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OUR CURRENT BOOK FOR TUESDAY BIBLE /BOOK STUDY
On February 28, 2023, we will begin our study of The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr (ISBN 9781524762094).
From the publisher:
In his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped millions realize what is at stake in matters of faith and spirituality. Yet Rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus. Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus’s last name? Too often, Rohr writes, our understandings have been limited by culture, religious debate, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center.
Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God’s constant, unfolding work in the world. “God loves things by becoming them,” he writes, and Jesus’s life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God—except by its own negative choice. When we recover this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God, and more about learning to recognize the Creator’s presence all around us, and in everyone we meet.
Thought-provoking, practical, and full of deep hope and vision, The Universal Christ is a landmark book from one of our most beloved spiritual writers, and an invitation to contemplate how God liberates and loves all that is.
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