T2 Book Review Groups


"…they are to teach what is good, and so train the young women." Titus 2:4

What is T2 book review?
T2 (Titus 2) book review groups gather for the purpose of spiritual training as described in Titus 2:1-5. Such training is accomplished through the study of a strategically chosen book in the area of character, doctrine, or practical living.

What is a T2 group?

  • Groups will have up to six members and a leader.
  • Groups meet once a month (September - May).
  • Each group will read a book together chosen from the T2 book review list.
T2 group members are asked to commit to attending each month. We have a limited number of spots in each group. If you sign up for a spot in a group and do not come then you are taking a place from someone else who might like to be there. (Although we do understand  that emergencies happen!)

Where and when do they meet?
Groups will meet either at the church or in the home of one of our members. You may choose to join a group based on the book you wish to study or based on the time or location that works best for you. Once you register, you will be given the starting date and leader’s contact information. If your group is off-campus, you will get the address of your meeting location. If you are meeting on campus, we will let you know the building/room number.

What books/days can I choose from?
(Hover over the titles for descriptions of the books.)

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
by Donald Whitney

Drawn from a rich heritage, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will guide you through a carefully selected array of disciplines. By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity.

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life | 1st Monday at 7 PM, Matthews area

The Communion of Saints
by Phillip Ryken

In a day when Christians are more divided than united, true believers must again commit themselves to their common spiritual communion with one another. This biblical and practical guide, complete with leader’s guide and spiritual gifts questionnaire, guides those united in Christ toward life in the Christian community.

The Communion of Saints | 2nd Monday at 10 AM, Matthews area

Holiness By Grace - Delighting in the Joy that is our Strength by Brian Chapell

"Be Holy, because I am holy." — 1 Peter 1:16
How can God expect us to be as holy as He is? Isn't it unrealistic, given that He is infinitely pure and we are clearly imperfect? Such a standard seems either to ignore our frailty or to impose certain failure–until we understand how God views us. Then we are reminded that, thanks to what Christ accomplished on our behalf, our perfection is not the requirement for entering his kingdom. Yet that very grace still calls us to live righteously–for the sake of our well-being, yes, but most of all, because it glorifies God.

Holiness By Grace | 2nd Monday at 7 PM, Matthews area

Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Coveteous World
by Melissa Kruger

What's truly at the heart of our desires? The Envy of Eve guides readers to understand how desires grow into covetousness and what happens when this sin takes power in our hearts. Covetousness chokes out the fruit of the Spirit in our lives, allowing discontentment to bloom. The key to overcoming is to get to the root of our problem: unbelief-a mistrust of God's sovereignty and goodness. An ideal resource for deeper study or group discussion.

Envy of Eve | 2nd Monday at 7 PM, Matthews area

Women of the Word – How to Study the Bible With Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilkin

We all know it’s important to study God’s Word. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. What’s more, a lack of time, emotionally driven approaches, and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. How can we, as Christian women, keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible?

Women of the Word | 1st Tuesday at 7 PM, Mint Hill

Dig Deeper: Tools For Understanding God’s Word
by Beynon and Sachs

When it comes to reading and understanding the Bible, a dangerous phrase is used by non-Christians and even some believers: "Well, that's your interpretation." It is true that without some care in your interpretation, you can "make" the Bible say almost anything. Dig Deeper is written out of the conviction that there is a right way to understand the Bible and a wrong way, and the authors show us how to read it correctly.

Dig Deeper | 2nd Tuesday at 7 PM, Matthews area

A Woman’s Walk With God – Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit by Elizabeth George

Do you yearn for a closer walk with God? For a greater understanding of what it means to let Him live through you? For the marks of His presence in your life? Author Elizabeth George gives practical help for how you can do that in this study of the fruit of the Spirit. Discover…love, joy, and peace that changes hearts, families, and friendships; patience, kindness, and goodness that seeks the best for everyone; and faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control that brings spiritual victory in life's more challenging moments

A Woman’s Walk With God | 2nd Tuesday at 7 PM, Matthews area

Prayer
by Tim Keller

Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful.

