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 Kristi has a few copies to be borrowed and returned if you're interested!
November 14: Wish You Were Here: travels through loss and hope by Amy Welborn. Here is the story of Amy Welborn’s trip to the island of Sicily with three of her children five months after her husband’s sudden death from a heart attack. Her journey through city and countryside, small town and ancient ruins, opens unexpected doors of memory and reflection, a pilgrimage of the heart and an exploration of the soul. It is an observant and wry memoir and travelogue, intensely personal yet speaking to universal experiences of love and loss.
Along the narrow roads and hairpin turns, the narrative reveals the beauty of the ordinary and the commonplace and asks stark questions about how we fill the empty places that a loved one leaves behind. It is a meditation on the possibility of faith, one that is unflinching, uncompromising, and altogether unsentimental when confronted by the ultimate test of belief. This book is not only a well-told memoir, but a testimony to the truth that love is stronger than death.
December 12: The Annual Book Swap, open to the parish community. Bring one or two gently used books, and find others to read and enjoy. Books do not need to be about the Catholic faith. The morning includes festive refreshments and conversation!
Past selections include:
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.
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
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