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            You are invited to join me, Ginny Smith, on Zoom in an ongoing, transformative  conversation about the book What Is the Bible? How An Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything written by pastor and author, Rob Bell.  He has this to say about why he wrote this book:

            “I’ve been reading and studying and exploring and rereading and rethinking and giving sermons from the Bible for twenty-five years, and I find it more compelling and mysterious and interesting and dangerous and convicting and helpful and strange and personal and inspiring and divine and enjoyable than ever.

            Some people see the Bible as an outdated book of primitive, barbaric fairy tales that we have moved beyond.,  And then there are folks who talk about how important and central and inspired the Bible is but then butcher it with their stilted literalism and stifling interpretations.  But you, I want you to read the Bible in a whole new way.”

            Bell takes us deep into actual passages, revealing not only the humanity behind the scriptures but the revelation that one cannot get to the holy without going through the human.   As we read and share, we’ll be holding up the important questions: “What was so important about this event that people had to write it down?”  and “How did our ancestors in the faith see God working in their lives and their world in transforming ways?”

            If you’re interested, these are the things YOU WILL NEED TO DO:

  1. Buy the book. 
  2. Contact me at with your email address.
  3. Set up a Zoom account on your computer, ipad, tablet, iphone, or mobile phone. It’s free.

I will send you an email ZOOM invitation a day or two before our meeting so that you can sign on at the appointed time.  Once you get the hang of it, the process is easy.

At our first gathering on September 12, we will be discussing the Introduction, Chapter 1: “Moses and His Moisture,” and Chapter 2: “Somebody Wrote Something Down.”

Future meetings include: October 17, November 14, and December 12, 2020; January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8. June 12, 2021.

            I hope to hear from you either to sign up or to ask questions.  PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!