Join My (in)courage Book Club and Read “Greater” by Steven Furtick

I can’t believe that it is that time again! (In)courage online groups kick off today for Session 2! This has been one of the biggest blessings in my life! I pray that you will prayerfully consider joining this group or another group. It has been such a place of support, strength, love, fellowship and growth.

Here is my co-leader Hope’s post with all of the details…


Hello Ladies and welcome!!

You are warmly invited to join Rooted: Women Rooted in God’s Word, Drawing Closer to Christ. Please join us on a journey to grow closer to God by reading and studying God’s Word. Together we will read the bible, Christian bible study books, as well as Christian living books.

God’s word is alive, active and should be lived out in our lives. As a member of Rooted, you should expect to grow, flourish, and be transformed – both individually and collectively.

Greater bookThis session, we have chosen Greater: Dream Bigger. Start Smaller. Ignite God’s Vision for Your Life. by Steven Furtick. We believe that God has placed dreams in our lives to achieve His purpose and makes us better – in fact greater.

This book will help us become as God intended us to be. Please join us on this journey to discover how to ignite God’s vision for our lives.

Our group is pretty simple. We’ve created a private Facebook group to share our reactions and thoughts on the book. {To join, email Brooke or write a comment in this post with information on your Facebook page, and you will be added.} Each week we will read a few chapters and have a commentary post with discussion questions to get the conversation started. It is our hope that each of you will feel moved to comment on the book and how God is moving in your life. {The full schedule is below.} Oh, what a great journey this is going to be!

And in case you are curious, here is a little about us.



Karina Allen

Although originally from New Orleans, Karina now lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While pursuing her undergraduate degree at Louisiana State University and teaching preschool, she found her passion for Christian counseling and life coaching for junior high, high school, and college aged girls. Her dreams also include writing devotionals and an autobiography. She loves books, the bible, and of course, bible studies. She is excited about the group because she loves seeing how God knits hearts together online!



The other half of this duo hails from San Francisco, California. After graduating from law school, Brooke moved from sunny Los Angeles to Northern California for a new job. Not a stranger to moving, Brooke has lived in Colorado, Texas, Maryland,Virginia, North Carolina, California, and even small stints in England, Indiana, New York, and Philadelphia for education and career pursuits. Yet, despite all the moves, she has found a home in Christ and a deep sense of comfort in her faith. Her passions include reading and studying God’s word. And, as a former journalist, Brooke dreams of writing books, renaming herself “Hope” (her favorite word), and learning more about herself in God’s eyes. She is documenting her spiritual journey at her web site,

So, please join our group, and pick up your copy of Greater. And in the meantime, please feel free to contact either one of us with questions or comments.

Your sisters in Christ,

Hopee –
Karina –

Greater wide

“Greater” Reading & Chatting Schedule

Each week’s questions will be posted here on this site as well as on the Facebook group on the Monday for each week! Please feel free to read ahead. And no worries if you fall behind. This journey should be fun and flexible. The chapters are short, easy to read, but very thought provoking. We suggest journaling your thoughts as you read – and of course, posting them here!

Week 1: Week of Feb. 12: Chapter 1

Week 2: Week of Feb. 18: Chapters 2

Week 3: Week of Feb. 25: Chapter 3

Week 4: Week of Mar. 4: Chapter 4

Week 5: Week of Mar. 11: Chapter 5

Week 6: Week of Mar. 18: Chapter 6

Week 7: Week of Mar. 25: Chapters 7 & 8

Week 8: Week of Apr. 1: Chapter 9

Week 9: Week of Apr. 8: Chapter 10

Week 10: Week of Apr. 15: Chapter 11

Week 11: Week of Apr. 22: Chapter 12, Epilogue

Note: this schedule may be modified.


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