The Good Book Club is an invitation to all Episcopalians to join in reading the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts during Lent-Easter 2018. Episcopalians will start reading Luke on Sunday, February 11 and read a section of Luke’s Gospel every day through the season of Lent. The entire season of Easter will be devoted to daily readings from the Book of Acts. Already, individuals, congregations, and organizations are committed to being a part of the Good Book Club, and we hope you’ll join the journey too!
A list of daily readings can be found here and each day on our Facebook page. The Good Book Club website (goodbookclub.org) also lists the daily readings, as well as available resources to support people as they read the scriptures. Resources also will be available in Spanish at ClubBiblico.org.
Some of these resources include:
Forward Day by Day
Readers of Forward Day by Day can easily follow along, with Luke and Acts guiding the reflections during Lent-Easter 2018. Not yet a reader? Subscribe here. If you’d like to receive Forward Day by Day by email from Ash Wednesday to Pentecost, Forward Movement is offering this $10/year email for free during the Good Book Club reading; sign up here.
The Good Book Club Calendar: Forward Movement, in partnership with RenewalWorks, offers a printed calendar and smartphone app (iOS and Android) for Lent and Easter with cartoons by artist Jay Sidebotham (similar to the popular Advent calendars published by Forward Movement). Each day will list the reading and feature an inspiring quote or cartoon. The calendar is perfect for coloring and appeals to all ages.
Resources for children and teens: Building Faith will publish a series of articles to help Christian educators and parents read and study Luke and Acts with children and teens.
Explore the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts every Wednesday evening throughout Lent and Easter.
Each Bible study is designed to explore a portion of the scripture readings for the week, to place them in historical and theological contect, and to ask questions about what God is saying to us today.
Because Luke likes to tell stories about and around meals, this Bible study is organized in three "courses." We'll begin with "bread and butter," whetting our appetites for deeper discussion. From there, we'll dive into the "meat and potatoes" of our time together, sharing the nourishment and substance of the readings we are sharing. Something "sweet" will end our time together and help us keep what we've discussed lingering for a bit in our hearts and minds.
By the end of Pentecost, you will have read two complete books of the Bible! Now that is a Good Book Club!