The Women of Peoples Church are happy to welcome back Rev. Case Van Kempen on February 18 for a special program! Rev. Van Kempen will lead a discussion and presentation on his new book, The Jericho Effect: What if We Tried it God's Way for a Change? 

When Joshua was leading God's people into the Promised Land, he suddenly saw a man with a drawn sword. "Are you one of us, or one of our adversaries?" Joshua asked. "Neither," the man replied, "but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come."

As Joshua and the people of Israel would soon learn, the question wasn't whether the commander of the Lord's army would be on Israel's side, but whether Joshua and the people would choose to be on God's side. Would they be willing to do things God's way as they entered the land of Canaan?

So begins The Jericho Effect, a new book about the unexpected ways in which God calls us to obedience. Like the story of Jericho itself, it's not only about the unconventional nature of God's instructions, but it's also about the many walls of separation that we can help bring down if we choose to follow God's way.