Dear Friend in Christ,
My name is Mitch Todd. I'm a United Methodist pastor in Lawrence, Kansas.
As we begin a new semester in our churches, I know this is the time of year when many of us are looking for new small groups and book studies, so I wanted to suggest a possibility for you to consider.
My mother, Judy Mitchell Rich (a Presbyterian pastor) has written and published a book called Like Sheep, and I wanted to let you know about it.
Like Sheep is the story of a young female pastor called to serve a rural Kansas church in 1985. What she discovers is a mystery -- someone is harassing the members of the church, bringing it to the brink of closing.
The book is a "who-dunnit" set in the context of the Church. I'm obviously biased, but I wanted you to know about the book, because I think it's great. The book covers such questions as “What makes a group of people a church?” “How can people name evil and respond to it without starting a witch hunt?” and “What ways might unresolved grief affect a person?”
This book is entertaining and fast-paced, and would make for great conversations as a book study.
I have written an 11-part discussion guide that will lead groups through the book at whatever pace you choose.
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If you're looking for something engaging and a little different, this may be right up your alley.
Rev. Mitch Todd