Book Club at Oakwood Church


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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



Summer Programme



Tuesday 24 April - 19.30

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

by Rachel Joyce

discussion led by Kathryn Fitzsimons


Harold sets out one morning to post a letter and carries on walking to save someone else’s life.  This is not an overly theological book but picks up some of the big questions of life



Tuesday 15 May - 19.30

PRAYER:Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God

by Timothy J. Keller

discussion led by Rev George Bailey


Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful


Tuesday 19 June - 19.30

Faith and Struggle on Smokey Mountain:

Hope for a Planet in Peril

by Benigno Beltran

discussion led by Helen Reid


Smokey Mountain, the vast garbage dump in Manila has served for many years as an emblem of third world squalor


In many ways, it is a metaphor for a planet slowly choking on garbage and waste.


But for Fr Beltran, who served for three decades as a chaplain to the scavengers who survive off this reeking heap, it is also a metaphor of hope an emblem of the will to survive, the ability to create joy and find meaning even in the midst of abject poverty


Autumn Programme


Please reserve in your diary


Tuesday 18 September - 19.30


Tuesday 16 October - 19.30


Tuesday 20 November - 19.30

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