Men & Their Books: The Big Boy Bunch, Northern Michigan

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My alarm goes off at 6:00 a.m. and I ask myself, “Why am I getting up at such an unearthly hour?” Then it dawns on me that this is Wednesday, and in an hour it’s time for the Big Boy Bunch.
 
Every Wednesday at 7:00 a.m., about 25 men from several Northern Michigan communities and all walks of life gather at the Big Boy restaurant in Cadillac, Mich., for books, breakfast, and blessings. Blue collar, white collar, no collar; retired, employed, unemployed; believers, seekers, questioners. Everyone’s perspective is welcome, and we are learning from each other.
 
Some of the weekly fare recently dished up has included:

  • Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancey
  • The Politically Incorrect Jesus by Joe Battaglia and Eric Metaxas
  • The Blue Parakeet by Scot McKnight
  • The Reason for God by Timothy Keller
  • King’s Cross by Timothy Keller

The unity in our diversity is refreshingly evident in the prayers offered for each other and for existing needs in our communities. Suggestions are given as to how we can help meet those needs, and volunteers are quick to respond. Once again we are blessed and thankful.
 

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Bert VanAntwerpen

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