Books and Bagels

Books and Bagels

Books and Bagels

(usually) Second Tuesday of the Month, 9:15 a.m.,  Ministry Center, Room 7

Join us when the topic intrigues you!  Read the book ahead of time, and come to discuss the ideas that encouraged, inspired or challenged you.

Current and future books are available for sale in the Church Gift Shop (off the narthex, near the front doors off SeaGate).  Also we have a few copies to be borrowed and returned, available in the Ministry Center (see Susan near the front entrance between 8:30am- 12:30 pm).

 

 

 

June 12:  Positively Catholic by Michael Leach

What's so great about being Catholic?   National best-selling author Michael Leach has thought a lot about it.  In Positively Catholic, Leach joyfully explores and explains 25 really good reasons for Catholics to love their faith, live their faith, and ultimately share their faith. From Mary to the Mass, from guardian angels to parish festivals, each chapter offers yet another often surprising reason for Catholics to rejoice—and rediscover their faith. For anyone looking for reasons to be positive about, and encouraged by, the Catholic faith, Positively Catholic provides inspiring ideas that will lead to a stronger engagement with the faith as a whole, to a more passionate participation in the local parish, and to a heartfelt celebration of all things Catholic.

Michael Leach, dubbed "the dean of Catholic book publishing" by U.S. Catholic, recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Catholic Book Publishers Association. He is the author or editor of seven books, including the best seller I like Being Catholic.   Within a 30 year span, Michael has been past president and publisher of the Crossroad/Continuum Publishing Group. He has also served as president of the Catholic Book Publishers Association. He is currently executive director at Orbis Books.

 

Summer Reading Challenge:  June 12 - September 11, 2018.

Challenge will be posted on June 12th!   Next in-person meeting will be September 11, 2018.

 

 

Past selections include:

2018

May:  Night by Elie Wiesel (A New Translation from the French by Marion Wiesel)

April:  A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age by Matt Richtel

March:  The Shepherd Who Didn't Run by Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda 

February:  To Light a Fire on Earth:  Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age by Bishop Robert Barron.

January:  Thrift Store Saints: Meeting Jesus 25 cents at a time by Jane Knuth.

2017

December:  None (book swap)

November: Wish You Were Here: travels through loss and hope  by Amy Welborn

October:  What's so Funny about Faith by Jake Martin

September:  Prayer, Our Deepest Longing by Ronald Rolheiser (postponed by Irma / Discussed in October)

August - Walk in a Relaxed Manner  by Joyce Rupp. OR  Discovering El Camino  by Fr. Greg Markey.  

July:  none

June:   The God Box by Mary Lou Quinlan 

May:   A Good Man is Hard to Find & Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor  

April - The Second Greatest Story Ever Told by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC

March  - Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody by Alan Hunt

February  - How God Changes Your Brain by Andrew Newberg, MS and Mark Robert Waldman

January  - Thy Will be Done: Letters to Persons in the World by Saint Francis de Sales

2016

Reaching Out by Henri Nouwen

My Life with the Saints by Fr. James Martin, S.J.

What's so Great about Christianity by Dinesh D'Souza

Five Years in Heaven by John Schlimm

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis