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The Ninth Annual Jane Baird Lecture is Risky Bliss-ness: Toward the Practice of Christian Mindfulness
We are pleased to announce a new program starting in September!
A COMMUNITY READING GROUP WILL MEET MONTHLY:
On first Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm readers from the church parish and the broader community will gather at the Cathedral Book Store to discuss contemporary books and issues from a theological perspective. Discussions are facilitated by various clergy and lay teachers. We will not meet during Lent.
The Cathedral Book Store is in the Cathedral of St. Philip located at 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. All are welcome!
This is not a Book Club. This is a group for all who, like C.S. Lewis, read to know we are not alone. Let's talk about what we've read! Come join us and add to the discussion.
For more information call Kerith at 404-237-7582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Schedule for the Fall includes the following discussions:
September 2 - THIRST by Mary Oliver.
Led by Dr. Bill Harkins
A collection of 43 poems from Pulitzer Prize-winner Oliver, "Thirst" introduces two new directions in the poet's work. Grappling with grief at the death of her partner of over 40 years, she strives to use sorrow as a path to spiritual progress, and chronicles her discovery of faith.
October 7 - SACRED IN THE CITY: Seeing the Spiritual in the Everyday by Margaret Silf.
Led by Rev. Barbara Pendergrast
A guide to finding the spiritual in the urban, meeting people where they live, and helping them to discover God in the middle of the humdrum and every day Prayer is often perceived as a difficult, "place-less" exercise in which we close our eyes and seek God beyond our everyday experience in an invisible realm. It does not have to be this way. Prayer can have its own sense of place in landscapes which we can inhabit and explore, and we can meet God as tangibly as we might meet a fellow traveler. In this beautifully illustrated book, Margaret Silf takes the reader through seven cityscapes, and shows how we can encounter the spiritual wherever we are--on a city street, on a train, in a library, in the workplace, in cafes, in shops, and in parks. All are fruitful areas for self-discovery, inviting us to connect with the mystery of God in our lives. This inspirational volume will be returned to time and again as readers discover the divine in the bustle of the city streets.
November 4 - A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Led by Rev. David Wagner
Families are supposed to shield children from the horrors of the world, but one Sunday nine-year-old Jess Hall watches as his autistic brother is called into a little church in the mountains of North Carolina. What happens next forces Jess to question everything he once believed. Clem Barefield, the local sheriff, arrives to find a group of charismatic believers who are unwilling to utter a word about the things Jess has seen. At the center of the mystery is Carson Chambliss, a snake handling ex-convict turned preacher whose past is just as mysterious as the power he claims to possess. Told by three resonant and evocative characters-Jess; Adelaide Lyle, the town midwife and moral conscience; and Clem Barefield, A Land More Kind than Home is a literary thriller, thick with characters connected by faith, infidelity, addiction, and a sense of hope that is as tragic as it is unforgettable. These are masterful portrayals, written with assurance and truth, and they show us the extraordinary promise of this remarkable first novel.
December 2 - TBA
January 6 - Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Led by Rev. Martha Sterne & Dr. Catherine Meeks
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America.