Prayer | 2nd Tuesday at 7:45 PM, Matthews area

God’s Guidance: Finding His Will
by Elisabeth Elliot

Where should one go to find advice and guidance for all of life's difficult questions? "I have found in the Bible plenty of evidence that God has guided people," writes Elisabeth Elliot. "I find, too, assurance that he is willing to guide me. He has been at it for a long time. His hand reaches toward me. I have only to take it." In God's Guidance, Elisabeth Elliot offers insightful thoughts, observations, and biblical insight to show how and why God guides his children.

God’s Guidance | 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 PM, Christ Covenant
(A study for single moms with school-age children. Childcare available.)

Discipline: The Glad Surrender
by Elisabeth Elliot

In our age of instant gratification and if-it-feels-good-do-it attitudes, self-discipline is hardly a popular notion. Elisabeth Elliot offers her understanding of discipline and its value for modern people. Discipline: The Glad Surrender shows readers how to - discipline the mind, body, possessions, time, and feelings-overcome anxiety-change poor habits and attitudes-trust God in times of trial and hardship-let Christ have control in all areas of life in order to help them discover the understanding that our fulfillment as human beings depends on our answer to God's call to obedience.

Discipline: The Glad Surrender | 3rd Tuesday at 7 PM, Monroe

Crazy Busy
by Kevin DeYoung

“I’M TOO BUSY!” We’ve all heard it. We’ve all said it. All too often, busyness gets the best of us. Just one look at our jam-packed schedules tells us how hard it can be to strike a well-reasoned balance between doing nothing and doing it all. Kevin DeYoung addresses the busyness problem in his book, Crazy Busy — and not with the typical arsenal of time management tips, but rather with the biblical tools we need to get to the source of the issue and pull the problem out by the roots.

Crazy Busy | 3rd Tuesday at 7 PM, Christ Covenant

Don’t Waste Your Life
by John Piper

Most people slip by in life without a passion for God, spending their lives on trivial diversions, living for comfort and pleasure, and perhaps trying to avoid sin. This book will warn you not to get caught up in a life that counts for nothing. It will challenge you to live and die boasting in the cross of Christ and making the glory of God your singular passion. If you believe that to live is Christ and to die is gain, read this book, learn to live for Christ, and don't waste your life!

Don’t Waste Your Life | 1st Wednesday at 7 PM, Christ Covenant
(Childcare available for ages 2 and up)

Made For More - An Invitation To Live In God’s Image
by Hannah Anderson

In an uncertain world, we crave the security of knowing exactly who we are and where we belong. But too often as women, we try to find this safety in our roles and relationships, our professional accomplishments, or our picture-perfect homes.

The truth is that you are made for more. Because you are made in God's image, these things will never be large enough to hold you. You will only ever know yourself — only ever be yourself — as you find your identity in Him. In Made for More, Hannah Anderson invites you to re-imagine yourself, not simply as a set of roles and categories, but as a person destined to live in the fullness of God Himself. Starting with our first identity as image bearers, she shows how Jesus Christ makes us people who can reflect His nature through our unique callings. She also explores how these deeper truths affect the practical realties that we face as women-how does being an image bearer shape our pursuit of education? our work? and even our desire for holistic lives?

Made For More | 1st Wednesday at 10 AM, Christ Covenant

The Measure of Success: Uncovering the Biblical Perspective on Women, Work and the Home by McCulley and Shank

Discover God's view of the successful woman.

Should a woman work? Can a woman be feminine, godly, and ambitious? Is work only for women who need the income? Is there any sanctified ground between the stay-at-home mom and the aspiring executive?

Whether you are married or single, young or old, and whether you work inside the home or in the marketplace, Carolyn and Nora create a rich vision for fulfillment through an understanding of the compelling foundation for the biblical call of productivity.

