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The Good Book Club: February 11 through Pentecost

Reading the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles
February 8, 2018

Ash Wednesday nears, and a new, collaborative Lenten resource, The Good Book Club, starts Sunday, February 11.

The Good Book Club is an Episcopal churchwide initiative that invites the reading of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles during the liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter 2018.  Led by Forward Movement, the Good Book Club readings begin the Sunday prior to Ash Wednesday (February 11), and finish on Pentecost (May 20).

“We love sequels, and Luke-Acts provides a wonderful two-part narrative,” noted Richelle Thompson, Forward Movement Deputy Director. “Luke tells the wondrous story of Jesus’ birth, ministry, teaching, death, and resurrection. Acts picks up where Luke leaves off and tells the story of the earliest disciples through the lens of Peter and Paul and the real star of the show — the Holy Spirit. Written by the same author, the books are accessible, and the story is a page-turner!”

How to participate

An abundance of resources, from prayers to videos to study guides, is available from the more than 25 partners here. Spanish resources and information are available here

  • Grab your copy of the Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles.
  • Starting on February 11, follow the reading outline.
  • Check out the resources  
  • Listen to a podcast.
  • Download a daily item.
  • Reflect on a Scripture verse.
  • Read a blog or two.
  • Watch videos.
  • Create artful responses to the readings 
  • Consider a theological reflection.
  • Utilize the study guide.
  • Stay up-to-date by following The Good Book Club on Facebook here.
  • Join the mailing list here
  • Review the comprehensive toolkit link here
  • Listen to a January 31 webinar, available here with the Rev. Jay Sidebotham and Forward Movement deputy director Richelle Thompson helping participants on the journey.


Partners in the Good Book Club are:

The Episcopal Church

Forward Movement

Acts 8 Movement

Building Faith at the Center for the Ministry of Teaching 

Center for Biblical Studies

Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes


Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers

Episcopal Church Office of Latino/Hispanic Ministries

Episcopal Relief & Development

Episcopal Church Women (ECW) 

Episcopal Church Women ReadCreate

Episcopal Church Foundation 

Episcopal Communicators 

Episcopal Migration Ministries


Gathering of Leaders 

Grow Christians


Missional Voices

PlainSong Farm


The Living Church 

United Thank Offering

For more information, contact Jason Merritt at


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Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer