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St Luke Book Club

Talking About God

Tuesday June 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm.The Promise of Lutheran Ethics by Bloomquist & Stumme

St Luke Book Club

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Loving Jesus

by Mark Allan Powell

The essence of spirituality is loving God, says Powell. The Bible, the Talmud, and the Qu’ran all direct their followers not merely to believe in God, to trust God, to obey God, and to serve God – but to love God. Can we learn to love God?

We will meet at the church at 7:00 p.m. for the discussion (and to enjoy snacks!). See you there. All are welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

Reading List
Check our list of ideas for future selections and add your suggestions.

Previous Talking About God Readings

  • The Promise of Lutheran Ethics by Bloomquist & Stumme (5/15/2017)
  • Reading the Bible with Martin Luther by Timothy J. Wengert (3/14/2017)
  • The Augsburg Confession, A Commentary by Leif Grane (2/2/2017)
  • Luther the Reformer by Kittelson & Wiersma (11/29/2016)
  • The Large Catechism by Martin Luther (9/15 & 10/18/2016)
  • The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis (8/2/2016)
  • Christianity for the Rest of Us by Diana Butler Bass (5/31/2016)
  • Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans (4/19/2016)
  • Wounded Healer by Henri J. M. Nouwen (2/18/2016)
  • Accidental Saints by Nadia Bolz-Weber (11/19/2015)
  • A History of Lutheranism by Eric W. Gritsch (postponed July 2015)
  • The Seven Story Mountain by Thomas Merton (5/14/2015)
  • The Confessions of St. Augustine (4/7/2015)
  • Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich (1/20/2015)
  • Being Christian by Rowan Williams (11/13/2014)
  • Slow Church by Smith & Pattison (9/23/2014)
  • Loving Jesus by Mark Allen Powell (7/1/2014, 8/12/2014)
  • Christ & Culture by H. Richard Niebuhr (5/6/2014)
  • Simply Jesus by N. T. Wright (3/4/2014)
  • The Case for the Psalms by N. T. Wright (11/19/2013)
  • My Bright Abyss by Christian Wiman (10/15/2013)
  • Kneeling with Giants by Gary Neal Hansen (8/15/2013)
  • The Enigma of the Cross by Alister McGrath (6/25/2013)
  • Luther: A Guide for the Perplexed by David Whitford (5/14/2013)
  • Love Wins by Rob Bell (4/3/2013)
  • God is on the Cross by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (2/19/2013)
  • Parables of Grace by Robert Farrar Capon (1/15/2013)
  • UNconditiona? The Call of Jesus to Radical Forgivness by Brian Zahnd (10/16/2012)
  • Revelations - Visions, Prophecy, & Politics in the Book of Revelation by Elaine Pagels (8/14/2012)
  • The Art of Confession by Marcus Borg & John Dominic Crossan (6/19/2012)
  • The Last Week by Marcus Borg & John Crossan (4/10/2012)
  • Living Buddha Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh (2/28/2012)
  • Just Hospitality - God's Welcome in a World of Difference by Letty M. Russell (1/17/2012)
  • Bonhoeffer for Armchair Theologians by Stephen R. Haynes & Lori Brandt Hale (11/8/2011)
  • The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions by Marcus J Borg and N. T. Wright (9/13/2011)
  • Jesus Against Rome: Then and Now by John Dominic Crossan (7/26/2011)
  • The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity by Elaine Pagels & Karen L. King (5/23/2011)
  • A Change of Pastors And how it affects change in the congregation by Loren B. Mead (5/17/201)
  • Reading the Bible Again for the First Time by Marcus J. Borg (4/11/2011)
  • Matthew for Everyone Part Two - Chapters 12-28 by Tom Wright (2/21/2011)
  • Matthew for Everyone Part One - Chapters 1-15 by Tom Wright (1/17/2011)
  • Putting Away Childish Things - A Tale of Modern Faith by Marcus J. Borg (12/13/2010)
  • Faith at the Edge - A Book for Doubters by Robert N. Wennburg (11/8/2010)
  • They are Us: Lutherans and Immigration by Stephen Bouman and Ralston Deffenbaugh (9/27/2010)
  • Sinners: Jesus and His Earliest Followers by Greg Cary (8/9/2010)
  • Made for Goodness: And Why This Makes All the Difference by Desmond Tutu & Mpho Tutu (6/7/2010)
  • Sin Bravely: A Joyful Alternative to a Purpose-Driven Life by Mark Ellingsen (4/19/2010)
  • Justification: God's Plan and Paul's Vision by Tom (N. T.) Wright (3/1/2010)
  • Living Gently in a Violent World by S Hauerwas & J Vanier (1/25/2010)

Previous St Luke Book Club Readings

  • A Great Reckoning by Lou Berney (3/7/2017)
  • The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney (1/26/2017)
  • Hag Seed by Margaret Atwood (12/6/2016)
  • The Bookseller by Mark Pryor (11/1/2016)
  • Open Season by C. J. Box (10/4/2016)
  • The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami (9/8/2016)
  • Unknown Soldier by Britt Pitre (7/26/2016)
  • Arcadia by Iain Pears (6/14/2016)
  • The Strangler Vine by M. J. Carter (5/3/2016)
  • The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian (3/29/2016)
  • The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens (2/16/2016)
  • Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (1/12/2016)
  • Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee (11/10/2015)
  • Death Comes to Pemberly by P. D. James (10/20/2015)
  • A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liis (9/29/2015)
  • The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis (8/18/2015)
  • The Distant Echo by Val McDermid (7/14/2015)
  • The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi (6/6/2015)
  • Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (5/5/2015)
  • How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny (4/14/2015)
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (3/10/2015)
  • Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith (2/10/2015)
  • The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith/J. K. Rowlings (1/13/2015)
  • The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell (11/18/2014)
  • The Underground Man by Ross MacDonald (10/14/2014)
  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (9/16/2014)
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (8/19/2014)
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (7/15/2014)
  • Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin (6/10/2014)
  • An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris (5/20/2014)
  • Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker (4/29/2014)
  • The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (3/18/2014)
  • Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (2/18/2014)
  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (1/16/2014)
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson and The Alto Wore Tweed by Mark Schweizer (12/5/2013)
  • The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey (10/22/2013)
  • Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard (9/17/2013)
  • Haunted Ground by Erin Hart (8/20/2013)
  • Dreaming of the Bones by Deborah Crombie (7/16/2013)
  • Still Life by Louise Penny (5/28/2013)
  • Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers (4/9/2013)
  • Maisie Dobbs by Jaqueline Winspear (2/28/2013)
  • A Small Death in the Great Glen by A. D. Scott (1/22/2013)

Previous Talking About God Readings (cont.)

  • Luke for Everyone by Tom (N.T.) Wright (12/14/2009)
  • Reasons for Hope by Jose Louis Martin Decalzo (11/2/2009)
  • An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor (9/21/2009)
  • Dynamics of Faith by Paul Tillich (8/10/2009)
  • Paul for Everyone - The Prison Letters: Ephesians, Philippeans, Colossians, Philemon by Tom Wright (6/30/2009)
  • Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World by Henri Nouwen (5/18/2009)
  • Mark for Everyone by Tom Wright (4/6/2009)
  • A Broad Place: An Autobiography by Jurgen Moltmann (2/23/2009)
  • Opening the Book of Faith - ELCA Inititive (1/12/2009)