Resolve to include some faith and spirit-filled books on your "to be read" shelf this year. Join the new "Rock Spring Book Club" for a quarterly discussion of new-er books that will feed your spirit and help you to think more deeply about your own faith journey. Gather with Ashley Martinage and other Rock Spring Readers at either 1:00 or 7:00 p.m. to discuss the book. For the 7:00 p.m. discussion, a "Zoom" online option will be available if you'd prefer to join the conversation from the comfort of your own home.
Why Religion?: A Personal Story -- Elaine Pagels
Amazon Summary: “Why is religion still around in the twenty-first century? Why do so many still believe? And how do various traditions still shape the way people experience everything from sexuality to politics, whether they are religious or not? In Why Religion?
Elaine Pagels looks to her own life to help address these questions. These questions took on a new urgency for Pagels when dealing with unimaginable loss—the death of her young son, followed a year later by the shocking loss of her husband. Here she interweaves a personal story with the work that she loves, illuminating how, for better and worse, religious traditions have shaped how we understand ourselves; how we relate to one another; and, most importantly, how to get through the most difficult challenges we face.