The Measure of Success | 1st Wednesday at 7 PM, Matthews

Walking With God in the Season of Motherhood
by Melissa Kruger

Learn how God’s imprint on your heart can make a lasting impression on your children.

Being a mom usually means being busy. Whether you’re zipping from your children’s piano lessons to their next ballgame or nursing a baby while comforting a toddler, life is brimming with activities. Yet one encounter can help shape every moment: time in the Word with Jesus. In Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood, you’ll learn how to nourish your own heart, mind, and soul with the wisdom you need to become the mother you long to be.

As you spend time with God through this eleven-week Bible study, you’ll gain life-shaping insights to help you…

  • Understand and pursue your purpose as a mother
  • Live out your true priorities
  • Entrust your child to God
  • Bear the fruit of the Spirit in your everyday interactions
  • Recover from Perfect Mom Syndrome (PMS)

Walking With God in the Season of Motherhood | 2nd Wednesday at 7 PM, Christ Covenant
(Childcare available for ages 2 and older.)

Becoming Eve: Recovering God’s Good Design For Women
by Susan Shepherd

Most Christian women have some basis for believing that God had a purpose for gender at the time of creation, a perspective that has historically been informed by Scripture. That conviction has been challenged by the culture (history, media, education, and the liberal church), leaving women confused, frustrated and uninspired.

With the gender perspective of the culture informing our thinking in the church, we are in danger of compromising God’s good plan for men and women in an effort to accommodate new thinking. We must not capitulate to modern ideas but should, instead, begin with God’s Word and consider how it applies to our modern times. Additionally, the ongoing debate with regard to the role of women has become divisive and, in some cases, inflammatory without being helpful. This book will give every woman a personal and corporate perspective of how to recover God’s good design for women, irrespective of her “role.” Becoming Eve, the life-giver, will restore hope, vision and confidence to all women and to the church.

Becoming Eve | 3rd Wednesday at 7 PM, Christ Covenant
(Childcare available for ages 2 and older.)

Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate
by Jerry Bridges

Have Christians become so preoccupied with “major” sins that we have lost sight of our need to deal with more subtle sins? Jerry Bridges addresses the “acceptable” sins that we tend to tolerate in ourselves, including pride and anger. He goes to the heart of the matter, exploring our feelings of shame and grief and opening a new door to God’s forgiveness and grace.

Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate | 2nd Friday at 10 AM, Mint Hill

Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens
by Paul David Tripp

Paul Tripp uncovers the heart issues that affect parents and their teenage children during the often-chaotic adolescent years. With wit, wisdom, humility, and compassion, he shows parents how to seize the countless opportunities to deepen communication and learn and grow with their teens.

A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens | 3rd Saturday at 8:30 AM, Waxhaw

Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health
by Donald Whitney

Are you spiritually healthy or just spiritually busy? These 10 probing questions will help you look beyond your spiritual activity to assess the true state of your spiritual health. This book by Donald S. Whitney provides thought-provoking insights that will help you on your spiritual transformation journey. See how the spiritual disciplines—including prayer, worship, and meditation—can take your spiritual health from fair to excellent.

Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health | 1st Sunday, Christ Covenant


Who can come to the groups? Can I bring a friend?
Women of all ages and communities are welcome! We have leaders from all generations and we would love to have multi-generational groups. Small groups are a great place to meet people if you are new to the church. We'd love for you to invite ladies from your Sunday school community, those you sit beside in church, and friends from outside of our Christ Covenant family!

Is there a cost involved?
There is a $10 fee that you will pay online when registering. Also, each participant in responsible for obtaining a copy of the book you are studying.

Sign Up for a Group
To register, you must first sign up for a particular group. Spaces are limited in each group, so this is an important step! Please go to the Group Sign-Up to view the groups (also listed above). Once you have signed up for a group, return to this page to register and pay.

Register
Once you have chosen and signed up for a group, please click the button below to register for T2 and pay.

Register

If you do not receive an e-mail or if you have questions, contact Teresa Caldwell.