FBCH Book Group

FBCH Book Group

“There’s no one I’d rather have guide me through Advent and the first chapters of Matthew and Luke than Amy-Jill Levine. With her characteristic insight, graciousness, humour, and deep respect for these biblical writings she makes the wonder-filled stories of John’s and Jesus’ births come alive. The Gospels’ tidings of comfort and joy become sources of rich spiritual contemplation for anyone who reads this book.”
-Matthew L. Skinner, Professor of New Testament, Luther Seminary

Join the FBCH community on the four Wednesday evenings before Advent (November 2, 9, 16, 23) for a discussion of Amy-Jill Levine’s book, Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent. As the date approaches, a decision will be made about the format of the group gathering (most likely we will meet on Zoom at 6:30pm).

Those who participated in the FBCH book group last spring read another of Amy-Jill Levine’s book and offered high praise for her insight in the Gospels. Her relatively recent book (released in 2019) is quite short (140 pages), very readable, and the topic itself requires no introduction. It should make for an excellent base for discussion of this fascinating and broad subject. While everyone is familiar with the story there will be lots of information, discussion and surprises.

 We have copies of Levine’s text on hand at the church for all who want a copy, and the books will be available at Sunday services for pick up or at the office during regular hours. It is also available as an audio text on Audible, though Clyde recommends that you still get the book.  

 

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