Pastor’s Book Club News

by | Jan 1, 2023

We completed our series and discussions on The Wonder of Christmas. This series was written and produced by the Skit Guys as an Advent worship series, and we adapted their content for our use.

As we move into 2023, our first book deals with a subject familiar to every believer. Unbelief is often an under-acknowledged condition of our hearts. And instead of dealing with our unbelief, we choose hypocrisy as an easier road to travel. In other words, what we do is different from what we believe.

In his book, Help My Unbelief, Barnabas Piper shares, based on his personal journey, what faith really means. In doing so, he explains how embracing doubts and questions can help us to get to know God better. His aim is to help us trust God in our everyday lives, even when we don’t understand everything we may want to know.

This book encourages us to ask God the hard questions that stand between us and let go of our doubts. Leaving us with the confidence to trust God, even when some questions remain. Initially published in 2015, his revised and updated edition includes biographical stories about Afshin Ziafat, C.S. Lewis, and John Piper.

One reviewer writes this:

Too often our struggles with doubt are hidden, pushed into the back of the cupboard like a corrosive agent that is too dangerous to touch. With clarity, warmth, and candor, Barnabas Piper shows us that doubt does not have to be something that corrodes, but rather in its right place can be something that strengthens faith. –Mark Sayers (07/01/2015).

Barnabas Piper is a pastor, author, podcaster, and speaker who lives near Nashville, Tennessee, with his family. He writes regularly for He Reads Truth and blogs at Rev Piper has authored several books and Bible studies. In addition, he co-hosts The Happy Rant podcast, a popular show discussing issues of faith and culture in a light-hearted, humorous manner.

I invite you to join us each Sunday for worship as we explore belief, faith, doubt, and unbelief. We’ll dig deeper into these subjects each Wednesday as we read Piper’s book together.

If you prefer to avoid groups or live too far away, I encourage you to join us via Zoom for our Wednesday gatherings. Alternatively, you can call in by phone, be heard, and hear what others say by calling (929) 436-2866 — enter the meeting ID, 282 039 5568#.

We are a diverse group and are delighted when new people join us. I hope that you will join in on our discussion.

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The Wonder of Christmas.An Advent worship series written and produced by © Skit Guys, 2022. Used with Permission.

Barnabas Piper. Help My Unbelief: Why doubt is not the enemy of faith. © Barnabas Piper, 2020. Charlotte : The Good Book Company

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