Book Clubs

Interested in delving deeper to Christian thinking on vocation and the issues of our time? Gather a few folks and host a book club! Your book club might be in person with colleagues or online with friends. Invite a friend who might explore a reading group to a Bible study. To help you get started, below are discussion guides (all from WAP’s previous online book clubs) that you can easily adapt.

By Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

What is the purpose of higher education? How can we share Christian understandings of Calling and Vocation in ways that resonate with all stakeholders in the Academy? Thirteen professors motivate us to look afresh at our institutions.

By Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

Do you struggle to understand God’s love amidst pain and suffering? Vinoth Ramachandra shows how God’s own heart of suffering allows us both to lament and to have hope.

By Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

Interested in learning why we are a racially divided country? Ken Wytsma shows how our history impinges on the present and our role in reconciliation. 

By Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

How do you thrive in academia? Dr. Bieber Lake gives spiritual insight and practical help for faculty to effectively live out their calling as teachers and scholars. 

By Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

How do we share our faith in a post-Christian context where public life is mostly secular and private life is very diverse? Os Guinness shows us how we can converse with — and even persuade — people who are not interested in what we are saying. 

By Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

Might each of our life stages be a calling? Are there multiple callings in some seasons? The authors offer a unique perspective on Vocation by suggesting Lifespan as the lens through which we can view our callings.

By Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

Did you know that women are vulnerable to violence during their entire lifetime? Through her extensive global travel, Dr. Storkey compassionately demonstrates what gender-based violence looks like on the bruised bodies of real girls and women.

 
By Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

What if the beliefs of our times that we take for granted are not true after all? Dr. Ramachandra gives historical and global perspective to understanding pressing contemporary issues in their contexts.

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