Aroma is a "Coffee with Megan" true story
from the point of view of one struggling young woman who is wanting to
grow and learn. It's about reading the scriptures in the
midst of life and how the two relate to each other.
Coffee with Megan©
is the property of Coffee with Paul Ministries, Inc., January 2009-13
Word to the Wise:
do this if you expect the typical approach to Bible reading.
It's different, it's challenging, and it's not for everybody.
If you can't "stick with something"
that goes beyond what you already know or are comfortable with, you
won't like this. The first 7 weeks set up the
study; it's the last 7 weeks that you'll see the payoff!
"devotion as usual."
This WILL require
that you kick your imagination into gear.
Do you really want more from
or are you just talkin'?
If all you want is another devotional book,
then stop reading. You won't be interested in this.
. . . but if you want a genuine Bible study
challenge, keep going.
1. You'll be looking over the
shoulder of a real discussion group about reading the Bible.
It's like a 14 day course, but it's not a classroom, or a
fill-in-the-blank, or a test-taking approach. You'll be like
a "fly on the wall" in the coffee shop where this group is
You'll start at the beginning.
<10pt>You'll be watching <10pt>
a 20's something
young woman named Megan, and her friend Jason, who are spiritually
searching for what's “going on” in the wider-world of effective Bible
reading. They're trying to find ways to take their Christian
devotional life to the next level. <10pt>
You will watch and
listen as they explore the world of a conversational approach to the
other words, this is a story--a true story, and it is told like a
story. Like the Joseph story in Genesis, or the Moses, or
Abraham, or Jesus story. One reader complained that he just
wanted the facts, not "romance novel." I had to laugh.
people think Bible study is nothing more the fill in the blanks and
<10pt><10pt><10pt>This is a story. A true story. 10pt>10pt>10pt>
3. You'll participate in a few
responsible conversations over Scripture and cover territory that is
usually left out of many Bible devotions and Bible reading approaches:
magnitude of reading contextually and responsibly,
value of seeing English
translations as attempts to understand,
to do word studies or comparing one part of Scripture to
usefulness of reading
other ancient books along with the Bible,
joy of tapping
deeply into areas of Scripture that most people rarely or
Each session is thoroughly rooted in
interactions with the
scriptures. Refreshing and uplifting, these come with an
up-to-the-minute way to take action, and you can respond to
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what other readers are saying . . .
After reading the first couple of
sessions of "Aroma" I found myself looking forward with anticipation to
the next session! Gary's tactful and insightful way of drawing the
reader into the lives of the present day characters, as well as working
through situations in their lives that all of us can identify with in
our own lives, gives us a fresh new insight into how relevant the Word
of God can be for our daily living. I sense in this series the work of
the Holy Spirit opening up to the reader a fresh new approach for
understanding and applying God's Word to our daily lives!
The conversational style adds
realism and relevance.
I enjoyed this walk with paul it
brought up some very good ideas and showed me areas that I need to
improve thanks for your help.
I like the approach that you took with these
devotions. It made the lessons more personal. I’m sure that most of us
would say that there was something along the way that touched us in a
meaningful manner. At least for me, there was some aspect each time
that mirrored something in my own journey as an individual pursuing my