Lenten Bible Study

Wednesdays in Lent ( Feb 26, March 5, 12,19,26 and April 2, 2020) at 7:30 pm

“Plenty Good Room

This unique Bible study combines an in-depth look at Scripture, American history, and the music and lyrics of six African American spirituals.

The six-session study provides biblical, social, and historical analyses of the spirituals:

  • “Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit”
  • “This Lonesome Valley”
  • “Bow Down on Your Knees”
  • “Plenty Good Room”
  • “Ain’t Dat Good News”
  • “Were You There?”

Plenty Good Room is a powerful devotional and spiritual experience through God’s Word and music.


Marilyn E. Thornton
(Master of Divinity, Vanderbilt) has degrees in music from Howard University and from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. She is the lead editor for Abingdon Press’s Bible study series based on spirituals, the songbook Zion Still Sings: For Every Generation, and VBS programs. She has taught at Howard, Tennessee State, and Trevecca Nazarene universities and serves as Campus Minister of the Wesley Foundation at