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Presiding Bishop Curry video: invitation to the Good Book Club

August 16, 2017
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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has offered an invitation to Episcopalians and all Christians to join the more than 25 partners presenting the Good Book Club, an opportunity for reflection and prayer.

The Good Book Club is a churchwide program 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, 2018), and finish on Pentecost (May 20, 2018).

The Good Book Club, the Presiding Bishop 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.”

He concludes, “I hope you’ll join me.”

The video is available here in English and with Spanish subtitles here

Dioceses, congregations and organizations are encouraged to post and share the video and resource links.


Resources for the Good Book Club are available here including daily readings.

Spanish resources and information are available here.

Stay up-to-date by following The Good Book Club on Facebook here.

Resources are also available on the websites of most of the partners.

Forward Day by Day, Forward Movement’s flagship devotional, will use Good Book Club readings during Lent-Easter 2018.  This provides for hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to join the Good Book Club.


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 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:

For more information, contact Jason Merritt at

Amanda Skofstad

Public Affairs Officer

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