Here's how the publisher of Convergent Books describes Good Enough: 40-ish Devotionals for a Life of Imperfection:
"In their first-ever devotional book, Kate Bowler and co-author Jessica Richie offer 40ish short spiritual reflections on how we can make sense of life not as a pursuit of endless progress but as a chronic condition. This book is a companion for when you want to stop feeling guilty that you’re not living your best life now.
Written gently and with humor, Good Enough is permission for all those who need to hear that there are some things you can fix—and some things you can’t. And it’s okay that life isn’t always better. In these gorgeously written reflections, Bowler and Richie offer fresh imagination for how truth, beauty, and meaning can be discovered amid the chaos of life. Their words celebrate kindness, honesty, and interdependence in a culture that rewards ruthless individualism and blind optimism. Ultimately, in these pages we can rest in the encouragement to strive for what is possible today—while recognizing that though we are finite, the life in front of us can be beautiful."
Renowned preacher and author Barbara Brown Taylor adds: " Kate and Jess bless those who mourn. They also connect the dots between feelings and actions, giving readers concrete things to do that lead to small springs of healing bubbling up all over the place. Their laughter keeps the whole thing moving, proving their thesis: that love for life and others starts right where joy and sorrow meet.”
Those of us who have read this special book agree that it indeed lives up to its hype. We, the Faith Formation Team, invite you to give it a try yourself (for FREE, thanks to the Don Allen Christian Education Fund) and then meet with others for 4 consecutive weeks during Lent to discuss it. Right now, there are plans for 2 discussion groups:
1) Mondays, February 27-March 20 from 7-8 P.M. via ZOOM. This group will be facilitated by John Campbell-Nelson and Susan McKnight.
2) Thursdays, March 2-23 from 12-1:00 P.M. in person at the church. Cary Friberg and Brendan Hogan will lead this group.
If there's enough interest, we'll establish a 3rd group.
To participate, simply email Susan McKnight ([email protected]) to register and indicate your preferred meeting time, then pick up your book at the church. This is a resource that is short and readable but rich in meaning and life-changing potential. We hope you'll enter into it with us!!
Faith Formation is inviting everyone to a “Soup and Conversation” dinner on Wednesday March 1 at 6 pm. It will be held in our renovated dining room, using our deeply cleaned kitchen. We are supplying all the food so members simply need to mark the date and come, ready to eat delicious food and enjoy each others’ company. See you there!
In Christ’s love,
Your Faith Formation Team