Mondays, April 13, 2020 – May 4, 2020 – SPRING BOOK CLUB SERIES
April 13 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until May 4, 2020
4 Week Series on Monday Evenings
(7:00pm – 8:30pm)
Led by Karen Florance
Join us as we read and faith share An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor.
“In An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor shares how she learned to encounter God far beyond the walls of the church. Taylor reveals meaningful ways to discover the sacred in the small things we do and see, from simple practices such as walking, working, and prayer. Something as ordinary as hanging clothes on a clothesline becomes an act of meditation if we pay attention to what we’re doing and take time to notice the sights, smells, and sounds around us. Making eye contact with the cashier at the grocery store becomes a moment of true human connection. Allowing yourself to get lost leads to new discoveries. As we incorporate these practices into our daily lives, we begin to discover altars everywhere we go, in nearly everything we do. Through Taylor’s expert guidance and delicate, thought-provoking prose, we learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and revere the world we live in.” ~Goodreads
About the author
Barbara Brown Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest. She has served on the faculties of Piedmont College, Columbia Theological Seminary, Candler School of Theology at Emory University, McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University, and the Certificate in Theological Studies program at Arrendale State Prison for Women in Alto, Georgia. In 2014 TIME included her on its annual list of Most Influential People; in 2015 she was named Georgia Woman of the Year; in 2016 she received The President’s Medal at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Mercer University.
Our evenings will include chapter review, faith sharing on reflection questions, as well as time for private prayer. Please purchase the book on your own prior to the first evening. We recommend purchasing the book through Amazon Smile which donates a portion of the purchase price back to Loyola.
Session 1 – April 13th – Chapters – Introduction – The Practice of Wearing Skin (pgs xiii – 51)
Session 2 – April 20th – Chapters – The Practice of Walking on the Earth – The Practice of Encountering Others (pgs 53– 105)
Session 3 – April 27th – Chapters – The Practice of Living with Purpose – The Practice of Carrying Water (pgs 107 – 153)
Session 4 – May 4th – Chapters – The Practice of Feeling Pain – The Practice of Pronouncing Blessings (pgs 157 – 209)