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April 23 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm


Online Book Club – An Altar In The World

Join us for Four Evenings of Reflection and Connection as we delve into the profound wisdom of Barbara Brown Taylor’s timeless classic, ‘An Altar In The World.‘ Uncover the sacred in the everyday, and let the pages of this enlightening book guide you on a journey of self-discovery, mindfulness, and a deeper connection with the world around you.

16, 23, 30 April & 7 May 2024 | Tuesdays: 7.15 -9.00pm | Cost: €10 per session | Booking Essential.

“Author of an acclaimed memoir (Leaving Church) and a gifted preacher, Taylor is one of those rare people who truly can see the holy in everything. Since everyone should know such a person, those who don’t can—no, must—read this book, with its friendly reminders of everyday sacred. Taylor’s 12 chapters mine the potentially sacred meaning of simple daily activities and conditions, like walking, paying attention, saying no to work one Sabbath day each week. Hanging laundry is setting up a prayer flag, for God’s sake. Since Taylor, an Episcopal priest, no longer pastors a church, she can “do church” everywhere: in line at the grocery store interacting with the cashier, walking a moonlit path with her husband. Her candor is another of the book’s virtues: she is a failure at prayer, and cannot explain why or how it is, or isn’t, answered (“I do not know any way to talk about answered prayer without sounding like a huckster or a honeymooner”). Savor this book.” –Publisher’s Weekly starred review

Barbara Brown Taylor is a best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest.  Her first memoir, Leaving Church, won an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association in 2006.  Her next three books earned places on the New York Times bestseller list.  Taylor has served on the faculties of Piedmont College, Emory University, Mercer University, Columbia Seminary, Oblate School of Theology, and the Certificate in Theological Studies program at Arrendale State Prison for Women in Alto, Georgia. Her latest book, Always a Guest, was released in October 2020 from Westminster John Knox Press.

You can find Barbara on Facebook and Goodreads.

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