Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others

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).

Starting Wednesday, May 8th, we will be discussing Barbara Brown Taylor’s newest book: Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of OthersIn this book, “New York times bestselling author Barbara Brown Taylor tackles the questions, worries, and concerns that arise when we encounter ‘difference’ and ‘others.’ This is not a primer on religions; instead, she explores what is opened and what is revealed when we accept the invitation to investigate all the wonder before us. Here we learn not only that God’s preferred language is driven by curiosity and specializes in questions, but we also discover the spiritual riches God can teach us from the faith of others” (From the book jacket).

Here is our tentative discussion schedule:

Date Chapters Pages
May 8 Introduction: The Smaller Picture

Ch 1: Religion 101

1-26
May 15 Ch 2: Vishnu’s Almonds

Ch 3: Wave Not Ocean

27-60
May 22 Ch 4: Holy Envy 61-80
May 29 Ch 5: The Nearest Neighbors

Ch 6: Disowning God

81-120
June 5 Ch 7: The Shadow-Bearers 121-38
June 12 Ch 8: Failing Christianity 139-59
June 19 Ch 9: Born Again
Ch 10: Divine Diversity
161-85
June 26 Ch 11: The God You Didn’t Make Up

Ch 12: The Final Exam

Epilogue: Church of the Common Ground

187-223

Please join us!

These Wednesday evening gatherings are a connective time to engage books and one another on various spiritual topics. The goal of our time is to support one another as we each grow in our experience and concrete expression of God’s Love.