The pastors invite you to explore two acclaimed Christian writers this summer with them. We will have a few opportunities at the end of each month to gather and discuss in person or on Zoom. During the month we will also invite you to comment as you read along with us on our Facebook Group page: LCC Friends and Family: Share. Instructions for online are below. Our in person/Zoom gatherings will be the last Tuesday of each month at 1:30 pm (July 26 & August 30) and the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm (July 27 & August 31). Even if you decide not to meet and discuss, we hope you will consider reading these books and exploring these authors’ works.
Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World by Henri Nouwen
As a Catholic priest with a PhD in psychology, Nouwen has written over 40 books on spirituality. Life of the Beloved was written to secular friends who were seeking answers about God and what a life of faith meant to him. This book is a gift to all believers and seekers as Nouwen attempts to explain what faith and God mean to him in simple language without the symbols and language of religion.
Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott
Anne Lamott knows and lives by the belief (most of the time) that though all the tough things that life throws at you, grace lights the path. In her book Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith, she recounts the missteps, detours and roadblocks in her walk of faith. Join us as we accompany this wise and irreverent, poignant and funny author as together, we consider what it means to be fully human in the light of God’s grace.
Those who wish to discuss online in the Facebook group will need to navigate to LCC Friends and Family: Share on Facebook through searching, then ask to join the group by clicking “join.” This is a private group so you will be added after an administrator admits you. After that you can post comments about your reading and comment with others during the month. If you have any questions please contact the pastors or the office.