Adult education

OUR CURRENT BOOK FOR TUESDAY BIBLE /BOOK STUDY….

On January 5th, we begin studying a new book, The Gifts of Inperfection, by Brené Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

Brené Brown’s game-changing New York Times bestseller, The Gifts of Imperfection, has sold more than 2 million copies in more than 30 different languages and is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in print. Forbes magazine named Gifts one of the “Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life.” Through this self-help classic we find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world and helping us to believe we are worthy of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love.

A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically. Brown’s “ten guideposts”  are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life.

Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to “dig deep” and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.

It’s available on Kindle as well as in paperback from your local friendly bookseller.

The Zoom discussion group takes place every Tuesday at 5:15 PM.  Join us by clicking on the link below.

Books we have studied in the Past

-The Book of Joy, Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, by The Dalai Lama and The Right Reverend Desmond Tutu.

Breathing Under Water, By Richard Rohr

Lent, With Evelyn Underhill. Edited by G.P. Mellick Belshaw

Preparing for Christmas, Daily meditations for Advent, by Richard Rohr

-Toxic Charity, by Robert Lupton

-I See Satan Fall like Lightning, by Rene’ Girard.

-The Bible Challenge: Read the Bible in a Year, by Marek P. Zabriskie

Growing a Sustainable Soul, by Bob Flanagan