Each month we like to recommend one book for our church family to read. Occasionally, we’ll host discussion groups to dig deeper into the substance of that month’s book. Whether you read it alone, or invite a fellow member to read along with you, we hope these books will expand and deepen your mind and soul. Our goal in all of this is “love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith” (1 Tim. 1:5).
May’s Book of the Month will be When People Are Big and God is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man by Ed Welch. Are you overly concerned about what people think of you? In an age of authenticity, many people might think the answer is “no.” Yet when we scratch beneath the surface, the reality for most people is that the thoughts and opinions of others plays a much more dominant role in our lives than we think. This plays out in a variety of ways. In this must-read book, Ed Welch uncovers the spiritual dimension of people-pleasing and points us to a better way through a true knowledge of God, ourselves, and others.