I think I was in college when the Harry Potter books first hit the shelves. I don’t remember thinking much of them… “Silly kids’ books,” I thought to myself. “No need to bother myself with those. I’m reading smart college-kid books!” And off I went, happily ignorant of all things Hogwarts, Dumbledore, and Harry Potter related.
Happily ignorant UNTIL… all of a sudden…everyone around me was reading (you guessed it) HARRY POTTER! People couldn’t get enough of these books, it seemed. People my own age! My friends! My family! Even my parents were devouring these stories, hardly waiting until they finished the last page of one book until they were running out to the store to buy the next!
And of course, EVERYONE couldn’t stop TALKING about Harry Potter. “Did you read the part where he…?” “What did you think about the scene when…?” They were throwing around all these crazy words like Quidditch and Hagrid and Diagon Alley and I had NO IDEA WHAT ANYONE WAS TALKING ABOUT. Finally I gave in. I bought the books, got sucked in myself, and learned what all the fuss really was all about.
Well, starting Sunday January 9, FPC is endeavoring upon an exciting season. We are going to read the Bible in 90 Days! Over 100 members are already signed up! Some have even already begun their reading! And we’re not just going to be reading the Bible. We’re going to be preaching about it, teaching on it, and EVERYONE is going to be talking about it. (There’s some crazy stuff in the Bible. Stuff you can’t HELP but want to talk about.)
Are YOU signed up to read the Bible in 90 Days? Signing up is EASY! Just go to http://www.firstpresnormal.org/BIND2011/signup.php
Everyone’s gonna be talking about it. Don’t get left out.