By DCE Rebecca Brockman
Summer is story time … we are finally free from the grind of our school year schedules that confine us and we pick up a great book! (What book did you stay up all night reading not because you had to but because you just couldn’t put it down?) We head to the air conditioned movie theater to see the next blockbuster. (What movie was worth you camping out with your friends to see at the 12:01am showing?) We take incredible vacations. (Where have your adventures taken you? What incredible story are you living?) We love summer! We love the freedom it brings! And we love a great story!
I have to admit that when I think of a great summer read — a book that I just cannot put down … The Bible is not the first on the list. It is not an easy read from cover to cover. I have always discovered it is a great read in chunks. But you miss something, when you read a story in chunks … you don’t get swept up into the story.
This fall something great is coming your way! The Story, which takes the Bible and transforms it into narrative form, much like a novel—a great read that flows and is fun and full of adventure, is coming to Peace Youth! The Story tells an epic story of a God who is relentlessly pursuing us in love. It does not filter because we are not living filtered lives. It is raw and full of great triumphs and great failures, and we will come to see our own story in the backdrop of both. Together, we will discover freedom that lasts beyond a summer.
I am thrilled to announce that a generous donor has given us a great gift! This donor has made it possible for every junior and senior high youth, who joins Peace this next school year for our collective journey through The Story to have their own personal copy of The Story to take home, to read, and to consume, over and over again. This collective journey will take place during our Sunday Education Hour (9:45-10:45 am).
Beginning September 16, our collective journey will begin in The Story. It’s an adventure that you will want to be a part of!
May this be the year that you grow to love your own story as you see it in the context of God’s great narrative.
Senior High Youth watch for “Epic” to begin on Sunday, July 29.