CFC Book Discussion Group: The Way to Love

The Camas Friends Church Book Discussion Group (which we often refer to as “Fresh Bread”) meets Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 8:15pm (in the pastor’s office).

On November 7 we will begin a three-month-long discussion of Matt’s book, The Way to Love: Reimagining Christian Spiritual Growth as the Hopeful Path of Virtue. Click HERE to order from Amazon. You can also purchase directly from Matt (at a discounted rate).

The Way to Love offers a hopeful vision of what it might look like to more deliberately cultivate and embody the love of God in our relationships and world.

Visit Matt’s website (CLICK HERE) for a more detailed description of the book.

Tentative Reading Schedule:

Date Chapter
Nov 7 Foreword and Introduction
Nov 14 Ch 1: Spiritual Formation: The Limitations of Popular Approaches
Nov 21 –no meeting–
Nov 28 Ch 2: Spiritual Growth: The Life of Hope
Dec 5 Ch 3: Love: The Goal of the Spiritual Life
Dec 12 Ch 4: You and Me: The Self That Grows
Dec 19 Ch 5: The Path: The What, Why, and How of Virtue
Dec 26 –no meeting–
Jan 2 Ch 6: Gratitude: The Gift of the Other
Jan 9 Ch 7: Self-Care: Ready to Participate
Jan 16 Ch 8: Justice: Taking Care of Others
Jan 23 Ch 9: Kindness: Extravagance
Jan 30 Ch 10: Hope: Making the Possible, Actual
Feb 6 Conclusion: The Road Ahead

Please consider joining this open-to-all weekly gathering! This is a fun, formative, and connective time to engage books and one another on various spiritual topics.

Our most recent books include:

  • Richard Rohr’s Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
  • Reza Aslan’s Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
  • Lisa Sharon Harper’s The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right
  • Science Mike’s Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found it Again Through Science
  • Thomas Kelly’s A Testament of Devotion
  • Marcus Borg’s The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith
  • Julie Clawson’s Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of our Daily Choices 
  • Philip Gulley’s Living the Quaker Way: Discover the Hidden Happiness in the Simple Life
  • Jim Wallis’s America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America.

Hope to see you there!