For two-thirds of my life, my schedule has been controlled by the school calendar. I graduated from college in May, and when the next August rolled around, I had an unexpected sense of dread. Then I remembered, “Hey, I graduated. August doesn’t change anything for me!”
It was a revelation.
But even if the traditional school schedule rhythms don’t influence your schedule, August still signals the start of something new.
If your Bible Study or Book Club is looking for a new book to study this fall, I’ve created some supplemental material for Remarkable Hope that will make it easy (and fun!) to read with a group.
If you have placed your hope in Christ but feel sucker-punched by life, Remarkable Hope offers biblical assurance of God’s promises, no matter your situation.
As you learn how Jesus revives hope, you will:
- Gain confidence in God’s good plan for you.
- Learn how Jesus transforms devastation into renewed hope.
- Find a purpose and plan for the struggle you’re facing.
- Revive your hope through inspiring Bible stories, instructive reflections, and guided prayers.
You’ll be transported to the scenes where Jesus restored hope to the hopeless. When Mary and Martha lead Jesus to Lazarus’ tomb, and when Jairus begs the Savior to hurry, you’ll be shoulder to shoulder with them, witnessing Christ’s miracles.
Christ’s tenderness to them will shed a hopeful light on your own disappointment. You’ll gain confidence in God’s unseen plan for your life and be reminded of his enduring presence.
For anyone who has tasted bitter disappointment yet longs for the sweetness of promises fulfilled, Remarkable Hope will lead you to the certainty of hope that does not disappoint.
When the book was released, I hosted an online book club on Facebook for my launch team, where we discussed each chapter. I shared some thoughts that I didn’t include in the book, and I talked about why I made certain creative choices when retelling the stories.
One member of my launch team said, “These videos are so valuable! I hope you’ll make them available to all your readers.”
I thought that was a great idea, and I ended up recording a short video for each chapter with my iPhone right here in my office. I also created a book discussion guide.
The best part? It’s all free!
If you’re looking for a new book for your Bible study or book club to start this fall, sign up below, and I’ll email you the free goodies:
- 10 videos, one for each chapter (5-8 minutes each)
- Discussion guide for individuals or groups (3-5 questions per chapter)
- Printable bookmark
- Printable wall art of Romans 12:12 (8×10”—Mine is framed in my kitchen)
- Spotify playlist with hopeful songs curated by me
- 6-Day YouVersion Bible App Devotional—Jesus Revives Hope
Your group will only need to purchase the book.
When I’m searching for a study for a Sunday School class or Bible study, I always prefer short videos by the author because it leaves time for group discussion. And that’s where the real-life, boots-on-the-ground fellowship happens. It’s how women get to know one another and point each other towards Jesus in specific ways.
I visited one such group in June. They had been meeting over Zoom for eight weeks, and about half of them had never met in real life. They invited me to visit their first post-lockdown, in-person meeting, and it was a tremendous honor.
It was a gift to see how God is working to draw women to himself, IN REAL LIFE! Jesus was not locked down for a moment! And I could see the evidence sitting around the table.
Whether you’re in person or on Zoom, you can get all the free goodies here. (Even if you just want to preview them to see if it’s right for your group.)
If I can help you facilitate a group in any way, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I respond to every email I receive.