Book Club Small Group
This group will read, discuss and explore books together in order to broaden the groups’ perspectives on a variety of topics through books. This is a new small group and is currently selecting books which are non-fiction and related to understanding faith and living as a Christian in a difficult world. The group will select the books together, so the selections may vary over time. The mission of this group is to explore a variety of books suggested by individuals or from other sources such as the UMW [United Methodist Women] reading list.
Target Age: Teen/Young Adult to Seniors are welcome – you just need an interest in reading and discussing books! Members and non-members welcome.
Meeting Time/Place: Times vary based on the availability of the group reading the book.
For More Information: Please call the church office (408) 253-0751 for more information on the meeting time and location.
Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say
by Adam Hamilton
They are simple phrases. They sound Christian—like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard these words. Maybe we’ve said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways.
Join Adam Hamilton in searching for the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés to the message and ministry of Jesus. The clichés include:
- Everything happens for a reason.
- God helps those who help themselves.
- God won’t give you more than you can handle.
- God said it, I believe it, that settles it.
- Love the sinner, hate the sin.