summer reads

 

Non-Fiction/bible study : Rhythms of renewal by rebekah lyons

fiction: redeeming love by francine rivers

Non-Fiction option: rhythms of renewal

Are you ready to trade stress & anxiety for a life of peace and purpose? 

In Rhythms of Renewal, beloved author Rebekah Lyons draws from her own battle with depression and anxiety and shares a pathway to establish four life-giving rhythms modeled for us by Jesus that quiet inner chaos and make room for a flourishing life.

With stories, research and practical steps to take action, Rebekah charts a path through four profound rhythms to cultivate the vibrant, abundant life that Jesus offers us.

By taking time to REST, RESTORE, CONNECT, and CREATE, you will discover how to:

  • Take charge of your emotional, physical, mental and spiritual health and inspire your loved ones to do the same
  • Overcome anxiety by establishing daily habits that keep you mentally and physically strong
  • Find joy through restored relationships in your family and community
  • Walk in confidence with the unique God given gifts you have to offer the world

 

This is an hands on interactive study, so we will take June and July to read about the rhythms and put them into practice. This book has a biblical personal study component that will be provided bi-weekly as well.

*Group Discussion will take place in the Book Club Facebook Group and through a Weekly Online Zoom meeting Tuesdays at 10:00am. Online discussions will be recorded so you can view them at a later date. The recordings of our group are on the Book Club Facebook page and you also will receive the links each week by email.

 

weekly schedule for rhythms of renewal

*Our weekly online discussion groups will be recorded so you can watch them at a later time. 

 

Week 1 – May 26-June 2 – Living in Rhythm
  • Read Introduction & Chapter 1 – Take Inventory
Week 2 – June 3-9 – The Rhythm of Rest
  • Read Chapters 2-7 – REST
  • Online Discussion Group – Tues. June 9 at 10:00 am
Week 3 -June 10-16 – Practicing Rest
  • Practice REST Rhythms
  • Online Discussion Group – Tues. June 16 at 10:00 am
Week 4- June 17-23 – The Rhythm of Restore
  • Read Chapters 8-14 – RESTORE
  • Online Discussion Group – Tues. June 23 at 10:00 am
Week 5 – June 24-30 – Practicing Restoration
  • Practice RESTORE Rhythms
  • Online Discussion Group – Tues. June 30 at 10:00 am
Week 6 – July 1-7 – The Rhythm of Connect
  • Read Chapters 15-21 – CONNECT
  • Online Discussion Group – Tues. July 7 at 10:00 am
Week 7 – July 8-14 – Practicing Connection
  • Practice CONNECT Rhythms
  • Online Discussion Group – Tues. July 14 at 10:00 am
Week 8 – July 15-21 – The Rhythm of Create
  • Read Chapters 22-28 – CREATE
  • Online Discussion Group – Tues. July 21 at 10:00 am
Week 9 – July 22-28 – Practicing Creating
  • Practice CREATE Rhythms
  • Read the Conclusion of the Book
  • Online Discussion Group – Tues. July 28 at 10:00 am
Week 1: May 26 - June 2
Week 1 – May 26-June 2 – Living in Rhythm

Resources

Living In Rhythm Video by Rebekah Lyons

Online Quiz to Find Your Healthiest Rhythm

Week 2: June 3 - June 9
Week 2 – June 3 – June 9 – REST
  • Read Chapters 2-7 – REST
  • Online Discussion Group – Tues. June 9 at 10:00am

Resources

Helpful Podcasts from Rebekah Lyons
Week 3: June 10 - June 16
Week 3 – June 10 – June 16 – Practicing the Rhythms of Rest

Resources

Helpful Podcasts from Rebekah Lyons
Week 4: June 17 - June 23
Week 4 – June 17 – June 23 – Rhythms of Restoration
  • Read the Restore Rhythms from Chapters 8-14
  • Online Discussion Group – Tues. June 23 at 10:00am
Week 5: June 24 - June 30
Week 5 – June 24 – June 30 – Practicing the Rhythms of Restoration
Week 6: July 1 - July 7
Week 6 – July 1 – July 7 –  Rhythms of Connection
  • Read Chapters 15-21 on the CONNECT rhythm
  • Online Discussion Group – Tues. July 7 at 10:00am
Week 7: July 8 - July 14
Week 7 – July 8 – July 14 – Practicing the Rhythms of Connection
Week 8: July 15 - July 21
Week 8 – July 15 – July 21 – Rhythms of CREATE
  • Read Chapters 22-28 on Create Rhythms
  • Online Discussion Group – Tues. July 21 at 10:00am
Week 9: July 22 - July 28
Week 9 – July 22 – July 28 – Practicing the Rhythms of Create
fiction option – redeeming love

A fictional retelling of the biblical love story of Gomer and Hosea, set against the romantic backdrop of the California Gold Rush.The classic story that has captured the hearts of millions worldwide. California’s Gold Country in 1850 is a time when men sell their souls for a bag of gold and women sell their bodies for a place to sleep. Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Then she meets Michael Hosea. A man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything. This is a beautiful story of redemption and healing where Angel finds…the One who will never let her go.

We are going to a Virtual Book Club discussion for this book on Monday night August 3rd at 7pm through Zoom. We will record our discussion if you can’t make the meeting. 

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