The Spirited Book Club features one book per month that meets online on Thursday, once or twice a month at 2:00 p.m. Arizona time. Book lovers and friends gather in a virtual room to discuss that month’s selection. Most sessions are led by writer and longtime friend of Spirit, Sheri Brown.
Follow the link to read a synopsis and reviews of the book, and to register for the discussion. Participants register anew for each title.
The Lives We Actually Lead: 100 Blessings for Imperfect Days by Kate Bowler and Jessica Richie. Spirited Book Club meets June 15, facilitated by Sheri Brown.
The Jesus Perspective: A Faith that May Surprise You – author Robert Harris joins the Spirited Book Club May 11 and 25, facilitated by Sheri Brown.
Neighbor Love through Fearful Days: Finding Purpose and Meaning in a Time of Crisis – author Jason A. Mahn joins Spirited Book Club April 13, facilitated by Sheri Brown.
Rooted & Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis, Leah D. Schade & Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, eds. Spirited Book Club meets March 2 and 16, facilitated by Sheri Brown.
January & February 2023
Language for God: A Lutheran Perspective – author Mary J. Streufert joins Spirited Book Club January 5 and February 2, facilitated by Sheri Brown.
The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister. Spirited Book Club meets December 8, facilitated by Sheri Brown.
Almost Everything: Notes on Hope by Anne Lamott. Spirited Book Club meets November 3 & 17, facilitated by Sheri Brown.
Baptized in Tear Gas: From White Moderate to Abolitionist – author Elle Dowd joins Spirited Book Club October 13, facilitated by Elle Dowd & Sheri Brown.
This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation, and the Stories That Make Us by Cole Arthur Riley. Spirited Book Club meets August 11 & 25, facilitated by Sheri Brown.
Sealed: An Unexpected Journey into the Heart of Grace – author Katie Langston joins Spirited Book Club July 14 & 28, facilitated by Katie Langston & Sheri Brown.
The Great Spiritual Migration by Brian D. McLaren. Spirited Book Club meets June 16 & 30, facilitated by Sheri Brown.
How Can I Help? Stories and Reflections on Service by Ram Dass & Paul Gorman. Spirited Book Club meets May 26, facilitated by Sheri Brown.
Wholehearted Faith by Rachel Held Evans with Jeff Chu. Spirited Book Club meets April 7 & 21, facilitated by Sheri Brown.
Bewilderment: A Novel by Richard Powers. Spirited Book Club meets March 10 & 24, facilitated by Sheri Brown.
Amending the Christian Story: The Natural Sciences as a Window into Grounded Faith and Sustainable Living – Author Ron Rude joins the Book Club February 3 & 17, facilitated by Sheri Brown.
12 Tiny Things: Simple Ways to Live an Intentional Life – Author Ellie Roscher joins the Book club January 6 & 20, facilitated by Sheri Brown.
Art + Faith: A Theology of Making – December 2 & 16, facilitated by Sheri Brown.
Unlearning God by Philip Gulley; one meeting only this month on November 18. Meeting facilitated by Sheri Brown.
The Forgotten Luther III, Conrad A. Braaten and Ryan P. Cumming, eds., join the Spirited Book Club on October 7 & 21. Meetings facilitated by Sheri Brown.
A Soul from Minnesota by Allen Nohre – September 9 & 23, facilitated by the author, Allen Nohre.
A Conspiracy of Love by Kurt Struckmeyer – August 5 & 19, facilitated by Joel Bjerkestrand.
Breathing Under Water by Richard Rohr – July 8 & 22, facilitated by Henry Rojas
A Rhythm of Prayer edited by Sarah Bessey – June 3 & 17
Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time by Marcus J. Borg – May 6 & 20
What Christianity Is Not by Douglas John Hall – April 8 & 22
Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh – March 11 & 25
The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J. M. Nouwen – February 11 & 25
Everything Is Spiritual by Rob Bell – January 14 & 28
Accidental Saints by Nadia Bolz-Weber – December 3 & 17
Radical Amazement by Judy Cannato – October 29 & November 12
The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr – October 1 & 15