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Fall 2021 Virtual Spiritual Book Club
September 20 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm
One event on September 20, 2021 at 7:00pm
One event on September 27, 2021 at 7:00pm
One event on October 4, 2021 at 7:00pm
Virtual Book Club Leader: Karen Florance
The Fall 2021 Virtual Spiritual Book Club we will read Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor.
Are you afraid of the dark? Spending time in the dark for many of us does not come naturally. We may push through the darkness, or even run away.
Instead of avoiding the dark, Barbara Brown Taylor will guide us through the darkness so as to see the gifts that can be found in the dark.
“Follow Barbara Brown Taylor on her journey to understand darkness, which takes her spelunking an unlit caves, learning to eat and cross the street as a blind person, discovering how “dark emotions” are prevented from seeing light from the psychiatrist, and rereading scripture to see all the times God shows up at night. With her characteristic charm and wisdom, Taylor is our guide through a spirituality of the nighttime, teaching us how to find God even in darkness and giving us a way to let darkness teach us what we need to know.”
About the author…
Barbara Brown Taylor is a best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest. Her first memoir, Leaving Church, won an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association in 2006. Her next three books earned places on the New York Times bestseller list. Taylor has served on the faculties of Piedmont College, Emory University, Mercer University, Columbia Seminary, Oblate School of Theology, and the Certificate in Theological Studies program at Arrendale State Prison for Women in Alto, Georgia. Her latest book, Always a Guest, was released in October 2020 from Westminster John Knox Press.
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Session 1 – September 13th – Chapters – Introduction: Treasures of Darkness – The Fear of the Lord (pgs. 1 – 58)
Session 2 – September 20th – Chapters – Hampered by Brilliance – The Dark Emotions (pgs. 59-89)
Session 3 – September 27th – Chapters – The Eyes of the Blind – The Dark Night of the Soul (pgs. 91– 148)
Session 4 – October 4th – Chapters – Working with Darkness – Blessing the Day (pgs. 149 – 187)