The Adult Education Book Club currently meets at Panera’s on Biesterfield in Elk Grove Village most Saturdays to discuss current reading selections. If interested, contact Steve Gruenwald, or see the Book Club’s blog category for a discussion of previous selections..
Please note, if you purchase your books here or via the Barnes & Noble banner, a small percentage will be donated to the church.
For those who want to get a head start, we are planning to read after that:
As in the past, please let me know if you have trouble finding the book, would like a ride to the meeting place, or have any other questions, wants, or suggestions.
Of Interest to Seekers
The Ten Commandments: Laws of the Heart by Joan Chittister.
The well known retreat leader, speaker, and liberal nun looks at what the 10 commandments mean for us as we seek to live in the image and likeness of God.
Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion, by Sara Miles.
One day Miles, a longtime atheist, walked into church, took communion, and began crying. Now a member of St. Gregory of Nyssa, an Episcopal church in San Francisco, her spiritual memoir tells the story of a young woman whose spiritual journey is quite remarkable.
Other Books for Spiritual Seekers:
The classic by C.S. Lewis – if you’re not so much as a seeker, as a wonderer or a doubter of God’s existence, this is a good choice for you. Lewis was an atheist who experienced a profound conversion experience as an adult. In this book, he analyzes the impulse we all have toward something greater than ourselves, and why there may be a logical basis for belief in God.
A beloved and familiar tool for liturgy, worship, and prayer for Episcopalians (and everyone else). If you’ve ever seen a modern American wedding or funeral depicted on television or at the movies, chances are you’ve heard something from the Book of Common Prayer.
An amazing work with beautiful, poetic language, often used for its more contemporary prayers; it’s the source of the moving “Night Prayer.”
“Flying reminds me that the word we translate “spirit” means several things-wind, breath, and spirit, whether we’re talking about the Hebrew of the Old Testament or the Greek of the New.”
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s autobiography – read about her 2008 visit to St Nick’s