We read to know we are not alone.
STILLPOINT READER COMMUNITIES
Nourishing your spiritual life through spiritual reading is an invaluable and essential spiritual practice. Visit Stillpoint's expansive, well-appointed library to check out a book or to sit and read in our peaceful surroundings. Be part of a one-time reading group discussion and/or ongoing book studies to experience community, hospitality, and thoughtful, inspiring conversations.
This program is free to participants, and freewill donations are gratefully accepted.
STILLPOINT BOOK READER DISCUSSION
For June 2021 (Discussion #1 On 6/30/21)
Come as you are — whether the idea of a "Universal Christ" piques your or pierces your heart. Spend time with the book and questions that flow from it.
Richard Rohr wrote the Universal Christ as if it were a period — a punctuation in late life. Yet, for many seekers, the book is a beginning, a new chapter, a new way of seeing Christ, and engaging with their inner life and the outer world.
Book: Read the book available on Amazon or Kindle during June at your own pace before the Book Reader Group Session
When: 10:30 am, Wednesday, June 30, 2021
With: Carrie Lahain
Where: Hybrid. Join the discussion via ZOOM at Stillpoint or from where ever this summer finds you.
Didn't finish the book? That's okay. Through questions posed and conversation, you'll come away with questions to hold and opportunities for self-dialogue, silence, and conversations with God.
STILLPOINT BOOK DISCUSSION
FOR FEBRUARY-MARCH 2021
Book: THE LAST WEEK: What The Bible Really Teaches Us About Jesus's Final Days in Jerusalem
With: Michael Buckley
When: 6:30 - 8 PM, Thursday, March 11
Fee: Freewill Donation Suggested
This Lenten Season, read The Last Week, co-authored by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan, The Last Week provides a day-by-day account of Jesus's final week of life. A commentary on the story of Jesus’s life and death rather than a documentary, the book portrays Jesus giving up his life to protest power levied without compassion or justice for the vulnerable. The book draws upon the Gospel of Mark, the earliest of the canonical Gospel accounts, as it informs, challenges, and inspires us to meet not only the historical Jesus but also a Jesus who engages us and invites us to follow him.
BENEDICTINE BOOK STUDIES
Join, learn and practice the gentle rhythm of Benedictine spirituality while reading books focused on the Rule of Benedict. Primarily a book discussion, this group seeks also to provide a listening community where we can explore more deeply what touches us from our reading. A new book is read and discussed each quarter.
SPRING 2021 BOOK: THE CLOISTER WALK by Kathleen Norris; Meets twice a month on Thursday mornings (check calendar dates).
Stillpoint's library is a quiet, comfortable place for taking a deep dive into a book that feeds both your mind and soul.