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Related Reading for Sunday, June 2nd

Our library in Hewett Centre is open every Sunday after service during Coffee Hour, and now the Library Team will be offering related reading lists based on the topic of Sunday service. Here is their list for the upcoming June 2 service.

VanU library books related to this Sunday’s sermon:

1. Cascadia: The Elusive Utopia, by Douglas Todd, 2008, 204 TOD [This explores the unique spirituality and culture of Cascadia, which includes British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, arguing that most of the region’s 14 million residents feel deeply “spiritual”, with many gaining their sense of the sacred from the spectacular and imposing land].

2. Perfection of the Morning: An Apprenticeship in Nature, by Sharon Butala, 1995, 921 BUT [A meditation on the world of nature, this is Sharon’s search for a connection with the prairie that encompassed and often overwhelmed her].

3. Norbert Fabian Capek: A Spiritual Journey, by Richard Henry, 1999, 921 CAP [Gift of Harold Brown; from Skinner House Books; Norbert Čapek, who initiated the flower communion in Prague on 4 June 1923, was also an inspiring leader who, during one of the most turbulent periods in modern history, built a religious movement in Czechoslovakia of close to 10,000 people].

4. The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature, by David Suzuki, 2007, 304.2 SUZ [Drawing on David’s own experiences, as well as that of others who have put their beliefs into action, this combines science, philosophy, spirituality, and Indigenous knowledge to offer concrete suggestions to create an ecologically sustainable future by rediscovering and addressing humanity’s basic needs].

5. Generation Dread, by Britt Wray, 2023, 155.9 [An impassioned, generational perspective on not only why climate anxiety is completely natural and necessary, but also how we can be stronger for it].

6. Emerson’s Angle of Vision; Man and Nature in American Experience, by Sherman Paul, 1952, 921 EM [Gift of Christine Peirce Douglas in memory of her son Lionel Peirce Douglas].

7. Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, 1997, 818.3 THO [In 1845, the Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau built a log cabin beside the lake of Walden to return to nature, to observe and reflect, while living on eight dollars per year, with this resulting in a deeply personal reaction against the commercialism and materialism that he saw as the main impulses of mid-nineteenth-century America].

8. From Beginning to End: The Rituals of Our Lives, by Robert Fulghum, 1995, 128 FUL [Rituals don’t always involve words, occasions, officials, or an audience, with them often being silent, solitary, and self-contained; the author even sees ritual when people sit together silently by an open fire].

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