Kelly was a Houdini of dogs, able to squeeze out of a two inch gap in any fence or kennel. We rescued her from the animal shelter and certain death, but she preferred to run the streets and farms getting into trouble. These reflective readings show how we too are rescued but so often want to run away and scour through the neighbor's trash. Each chapter contains questions for guided reading and group discussion.
Does my life have a purpose? It's a question as old as time, and the answer is still: Yes! Join Marta, Mariam, and Eleazer as their lives intersect with a potter who guides them to their purpose. Their ancient story circles the potter's wheel combining with the modern story of Jack, who is asking the same question in 1961 Atlanta, Georgia. A story of family, calling, and an ancient mystery. Free discussion/reader's guide here.
Life in first-century Macedonia was difficult. Dr. Loukas wasn't always sure what was best, but when he met Dr. Jehan his medical training was turned upside down. Two thousand years later another doctor in rural New Hampshire questions whether he truly does any good. Follow the lives of these two doctors searching for answers to the ancient questions of healing. Free discussion/reader's guide here.
Amos was a shepherd and fig farmer telling the people of Israel and the surrounding nations that God wanted them to look after the poor and oppressed. He was one man looking after the rights of many. In 1925 Wales another shepherd, William, faces the same situation. Coal miners' lives are in danger and no one is speaking up for them. Can one voice make a difference?
The Gospel of John shares seven signs that marked Jesus as the Messiah. Look at those signs in their ancient contexts and modern counterparts. Each sign is presented in a biblical fiction setting, a scripture study, and a modern story. Finish each chapter with suggested activities to explore the signs for yourself. Learn why Jesus was -and still is- the Messiah.