Presiding Bishop Curry video: invitation to the Good Book Club

Posted Aug 16, 2017

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has offered an invitation to Episcopalians and all Christians to join the more than 25 partners presenting the Good Book Club, an opportunity for reflection and prayer.

The Good Book Club is a churchwide program that invites the reading of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles during the liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter 2018.  Led by Forward Movement, the Good Book Club readings begin the Sunday prior to Ash Wednesday (February 11, 2018), and finish on Pentecost (May 20, 2018).

The Good Book Club, the Presiding Bishop said, provides an opportunity to “read, mark, learn and inwardly digest the Holy Scriptures.”  He noted that “The Gospel of Luke tells the story of Jesus” while “the Acts of the Apostles tells the story of those who followed in the footsteps of Jesus.”

He concludes, “I hope you’ll join me.”

The video is available here in English and with Spanish subtitles here.

Dioceses, congregations and organizations are encouraged to post and share the video and resource links.

Resources for the Good Book Club are available here including daily readings.

Spanish resources and information are available here.

Stay up-to-date by following The Good Book Club on Facebook here.

Resources are also available on the websites of most of the partners.

Forward Day by Day, Forward Movement’s flagship devotional, will use Good Book Club readings during Lent-Easter 2018.  This provides for hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to join the Good Book Club.

Partners in the Good Book Club are:

The Episcopal Church
Forward Movement
Acts 8 Movement
Bible Study Media
Building Faith at the Center for the Ministry of Teaching
Center for Biblical Studies
Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes
Episcopal Diocese of Washington
Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers
Episcopal Church Office of Latino/Hispanic Ministries
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
Episcopal Church Foundation
Episcopal Communicators
Episcopal Migrations Ministries
Gathering of Leaders
Grow Christians
Missional Voices
PlainSong Farm
The Living Church
United Thank Offering

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