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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



Autumn Programme



Tuesday 18 September - 19.30

Letters to a Young Muslim

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

Waiting for the Last Bus:

Reflections on Life and Death

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

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

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


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