AUBURN — A Christian author will speak in Auburn Tuesday evening, then launch a 12-week Bible study featuring her book on Wednesday.
Lina Abujamra will appear Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Cupbearer Cafe, 138 E. 7th St. in downtown Auburn.
Wednesday, she will lead the opening sessions of a Bible study for women at Lakewood Park Baptist Church, 5555 C.R. 29, Auburn.
The study will continue for 11 more weeks at the church. Participants can choose morning sessions at 9 a.m. or evening sessions at 6:30 p.m. The morning meetings will include a light breakfast, and a light supper will be served at the evening sessions.
Women can register at lakewoodpark.org. The fee of $15 includes a copy of Abujamra’s book and a workbook Lakewood Park has created for the study.
“Resolved: 10 Ways to Stand Strong and Live What You Believe,” the latest of three books by Abujamra, will be used in the study.
Kari Harvey, Lakewood Park women’s ministry director, heard Abujamra speak in April.
“I felt it was something very pertinent for women,” Harvey said about Abujamra’s message. “This is really going to speak to where women are.
“The study, for us, is how to be resolved in our faith. Christians should look different. We should act different.”
Harvey added, “What’s really cool is she’s going to be here to kick it off” this week.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Abujamra now lives in Chicago, where she works as a pediatric emergency room doctor.
As the founder of Living with Power Ministries, Abujamra has spent the last 15 years speaking at conferences, college chapels and retreats. She gained experience teaching Bible studies while directing the women’s ministry for three years at Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
Abujamra’s other books include “Thrive. The Single Life as God Intended,” and “Stripped. When God’s Call Turns from Yes to Why Me?” Her podcast can be heard on iTunes or Podbean and her Bible teachings can be found on YouTube and Vimeo. She is the host of “Today’s Single Christian” on Moody Radio and the host of “Morning Minutes,” a daily audio devotional available on her website and app.
She recently has traveled back to her birth country, Lebanon, where she is providing regular medical care for Syrian refugees.
Following Wednesday’s opening sessions of the Bible study, video presentations by Abujamra will be used at each of the remaining sessions. They will focus on topics such as trust, humility, surrender, witness, worship, rejoicing, persevering and abiding.