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Book Club

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

Contact

Kathryn Fitzsimons

Tel

0113 225 6702

Email

cofepriest@oakwoodchurch.info



Programme Spring 2020



Tuesday 21 January

Led by Astrid and Michael Fielden

The Calling of the Cuckoo

By David Jenkins


One of England's most controversial church leaders in the 1980's, Jenkins attempts to explain the man behind the notoriety: how he came to his beliefs, and how that continuing and deepening faith in God carried him through the height of the controversies and remains with him today



Tuesday 18 February

Led by Dr Helen Reid

Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition

By Christine D. Pohl


Although hospitality was central to Christian identity and practice in earlier centuries, our generation knows little about its life-giving character. Making Room revisits the Christian foundations of welcoming strangers and explores the necessity, difficulty, and blessing of hospitality today



Tuesday 17 March

Led by Pete Oldfield

The five people you meet in heaven

By Mitch Albom


A novel that explores the unexpected connections of our lives, and the idea that heaven is more than a place; it's an answer.


Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?"

Books previously read / discussed include


Body

by Paula Gooder


Arthur’s Call

by Frances Young


Paradoxology

by Krish Khandia


Quantum Theology

by Diarmuid O’Murchu


Should we live forever?

by Gilbert Meilaender


Primal Vision

by John V. Taylor


Jesus for President Politics for Ordinary Radicals

by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw


Children in the Bible: A fresh approach

by Anne Richards


Saving Jesus from the Church: How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus

by Robin R. Myers


Biblical Authority After Babel

by Kevin J Vanhoozer


How Then Shall We Live

by Samuel Wells


Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving

in a Culture Stripped of Grace

by Miroslav Volf


Demetia: Living in the Memories of God

by John Swinton


Who Chose the Gospels?

Probing the Great Gospel Conspiracy

by Charles E Hill


The Heart’s Time:

A Poem a Day for Lent and Easter

by Janet Morley


The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

by Rachel Joyce


PRAYER:Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God

by Timothy J. Keller


Faith and Struggle on Smokey Mountain:

Hope for a Planet in Peril

by Benigno Beltran


Letters to a Young Muslim

by Omar Saif Ghobash


Waiting for the Last Bus:

Reflections on Life and Death

by Richard Holloway


Children before God: Biblical Themes in the Works of John Calvin and Jonathan Edwards

By John McNeill


Phoebe

by Paula Gooder


God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time

by Desmond Tutu


From Now On: A Lent Course on Hope and Redemption in The Greatest Showman

By Rachel Mann


Pilgrimage. A Spiritual and Cultural Journey

By Ian Bradley


God Can’t: How to believe in God and Love after Tragedy, Abuse and Other Evils

By Thomas Jay Oord


Holy Habits

By Andrew Roberts


Melmoth

By Sarah Perry


The Beauty and the Horror

By Richard Harries


The Jewish Journey: 4000 years in 22 objects

By Rebecca Adams