One of the most popular and beloved introductions to Christian faith ever written, Mere Christianity has sold millions of copies worldwide and its popularity continues to grow. The book brings together Lewis's legendary broadcast talks in England during the war years, talks in which he set out simply to "explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times."
A 13-week study, the small group experience gives participants the opportunity to hear Lewis' powerful case for the Christian faith. One of the leading writers and thinkers of our age, C.S. Lewis brilliantly lays out the essentials of the faith in a way that is both thought-provoking and fresh for contemporary readers.
Materials: You will need a copy of the C.S. Lewis book and it is highly recommended that you also get a copy of the excellent accompanying study guide by Steven Urban. We have a collection of books (both kinds) at church available for purchase ($5 for the book; $15 for the study guide). Hurry while supplies last!
You may also find copies of the Lewis book online for as little as $5 (not counting shipping), and the study guide is about $15 (not counting shipping). Mere Christianity is often found (inexpensively) in used bookstores and may even be hiding on one of your (or your friend's!) bookshelves. One other word: We don't want the expense to keep anyone from participating in the study; if you'd like to purchase a book or two to help someone else out, please let Pastor Chris know. Here are the links for the book and the study guide at Amazon.
We have four small groups to choose from (you may contact leaders directly by clicking on their names below):
- Sunday mornings (9 AM) at the church: Leaders: Steve and Barb Pinson;
- Sunday nights (6 PM) in the Carmichael area; Leader: Ron Richardson; (this group launches on Sunday, January 18);
- Monday nights (7 PM) in the Citrus Heights area: Leader Pastor Chris; (this group launches on Monday, February 2);
- Wednesday nights (7 PM) in the Orangevale area: Leaders Don Bowes and Norm Covell.
Please contact us about getting linked up with a small group (and remember that you do not have to be a member of Epiclesis to participate). Please also let us know about any childcare needs you may have; we're anxious to work with our families with young children and help with busy schedules.
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