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Lunch with the Author | Rev. Arthur Jones at St. Andrew United Methodist Church
August 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
In a bold new work titled Solid Souls, St. Andrew United Methodist Church Senior Pastor Rev. Arthur Jones presents a simple, powerful, and thought-provoking message, “Your small, everyday choices have eternal effect.” While some feel like the state of our souls comes down to one big spiritual decision in life, Jones explains that our soul is shaped by life’s everyday decisions, not just a few big ones. On August 8, at noon, the community is invited to a lively discussion and Q&A by Rev. Arthur Jones at a “Lunch with the Author,” in Smith Worship Center at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, at 5801 W. Plano Parkway. The event, which is open to the public, includes free lunch and child care. The purchase of one book per family is required to attend.
In Solid Souls, Rev. Jones weaves together Scripture, history, theology, and pop culture to reclaim the ancient concept of a soul. Each chapter is intended to help the reader understand the immediate and eternal consequences of daily choices, increase awareness and insight, care more deeply, love more fully, and think in new ways about relationships and the choices that define them.
“A soul is not afterlife vapor but something very real and very specific: the resurrection of the body,” said Jones. “Jesus’ message is that the kingdom of heaven is here now. The choices that we make in every moment lead us toward heaven or away from it. In Solid Souls, it is my hope to help people see their lives and the lives of others with eternal eyes, love more fully, and make everyday choices that reflect individual values, goals, and faith – making their souls more solid.”
A fifth generation Methodist Minister, Rev. Jones grew up in churches across North Texas and recently became the second senior pastor in St. Andrew’s 35-year history, following in the footsteps of his beloved friend and mentor, Rev. Robert Hasley. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and Duke Divinity School and the co-author of Ask: Faith Questions in a Skeptical Age. Arthur is married to Becky, and they are the parents of two children.
“As we look toward the future, this is a book to help guide us in choosing a trajectory in life that makes our souls more solid, and in the process, helps us to live our best lives and, ultimately, become better people,” added Jones.
Registration is $25 per family and includes one hardcover copy of Solid Souls as well as lunch for all family members and child care. To register for a “Lunch with the Author,” visit https://invte.pub/JonesLunch. Solid Souls is a new release by Invite Press.