CapReads Spring 2023


Spring 2023 Book Club

Everyone is welcome and invited to join CapChurch’s Spring Book Club.

Email for location details.

Christians of various kinds have had a long history of confronting, not just perceived “outsiders”, but also fellow Christians while professing to “speak the truth in love”.   Yet, the Church still seem far away from the grace-filled life Jesus modeled for us. 

In this book, biblical scholar and popular podcast host of “The Bible for Normal People”, Jared Byas casts a vision for the Christian life that’s built not on being certain of possessing the truth, but on the risk of building human relationships. He argues that Jesus models a Christian life which is ultimately grounded in love of people, and which aims far beyond the confines of biblically based religious doctrines. 

With stories and insights drawn from his years as a pastor, professor and podcast host, Jared Byas’ refreshing and witty voice helps the reader unpack the concept of truth and explains why we so often fruitlessly fight over having the right answers. He makes a compelling case that what we believe is less important than how we believe it.  For anyone who has ever felt the need to choose between truth and love, between rightness and acceptance, this book offers a path forward, beyond religion to a love that matters more.

Gathering Schedule

Session #1
Wednesday, April 12 7:30pm-9:00pm

Chapter 1: “Only God Knows it’s an Elephant”
Chapter 2: “Truth is Overworked and Underpaid”

Session #2
Wednesday, April 19th 7:30pm-9:00pm

Chapter 3: “Beware of Falling in Love with Cows”
Chapter 4: “Truth Without Love isn’t True”

Session #3
Wednesday, April 26th 7:30pm-9:00pm

Chapter 5: “If It Doesn’t Set You Free, It Isn’t True”
Chapter 6:  “The Importance of Weaving Flax Into Tablecloths”

Session #4
Wednesday, May 3rd 7:30pm-9:00pm

Chapter 7:  “Love Changes the Truth”
Chapter 8: “Speaking the Truth in Love”
Chapter 9:  “Giving Our Opinion in Love”