Books and Bagels

Books and Bagels  

Normally meets the second Tuesday of each month (updated 4/21/2020)

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

 

NEXT BOOK - From Brokenness to Community by Jean Vanier  (originally scheduled for April 2020-- possibly online in May)

 

COVID UPDATE - we are exploring meeting online for the next few months.  Please use the form submission below to sign up for the email list or to suggest a book.  Thank you!

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Past selections include:

2020

January - Overdue:A Dewey Decimal System of Grace by Valerie Schultz

February- Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

March -Fleeing Castro:  Operation Pedro Pan and the Cuban Children's Program by Victor Andres Triay

2019

December - Would you Baptize an Extraterrestial? And other questions from the Astronomers’ Inbox at the Vatican Observatory by Guy Consolmagno, SJ and Paul Mueller

November - The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers by Amy Hollingsworth

October - The Second Mountain: Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks

September- Roundtable discussion on what we read this summer

June / July / August  - Summer Reading on your own  (suggested books:  The Long Loneliness by Dorothy Day, The World’s First Love by Fulton Sheen, The Way of the Heart by Henri Nouwen, The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O’Connor, Why We’re Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith, Hope and Love by Trent Horn, Eight Whopping Lies and Other Stories of Bruised Grace by Brian Doyle)

May:  Manalive by G.K. Chesterton 

April:  The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen 

March:  Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

February:  Catholic Spiritual Practices: A treasury of Old and New edited by Colleen Griffith & Thomas Groome.

January:  Francis de Sales: Essential Writings by Wendy M. Wright

2018

December: The Soul of Christmas by Thomas Moore

November: Dorothy Day: an Intimate Portrait of my Grandmotherby Kate Hennessy

October: Everyone Leads: How to Revitalize the Catholic Church by Chris Lowney

July / August / September - Summer Reading Challenge.  

June: Positively Catholic by Michael Leach

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

 

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