A Bloggity Book Club Extravaganza


In light of your many sweet comments and recommendations regarding my determination to READ AGAIN, OH MY WORD, my friend Robin made the suggestion that we start a little book club.

And I was all, “OKAY!”

So we’re going to do just that. At least once. Robin’s going to host our first installment at her blog, because oh sweet mercy if you aren’t sick of my blog you should be.

Our first selection? Well, I let Miss Robin pick the book because, as she can attest, I am completely incapable of making such a decision. I changed my mind three times before she told me that the back and forth had been real fun and all but she was going to make this recommendation:

Get Out Of That Pit!: Straight Talk About God’s Deliverance – by Beth Moore

And once Robin made the call, it seemed only fitting since there are several new readers in this corner of the blogosphere who found their way here via The LPM Blog.

We’d love for you to join us. And here’s how our little Bloggity Book Club will work.

After you finish reading Beth’s book, you’ll write a post on your impressions of / questions about / lessons from the book. You do NOT have to write a five-paragraph essay seeing as how you’re no longer in eleventh grade; you can just write a loose, informal response to the book. Typical blog post fare. If you have trouble getting started, there are some study questions in the back of the book that will help.

After you post your reactions on your blog on Friday, March 9, head over to Robin’s blog, where she’ll have a Mr. Linky (no idea what a Mr. Linky is? Look at the end of this post). You’ll put up a link to your book club post on the Mr. Linky…and then we all can make our way through all of the posts by using Robin’s place as a hub. This isn’t a long-term committment; we’ll just try it one time and see how it goes.

It’ll be simple. It’ll be fun. And hopefully it’ll be edifying for us all.

Also: if you’d like to participate but don’t think you can afford the book right now, send me an email and let me know…I think I can round up some people who will cover the expense of a few books so that money isn’t a hindrance. And if you’d like to donate a book or two, email me and let me know that as well.

Hope to see you at Robin’s on March 9! Let me know in the comments if you plan to join us, and I’ll email you a link for a sidebar button so that we can get the word out.

Love y’all!

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  1. I just started this book! Perfect timing so yes, count me in.

  2. I’m reading about 6 books right now and this happens to be one of them…so wahoo! I’m all the way in! :)

  3. I love it! I am so in! But I still don’t understand Mr. Linky…can you email me the official post information? thank you! cc_customcooking@comcast.net

  4. Raising my hand…please count me in. I loves me some Beth Moore. :-)

  5. Wow. I guess it’s not a coincidence that I started reading this book about an hour ago. Count me in!

    I’m sure I’ll be blogging about the book as I go anyway, as I am prone to do…

  6. I might decide to read with you if you continue this in the future. Right now, all of my reading time is committed to the 90 Days study. But I will let you know if I decide to participate later on.

    Happy reading.

  7. I’m in! I’ve loved Beth Moore since I was in college. And since my reading lately has been limited to clothes catalogs and blogs, it’ll do me good.

  8. oh my goodness, Boomama…I just happened to stop by back here after a week or so, and am not only excited about the book club…but about this first book!
    You see, I am going to Beth Moore’s telecast seminar in a couple of weeks that is based on this very book! (She will be speaking live from Texas, and many churches, including ours, will show it on a huge screen. An all-day seminar!)
    So I have said all that to say, please count me in! (Plus, I love book clubs in general!)

  9. Marilyn - TC@TC says:

    Well, dear one, I have begun the book and not finished, so count me in. A deadline might help me–“get out of that pit.” I asked our friend, Jennie of TC@TC,(explain that one to your Martha) if she was going to do this and she said “No, but you should do it since you have the book.” So here I am — a grandmother who knows zilch about blogging, who has never been in a book club and since my own children grew up, probably only read an average of one book a year! So I will be oh so daring and try this also or at least read what you ladies have to say. (by the way, Are comments limited to a certain number of sentences?)

  10. I hope I will be in. I looked on Amazon here and it takes 1-3 weeks to arrive. That means closer to the 3 weeks! I know from experience. Sigh. Off to see if it is at my Christian bookshop instead.

  11. I’m in! Fun!!

  12. Hmmm….do you have to have a blog to participate? Is that so you have a place to post your comments/opinions, and then your friend provides links to everyone’s blog?

  13. Count me in! I’m going to a Beth Moore Conference this weekend in Detroit! WooHoo! I’ll pick up the book then and start my reading!

