Oakwood Book Club is for those who are interested in books, theology, faith, talking!
Working with LCI, the Leeds Church Institute, we’re bringing opportunities to discuss books relating to specific issues, or of particular personal interest
What happens... someone is passionate about a book; we hear from that individual about the book and conversation flows. Some have read the book and contribute, others engage with the ideas, others are inspired to go away and read it
We usually meet from 19.30 to 21.00 in the Sanctuary at Oakwood Church on one Tuesday of each month but please check the Calendar before travelling
Do you have a book that has made a difference to your faith - one that you would like to share?
If so please
Note There is usually a copy of each book to be discussed (and those previously discussed) available to borrow from the book shelves at the back of the Sanctuary… but you don’t have to read the book before coming along to a meeting
0113 225 6702
Tuesday 18 September - 19.30
by Omar Saif Ghobash
discussion led by Dr Helen Reid
In a series of personal letters to his sons, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a short and highly readable manifesto that tackles our current global crisis with the training of an experienced diplomat and the personal responsibility of a father.
Tuesday 16 October - 19.30
by Richard Holloway
discussion led by members of the group
Where do we go when we die? Or is there nowhere to go? Is death something we can do or is it just something that happens to us?
Tuesday 19 June - 19.30
By John McNeill
discussion led by Rev George Bailey
John McNeill is a former Minister of
Roundhay Methodist Church. He is now a Superintendent Methodist Minister based in Aberdeen, Scotland.
"Every adult was once a child. The lack of attention to childhood by Christian theology is, therefore, at the least a missed opportunity.
In Children before God John McNeill uses the Bible to shed light on the way children have been represented, and often misrepresented, in one strand of Christian tradition.
The result is an original and ultimately beautiful reappraisal not only of children in the order of salvation, but of the abiding significance of childhood to adult Christians.
McNeill's writing is resourced by an astonishingly deep engagement with Calvin and with Edwards that will also contribute to a more appreciative appraisal of their legacy."
Stephen Plant, University of Cambridge
Books previously read / discussed include
by Paula Gooder
by Frances Young
by Krish Khandia
by Diarmuid O’Murchu
by Gilbert Meilaender
by John V. Taylor
by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw
by Anne Richards
by Robin R. Myers
by Kevin J Vanhoozer
by Samuel Wells
by Miroslav Volf
by John Swinton
by Charles E Hill
by Janet Morley
by Rachel Joyce
by Timothy J. Keller
by Benigno Beltran