Tuesday, November 20, 2007

NaBloPoMo Gratitude #20

When I was ordained a transitional deacon, my mentor priest assigned me the task of starting a book club. So a congregant and I got one going, and for over a year and a half now, once a month, a group of us have been meeting to talk, laugh and sometimes disagree about some really interesting books. We have run the gamut from Brian MacLaren to C.S Lewis, Pema Chodron to Oscar Wilde. We have talked about the content of the books, but also our faith, what we believe and how we got there and a whole host of other things. We are an ecumenical crowd, Episcopalian and Lutheran at this point. We laugh a lot. We feel safe to disagree with each other. We have become friends. Before moving to this little burg on the prairie, I really hadn't had a lot of experience with uncomplicated friendship. I appreciate it so much where I find it here. So tonight, I am grateful for the Good Book Club!

4 comments:

Barbara B. said...

book clubs are awesome!!! (although I am currently without one... sniff.)

Gannet Girl said...

Sounds wonderful -- and great books, too!

PK said...

Book groups are right up there with foodie groups. Eating and/or reading with friends is a wonderful way to spend time together.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. PK

Diane said...

I love love love my book club.:) a special group of (mostly) women... and I loved starting it, too.