Women’s Bible Study

Soul Cafe Church Women’s Ministry invites you to join leader our ministry leader Rene’ Reilly for a 6-week bible study using the book “Scouting the Divine: My Search for God in Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey.

“Sometimes life doesn’t turn out the way you expect. You may find yourself discouraged, disappointed, even lonely. You wonder, Where are you, God?

Author Margaret Feinberg understands these doubts and questions. In Scouting the Divine, you’re invited to discover answers to your deepest longings as you embark on a wild, woolly spiritual adventure.

You’ll nestle with sheep under the watchful eye of a good shepherd, explore the wonders of a beehive with a veteran beekeeper, study the rhythms of seeding and harvest with a Nebraska farmer, and pluck grapes in Napa Valley.

With moments of raw vulnerability and outrageous hilarity, you’ll learn how God gets his hands dirty in this world to reveal his fiery love. Along the way, you’ll discover a more meaningful, purposeful life–one in which God is nearer and more real than you ever thought possible.

The Bible is full of clever plots and compelling stories, laced with historic insights and literary beauty. But despite its richness and depth, many of us struggle to close the gap between the ancient world and our own. What does it mean to know that Jesus is the Good Shepherd when the only place you’ve encountered sheep is at a petting zoo? How can you understand the promise of a land overflowing with honey when you buy yours in a bear-shaped bottle? Can you grasp the urgency of Jesus’ invitation to abide in the vine when you shop for grapes at a local grocery store?

Margaret invites you to accompany her on the adventure of a lifetime – across the nation to herd sheep in Oregon, harvest fields with a Nebraska farmer, prune vines in California, and explore hives with a veteran beekeeper in Colorado. Along the way, you’ll explore how ancient livelihoods illuminate meaningful truths that apply to life today.

“I asked one question to each person, ‘How do you read the Scriptures in light of what you do every day?'” she writes. “Their answers changed the way I read the Bible forever.”

With her trademark humor and vulnerability, you’ll learn the secret of how to live like you have a shepherd, unlock the sweetest promises of God, and discover the gift of divine timing. You’ll move from simply reading Scripture to entering stories that can be touched and tasted, smelled and savored. Scouting the Divine will revolutionize the way you understand the Bible – and leave you wonderstruck by the magnificence of God.

Beginning Oct. 5, 2021
Tuesdays at Soul Cafe Church in Ledbetter. Offering morning and evening sessions.
Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. Come to the session time that works best for you. Books are provided for a $5 donation. Sign up below, indicating which session you would like to attend.