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bible study

Monday Study Group (Immortal Diamond)

The group meets on Monday’s at a member’s home – please contact the church office for details.

The group is currently reading Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self by Richard Rohr.  Homework for the group will consist of reading 20 to 25 pages per week.  Here’s what is says on the book flap: “In Immortal Diamond, Father Rohr likens True Self to a diamond, buried deep within us, formed under the intense pressure of our lives, that must be searched for, uncovered, and separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds it. In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and that process is not resuscitation but transformation.”

This book discussion class has recently studied  Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the two Halves of Life by Ruchard Rohr, The Gospel of Thomas: the Gnostic Wisdom of Jesus by Jean-Yves Leloup, and The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind–A New Perspective on Christ and His Message by Cynthia Bourgeault. Those attending this study will read the next section of the book at home and come prepared to discuss it. The class will continue meeting until the book is finished. This is a book study that requires a comfort level with ambiguity and with ideas that challenge some of our traditional beliefs.  If you find that some of the ideas that make sense to you are not in the mainstream of what you have heard in church  and you enjoy an environment that is accepting of those “out of the box” ideas, then this may be the class for you.  Otherwise, try one of our other more traditional classes!