Summer Book Club for Women
Our Summer 2022 book is When Strivings Cease by Ruth Chou Simons
In this hustling, image-forward age of opportunity, we feel more anxious than ever. Despite all the affirming memes and self-reflections that dominate social media feeds, approval and worth often seem assigned to what we do rather than who we are. And we end up constantly feeling like we’re behind, lacking, and failing—at home, at work, with friends, with God.
Ruth Chou Simons knows something about feeling measured by achievement, performance, and the approval of others. As a Taiwanese immigrant growing up between two cultures, Ruth was always on a mission to prove her worth, until she came to truly understand the one thing that changes everything: the extravagant, undeserved gift of grace from a merciful God.
In When Strivings Cease, Ruth guides you on a journey to find freedom from the never-ending quest for self-improvement. She shows you how to:
– confront the ways you look to superficial means of acceptance and belonging;
– find relief in realizing self-help isn’t the answer because you can’t be so amazing that you won’t need grace;
– stop seeing God as someone to perform for and start finding delight in responding to his welcome; and
– let go of trying to rely on your own strength, your own abilities, and your own savvy by truly understanding the freedom Jesus purchased for you.
With personal stories, biblical insights, practical applications, and touches of original artwork by Ruth, this transformational book helps you see the beautiful truth that God’s favor is the only currency you need—because in Christ you are enough.
Summer book club schedule:
*all Book Club Discussions will be held in person at Grace on Sunday afternoons
month of June:
Reading: Read Chapters 1-5
June Study Guide: Click HERE
Book Discussion: Sunday June 12th – Noon-1:30pm
month of July:
Reading: Read Chapters 6-10
July Study Guide: Click HERE
Book Discussion – Sunday July 17th – Noon-1:30pm
month of August:
Reading – Read Chapters 11-15
Book Discussion – Sunday August 7th – Noon-1:30pm