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Mondays, September 16, 2019 – October 7, 2019 – FALL BOOK CLUB SERIES
September 23, 2019 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until October 7, 2019
4 Week Series on Monday Evenings
(7:00pm – 8:30pm)
Led by Karen Florance
Join us as we read and faith share Wrestling with God: Finding Hope and Meaning in our Daily Struggles to be Human by Ronald Rolheiser.
“In Wrestling with God, Ronald Rolheiser offers a steady and inspiring voice to help us avow and understand our faith in a world where nothing seems solid or permanent. Drawing from his own life experience, as well as a storehouse of literary, psychological, and theological insights, the beloved author examines the fears and doubts that challenge us. It is in these struggles to find meaning, that Rolheiser lays out a path for faith in a world struggling to find faith, but perhaps more important, he helps us find our own rhythm within which to walk that path.” ~Goodreads
About the author
Ronald Rolheiser, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. He is a community-builder, lecturer, and writer. His books are popular throughout the English-speaking world and have now been translated into many languages. His weekly column is carried by more than 80 newspapers worldwide. Prior to this present position, he taught theology and philosophy at Newman Theological College in Edmonton, Alberta, for 16 years, served as Provincial Superior of his Oblate Province for six years, and served on the General Council for the Oblates in Rome for six years. He has been at Oblate School of Theology since 2005.
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 – September 16th – Chapters Preface – Wrestling with Our Erotic Energies (pgs 13 – 62)
Session 2 – September 23rd – Chapters Wrestling with Fear – Wrestling with the Gospel Mandate to Reach Out to the Poor (pgs 63– 97)
Session 3 – September 30th – Chapters – Wrestling with Faith and Doubt – Wrestling with God (pgs 99 – 155)
Session 4 – October 7th – Chapters – Wrestling for Faith within a Complex Culture – Some Guidelines for the Long Haul (pgs 157 – 196)