Spiritual Book Club members & friends--
Hope you are well and thriving amidst these changing seasons....
Here's the reading ground we've covered so far, and where we're headed this year...how about you?
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2013-A Year of Great Books! Here's what we've read and where we're heading in reading....
A member of our Spiritual Book Club said it was a compelling book that she was still thinking about, and we decided it was a great one to prompt discussion.
April 18- Help Thanks Wow
by Anne Lamott --Yep, we love her writing, her wordsmithery, her wit and with this one, she doesn't disappointMay 9 Seven Sacred Pauses by Macrina Wiederkehr
June 13 Sabbath by Wayne Muller
July 11 Immortal Diamond by Richard Rohr
August 8 Going Clear by Lawrence Wright
The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family by Andrew Himes
And two months of "Author Amongst Us" with authors Judith Valente and Gunter Nitsch:
October 10 Atchison Blue by Judith Valente
See also her fabulous book "The Art of Pausing"
November 1-3, 2013
November 14: Weeds Like Us by Gunter Nitsch
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2nd Thursday of each month: We meet at 12:30pm for lunch
Denny's on Oakland Avenue, at the southeast corner of Oakland and Veteran's Parkway, Bloomington, IL.
We have the back room reserved.
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"Always I marvel at you, you blessed ones,--at your demeanor,
the way you bear transient jewels with eternal ease."--Rainer Maria Rilke
Prayer for Today:
With all our breath, with all our energy,
with the light that is within us
may we turn to You O God
for guidance, for courage to make change,
for willingness to "play big" as, and only as,
You would have us do.
For the blessings You have bestowed
thanks. May we be a blessing to others.
May it be so.
"In the end, the sight of goodness undeterred has more power than all the forces on earth arrayed against it." -from Welcome to the Wisdom of the World by Joan Chittister (Eerdmans)
"All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small"--Lao-Tsu
"...there is a new creation; everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!"--2 Corinthians 5:17
"All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning."--Albert Camus
"What are you looking for?" -John 1:38
"Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe." --Tao Te Ching
"God won't be lived like some light morning.
Whoever climbs down the shaft must give up
earth's repleteness for the craft of mining:
stand hunched and pry him loose in tunnels."--Rainer Maria Rilke
peace shanti salaam pax shalom
What types of books does your spiritual book club like to read?