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A monthly blog, written by Holy Trinity's Library team. Holy Trinity has hundreds of books on various Christian education subjects, such as Faith Formation, Bible Study, Biography, Prayer, and World Religions. All books are free for members and attenders to check out for two-three weeks.
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Three great opportunities await us this month. The first two are from Pastor Tim. He challenges himself to read two important books a month, inviting the congregation to join him. This month’s are Barking to the Choir by Father Gregory Boyles and When to Jump by Mike Lewis.
Barking begins: “So I’m in my office at Homeboy Industries talking with Ramon, a gang member who works in our bakery….He’s late for work, sometimes missing it entirely, and his supervisor says he’s in need of an ‘attitude-ectomy.’ I’m running it down to him…schooling him. He waves me off and says, ‘Don’t sweat it, baldhead. You’re barking to the choir.’ Note to self: title of my next book.”
When to Jump is about a community dedicated to exploring the fundamental questions we all think about: when the job you have isn’t the life you want. When is the right time to go do what you really want to be doing?
Both books are on display in the Library. Check them out! Look for news of discussion groups in the near future.
Our third opportunity this month is film night’s Arranged. It’s the story of two New York teachers, one Muslim, one Orthodox Jew, who face arranged marriages. I’m particularly interested because I have a close friend, Ferdos,a former graduate student. Bejan, her husband, was forced upon her by the Iranian government as partial payment for her education. The government chose their jobs, chose where they could live, and regulated all their day-to-day activities. One by one, they planned their escape. Going through Saudia Arabia, first Ferdos, then Bejan, and finally Ferdos’s mother moved to Canada via Australia, where they now reside with their two small children.
Film night is March 15, 7:00 PM, with discussion following viewing. Bring a snack to share!