Why Trinity’s Book Clubs Are A Great Thing

Reading is good for your brain. ..
Book clubs are sociable and prompt discussion with old or new friends. …
Reading things you might not have otherwise can expand your horizons. …
Book clubs offer a way to reflect on our society today through the lens of faith. …
Book clubs are fun!

Holy Envy
by Barbara Brown Taylor

Contemporary Literature Group

Every Other Tuesday @ 9:00 – 10:30 am

 

Via Zoom until March 23rd in which time meeting will shift to in-person meetings in the Parish Hall.  (NEW)

 

Led by Jane Hein

This bestselling author recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching the world’s religions to undergraduates in rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations.  In Holy Envy, Taylor contemplates the myriad ways of other people and traditions encounter the Transcendent, both by digging deeper into those traditions herself and by seeing them through her students’ eyes as she sets off with them on field trips to monasteries, temples and mosques.  Troubled by what she learns, Taylor returns to her own tradition for guidance, finding new meaning in old teachings.  Throughout Holy Envy, she weaves together stories from the classroom and retains the constant that she senses God is the one calling her to disown her version of God – a change  that ultimately enriches her faith in other human beings and in God.

Copies of the book can be purchased on Amazon or abebooks.com.

Questions can be directed to the church office at office@trinitywexford.org.

Tues. Mar. 9 (Zoom)  – Introductory overview of book

Followed by bi-weekly discussions on these dates.  Additional dates may be added based upon progress of group reading and discussions.

Tues., Mar. 23, 2021 (In-Person)

Tues., Apr. 13, 2021 (In-Person)

Tues., Apr. 27, 2021 (In-Person)

Tues., May 11, 2021 (In-Person)

 

Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson

SWPA Regional Study Group

Every other Thursday @ 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Via Zoom (NEW)

Led by Karen Rasmussen

This regional book study features Just Mercy, the true story that chronicles the author’s work in the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending the poor, the wrongly condemned, and those trapped in the furthest reaches of our criminal justice system.  He focuses on the case of a young man sentenced to die for a notorious murder he didn’t commit, but also brings to light the injustices in the criminal justice system as a whole.

Questions can be directed to the church office at office@trinitywexford.org.

Thurs., Mar. 4, 2021  – Introductory overview of book

Followed by bi-weekly discussions on these dates.  Additional dates may be added based upon progress of group reading and discussions.

Thurs., Mar. 18, 2021

Thurs., Apr. 1, 2021

Thurs., Apr. 15, 2021

Thurs., Apr. 29, 2021