The Unsearchable Riches of Christ Book Club
"That I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ."
- Eph. 3:8
The goal of this book club is simple. We want to enjoy the written ministries of those God has raised up over the past 2000 years so that we can gain a deeper experience of Christ, a higher vision of what He is doing, a more solid foundation in the truth, and a greater commitment to what God has put into our hands today. We want to taste all the unsearchable riches of Christ that God has given His children through the years.
Books will be a mix of three categories:
* Biographies and church histories
* Books rich in truth and inspiration
* Books that expound the Bible
Here's what we are reading, will be reading, and have read.
The Song of Songs, by Titus Chu
Changed into His Likeness, by Watchman Nee
Spiritual Authority, by Watchman Nee
A.B.--The Unlikely Founder of a Global Movement , (Biography of A.B. Simpson) by David P. Jones
The Holiest of All, by Andrew Murray
The Breaking of the Outer Man and the Release of the Spirit, by Watchman Nee
The Normal Christian Church Life, by Watchman Nee
The Biography of James Hudson Taylor, by Howard Taylor
Book: The Biography of James Hudson Taylor
As I am reading this book, I am touched by this thought "Am I a soldier of the Cross--A follow'r of the Lamb?...Must I be carried to the skies on flowery beds of ease, While others fought to win the prize And sailed through bloody seas?" (Isaac Watts, Songs and Hymns of Life, #275)
- Daniel K
Just finished the first chapter! I’m touched by how relatable JHT’s post-conversion experience was. Even after such a strong experience of the Lord, there still came a time when, “... there seemed a gap between the power of the Lord Jesus to save ‘to the uttermost’ and the needs of everyday life...” (14). I feel like this is such a common experience, especially as I go back to school.
- Naomi W
This passage really touched me on the matter of growth, exercise of faith, and faith of the sort that can “really stand and grow”:
“He realized that the faith he longed for was a ‘gift of God,’ and that it might ‘grow exceedingly.’ But for growth, exercise was needed, and exercise of faith was obviously impossible apart from trial. Then welcome trial, welcome anything that would increase and strengthen this precious gift, proving to his own heart at any rate that he had faith of the sort that would really stand and grow (49).
- Jocelyn L
Hi! Eric and I are slowly going through the book here in Seattle. In chapter 1, we were pretty touched by the story of how his mother and sister were so invested in Taylor's salvation. I guess part of me was, honestly, a little bit envious. Did anyone else get that feel while reading it? IDK. At the same time, I felt, maybe I could be like that. I wish I could be like that. I think right now, I give up too quickly before I even try to pray for someone. It's pretty amazing how his mom just KNEW. She had faith, and that faith was proven true.
- Lulu S
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