Thursday Book Study: 1 – 3 p.m.
January 10th – June 13th 2019
“A Blessing in Disguise”
By: Andrea Joy Cohen
At some point or another in our lives, all of us experience challenges. Some of these challenges are minor while others can be overwhelming and sometimes paralyzing when we are faced with loss, dis-ease, or financial hardship. During dark times, we may be overcome with feelings of sadness, frustration, despair, anger, and loneliness.
In the book, A Blessing in Disguise, thirty-nine of the world’s prominent luminaries share their personal stories and spiritual growth that they gleaned from some of the most trying times of their lives. All of these spiritual teachers agree that if one is willing to remain steadfast, open, and courageous he/she can rise like the phoenix from the ashes and experience profound transformation physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Through the power of their written word, you will discover how to make your life a journey rich with opportunity as they discuss such issues as: death and dying, creative expression, the search for spirituality, family dynamics, relationships and love. These intimate, one-of-a-kind stories show you how the challenges humankind faces are truly blessings in disguise.
Some of the authors include:
Thich Nhat Hanh, Rachel Naomi Remen MD, Bernie Siegel MD, Martha Beck PhD, Dean Ornish MD, Joan Borysenko PhD, Harriet Lerner PhD, Belleruth Naparstek, Elizabeth Lesser, Stephen Levine, Susan Jeffers PhD, Dharma Singh Khalsa MD, Daphne Rose Kingma, David Whyte, Barry Neil Kaufman, Anne Wilson Schaef, Angeles Arrien, and Tama Kieves
Facilitated by: Rev. Angela Denton
Fee: Love Offering
Text: A Blessing in Disguise by Andrea Joy Cohen