Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times
Churchwide Summer Study  ☩ June 9 – July 14 ☩ Sundays, 9:15-10:15am

“Do not be afraid” is the directive we read countless times in scripture. But the complex emotions of fear, anxiety, and worry have so permeated our contemporary reality, we can hardly imagine the shape of our work, our relationships, our public sphere, our lives without fear as a guiding force.

Rev. Adam Hamilton, senior pastor of  Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, has studied the forces of fear, weaving together scientific research, congregational care, and biblical insight in his most recent book, Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times.

Drawing on recent research, inspiring real-life examples, and fresh biblical insight, Hamilton shows how to untangle the knots we feel about disappointing others, failure, financial insecurity, loneliness, insignificance, and aging. Then he helps readers understand and counter fears related to such outsize perils as terrorism, death, and the apocalypse. For anyone struggling with fear or wondering how families and communities can thrive in troubled times, Unafraid offers a host of spiritual practices and practical solutions to enable a fuller embrace of Jesus’s call: “do not be afraid.”

Unafraid will be the guide for our churchwide summer study, to be held June 9 – July 14, Sundays from 9:15-10:15am in Kelly Auditorium. Our Sunday School hour during these six weeks will give each one of us – members of existing Sunday School classes and those of you who have not yet found a class – a chance to gather together for one larger teaching and discussion time during the Sunday School hour. Stay tuned for a specific schedule of dates, topics, and teachers to be shared soon!

Copies of Unafraid are available in the Commons for your purchase at a reduced rate of $10! Let Brent Greene know if you need financial assistance to secure your copy of the book.

May God encourage us all to courageous and hopeful living!

 

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