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Spirituality Book Club

 Join our reading group as we explore themes of spirituality through the writing of Henri Nouwen in his book Life of the Beloved. This secular take on living a spiritual life is perfect for those who identify as "spiritual-but-not-religious" and who are seeking ways to deepen their practice of self-care. 

From the book: "Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us the 'Beloved.'" Together we will explore what it means to be "Beloved" and how to practice self-compassion to strengthen our resolve for daily life.

This virtual book group will gather via Google Meet for 4 weekly, 1 hour sessions. The group will be structured to provide a safer space to reflect with peers on the topics presented in the book.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Erik!

about the BOOK

From the back cover:

This spiritual classis began as a simple request from one friend to another. Fred Bratman, a secular journalist and writer, asked friend and renowned author Henri Nouwen to write a book explaining the spiritual life in terms that he and his friends could understand, avoiding theology and technical language. Nouwen's answer has become one of the most cherished books of our era. "All I want to say to you is, 'You are the Beloved."

about the AUTHOR

Henri Nouwen - Priest, Professor, Theologian

Henri Nouwen was a Dutch-born Catholic priest, professor, psychologist and prolific writer. He taught psychology at the University of Notre Dame and pastoral theology at the Divinity Schools of Yale and Harvard before leaving academia to become the pastor at L’Arche Daybreak, a community for people with intellectual disabilities. A master communicator, Nouwen wrote and spoke with great openness and vulnerability about faith, spiritual formation, prayer, social justice, and other themes related to the spiritual life.