We are a small group of diverse people interested in exploring the Christian faith. We read a book every 5-6 weeks, and then meet together informally to talk about it. The Reading Group meets on the last Thursday of most months from September to June and if you are interested in any way, you will be most welcome. Some people have even been known to come along and enjoy the discussion without reading the book! So don’t be put off coming if you want to give it a try. It’s a great opportunity to meet with like-minded people (and not-so-like-minded people!) to tease out issues at a deeper level than is feasible at other more formal types of church gathering.
Since we first met in 2005, we have read a wide range of books covering topics such as the grace of God, personal faith and spiritual maturity, and the growth and development of God’s kingdom from the earliest martyrs until the present day. Whilst this may sound very theoretical, many of the books have been intensely practical and personally challenging.
We have grasped a few nettles too, such as the questions of marriage and divorce; spiritual abuse within the church; and whether God is really in control in a world where all around us we see pain, misery and injustice. We have had a visit from Adam Harbinson, who joined in our discussion of his book “Savage Shepherds.” Needless to say, we were all on our best behaviour!
Even if you can’t make it to the group, why not read some of the books at home? For a list of books we’ve read so far, click here.
Reading and discussing the books may stimulate our minds, but the ultimate challenge is – are we allowing God to change us through what we have read and discussed, or have we exercised our grey matter in vain?
Contact: To be confirmed.