Both Bible Studies that I've been involved with have just wrapped up until after the holidays. The problem is that without some sort of structured study, especially during the holiday season, it's really easy for me to fall out of taking time for devotionals and just spending time in the Word. So, even though the Fall Bible Study wasn't the most successful thing I've done on this blog, I want to continue with hosting something in that same vein for the winter and holiday season, if for no other reason than to keep ME on track. Only this time, I'd like to do something a little bit different...this time, a sort of "book club":
From the back of the book: Retracing his own spiritual journey, Strobel cross-examines the experts with tough point-blank questions: How reliable is the New Testaments? Does evidence exist for Jesus outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual historical event?
This remarkable book reads like a captivating, fast paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for truth about history's most compelling figure. What will your verdict be in The Case for Christ?
One of the reasons that I picked this book is that it's readily available--I come across copies in the used bookstores often, and most libraries seem to have a copy or two. Some of you may already own it, or have already read it (which is great!). On Amazon, I think it's $8. And local friends, I have an extra copy if anyone is interested.
I'm hoping that anyone who is interested can read along, and then on Fridays, we'll discuss--maybe one of the discussion questions at the end of each chapter? If anyone is interested, I'd LOVE IT if some of you would claim a Friday to guest post here about your thoughts. If you are game to "host" via guest post, let me know!
So, here's the schedule that I'm planning to follow (and I know that beginning by the 25th is going to be a bit of a stretch, but I'm hoping that even if you aren't able to get a copy by the 25th, the holiday weekend may give you some time to catch up for the following week):
11/25- Intro, Chapters 1 & 2
12/2- Chapters 3 & 4
12/9- Chapters 5 & 6
12/16- Chapters 7 & 8
12/23- Chapters 9 & 10
12/30- Chapters 11 & 12
1/6- Chapters 13 & 14
I hope you'll join me :)