St. Peter's Book Club

Welcome to St. Peter's Book Club! We are glad you are here.

Our next read will be Bishop Michael Curry's book, Love is The Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times.

We will take our time reading through this book so, for our next meeting, we will be discussing only the introduction and chapters 1 - 4.

Check back here over the next two weeks for reflections and discussion questions.

Our next meeting will be via Zoom on May 17, 2021 at 7:00pm.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6777537266

Meeting ID: 677 753 7266

For more information, please feel free to contact Elizabeth Phillips at enphillips2614@icloud.com.

We look forward to seeing you.

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May 5 - Reflection Questions:

Introduction: Bishop Curry provides a bit of background on why he wrote this book. He draws on his experiences growing up in Buffalo, NY and that of his parents and grandparents in the 50's, 60's and 70's. He reflects upon the importance of love and community in his life. As you reflect upon your experiences during those years in our world - the 50's, 60's and 70's and beyond - how did love and community shape your life? What lessons were learned that you carry with you today?

Bishop Curry establishes the foundation of his book by describing "agape" love. What is your understanding of agape and how does it compare to Curry's understanding?  How have you experienced agape in your life? What does he mean by "rules" when he talks about an agape type of love? 

"We are resting in God's hands. Faith communities...have hands to rest in that are especially strong." (p.39) When life gets difficult, we can often feel God's presence and know we are "resting in God's hands" - a true comfort in times of trouble. In our communities - faith, neighborhood, family - how does agape translate into a real and true knowing of "resting in God's hands"?