You are invited to participate in one of our Metanoia U book clubs this summer. This summer, we have selected 2 books:
- 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You, by Tony Reinke (open for anyone to register)
- The Ragamuffin Gospel, by Brennan Manning (women only book club)
Details on these books and their respective clubs are below. *Participants are responsible for purchasing their own copy of the book. Links to the books on Amazon.com are provided below.
Take advantage of this opportunity to join one another in learning together! Register or request more information using the contact form below:
12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You
About 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You, by Tony Reinke (from the Amazon.com product page):
Do You Control Your Phone—Or Does Your Phone Control You?
Within a few years of its unveiling, the smartphone had become part of us, fully integrated into the daily patterns of our lives. Never offline, always within reach, we now wield in our hands a magic wand of technological power we have only begun to grasp. But it raises new enigmas, too. Never more connected, we seem to be growing more distant. Never more efficient, we have never been more distracted.
Drawing from the insights of numerous thinkers, published studies, and his own research, writer Tony Reinke identifies twelve potent ways our smartphones have changed us—for good and bad. Reinke calls us to cultivate wise thinking and healthy habits in the digital age, encouraging us to maximize the many blessings, to avoid the various pitfalls, and to wisely wield the most powerful gadget of human connection ever unleashed.
Facilitator: Kim Feldman
Dates: Sundays, July 23 & 30; August 13 & 20 (dates are negotiable depending on interest)
Who: This book club is open to anyone who wishes to participate
The Ragamuffin Gospel, by Brennan Manning
About The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out, by Brennan Manning (from the Amazon.com product page):
Many believers feel stunted in their Christian growth. We beat ourselves up over our failures and, in the process, pull away from God because we subconsciously believe He tallies our defects and hangs His head in disappointment. In this newly repackaged edition—now with full appendix, study questions, and the author’s own epilogue, “Ragamuffin Fifteen Years Later,” Brennan Manning reminds us that nothing could be further from the truth. The Father beckons us to Himself with a “furious love” that burns brightly and constantly. Only when we truly embrace God’s grace can we bask in the joy of a gospel that enfolds the most needy of His flock—the “ragamuffins.”
Facilitator: Erin Smart
Dates: Thursday, July 13 and Tuesday, August 22
Location: Columbia, MD
Who: This book club is for women only