Are you flunking sainthood? Are you a self-disciplined drop-out?
The Presbyterian Church of Western Springs (PCWS) is hosting a Summer Evening Book Study on Thursday evenings from June 7 through July 26. We will be studying Jana Riess’ Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor.
The Book Study will be held at PCWS (5250 Wolf Road, Western Springs) at 7:30pm.
According to Amazon.com, “This wry memoir tackles twelve different spiritual practices in a quest to become more saintly, including fasting, fixed-hour prayer, the Jesus Prayer, gratitude, Sabbath-keeping, and generosity. Although Riess begins with great plans for success ("Really, how hard could that be?" she asks blithely at the start of her saint-making year), she finds to her growing humiliation that she is failing--not just at some of the practices, but at every single one. What emerges is a funny yet vulnerable story of the quest for spiritual perfection and the reality of spiritual failure, which turns out to be a valuable practice in and of itself.”
AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically, says "Jana Riess may have flunked at sainthood, but she's written a wonderful book. It's both reverent and irreverent, and it will make you want to become a better Christian -- or Jew, or Muslim, or Zoroastrian, or Jedi, or whatever you happen to be."
Join us to discuss the book Thursday evenings this summer. All are welcome. For more information, contact the church office at 708-246-5220. PCWS has copies of Flunking Sainthood available for $11.55.