June 23, 2017

‘Choosing Gratitude’ as a Community

A few months ago, I started reading Choosing Gratitude by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. It’s thought-provoking, easy-to-read, encouraging and convicting all at the same time.

I’ve been working through it rather slowly, giving myself plenty of time to digest each individual chapter before moving on to the next… and sometimes unintentionally forgetting about it for weeks on end. But I would really like to finish it sometime this year!

And so, when I was reading it this past weekend, I thought… why not study it together as a DFD community?

Reading a book as a community is a great way to stay on track, share feedback, and help each other apply what’s written on the pages. With this book in particular, it will help each one of us grow in our gratitude attitudes. We’ll be able to build each other up in the knowledge of God and His Word, and help each mature as Christians, while at the same time reading a very solid, relevant book on a Christian quality by a very godly woman.

What could be better?

Choosing Gratitude

Starting in September, we’ll be working through Choosing Gratitude together, at the rate of one chapter per week.

Here’s the low-down:

  • The Choosing Gratitude study will begin the first week of September, and finish in the beginning of November — just in time for Thanksgiving!
  • You can purchase it on Amazon or on CBD.
  • We will read one chapter per week and have a discussion post one day each week. I’ll share some reflections on the chapter, outline the major points, and ask some questions to get the conversation going.
  • If there’s interest, I can also add a link-up for other bloggers to share their own posts about the book study or just about gratitude in general.

It’s okay if you’ve already read it — I’d love to hear your feedback on each chapter, and maybe some suggestions for applying what we’re reading. And it’s even okay if you don’t own the book. You could check your library for it, or just read my posts and join in the conversations as much as possible.

And it’s going to be somewhat laid-back. If we want to keep discussing something more than one week, that’s fine. If you have to skip a week for some reason, that’s fine too. Don’t stress over it — just be thankful for what you can do! 🙂

 

What do you think? Plan to join me? 
Also, let me know if you’re interested in joining a link-up for the duration of the study!

 

 


Comments

  1. This is a wonderful book and I look forward to joining you in reading it and talking with others about it. I think this will be very edifying!

  2. Thank you, Elizabeth! I am really looking forward to this.

  3. Oh yeay! I’m new to your blog and I already love it! I have been reading books about gratitude and finding joy in our lives and this one I had not heard about! Count me in!

  4. Linking with Titus 2sday. I have not read this book yet, but it sounds great. Might be a good one for my upcoming Lifegroup. Gratitude is such an important quality to have and to look for in people. Especially a life mate. It can be a long road without this.

  5. I probably won’t be able to join in this time around, but I will definitely have to get my hands on that book. Gratitude is a HUGE topic for me since I believe it’s the key that unlocks the secret to becoming content.

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