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Upended Student Book


The Upended Student Book is an essential component of an Upended event. These books contain the creative, interactive small group Bible study activities, space for notes during large group sessions, and devotions designed to use during and after your Upended event.

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“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” - Isaiah 55:8–9 

Left to ourselves, we develop our own rules for navigating our lives. We may not write them down or even be aware that we have them. But it’s human nature. As we go through life, interacting with the world around us, we craft pathways for getting ahead. 

We are constantly reinventing ourselves to maintain our image. We have expectations about how we see others and how they see us. The places we go. The people we’re friends with. The people we’re NOT friends with . . . If we’re honest, we have certain expectations for how the world works. But what if we’re wrong?

The simple truth of how God’s Kingdom works is that God dramatically upends our expectations. He turns the wisdom of the world on its head. We see this over and over again in Scripture. We learn that only in our weakness are we truly strong. We learn that real freedom comes from embracing God’s rules. We learn that death can mean life. And we learn that living a life of influence can be achieved through a quiet life and not a loud one. 


The Upended Student Book is a hand-in-hand necessary component of your Upended event. Designed as an interactive tool, it is a companion for each of the small group lessons. It contains space for large group session notes. And, it contains personal devotions to use during and after your Upended event. 

Help your students understand how God dramatically upends our expectations with the Upended Student Book.  


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