Ann Voskamp is best known for her bestselling book, One Thousand Gifts. Did you know she also has another bestseller, The Broken Way, with an accompanying DVD bible study. Small groups can benefite from The Broken Way Bible study
Ann asks the question: “How do you live unafraid of broken things?”
We all experience “A broken heart, a broken mind, a broken childhood, a broken adulthood.”
More importantly, “If we knew what it would cost us, would we sign up for the broken way?”
The Broken Way Bible Study
Rather than giving answers, Voskamp’s study seeks to help groups explore brokenness in a way that is constructive. In the video, she asks a lot of questions. “What if we trusted that there is such meaning in our brokenness that God himself is willing to experience it with us?”
Voskamp also offers word pictures, asking the group to think about a seed breaking and dying so that new life might spring forth. “If you didn’t know what growth looks like, you might mistake it for complete destruction,” she says. This is exactly what Jesus was talking about in John 12:24-25.