What does it mean to “do life together?”
In a world where everything is all about me—and only me—where does everyone else fit in?
Maybe it’s time for a long overdue coffee break…and a deeper look at the Master Creator’s plan for our lives.
For decades, Amelia Rhodes hid her struggles with anxiety and panic from everyone, including her husband. As God began to show her what true community meant, she began to understand what
it truly means to “do life together.”
Grab a cup of coffee (or two!) and join Amelia for a deeper look at community through the lens of Scripture. You’ll be challenged and encouraged to…
Understand what forgiveness really means
Experience greater unity in the midst of differences
Develop a community of creative hospitality
Live together generously
With insight and a dash of humor, Amelia will inspire you to walk hand in hand through life with your sisters in Christ. You weren’t meant to walk alone!
Two are better than one, because they have a good rerun for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NIV
Amelia Rhodes is a recovering perfectionist who has been freed by God’s grace from the grip of perpetual anxiety and panic. She desires for women to experience an authentic life together in Christ. Amelia and her family live in Michigan. Visit her at www.ameliarhodes.com
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About the Author
Amelia's writing has been featured in four Chicken Soup for the Soul titles, the international devotional Upper Room, and Every Day with Jesus from Guideposts. Amelia speaks regularly to women's groups on topics of spiritual growth, friendship, and community, offering practical tools for living our faith in the everyday. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two chil-dren where she loves to hang out with friends over coffee. She also serves as the Senior Editor/Program Manager for GEMS Girls' Clubs, an international ministry reaching girls everywhere with the message of Jesus. Connect with her online at www.ameliarhodes.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have long believed that while social media can draw certain friends closer, it can also fool us into believing we have "enough" virtual connections online, so we don't seek out real friendships and community as much as we would otherwise. This is a mistake. In her book Isn't It Time for a Coffee Break?, Amelia Rhodes jolts us awake to the fact that there is simply no substitute for flesh-and-blood relationships. Not only is life-together better for us as individuals, it's how God designed us to function--in community. Amelia packs a one-two punch mixing down-to-earth examples from real life with the wisdom of the Scriptures. This is a book to underline, dog-ear, and put into practice before you even reach the final page. Thanks, Amelia, for urging me to get out there and do life together. ~Jocelyn Green, author of Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives
This book is a wonderful, fresh perspective on the importance of taking time out of your busy schedule for friendships - something easy to skip during the busy "mommy years".
This book is awesome!! I am one that don't read or if I do I never finish the book and this one I just couldn't stop reading.
Another great book from a great series! This book focuses on the importance of having a great support system around you. God calls us to be there for one another- especially for fellow believers. The author gives numerous examples, taken from her own life. She shows you what a blessing it is to have people you can go to and know they will be there to help you when you can't see the path ahead of you clearly. Not only have a support system, but also to be part of one for others. This book is great to read by yourself, but I can also see it being a great Women's Bible Study book.
Amelia has written a very good and informative book. It captures your attention from the beginning with the well illustrated stories that helps you remember the point. I'd highly recommend this book for two or a group to study and discuss.
I am reading a devotional that is newly released titled, Isn’t It Time for Coffee Break? I was privileged to be allowed a sneak preview and I have to say, it’s even better than I thought it would be and I was pretty excited to read it in the first place. It’s down to earth and casual (just my style) as well as easy to read, but don’t let the catchy titles for each chapter fool you. There is more than just casual coffee drinking going on. This book is for the coffee lover who wants to sample all the great flavors and get to the heart of issues. The devotional centers around authentic friendship, something that I struggle with at times, have been privileged to share in at others, and still need help perfecting in my own life. Isn’t It Time for a Coffee Break? explores how to be a great friend to others as well as how to allow yourself permission to break down your own personal barriers and let others be a friend to you. Each and every chapter is speaking directly to my soul, feeding me where I need to be fed, challenging me to keep doing what I’m doing but taking it to the next level, and introducing me to ideas and ministries that I never would have thought I had the time, energy, or resources to perform. I haven’t finished the book yet, but I’m excited each and every morning to grab my cup of coffee, get comfy, and hear what God wants me to hear so that I can then go and do the job He has for me on that particular day. This is definitely a devotional that I will be recommending to friends, buying for others, and just generally letting anyone know who is interested that it is guaranteed to make you think and help you to grow all while sharing a laugh or two.
I love how this author used a blend of Scripture, personal stories, and creative ideas to craft a book about relationships and community. She writes with humor, vulnerability, and sensitivity. I appreciate the way that she looked to her friends and family for illustrations of how to build relationships. This book is fantastic for groups, a few friends, or to be read over a cup of coffee in your living room. It also makes a great gift. A few extras that I really appreciate about this book... ~Practical, real life ideas for building relationships and community ~Clear, easy to follow links to Scripture ~LOTS of extra pages for taking notes ~Discussion questions after each chapter Amelia Rhodes did a fantastic job on this book. I highly recommend it!