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)
- Book summary from author's official website
- Why one author considers this book one of the 100 that all Christians should read.
- NEW link: Two articles about the 2020 allegations against Jean Vanier can be found via Angelus News and America Magazine
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!
Past selections include:
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
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
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.
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.
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