We will be starting a new book study on April 11th. It will be on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm and will continue on April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 12, 19, 26.
We will be studying Grace Sufficient: A History of Women in American Methodism 1760-1939 by Jean Miller Schmidt. Histories of women and American religion have tended to focus on women’s religious activities rather than on women’s religious lives. Studies of early American religion and spirituality have usually depended on the journals and sermons of male preachers. In order to understand the lives of ordinary Methodist women, Jean Miller Schmidt has looked at their diaries, letters, spiritual autobiographies, and the accounts of their pious lives and holy deaths that appeared as obituaries in publications like the Methodist Magazine. These powerful stories of faith are part of the shared history of the Methodist people.
We look forward to studying the amazing women in our Methodist past. To purchase the book, please click the button below to be taken to Amazon, or visit your favorite book retailer.