A Persistent Peace - discussion questions
Chapters 1-6: A process of conversion
John Dear is a rich and self-centered "frat boy" when he begins college. But certain courses, experiences, and crises call his whole life into question. Over the next few years he becomes convinced that he must become a Jesuit priest. The conversion that began in college is strongly confirmed and focused when John goes on pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He states that his entire life as a Jesuit has flowed out of an event that happened to him on the Mount of the Beatitudes.
Seeking Life - discussion questions
Baptism is fundamental to our Christian identity that many congregations renew their baptismal promises each year on Easter. Yet how well do we understand the spirit and depth of those vows?
Whenever we enter a church we are reminded that baptism is the foundation of the Christian life, its starting point. In recalling our baptismal covenant, do we really prepare ourselves sufficiently for this moment? Is it too easy to take it for granted? Would it mean more if we took time beforehand in preparations, through reading and prayer?
What happens at the end of the book?
E-books will change the way we read, but the digital future of fiction remains unclear.
An Altar in the World
In Due Season: A Catholic Life
By Paul Wilkes (Jossey Bass, 2009)
In In Due Season, Paul Wilkes unpacks his story with a searing honesty that reveals a life filled with the cycles of finding and then losing God. Here the reader gets a personalized story of one man's faith played against the backdrop of changes transpiring in 20th-century American Catholicism.
A study guide for The Geography of God’s Mercy
Discussion QuestionsThe Geography of God's Mercy
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Part One - A Dwelling in the Forest: The Silent Work of Mercy
Coming out as Catholic
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