Glossary: Categories


These are our main categories of books. After much discussion on how we as fellow Small Group leaders pick books, we felt this was a relevant way that could be easily approached in the way we look for books. This is a short explanation of how we use the different terms.

Group Dynamics
Light / Heavy

What makes up light or heavy books?
Light books are intended for a quick read, something that is easy to pick and and everyone should be able to approach the content with ease. Heavy books on the other hand, tend to be books that take more time to get into. These are also books that might be more challenging for young Christians.

Theological Study
Understanding / Analysis / Synthesis

How do you decide what falls into understanding, analysis or synthesis?
Books on Understanding are books that help more to break down the biblical topics into more approachable content. Books on Analysis are books that read deep between the lines of different contexts of the Bible and people. Books on Synthesis are more application questions, taking a step further from reading the text, and into action.

Call to Action
Call to action books are simply about expanding the kingdom of God. Be ready to answer the call!

Length of Study
Less than a month / 1-3 Months / 3-6 Months / More than 6 Months

Books for the different duration are meant for the practical groups. These are the recommended lengths of the books based on the book’s sypnosis itself.

Christian Living
- Spiritual Disciplines
Books on Christian Living suggest simple ways for your life choices. Spiritual disciplines are part of our lives as Christians, and these books help to suggest how we manage them.

Direction and Purpose
- Spiritual Gifts
How do we decide what to do in life? In our Christian life, our spiritual gifts help to shape our purpose. These are some of our suggestions into the different gifts.

Family & Friends
Controversial Issues

Length of Study
Less than a month / 1-3 Months / 3-6 Months / More than 6 Months

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