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Women’s Book Discussion Group

Women's Book Discussion GroupCurrent Book:

We are almost finished reading “Breakfast with Buddha” by Roland Merullo. We meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the Conference Room.

Breakfast with Buddha book coverAbout “Breakfast with Buddha”: When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he’d planned. But in an effort to westernize his passenger – and amuse himself – he decides to show the monk some “American fun” along the way.

From a chocolate factory in Hershey to a bowling alley in South Bend, from a Cubs game at Wrigley field to his family farm near Bismarck, Otto is given the remarkable opportunity to see his world – and more important, his life – through someone else’s eyes. Gradually, skepticism yields to amazement as he realizes that his companion might just be the real thing.

Women's Book Discussion Group

PAST BOOKS:

  • “Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha,” By Tara Brach (March-May 2017)
  • “City of God: Faith in the Streets,” by Sara Miles (January-March 2017)
  • “Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People,” by Nadia Bolz-Weber (April-June 2016)
  • “Real Good Church: How Our Church Came Back from the Dead, and Yours Can, Too,” by Molly Phinney Baskette (January 2015)
  • “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion,” By Gregory Boyle (September-November 2015)
  • “Learning to Walk in the Dark,” by Barbara Brown Taylor (Autumn 2015)
  • “An Altar in the World” by Barbara Brown Taylor
  • “Bad Girls of the Bible” by Barbara Essex
  • “Christianity For the Rest of Us” by Diana Butler Bass
  • “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “Having Men for Dinner: Biblical Women’s Deadly Banquets” by Nicole Wilkinson Duran
  • “Help, Thanks, Wow” by Anne Lamott
  • “Here If You Need Me” by Kate Braestrup
  • “Jesus Freak” by Sara Miles
  • “Pastrix” by Nadia Bolz-Weber
  • “Plan B” by Anne Lamott
  • “Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us” by Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker
  • “Speaking of Faith” by Krista Tippett
  • “Stitiches” by Anne Lamott
  • “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho
  • “The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew—Three Women Search for Understanding” by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, Priscilla Warner
  • “Take This Bread” by Sara Miles
  • “The Faith Club” by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner
  • “The Hidden Gospel: Decoding the Spiritual Message of the Aramaic Jesus” by Neil Douglas-Klotz
  • “The Invisible Girls” by Sarah Thebarge
  • “The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver
  • “The Shack” by Wm. Paul Young
  • “The Way of Tenderness: Awakening Through Race, Sexuality, and Gender” by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
  • “Traveling Mercies” by Anne Lamott
  • “Uncommon Gratitude: Alleluia For All That Is” by Joan Chittister and Rowan Williams
  • “Walking Home” by Sonia Choquette
  • “Welcome to the Wisdom of the World and its meaning for you” by Joan Chittister
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