Lent 2018: Congregational Book Study
A GUIDEBOOK FOR SPIRITUALITY IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD
Though commonly understood as a place to be feared and avoided, the Dark Wood is the surest place to meet God, writes Dr. Eric Elnes (author of 'The Phoenix Affirmations' and 'Asphalt Jesus'). Is is a place where you may feel uncertain, empty, lost, tempted, and alone. Yet these feelings - these gifts of the Dark Wood - can be your greatest assets on your journey. According to the ancients, you don't need to be a saint or spiritual master to experience profound awakening. You don't even have to be "above average". All you really need to be is struggling.
In clear and lucid prose that combines the heart of a mystic, the soul of a poet, and the mind of a biblical scholar, Dr. Eric Elnes demystifies the seven gifts bestowed in the Dark Wood: the gifts of uncertainty, emptiness, being thunderstruck, getting lost, temptation, disappearing, and the gift of misfits.
This is a book for anyone who feels awkward in their search for God, who seeks to find holiness amid their holy mess, who prefers practicality to piety when it comes to finding their place in this world.
LEADERSHIP: Jay Olson
The cost includes a copy of the book and refreshments. Financial assistance is available, please call the office. Let us know about dietary needs when you register. Books will be available from the office mid January so that you might complete the first sessions reading (pgs 1-41).
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED online at www.shuc.ca, by calling the office at 604-261-6377, or by emailing YWRtaW4gfCBzaHVjICEgY2E=
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