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Small Group Curriculum

Bible Studies
Serendipity Bible Study products. (Words of Faith and ˜Message of Paul collections are good studies of individual books of the Bible. Other studies are thematic or addressed to specific groups (men’s groups, women’s groups, etc.) Available online at serendipityhouse.com. Price varies.

Christianity (Main Themes)
Wright, N.T. Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense. Hardback. A basic introduction to Christianity by this well-known scholar and bishop in the Anglican church. Often favorably compared to C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity $14.99 at christianbook.com.
Yancey, Philip. What’s So Amazing About Grace? DVD or paperback. An exploration of grace and its vital role in Christian faith by a well-known Christian author. DVD is 10 sessions, $14.99 at christianbook.com. Paperback edition $10.99 at christianbook.com.
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Christianity (Lutheranism)
Erlander, Daniel. Baptized, We Live: Lutheranism as a Way of Life. Paperback. A brief introduction to Lutheranism accompanied by Erlander’s distinct and powerful hand-drawn illustrations. Paperback is $3.99 at Amazon.com.
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Marriage & Family
Gottman, John. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. Paperback and DVD. Guide to a successful marriage from a nationally recognized expert. Twenty-five years of landmark marital research USA Today. Paperback $16.21 on Amazon.com; ˜Making Marriage Work’ DVD $29.95 on Amazon.com.
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Money
Powell, Mark Allan. Giving to God Paperback. Available through St. John’s for $11.
Ramsey, Dave. Total Money Makeover Hardback. Direct, practical steps to manage money and get out of debt. Presented from a Christian perspective and with plenty of testimonials. Hardback $16.49 at amazon.com.

Prayer & Spiritual Disciplines
Ortberg, John. The Life You’ve Always Wanted. Paperback and DVD.  The heart of Christianity is transformation, a relationship with God that impacts not just our spiritual lives, but every aspect of living. John Ortberg calls readers back to the dynamic heartbeat of Christianity God’s power to bring change and growth and reveals both the how and why of transformation. Accessible and humorous. Paperback $12.91 at amazon.com, DVD $14.99 at christianbook.com.