"A beautiful testimony of how our shared-life in God is renewed through story. It shows the reconciling power of God's love in our openness and vulnerability - the way to Peace. If you want to see who we are created to be for one another, read this book. It is a wake-up call."
Sr. Helen Prejean
Author of DEAD MAN WALKING
Bill Dyer was robbed and shot at an ATM on his way to work. For months afterward his attitude toward prisoners was simple – “Throw away the keys.” Bill never imagined that one day God would lead him into prison to share his testimony, lead restorative justice programs, and experience the Gospel message in ways he never had before.
Doing Time with God is one of the best christian books for book clubs because it is written in a way that you go into prison with Bill and other victims of violence to meet with convicted felons. Nothing is predictable when this unlikely group shares their stories with one another for healing and forgiveness, peace and reconciliation.
Victim-survivors remember their losses and feel their pain. Offenders come face-to-face with the hurt they have caused, and open wounds from their own past. Walls of defensiveness and fear are knocked down by vulnerability and tears.
Raw emotions flow. The way to peace is often intense, turbulent, and heartbreaking. Even when it’s not pretty, the journey is beautiful in its honesty… miraculous in the way it unfolds…divine in how it transforms lives.
If you've searched for the best christian books for book clubs, you are in the right place. Doing Time With God shines light into one of the darkest places on earth and reveals how God's love is having its way with victims and offenders who are willing to trust God like never before.
Out of thousands of books on the market today, there are different opinions about which ones are the best christian books with discussion questions. That being said, we believe that Doing Time With God belongs with the best because it takes you into a hidden prison world where God is changing lives in amazing ways that apply to all of us as human beings.
There are a couple of factors that make this book so good. First is the powerful presence of women in many of the the stories. Secondly, questions for each chapter lead to meaningful discussion and reflection on furthering your journey with Christ.These two aspects make Doing Time With God one of the best books for women's christian book clubs.
While reading this book, you may experience these things happening in yourself. Discussion questions and an afterword by the author invite you to reflect on your own journey, discover new meaning, and expand this movement of Peace in your life.
The Best Christian Books For Book Clubs Have One Thing In Common: They Take You On A Journey Where You Experience God's Love