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Brave and Ready to Heal (Book Club Announcement!)

A few weeks ago we finished up our last round of discussions on Jerry Bridges’ book, The Discipline of Grace. I realize I say this often, but it is no less true. I love how several people can read the same chapter and get such varied insights or take the material in such interesting directions.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this last go around, whether you read, posted, and added your link or you added to the conversation. We just appreciate you immensely!

So it’s now come time to announce our next entry–I can’t believe this is the 14th book we’ll discuss since Sarah Salter and I started this back in 2010–wow. The new book is by Christa Black Gifford and it’s called, Heart Made Whole.

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When I asked Sarah if she had any ideas for the next book, the response was near immediate with this suggestion. I feel like it’s a perfect launching point from our last chapter dealing with the discipline of suffering, and though it may not be the easiest, I feel like we’ll all benefit greatly.

The title of this post comes from the foreword of the book where Lisa Bevere writes,

…if you are feeling brave and ready to heal… read on.

How’s that for a challenge?

The tagline of the book is Turning Your Unhealed Pain into Your Greatest Strength. I think we can all identify. There are things in our lives that go unnoticed or unattended because we’re too busy or too stubborn or too afraid. For me personally, I feel like this is perfect timing to explore this subject as God has already been preparing and speaking to me about these things in my own prayer and devotions.

Maybe it’s a perfect time for you as well.

Whether you’re an old regular or wanting to start with this particular book, we’re announcing the book this week and we’ll start discussing chapter 1 next week. If you have a blog and care to join us on Wednesday (or any time in that week), you can add your link to the linkup that rotates between here or Sarah’s place.

All you need to do is take a quote, passage, or idea from the book that inspires, encourages, or challenges you and write about it. If you’re willing, that would be amazing! I have learned so much and been blessed by engaging with the other writers who have joined in as well as those who have commented and joined the conversation.

What do you think? Want to join us? How do you engage God in the process of healing?

4 Comments

  1. Hooray! Jason, count me in, but again I’ll miss the first installment as Danny and I will be on vacation in the mountains. I will join you all on the second round. Ordering the book tonight so I can begin writing some reflections. Will share your invitation on Twitter and Facebook.
    Blessings, my friend!
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    • So glad you’re joining us, Martha! Hope you’re having a great vacation and we’ll “see” you when you get back! Thanks so much. 🙂

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  3. Sounds like a powerful book. Sadly I can’t join in. I’m still trying to finish the last book that I never managed to post on. Life has hit an extremely busy season for me.
    But I look forward to reading as many of the posts from this discussion as possibe.

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