Practicing Peace: Theology, Contemplation, and Action’ by Michael Wood, reviewed by Sarah Bachelard
Coming up in October
This book is about the practice of peace in daily life. We talk about the importance of peace but often struggle to embody it. We may ask: “How can we live with greater integrity? How can we positively change the world without diminishing others or ourselves?” Michael Wood suggests that practicing peace is not something that we do by heroic effort. By pure grace, Christ breaks through to us when we least see it. The book takes you on a journey where theology, contemplation, and action are interwoven in intensely practical ways.
‘Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi', by Amy-Jill Levine, reviewed by Stefan Reynolds
Coming up in November
In Short Stories by Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine offers a fresh and timely reinterpretation of Jesus’ narratives taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. Levine reveals how the parables are connected to first-century agricultural and economic life, social customs and morality, Roman culture and Jewish scriptures.
‘Ending and Unending’ by Margrit Dahm, reviewed by Andrew McAllister
Coming up in December
This collection of poems touches on topics of life, love, sadness, joy, oneness. Margrit Dahm’s simple, easy lines surprise us even as they uncover timeless truths often lost in layers of cluttered vision. To read these poems is to grow in our sense of wonder and trust in the transformative power of meditation. Both Margrit’s earlier work, Transforming the Moment, and Ending and Unending are collections of poems inspired by her discovery and practice of meditation.
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