The Spring Book Club

May 1 - June 30, 2019

We wrapped up our 2019 book club and can’t wait to introduce our 2020 book pick!

*Stay tuned for our next Book Club selection. Follow along for updates.

Join a unique online “read-at-your-own-pace”, low-key book club experience. We’ll dive into this New York Time’s Bestseller and discover just how important this book is for our time.

Sign up anytime between now and June 30 to receive all the resources - they are yours to keep! The official “club” is held from May 1 - June 30 and you can participate from anywhere in the world, and review the resources at your leisure.

An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor is a beautifully written book that helps us tune into meaningful ways to discover the sacred in the small things we do and see, from simple practices such as walking, working, and prayer. Through Taylor’s expert guidance, and thought-provoking prose, we learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and practice reverence.

What a great way to bring some presence and attention to your soul this spring!

Book Club Membership includes:

  • Weekly Reading plan to help you track well and wrap up the book by the beginning of the summer. Freedom to read at your own pace, even if you read the book through the the summer months!

  • Bi-weekly resources sent right to your inbox (six in total) chalk full of helpful tidbits to amplify your reading, and help to bring the words of the book into your every day life. Emails can be read at your convenience - there’s no pressure to keep up!

  • Resources include: hand-picked contemplative practices for each chapter, music playlist, video links, poetry, and additional optional reading to help you discover the “altars” in nearly everything we do and in everywhere we go.

  • Two Zoom Online calls to chat with other book-club members. Learn together in this online community.

    • Each call will include a special guest and will be recorded in case you’re unable to make it live.

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Paul Swanson - Program Designer at Richard Rohr’s Center for Action & Contemplation, and host of the podcast Contemplify and Another Name for Everything. He describes himself as a lover of books, fond of swimming in lakes, a recovering vagabond and a Dad + Husband.

He has helped thousands live a more contemplative life through his “day job”, and received an award for contemplative education.

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Rev. Bethel Lee earned her Bachelor of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California and her Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. She is an ordained minister with the United Church of Canada and a Campus Chaplain at the University of British Columbia. She founded Yoga Chapel in 2012 to bridge the divide she felt between mind and body within Christian spirituality. She regularly guest preaches in Canada and the States. You can also hear some of her reflections at Mini Chapel Podcast.
Bethel lives in Vancouver with her soul-life-mate David, their mini-guru/son Moses and his furry sibling Chance.

  • Special exclusive invitation to an afternoon mini-retreat in July. Well, let’s be honest, it may feel a bit like a party as we celebrate all the “altars in this world.” This, of course applies to those who live locally in the Greater Toronto/ Golden Horseshoe Area. Date and location to be determined in mid June.

  • Note: membership purchase does not include the cost of the book. You’ll have to order that separately.