Join us on Thursday Mornings at 9:30 AM in the Parish Hall for engaging discussions, bible studies and exploration into theology and spirituality. We all share in choosing which books and subject matter we wish to study. Currently we are meeting via zoom so please contact Suzanne at email@example.com if you would like to join us!
2021 Spring Schedule
Starting this February Women's Study Group will be discussing Prayer in the Night by Tish Harrison Warren
Christianity Today Book of the Year How can we trust God in the dark? Framed around a nighttime prayer of Compline, Tish Harrison Warren, author of Liturgy of the Ordinary, explores themes of human vulnerability, suffering, and God's seeming absence. When she navigated a time of doubt and loss, the prayer was grounding for her. She writes that practices of prayer "gave words to my anxiety and grief and allowed me to reencounter the doctrines of the church not as tidy little antidotes for pain, but as a light in darkness, as good news." Where do we find comfort when we lie awake worrying or weeping in the night? This book offers a prayerful and frank approach to the difficulties in our ordinary lives at work, at home, and in a world filled with uncertainty.
Love is the Way by Bishop Curry Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor The Gift of Years by Joan Chittester The Grace of Les Miserables by Matt Rawle The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr In God's Holy Light Wisdom from the Desert Monastics by Joan Chittister A Simple Path to a Deeper Spiritual Life By: Becca Stevens Friedman's Fables by Edwin H. Friedman The Screwtape Letters by C.S Lewis Having a Mary Spirit: Allowing God to Change Us from the Inside Out by Joanna Weaver We studied the Gospel of Mary since July 1st and ended on September 23rd. Following are suggestions for reading on the topic” The Gospels of Mary: The Secret tradition of Mary Magdalene the companion of Jesus by Marvin Meyer AND The Meaning of Mary Magdalene:Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity by Cynthia Bourgeault.
Here are further reading you might find interesting: The Gospels of Mary by Marvin Meyer The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the first woman apostle by Karen L. King Lost Scripture: Books that Did Not Make it into the New Testament by Bart D. Ehrman The Gospel of Thomas: Unearthing the Lost Words of Jesus by John Dart & Ray Riegert