Spiritual Book Club

welcome, reading books together for 15 years
glad you are here
welcome, reading books together for 15 years

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Welcome to Spiritual Book Club, glad you're here!

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For the love of a great book, a great song, a great cause...


What we've read so far: Our 2015 reading list:


January: The Fifth Gospel by Stephen Patterson

For further reading and a Patterson translation on-line: http://gnosis.org/naghamm/gth_pat_rob.htm



February: Dying to be Me by Anita Moorjani 


March 12: Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor


April 9: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss


April 10-11, 2015--Our friends at New Covenant Community are offering this event, open to the public: "The Other Bible: Early Christianity Beyond the Canon" --You can read more about the speakers and register, for the best rate, via this link http://www.westarinstitute.org/events/normal-2015/


Prayer for today: 

God of Light and Love,

You, the One, we seek to draw closer to, understand more

help us in our reading and reflecting to seek wisdom and big-heartedness, to 

choose compassion over judgment, to choose grace.

Thank You for the gifts of this life, the surprises, the struggles that strengthen

us in the process, the authors who inspire us, the friends who make the journey worthwhile.

Thank You for this day. Amen.


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Local Spiritual Book Club Meeting: 2nd Thursday of each month: We meet at 12:00pm for lunch Denny's on Oakland Avenue, at the southeast corner of Oakland and Veteran's Parkway, Bloomington, IL. You are welcome to join us if you're in the Heartland. 


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We've been thinking about bravery lately, people with courage...


"Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.” 
-Erica Jong


“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid.” 
- Frederick Buechner, Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith


“We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are.” -Madeleine L'Engle


“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” - Thucydides