The most important thing in your life is not what you do; it’s who you become. That’s what you will take into eternity. – Dallas Willard
Greetings, Rabbitarians! It brings me great joy to once more invite you to hop on over to the Renovaré Book Club, where we are about to begin a new season.
This year we’ll be reading together:
Book One: Becoming Dallas Willard: The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ Follower, written by Dallas’s close friend Gary Moon. The story of how Dallas grew into the philosophy professor who made a huge Kingdom dent with books like The Divine Conspiracy and Renovation of the Heart is fascinating and hope-sparking. Gary Moon himself will be facilitating our journey through this book.
Book Two: Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies, by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung. Everyone I know who has read this book has said it was a game changer in terms of how they detected and dealt with vice in their own lives. We’re pleased to have the author herself guiding us through this transformative work.
Book Three: The Cloud of Unknowing. Sometimes it seems like this enigmatic classic is a bit like Woodstock—everyone claims to have had a point of contact with it, but few can remember the details. One of our favo(u)rite Brits, James Catford, will be helping us give this book a real go. (For those of you who have no idea what Woodstock was, think Coachella, but muddier.)
Book Four: Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion, by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. Many of you may know Jonathan through his social justice work with Shane Claiborne (and others), and especially through his contributions to Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals. We’re very glad Jonathan agreed to lead us through this important new offering…a book for such a time as this.
Are you feeling drawn to this opportunity? The first week of reading begins October 1st. Membership in the Club includes weekly guides through the books, exclusive resources from the authors/facilitators, online community, and, in about 74 (and growing) locations, the option to join or start an in-person discussion group.
Good things happen when Rabbitarians and Renovarians meet. We hope you will join us in the Club.