Join Pastor Ruth for 3 discussions on Barbara Brown Taylor's Learning to Walk in the Dark.
"On the cover of Barbara Brown Taylor’s well-wrought guidebook, the light of the moon gives trees slim shadows, poppies bleed on the ground, and an owl gazes, as the book’s title laces itself among the trees. Taylor observes these moonlit elements well: 'I have learned things in the dark that I could never have learned in the light...,' she writes. Ever the teacher, she passes on her knowledge, whether purposefully studied or accidentally absorbed, of living with loss. Among these lunar lessons are antipathy to “full solar spirituality,” that is, seeing God as light alone, leaving dark to the devil; and sympathy toward the ever-changing moon (imagined as a Sabbath bride, she mirrors the soul better than does the steady sun). Taylor considers “endarkenment,” light bulbs, blotted stars, and Our Lady of the Underground beneath Chartres Cathedral." -Publisher's Weekly starred review
The Monday evening group will meet on December 2, 9, and 16. The group repeats on Thursdays at noon.