I’ve been praying over and simmering on the book I am currently crafting — a Bible study to lead us through an exploration of suffering and joy. (Note last post.) This study will develop a theology of suffering and joy to help us make sense of the mixed bags of our lives and to help us grow up in Christ.
I thought I was going to write this book soon after completing my doctorate in 2016. I did begin various ventures in 2017, but I’m just now attempting to complete it so several groups can start using it in January 2020. You, JNC readers, can work through drafted chapters with me, if you so desire, in the coming months.
I think the book will have twelve chapters and each chapter will have five to six sections. I thought I had decided on a book title and now I’m considering a second idea. I’d like your input.
What do you think of this title and sub-title?
Traveler’s Guide through Suffering and Joy
Navigating by the Light of Scriptural Theology
To give you a better idea of what I’m up to, you may want to check out these two old posts related to the book I’m writing:
The study guide will translate, much of the material from the dissertation into an approachable, hopefully interesting, and usable form.
In order do make the chapters easy to follow and consistent, I plan to divide each chapter into five or six parts, something like this:
1. Lesson Scope: Prep to Travel (Big Idea)
2. Bible’s Map: Narrative and Declarative Binoculars (text of biblical story and propositional truths/precepts)
I like the title “ Travelers Guide” to help show me the way! Something like updating my GPS, every once in a while you need boost, try a new route, to get to that certain place in your heart or mind. Wishing you the best on your writing journey!
I like the “Travelers Guide” idea. It appeals to the desire of companionship along an uneasy path that too often is walked alone. Your chapter sections seem to flow with the idea of preparation for the journey with a time of rest and reflection at the end.
Keep ‘trekking’ girl!