Rooted in Christ meets in small groups throughout the week to read and discuss Christian books. We believe that reading the Bible alongside good Christian books is a sure way to grow as a disciple of Christ. During term time we meet each week over tea and coffee or a meal to catch up, discuss a chapter of a book, and pray together.
Last term we read “The Breeze of the Centuries” by Michael Reeves
Is ‘newer’ really ‘better’? We often assume so, but if we do treat the past as inferior we will ignore the legacy of history, and thus will find ourselves stranded on the tiny desert island of our own moment in time. In particular, this applies to Christian theology, which should be thought, and lived, corporately by the church down through the ages.
The remedy to ‘chronological snobbery’ is, as C. S. Lewis put it, ‘to keep the clean sea breeze of the centuries blowing through our minds’. Such is the motivation behind Michael Reeves’ introduction to a selection of influential or significant Christian theologians.
What Students Say:
“Going through Respectable Sins in book group has been really helpful for me; it has helped me to realise the seriousness of my sin, and also pointed out areas in my life where I didn’t realise my actions were sinful. Being able to go through this book as a group has also been really encouraging. Although we may struggle in different areas, knowing we are all alike in our struggles has been a real comfort. Having a supportive group like this is brilliant.”
Amy Royal – Music Graduate
Joining a Book Group:
There are lots of book groups meeting in different places, at different times, with different people, reading different things! If you want to join then fill then get in touch!