This month I’m trying something new–a book club on Facebook.
I miss the book club I was privileged to be part of in Indiana. We would read one book a month and then get together to talk about it. I loved that the first question we were asked was, “What did you like about the book?” followed by, “What didn’t you like about the book?” (Open-ended questions that ask for both perspectives are great conversation starters!)
So…back to the present book club. We’re reading Christ in the Chaos:How the Gospel Changes Motherhood. The group is moderated by Kimm Crandall, the author of the book. Since the club is organized according to timezone, all the other girls seem to be from California.
I’m looking forward to getting to know my fellow book clubbers as we discuss gospel implications in our everyday mothering, but interacting online is a bit outside my comfort zone. Though I love writing/reading blogs, I seldom comment. I’ve heard that someone like me–a reader, but not a commenter–is called a “lurker.” I prefer to think of myself as a “learner,” but perhaps that’s just my pride. This group is good for me since it’s making me contribute.
Kimm’s book is already instructing my heart as she speaks truth in refreshing ways that grab my attention. Truths like:
God did not give his law because he expects us to complete it. He gave it to crush our spirits into understanding that if we are not rescued from our inability to do everything required, we will suffer the wrath of God. He never meant for anyone except Jesus Christ to check off each item on that list, but Jesus did exactly that. He fulfilled the law, once and for all, in order to set us free from it. (p. 22)