God's GALS

Mid Summer Book Club

Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World by Bob Goff. Sign up today and let us know you are participating in our current Book Club fun; Love Does!    

Book Synopsis:

As a college student he spent 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. As a father he took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. He made friends in Uganda, and they liked him so much he became the Ugandan consul. He pursued his wife for three years before she agreed to date him. His grades weren't good enough to get into law school, so he sat on a bench outside the Dean’s office for seven days until they finally let him enroll.

Bob Goff has become something of a legend, and his friends consider him the world's best-kept secret. Those same friends have long insisted he write a book. What follows are paradigm shifts, musings, and stories from one of the world’s most delightfully engaging and winsome people. What fuels his impact? Love. But it's not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. Bob's love takes action. Bob believes Love Does.

When Love Does, life gets interesting. Each day turns into a hilarious, whimsical, meaningful chance that makes faith simple and real. Each chapter is a story that forms a book, a life. And this is one life you don't want to miss.

Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and attitude just might inspire you to be secretly incredible, too.

 

April & May 2013 Book Club Details!

The Chance by Karen Kingsbury is God's GALS 3rd book club book!  We hope you will join the book club.  Let us know you are participating.  Sign up on the bottom of this page.  Heavenly Helpers in El Campo has the book.  Please call the store at 979-543-2850 to reserve your copy.  The cost of the hard back book is $22.99 with the God's GALS discount. 

Book Synopsis: The day before a teenage Ellie moved from Georgia to California, she and her best friend Nolan sat beneath the Spanish moss of an ancient oak tree where they wrote letters to each other and buried them in a rusty old metal box. The plan was to return eleven years later, dig the box up, and read the letters. But now, as that date approaches, much has changed. Ellie has abandoned the faith she grew up with, her days consumed with loving her little girl and trying to make ends meet. Sometimes she watches TV to catch a glimpse of her old friend Nolan, now an NBA star, whose faith is known by the entire nation. But few know that Nolan’s own personal tragedies have fueled both his faith and athletic drive. Despite his success, Nolan is isolated and lonely, plagued by a void in his heart that has remained since that night beneath the old oak tree with Ellie. For both Ellie and Nolan, the coming date is more than just a childhood promise.It’s the chance to make sense of it all—the chance to find out if it’s ever too late to find love again. Karen Kingsbury weaves a moving tale of heart-wrenching loss, the power of faith, and the wounds that only a forever kind of love can heal. She delves deeply into a theme that resonates within us all:  Hope lives for those willing to take a chance.


Are you willing to take a chance?
Enjoy reading
The Chance and find that hope that is still alive in YOU!

We have a fun Book Club Ice Cream Social planned...

Sunday, May 19, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
Brackenridge Park Pavilion, Edna, Texas

Let’s all chat about “The Chance” with our fellow readers!  Hope to see all of you there!

 

 

 

 

December 2012 and January 2013 Book Club

God's GALS is beginning the 2nd book club, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption by Katie Davis. If you would like to participate, please send an email to info@godsgals.org.  We encourage you to support our local book store, Heavenly Helpers (979-543-2850) in El Campo, to purchase the book.  The book cost is $15.99 and you will receive a 5% discount when you mention God's GALS.  They will also ship to you if needed. 

Monica Bard and her daughter, Meredith, are facilitating this book together! Is this you? Do you have a burning desire to help change the world? Come and take this journey with us and see through Katie’s eyes, just how she is changing the world one person at a time!

Book Synopsis: What would cause an eighteen-year-old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disobey and disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brother’s heart, lose all but a handful of her friends (because they think she has gone off the deep end), and break up with the love of her life, all so she could move to Uganda, where she knew only one person and didn’t speak the language? A passion to follow Jesus.

Katie Davis left over Christmas break of her senior year for a short mission trip to Uganda and her life was turned completely inside out. She found herself so moved by the people of Uganda and the needs she saw that she knew her calling was to return and care for them. Katie, a charismatic and articulate young woman, is in the process of adopting thirteen children in Uganda and has established a ministry, Amazima, that feeds and send hundreds more to school while teaching them the Word of Jesus Christ.

We hope you will take the journey with us!

 

Mission work is something near and dear to us at God’s GALS so we’ve planned some special programs in connection with our “Kisses from Katie” book club.  We’ll be meeting on the following dates to discuss the book and we’ll also have some guest speakers who will share their mission trip experiences.  Pick a program that is convenient to you, or attend all three (each will have different focuses and speakers).  We look forward to sharing a cup of coffee and discussing Katie’s journey with you!

Saturday, January 19 @ First Presbyterian Church,  El Campo @ 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, January 27 @ First United Methodist Church, Edna @ 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 30 @ First United Methodist Church, Ganado @ 6:30 p.m.

 

November and December 2012 Book Club

The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury (Christian Fiction)

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       Number one New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury delivers an instant classic with this heartwarming Christmas story about a hundred-year flood, lost love, and the beauty of enduring friendships. Molly Allen lives alone in Portland, but she left her heart back in Tennessee with a man she walked away from five years ago. They had a rare sort of love she hasn’t found since.
       Ryan Kelly lives in Nashville after a broken engagement and several years on the road touring with a country music duo. He can still hear Molly’s voice encouraging him to follow his dreams; Molly, whose memory stays with him. At least he can visit The Bridge—the oldest bookstore in historic downtown Franklin—and remember the hours he and Molly once spent there.
       For thirty years, Charlie and Donna Barton have run The Bridge, providing the people of middle Tennessee with coffee, conversation, and shelves of good books—even through dismal book sales and the rise of digital books. Then in May, the hundred-year flood swept through Franklin and destroyed nearly every book in the store.
       Now the bank is pulling the lease on The Bridge. Despondent and without answers, Charlie considers the unthinkable. Then tragedy strikes, and suddenly, everything changes. In the face of desperate brokenness and lost opportunities, could the miracle of a second chance actually unfold?
    The Bridge is a love story set against the struggle of the American bookstore, a love story you will never forget.

If you would like to participate in the book club,

* Purchase the book and begin reading.  We encourage you to support our local Christian bookstore - Heavenly Helpers in El Campo, Texas.  The hard back book price is $19.99 - but if you mention God's GALS then you will receive a 5% discount!  They can also ship it to you for an additional $5.  The book is a new release, so it is only availble in hard back cover. 

Heavenly Helpers 1406 North Mechanic Street  El Campo, TX 77437 979.543.2850

* Email God's GALS to tell us that you are participating info@godsgals.org

* We will communicate periodically via email to discuss        the book

* Join us for Christmas book club coffee in early December to discuss the book, fellowship, and get the details for the next book. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 10:00 am

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