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OUR CURRENT BOOK FOR TUESDAY BIBLE /BOOK STUDY

We are currently reading Sabbath as Resistence: Saying No to the Culture of Now by Walter Brueggemann (ISBN 9780664239282).

From the publisher:
Discussions about the Sabbath often center around moralistic laws and arguments over whether a person should be able to play cards or purchase liquor on Sundays. In this volume, popular author Walter Brueggemann writes that the Sabbath is not simply about keeping rules but rather about becoming a whole person and restoring a whole society. Importantly, Brueggemann speaks to a 24/7 society of consumption, a society in which we live to achieve, accomplish, perform, and possess. We want more, own more, use more, eat more, and drink more. Keeping the Sabbath allows us to break this restless cycle and focus on what is truly important: God, other people, all life. Brueggemann offers a transformative vision of the wholeness God intends, giving world-weary Christians a glimpse of a more fulfilling and simpler life through Sabbath observance.

OUR NEXT BOOK

Our next book, which we anticipate beginning in July, 2022, is Radical Love: an Introduction to Queer Theology by Patrick S. Cheng (ISBN 9781596271326).

From the publisher:
Contextual theologies have developed from a number of perspectives – including feminist theology, black theology, womanist theology, Latin American liberation theology, and Asian American theology – and a wide variety of academic and general introductions exist to examine each one. However, Radical Love is the first introductory textbook on the subject of queer theology.

In this lucid and compelling introduction, Cheng provides a historical survey of how queer theology has developed from the 1950s to today and then explicates the themes of queer theology using the ecumenical creeds as a general framework. Topics include revelation, God, Trinity, creation, Jesus Christ, atonement, sin, grace, Holy Spirit, church, sacraments, and last things, as seen through the lenses of LGBT theologians.

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

-The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brene Brown

The Confessions by St. Augustine