real in your body and soul as well as your mind. This deep, loving and transformative journey will help you discover the narratives that Jesus lived by–to know the Lord he knew and the kingdom he proclaimed–and to practice spiritual exercises that will help you grow in the knowledge of our good and beautiful God. (Portions of this introduction were taken from the back cover of the book)
Join us on this journey! If you are not involved in a Sunday School class, NOW is a great time to become involved. Judy Mobley, Sunday School Chair, or one of our ministers would love to help you discern which class is best for you!