  14. Alas, my “to read” basket is full to overflowing, literally. Maybe the next pick? We have this book in the bookstore, so I’ll set aside two books to mail to wherever you tell me. Let me know. It sounds great!

  15. I just put up my post and I guess it won’t be just you and me, eh?

  16. I’m new to blogging and a new reader of your site, and I love it! I have found myself reading-challenged of late and would love the accountability of the book club, so I’m in. Also, I’ve never read anything by Beth Moore. Looking forward to it!

  17. I went to Robin’s first and saw the news. Sounds fun! Count me in. I am starting Daniel next week!!!

  18. Count me in, I went to Mardels Saturday and had that book in my hand and put it back because my son wanted one. I am going back to get it now. It looked awesome. This sounds like fun, I have always wanted to do a book club. I am an avid reader. Thanks yall.

  19. I’m in! I just finished a John Ortberg book and need something really good! i can’t wait!!!!

  20. I am in. I just bought this book and read the introduction this weekend. This will be great to all do together!

  21. WooHoo!! I’m in! I’ve been looking for an excuse to start a Beth Moore book even though I’m currently in the middle of two Lisa Whelchel’s and a Karen Kingsbury…I know, I need help.

  22. Angela in Abilene says:

    Found your blog through Amanda’s “lovely web wonder” (LPM blog).It’s Awesome! I’m very new to blgging – like, yours was the 2nd one I’d ever seen. Then,
    yours led me to a world I never knew existed. WOW!
    Just started “Get Out Of That Pit” about 3 hrs before you posted this. I can hardly put it down. I would love to do the book club, but I’m still trying to figure out this blog thing. Went to “Blogging Basics 101”. Great info! Learned I’ve been “lurking” (so sorry).I think I need PRE-“Blogging Basics 101”. Like, what do you do right after you turn on your computer??!!
    If I figure all this out in time, I’ll definitely participate in the book club.

    Angela in Abilene

  23. Hey there! I have been a lurker of your blog for a short time and love your blog! I just started this book so count me in. Can we copy your button to post on our blog about this book club?

  24. I have been hoping to find a Christian women’s book club so this is an answer to prayer:-)

    Can’t wait to get started on this book- it is always so much more fun when you know you get to “talk about it” with friends.

  25. I have been looking at this book and trying to find an excuse to buy and read it now, even with the others I am working on…here it is! Count me in, I just ordered it:)

  26. I’m game and look forward to the deadline since I started the book a few weeks back. Robin said she’s the blond in the middle, I’ll be the red head, since I have red hair and all. Can’t wait!

  27. GREAT idea. I’ve been meaning to email you ever since your post about the LPM blog to find out where I should start since it looks like Beth Moore has SO many different things to read. And, well, especially since I need to GET OUT OF THIS PIT! So this is perfect! Is this book of hers new? I checked, but the latest book of hers that my library has in from 2004…

  28. PS
    One of your commenters said that Amazon was shipping in 1- 3 weeks, but I just ordered a copy and the estimated ship date is tomorrow.

  29. Sounds like a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I’ll check my local library for the first book.

  30. You’re going to think I was born in a barn, or maybe in a 3rd world country but..I’ve never read a Beth Moore book. There. I’ve said it. {…sigh…} So, please count me in cause it sounds like I’ve been missin’ out. Thanks!

  31. Sounds like fun, count me in.

  32. Awesome! I’m so excited! Can we post the cute bloggity book club button on our sites?


  33. I am the one who said it took 1-3 weeks, but I am in England, and it is not on general release yet, so has to be shipped from the States. Snarl. But I read fast!

  34. I already told Robin I am in! I can’t wait to read this-I have been meaning to but just haven’t gotten around to it. But now that I am big fan of peer pressure, I am totally in!

  35. I’ll consider it but I’m not sure I can really get it done! We’ll see. I love the idea though!

  36. I’m in..I just finished it and posted a review on my book blog! But I don’t know nuthin’ about a Mr. Linky!! Help me, Obi-boomama…you’re my only hope!

  37. Since my dear friend, Marilyn (Comment #9) has told everyone in bloggy world that I would not participate, I shall prove her wrong. I will buy the book and read it. Count me in.

  38. You know I love you dearly, and Robin of course, too, and I love being included, but I think if I take on one more project or responsibility my head might pop off.

