Crazy Quietist and more Book group


Crazy Quietist and more Book group

In the beginning of May some of us crazies will be starting a book group...This group will be for reading all the interesting books we have been hearing about in seminary and out. The good books and the messed up ones.

Location: The Bridge PDX,OR
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Latest Activity: Jun 15, 2009

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buy books?

Started by Olga Apr 15, 2009.

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Comment by Donna on June 15, 2009 at 10:22am
Ok....I admit to being the lamest member of this group!!!
No, I have not read the book....I did read Ann Rice's The Road to Cana & am now reading Spirituality for Extroverts and Urban Iona....lame, yes I admit it!!!
Comment by angie fadel on June 2, 2009 at 12:30pm
ok, has any body read the Magicians Nephew? I have and I want to talk about it. Letme know what your thinking...Need more time...don't want to read that book so let's move on...blah, blah, blah.
I have the next book picked out,but am hesitant to say until I find out what you are thinking.
Those that know me, know I can talk and can talk to myself. I don't think you want to hear me talk to myself.
Comment by Donna on May 23, 2009 at 6:37am
I like it!! Can't remember when I read The Magicians Nephew to start with...should be a fun one to start the summer with!
Comment by angie fadel on May 22, 2009 at 12:25pm
OK, finally we are up and running with this thingy. The first book I was thinking is...The Magicians Nephew by C.S.Lewis. I know many people may have read this already and if you have, well, you can read it again or wait for the next book posting. I wanted to start with something childlike and with a feeling of innocence and wonder. I don"t want us to forget where we came from as children and really who we still are inside. If you have read it before (I have not) try and read it as if it is the first time.
1. get the book
2. read the book approximately one week from tomorrow, shall we say the June 1, we get back on this thing and figure out how to do a discussion group
4.some time before we finish the Magician's Nephew there will be a new book posted.
How does this sound? I'm open to ideas...Let it rip!
Comment by Olga on April 25, 2009 at 1:38pm
any prospects on a beginning day? first week of May?
Comment by angie fadel on April 23, 2009 at 10:39pm
let's start gathering the books we can least those of us who live near eachother in the North West.
Comment by angie fadel on April 23, 2009 at 6:07pm
More books to be looking for...
Interior Castles by Teresa of Avila
The Lazarus life by smith
Comment by Olga on April 15, 2009 at 12:46pm
heck yes!
Comment by Amy! on April 14, 2009 at 12:51pm
I've been reading Pete Rollins' How (Not) to Speak of God. I heard him speak and was inspired/moved/challenged/annoyed. (Annoyed only b/c his attitude seems like a wild crazy dream from here in Texasland.) But I must confess I am distracted lately so the reading is sporadic, and at present I can't think of a simple summary. Not to mention the fact that I spilled a glass of water on my copy and now it's puffy. But I love his voice and I love how he brings in perspectives from philosophers.
Comment by angie fadel on April 14, 2009 at 9:43am
A good book to start with is by Madame Guyon, Experiencing The Depths Of Jesus Christ. Don't get thrown off by the title (I did, for years. It is a bit weighty) this book is a classic! Guyon was thrown into the Bastille (bad French prison) for writing this book. It was burned by the Catholic church at the time and was also the biggest seller.
It is a little bit hard to read, there is a simplified version called The Little Book of Prayer. HAVE AT IT!

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