Enjoy reading books and discussing them with other women? Join NEWIM's Online Book Club. We read a book every 3 months, and then use video conferencing (ZOOM) to discuss the book online. You can join in via telephone, computer, smart phone, ipad from just about anywhere in the world. And if there are others in your area, you might choose to get together in-person to discuss the book. Join us!
NEWIM's Next Online Book discussion
Sunday, March 3, 4-5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)
We’ve all served on teams. Some teams were the best experiences of our lives and other teams were really a challenge. So this quarter, we thought it would be great to use The Five Dysfunctions to sharpen our thinking about leading and serving on teams.
Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones—often struggle. He outlines a model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team.
The book begins with a fable: Will Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech's CEO, be able to unite a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company? Will she be fired? Will the company fail? He then articulates his leadership model for how to lead teams well. Lencioni's book is a reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight.
Questions? Send a note to: LuannBudd@newim.org
Online Book Discussion
Email LuannBudd@newim.org for more information about how to join
the online conversation from wherever you are in the world.
What Women Said about the Club and the Book
Barefoot is my favorite book in the series, so far. I was moved to tears and engaged from cover to cover, surprised by the unfolding of events and how deeply it touched me. I am coming to really like these women and their non-cliche approach to walking with God. I feel that I understand them. I appreciated the reminder to treasure every minute. Life is fragile. I love the way the characters demonstrate grace in response to others who have failed them and how they choose to seek forgiveness...I'm learning from them and catching a glimpse of the joy that comes when we truly surrender to the Lord. I also love seeing how these women integrate Christian spiritual practices into their lives.
-Luann Budd, Northern California
"First of all, I doubt I would have heard of this book without being involved with NEWIM. I am so thankful that they have organized this book club as I love reading. This first book was amazing - for me personally but also it offers some spiritual disciplines that I will use in mentoring women here in Indonesia. The book club discussion really helped me see even more insights as other ladies shared their response to certain characters and situations. I have read the book twice as a result and I do not want to give away (I may need to buy multiple copies so I can though!) as it will be something I will refer to again and again. What a reminder that we are all on this life journey of faith together and we are better together! This book club is a way to keep us connected in more ways throughout the year for growth, encouragement, and edification."
-Cathleen, Missionary in Indonesia
"Thank you for putting the book club together! I really enjoyed it. It was nice to be able to see and hear peoples impression of the book and the characters in the story.
I found “Sensible Shoes” very thought provoking. It made me want to get to know the women more, to relate to them and to sympathize with what they were experiencing. It brought forward all sorts of emotions. It was interesting to see how we all related to different women in the story and to the different spiritual exercises…some which were a first for me! I loved the idea of walking a labyrinth and hope you can incorporate that into one of the Springs retreats."
-Sheila, Southern California