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Spiritual but not Religious Book Club

After the first meeting, thoroughly enjoyed by those who came, we will be meeting again to discuss “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion.

NPR had this to say about it:

“Joan Didion’s memoir ‘The Year of Magical Thinking’ is about grieving for her husband, fellow writer John Gregory Dunne… In her memoir, Didion contemplates how the rituals of daily life are fundamentally altered when her life’s companion is taken from her. Her impressions, both sharply observed and utterly reasonable, form a picture of an intelligent woman grappling with her past and future.”

The books are taken from the Huffington Post’s list, and we will be choosing the next one at the meeting.

Just come along to our house, 25 Upper Hale Road, GU9 0NX at 7:30 on 21st January 2016.

Spiritual but not Religious?

A new book group is starting for those who are interested in the idea of ‘Spiritual but not Religious’, run by the Reverend Alan Crawley, Joint Rector in the Parish of Badshot Lea and Hale. It will start on 12th November at the Rectory, 25 Upper Hale Road, GU9 0NX.

Alan said, “My wife, Lesley, and I recently found a list of “26 books every ‘Spiritual but not Religious’ seeker should read”. We were intrigued and fancied reading some of the books for ourselves, and wondered if any others would like to join us in a book club, reading one every now and again, and meeting to discuss it. To find out, we are going to read “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead”, by Brené Brown, and open our house to anyone who wants to come along and discuss it. If there is interest we can choose another book and another date at that time.”

He continued, “Everyone is welcome to just come along on the day, or if they are interested and can’t make it, just let us know and we will keep them informed of what is happening.”

Alan can be contacted on 01252 820537 or reverend.alan@gmail.com.