Gather a Group


Where two or more are gathered…

The journals are written for you to use in your personal time—just you and Jesus. Pour out your heart to Him and hear His heart for you. If, after that time, you find the words wanting to spill over, gather a few friends, or even just one girlfriend, and talk it all out.

We've created a free group study guide for you. There are conversation starter questions and recipes to make your gathering more fun.

We believe that gathering a group should be easy and worry-free, so all of our group guides are free and full of encouragement and hosting tools like our favorite recipes for the hostess and group members. Plan your gathering and start your in-person community today!


Gather a Group for Better Together

The perfect study for groups! This is a journal that asks you to thoughtfully consider your own world and to see how he might be calling you to be his hands and feet in it. It is an invitation to live a life of abundance that is better for being together.

Gather a Group for Hosanna

Gather a group to walk with St. Matthew and Jesus during Lent. Hosanna is designed to help you reflect on all aspects of your life in light of Jesus' call to live for the Kingdom of Heaven. It’s at once gentle and challenging—a journey with one of Jesus' closest followers that will bring you into the presence of our Lord, from His birth to His resurrection.


Gather a Group for Call Me Blessed

Call Me Blessed explores the lives of 19 different women in the Bible! This book follows our traditional format of Scripture passages and reflections, with space to journal, while also weaving quotes from Pope Saint John Paul II’s encyclical, On the Dignity and Vocation of Women, into each day’s meditation.


Gather a Group for Rooted in Hope

For each day, you'll find Scripture, a devotional essay, pages for guided lectio divina, and space to organize your days. Journaling pages and useful planning pages feature clear and elegant design, exquisite hand-drawn illustrations, and gorgeous calligraphy.


Gather a Group for Above All

Above All is designed to help you reflect on all aspects of your life, particularly those that you may have pushed to the back burner. It’s filled with tools to help you discover which areas need greater care and tending, and is meant to inspire and motivate you to become your absolute truest self, so that come Easter, you can flourish as God intended.


Gather a Group for Flourish

An in-depth look at the entire book of Romans, this study provides inspiration and structure to dig deeply into St. Paul’s guidebook for the early church--and for we who are the Church today. Scripture, art, journaling prompts and beautiful space to write, and even a few recipes enhance the reader's understanding of St. Paul's essential gospel letter.


Gather a Group for True Friend

This 4-week devotional journal is a gift to women everywhere. It's a volume they can study alone or they can share with friends. Beginning with the comfortable, truly good friendship we find in Jesus, we consider together the challenges and the triumphs of happy, holy friendships.


Gather a Group for Ponder

An intimate encounter with the rosary, this lovely volume integrates Bible study, journaling, and thoughtful daily action prompts. You will grow in your appreciation and understanding of this beautiful traditional devotion, while deepening your love for Jesus in the gospel.


Gather a Group for Stories of Grace

This is a study of the parables Jesus told, complete with tools to help you have ears to hear. Along the way, we've provided meditation essays, journaling prompts, space for your notes and drawings, beautiful calligraphy pages, and prayers we will pray with you.


Gather a Group for Consider the Lilies

Take Up & Read’s premier Scripture Study! Every day of this six week study provides Scripture to get you started and notes for further Bible reading. You will find a daily devotion, some thoughts to consider as journal, and a prayer prompt to dovetail with your reading. There are generous pages for writing and art journaling. Step by step, day by day, these words console and bring clarity to the hard days.