    That said, I peeked in Beth’s book the other day and thought, Oh! That looks great! So when I do read it, I’ll email you and let you know what I think. Okay?

    And if you do more than one book selection, count me in. If it’s fun, of course :)

  39. I would love to join in! I learned of your blog through the LPM blog, and I just gotta say that a whole new world has opened up for this single mom. I’m not very familiar with blogging yet. Do I have to have my own blog to participate in this?
    I am volunteering for the simulcast in Tyler. Beth will be at my home church. We are all bursting at the seams with excitement over it!

  40. I’m in!

  41. I’ll try to get a copy. I’d love to be a part

  42. Hoping I can play along too – I just have to find a copy SOON!!! I love the idea of a blogger book club – fun!! AND – Beth Moore, you can’t go wrong!!

  43. Cool, I want to join in. I just need to stop at Lifeway or Family and get the book. I am going to be “teaching” this at our church following the simulcast!
    What FUN!

  44. I have been looking at this book at Walmart for two weeks now….thanks for giving me the excuse I needed to purchase it ;)….I can’t wait to read it and post about it.

  45. If I can find the book at the library I am in too, sounds like a really good book. One that I would like to read. I think this is a wonderful idea.

  46. Ohmigosh! I so want to play; however my National Board portfolios(for professional teaching…) are due 3/31, and ask me how far along I am. Yep. Any chance I can jump in on the next book?

  47. I am in. I have this book in a pile some were to read.

  48. I heard about your blog over at LPM and you are hilarious! I love your posts! I would love to participate in the bloggity book club. I am new to the world of blog and I am learning how to do all of this and believe me it is slow going! I have read the book and I am going to read it again. I would reccommend this book to anyone.

  49. I don’t know if anyone else has said this already, but the book is on sale at the Family Christian Store for 20% off. Not to mention you can use a coupon for an extra 10% off.

  50. Ok! Now that I have a blog, I want in! And you were too kind to come over for a little visit yesterday and leave me my first comment. Hooray for Boomama!

  51. ~~waving my hand in the air~~ I’m in too! I’ll order the book right now.

  52. I have never been in a book club before and I just got this book at our church library. So I want to join!


  53. This is AWESOME! My husband just brought this book home for me last week (is he trying to tell me something????!!!??) and I am devouring it (ok – so maybe he was…)


    I’m just now seeing this post (thanks to Barb) ’cause I was sick sick sick sick sick last week…

  54. Shannon Parrish says:

    I just wanted to say hello, and I am new to this whole blogging thing, and am looking very forward to this whole book-club thing because I have always wanted to do something like that. I hope I am able to be a part of the discussion of the book. My blog is called Mellie’s place and you are welcome to visit anytime. I really like your blog also

  55. What a wonderful idea! I wish I had time to read Beth’s new book right now — but I’m swamped in review books.

    I AM going to hear Beth Moore speak in August in Atlanta — any chance you’ll be around? She’ll be at the Women of Faith conference on August 10th. So I’d better get that book on my to-read list before August. I think her topic is “Freedom.” YEA!

    I’d like to link to your blog on March 9th to come check out all of this bookity bloggity goodness.

    Thanks for doing this! ;) (Love the button, by the way!)

  56. I thought I’d already cast my lot to join in, but I don’t see my comment here, so I guess I dreamed it – you know I dream abut your blog quite often – So please add me to the list, and email me the link for the button! Thanks!


  57. I just finished the book, and loved it. Count me in!

  58. OOPs, my website is http://wahmdiva.com

  59. What a great idea! And a good choice of reading material. I just finished this book, and it is amazing, as all of her stuff is. :)

  60. I’m a new Christian author, and my book will be released September 2007. I need help getting the word out. I don’t know if your book club can help me or not.
    Please advise.

  61. What a beautiful site. I’ll be sure to share your recommendations with my bible study group.

  62. What a fun! For a bibliophile like myself, I was quite excited to stumble upon your site.

    I’m sure I’ll be back.
    (PS-Beth Moore is one of my favs!)


  1. […]  Robin at Little Bits of Life and Boomama at, well, Boomama, are hosting a Bloggity Book Club.  As if we need an excuse to read my fellow book nerds!  Get all the details at either of their sites…..The big news would be the book selection which is “Get Out Of That Pit” by Beth Moore.  Since this is one of the 6 books I am reading now anyway, I’m in!  How about you??    […]