The 7 Experiment Book Club

I love my women's group, these women are my people. They have taught me some incredible lessons, like how to use night mode on my iPhone and not to treat God like the sugar on my cereal, but to live out my faith every single day. Tomorrow night we are embarking on a journey together that just might change us...in fact, I think it might change everything. 

Do you feel helpless when you hear about the violent, heartless acts of hatred happening around the world? I often do. My heart aches for the less fortunate...yet here I am eating Oreos dipped in chocolate pudding while sitting on my bed that has four luxurious sleeping pillows, two decorative pillows, an exquisite handmade quilt, a down comforter and body cooling sheets. This is my normal, and it is so excessive compared to the rest of the planet. 

So what if we started changing the world by changing our own household? It's the hardest place to start because we actually live it. It is so much easier to evaluate other people's situations than it is to deal with our everyday normal excess. I am inviting you to join us on this journey. A journey where we will really examine what is enough. Consider this an invitation into a virtual book club. There are no tests or random check-in's. This is for you, do with it what you will, but maybe this is the next step in your journey, too. 

Here's how it will work. You will get yourself a copy of the book 7 by Jen Hatmaker. It can be found on Amazon or through Lifeway. As my women's group is working through the study version, you will read the book that inspired it. I will post about our homework assignments and my experience with each of them and you can consider for yourself if you want to participate by trying it in your home. Read the book on your own, or better yet, get a girlfriend to read it with you. Are you up for the challenge?

American life can be excessive, to say the least. That’s what Jen Hatmaker had to admit after taking in hurricane victims who commented on the extravagance of her family’s upper middle class home. She once considered herself unmotivated by the lure of prosperity, but upon being called “rich” by an undeniably poor child, evidence to the contrary mounted, and a social experiment turned spiritual was born.

7 is the true story of how Jen (along with her husband and her children to varying degrees) took seven months, identified seven areas of excess, and made seven simple choices to fight back against the modern-day diseases of greed, materialism, and overindulgence.

If you're joining the book club, please fill out the form below. I will send you the reading schedule and additional information. I hope you will join us. Remember, you're just committing to reading a book (a book that might change the way you see the world). 

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." 
Joshua 1:9

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