Here we go then. These are the 5 books selected for the first #TheLiturgistsBookClub
All About Love by Bell Hooks
New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton
The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard
Everything Belongs by Richard Rohr
Hildegard of Bingen: Selections From Her Writings
Please reply to this toot indicating which book you would like us to read. The book with the most mentions will be selected for reading and discussion. I will stop counting mentions in a couple of days.
@Jeremy Hildegard please
@Jeremy I vote Merton
@tmorizot That's handy!
@Jeremy I vote Everything Belongs because I've been meaning to read some Richard Rohr but haven't yet. Thanks for kicking things off!
@LauraK No worries 😄
@Jeremy everything belongs...... because I already have it and haven’t read it
@Jeremy I've heard great things about The Divine Conspiracy. I found a copy for $1 at a thrift store, but I haven't read it yet (sooo many books, sooo little time). 😁
@WolfDreamer Is that a vote? 😄
@Jeremy Yes it is, although I'm also leaning towards the Merton book... so many good choices!
@Jeremy Everything Belongs, please. :)
@Jeremy I know I'm in the right place because I'd love to read any of them! But if I were forced to pick one, I'd go w/ New Seeds. Will definitely join in whichever wins the vote.
Although all look good and any of them I would be interested in reading.
@sarahwright No worries 😀 I hope it is fun and something that helps to gel this community together.
@Jeremy I’m pulling for Everything Belongs by Richard Rohr, but all of them sound amazing.
@Jeremy Everything Belongs by Richard Rohr
@Jeremy Everything Belongs... but all of them would be of interest to me. ❤
@Jeremy All About Love.
@Jeremy anything Richard Rohr.
@Jeremy I vote Divine Conspiracy due to availability of copies and the fact that I haven't read Willard in years!
Is it allowed to also log a vote for Everything Belongs for an interested friend who's not yet tooting?
@Jeremy i vote for Everything Brlongs
@Jeremy All About Love by bell hooks.
@Jeremy Everything Belongs
@Jeremy I think I maybe have New Seeds of Contemplation already, but haven't read it yet. I'd like to maybe do the Rohr, though.
@andyvandergriff Is that the way folks can vote in the US. I’ve been wondering about recent developments ... 😄
@Jeremy In certain municipalities, they do have a ranked election system. If memory serves, they had that in San Francisco when I lived there, but I still carried my TN residency so didn't vote out there.
@Jeremy Not sure if I'll be able to read along, but I'd choose bell hooks.
@Jeremy All About Love has my vote, but I’ll be reading no matter what is chosen.
@nathanc Now you see THAT is the attitude 😄
The Divine Conspiracy
I'm coming in new to the language and amateur to the ideas, so that seems like the best place to start from these.
@Jeremy all about love by bell hooks 😀
@Jeremy bell hooks All About Love. But I def want to read all of these and feel sheepish I haven’t read a one
@emkem It’s a lovely set of five.
@Jeremy There are some good choices here, but I vote for All About Love, bell hooks.
@Jeremy My choice is bell hooks' all about love. Excited no matter which book is selected, though
@Jeremy everything belongs is my vote.
@Jeremy HILDEGARD because we should learn about the women who contributed the formation of spiritual practice and that’s the one most likely to be new for almost everyone
@Jeremy I'm down for Hildegard. But I haven't read any of these, so I'm happy with whatever.
@Jeremy I'd probably choose with Merton but would be to start with any!
@Jeremy I've been wanting to read some bell hooks so that's my vote!
I vote Everything Belongs because I own it but haven't read it, but have had Divine Conspiracy and New Seeds of Contemplation on my list for a while as well
@Jeremy I vote for “All About Love”
All about Love
@Jeremy new seeds and everything belong!
@Jeremy man that's a damn fine list can we just read through them all? I have the workbook for the divine conspiracy if we plan on something like that.
@Er3mos There’s another 51 books on the long list. I figure we could just keep adding books to the list and randomly select five from it every month. The list could act as a stand-alone reading resource.
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