HTC Reading Group Book for Lent
Robert Jonas, My Dear Far-Nearness: The Holy Trinity as Spiritual Practice [Orbis Books, 2022]
Dr. Jonas writes: “Years of prayer and study have convinced me that the God we know in three Persons—as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—can be experienced directly in our daily lives as three facets of our awareness. My Dear Far-Nearness: The Holy Trinity as Spiritual Practice takes its title from the name that a 14th century mystic, Marguerite Porete, used for God. Drawing from Scripture, the creeds, Christian mystics from the 2nd century to the present, and contemporary psychology, My Dear Far-Nearness shows how we can attune ourselves to God’s presence and live in union with God, who dwells within and among us.”
Dr. Jonas is founder and director of The Empty Bell, a contemplative sanctuary in Northampton, Massachusetts, whose website (emptybell.org) is an extraordinary resource for contemplative Christians and for Buddhist-Christian dialogue. To learn more go to: https://mydearfar-nearness.org and https://emptybell.org
The discussion group will meet Thursday, April 13th 5:00 pm in the Parish Hall. We won’t have a book for April.