What is the good life, and how do we live it?
After more than two years of COVID-affected living, many Australians are asking the hard questions about life. We’re re-thinking how we live, where we work, and how we engage in important relationships.
Similarly, many people of faith are wondering how they can live a meaningful life alongside their friends, family and neighbours.
This June, Bible Society is excited to release a series of four Bible studies from author and Alphacrusis college lecturer, Kara Martin. Designed to be read over one month with a friend or neighbour. The studies will help everyday Australians lean into the idea of ‘human flourishing’, and rediscover what it truly means to be ‘alive’.
“Jesus said that he came to earth to give us life, and life to the full (John 10:10). For a long time, I thought the full life Jesus spoke about was a spiritual flourishing I would only experience in heaven. However, the more I learn about Jesus and his mission, I see that he came to model a flourishing life on earth, that continues into eternity.”
– Kara Martin
The studies take a tour through the Gospel of Mark, and help to facilitate honesty and deep reflection between those who read them together. Beginning with the idea that Jesus is the model for human flourishing, they also explore topics such as hospitality, sacrifice, and supporting the vulnerable.
Kara is known as the author of Workship: How to use your work to worship God, and its sequel Workship 2: How to flourish at work. Somewhere in between writing, Kara lectures at Alphacrusis College, and serves as Adjunct Professor with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston. She is also on the Board of the Karam Fellowship (US).
To download your free copy, click here.