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Reading the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles
January 25, 2018

Join the Journey, a January 31 free webinar, will explore the many ways to participate and become enriched through The Good Book Club.

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).

During this webinar, the Rev. Jay Sidebotham and Forward Movement deputy director Richelle Thompson will help participants to prepare for the journey, providing context and background for Luke and Acts and sharing information about how to access and use dozens of resources created to encourage engagement with The Good Book Club.  

The 30-minute webinar will be conducted on Wednesday, January 31 beginning at 3:30 pm Eastern/2:30 pm Central/1:30 pm Mountain/12:30 pm Pacific/11:30 am Alaska/10:30 am Hawaii. Registration is available here.  Preregistration is suggested.  

In addition to the webinar, a wide range of resources, from prayers to videos to study guides, are now available from the more than 25 partners here. Spanish resources and information are available here.  A comprehensive toolkit link is here.  

The Good Book Club, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has said, provides an opportunity to “read, mark, learn and inwardly digest the Holy Scriptures.”  He noted that “The Gospel of Luke tells the story of Jesus” while “the Acts of the Apostles tells the story of those who followed in the footsteps of Jesus.”

Resources continue to be added, so check the resource page regularly for personal development, group discussion and 2018 program planning.  Stay up-to-date by following The Good Book Club on Facebook here.



Partners in the Good Book Club are:

The Episcopal Church

Forward Movement

Acts 8 Movement

Bible Study Media  

Building Faith at the Center for the Ministry of Teaching 

Center for Biblical Studies

Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes 


Episcopal Diocese of Central Gulf Coast

Episcopal Diocese of Washington 

Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers

Episcopal Church Office of Latino/Hispanic Ministries

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

Episcopal Church Foundation

Episcopal Communicators

Episcopal Migrations Ministries


Gathering of Leaders

Grow Christians


Missional Voices

PlainSong Farm


The Living Church

United Thank Offering


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Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer