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Discerning God's Will: A Free Self-Guided Book Study

A self-guided book study led by Author Prof. Marlena Graves

Join this three-week book study where you will receive weekly lessons, and join in online discussions. You won't want to miss out on this deep dive into discerning what God has for your life.

Bearing God: Living a Christ-Formed Life in Uncharted Waters is a short, enthralling, and imaginative read that will awaken you as a disciple of Jesus to a sense of adventure in your calling. 

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We all experience trials and suffering, and at times, life feels extremely hard to bear. Committing our lives to Christ doesn’t make us immune to the day-to-day struggles of life. Sometimes Jesus feels far away, and we need to be reminded that He is with us. 

"One day as I listened to the Gospel story in Mark 4, I didn’t see myself as the disciples, terrified and wondering why Jesus was asleep in the boat amid the storm; I saw myself as the fishing boat carrying Jesus in the storm. We are all, in fact, God bearers, carrying Jesus within us as we journey through the storms of our lives." Marlena Graves

How It Works

1. Order Book

Bearing God goes on sale September 5, but you can pre-order it today.

Register for the mini class to receive weekly study questions and be invited to a 3-week discussion series led by author Marlena Graves.

Check your email as you will receive the materials to complete your classwork and receive weekly reflection questions.

About the Author

Marlena Graves is an author, writer, professor, preacher, and speaker on spiritual formation and justice, especially in areas of racism and immigration in the U.S. Her books include The Way Up is Down, Who is My Neighbor, A Beautiful Disaster, and 40 Days of Being a Nine: Enneagram Daily Reflections.

Marlena is an assistant professor of spiritual formation at Northeastern Seminary on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan University. She is a member of Ink: A Creative Collective and lives in the Rochester, NY area with her husband and three daughters. Learn more about Marlena at