Thursday, August 21, 2014

when god wants a piece of you.

Kasey Van Norman wrote about her journey with cancer and if being a Christian is all it's cracked up to be in her memoir Raw Faith: What Happens When God Picks a Fight. Back in May she came out with a Bible study based on that memoir titled Raw Faith Bible Study: What Happens When God Picks a Fight because she's not the only one who has experience the trials of life, leaving her to wonder why God would allow such a terrible thing to happen. She has helped scores of people with her memoir and now she can reach even more with this new study, and I highly recommend it.

In this Bible study, Kasey draws from scripture and her personal story to help us understand why God let's bad things happen to good people. Also included are questions you can either personally reflect on or use in a group discussion, whichever you prefer. There is also a leader's guide included for facilitators. It can get super emotional in this study, especially for those of you who have been hit hard with tragedy. I don't know how well I'd do in a group setting with the weight of the grief on my shoulders, so don't feel like you have to join a group if you're not ready. Read through the days yourself first if you need to. A lot of comfort comes along with the sadness.

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