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WELCOME TO THE ST. GABRIEL OPEN BOOK CLUB

WHY:            Our purpose is to read books that generate conversation about our faith.

WHO:            All adult parishioners are invited.

WHERE:       Meetings rotate among members' homes. 
                      If the group becomes too large, we will relocate to a room at the St. Gabriel campus.

WHEN:         Every 4-6 weeks from 7:30-9:00 pm. 

RSVP:           Please let us know if you are coming! Light refreshments are always served!


2019 BOOK SELECTIONS

Go, Went, Gone Jenny Erpenbeck
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

2018 BOOK SELECTIONS
 

Building a Bridge James Martin, S.J.
The Case for Christ

Lee Strobel

Life in a Jar:  The Irena Sendler Project Jack Mayer
The Holy Longing: the Search for Christian Spirituality Ronald Rolheiser
The Samurai Shusaku Endo
Saints for All Occasions J. Courtney Sullivan
The Hate U Give Angie Thomas
Amazed by God's Grace Deacon Larry Oney
An Immovable Feast:  How I Gave Up Spirituality for a Life of Religious Abundance Tyler Blanski
Wrestling with God Ronald Rolheiser
Prayer Ronald Rolheiser
   

 

2017 BOOK SELECTIONS

The Book of Joy

Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu

When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi
Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance
The Power of One Bryce Courtenay
La Popessa Paul I. Murphy
Option B Sheryl Sandberg
The Rosary Immaculee Ilibagiza
Night's Bright Darkness Sally Read
   
   

 

2016 BOOK SELECTIONS
 

The Abbey James Martin, S.J.

God's Hotel: A Doctor, A Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine

Victoria Sweet
AD30 Ted Dekker
Peter, Paul and Mary Magdalene Bart D. Ehrman
A Man Called Ove Fredrick Backman
Redeemed Heather King
The Sparrow Mary Doria Russell
The Lamb's Supper Scott Hahn
Gilead Marilynne Robinson
The Christmas Box Richard Paul Evans

                                     2015 BOOK SELECTIONS

 
An Invisible Thread Laura Schroff & Alex Tresniowski
Fioretti Andrea Tornielli
The American Cardinal Christina Boyle
Jesus - A Pilgrimage James Martin, S.J.
The Way of Serenity Fr. Jonathan Morris
The Story of Ruth: Twelve Moments in Every Woman's Life  (September) Joan Chittister, OSB
Being Mortal: Medicine & What Matters in the End  (October) Atul Gawande, MD
Hallowed Be This House (November) Thomas Howard
Wearing God Lauren F. Winner
   


2014 BOOK SELECTIONS
 
Consider the Birds Debbie Blue
Stories of Early Christianity Fr. vanThanh Nguyen
Nine Words Allen R. Hunt
Revelations of Divine Love Julian of Norwich
The Church of Mercy Pope Francis
Lazarus Awakening Joanna Weaver
Drawn from the Water Donna T. Upchurch
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus Nabeel Qureshi
Sacred Fire Ronald Rolheiser

2013 BOOK SELECTIONS

2013 BOOK SELECTIONS
 
A Whole New Life Reynolds Price
The Vatican Diaries John Thavis
My Sisters the Saints Colleen Carroll Campbell
God: A Biography Jack Miles
The Seven Storey Mountain Thomas Merton
Hidden Voices: Reflections of a Gay, Catholic Priest Gary M. Meier
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth Reza Aslan
Killing Jesus: A History Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard
   

2012 BOOK SELECTIONS
 
 
2012 BOOK SELECTIONS
 
The Great Mysteries Andrew Greeley
Unplanned Abby Johnson
The Devil’s Highway Luis Alberto Urrea
Reading Lolita in Tehran Azar Nafisi
The Other Side Michael H. Brown
Infidel Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Through the Eyes of Faith John Powell SJ
Half Broke Horses Jeannette Walls
The Five Love Languages Gary Chapman

2011 BOOK SELECTIONS
 

Tattoos on the Heart Greg Boyle SJ
A Year of Living Biblically A.J. Jacobs
Heaven is for Real Todd Burpo
The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything James Martin SJ
My Life with the Saints James Martin SJ
How Big is Your God? Paul Coutinho SJ
The Lemon Tree Sandy Tolan
Not Counting Women and Children Megan McKenna
   



2010 BOOK SELECTIONS
 
Christ the Lord:  Out of Egypt  Anne Rice
The Language of God Francis Collins
Blessed Unrest Paul Hawken
Half the Sky Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDann
Called Out of Darkness Anne Rice
Leaving Church Barbara Brown Taylor
Pope Joan Donna Woolfolk Cross
The Blue Sweater Jacqueline Novogratz


2009 BOOK SELECTIONS
 
Secret Cardinal Tom Grace
Led by Faith Immaculee Ilibagiza
Our Lady of Kibeho Immaculee Ilibagiza
Secrets of the Light Dannion Brinkley
Contemplation in Action Richard Rohr
Amazing Grace:  A Vocabulary of Faith Kathleen Norris
Compassion: A Reflection on a Christian Life Nouwen, McNeill, & Morrison
Gift of the Red Bird Paula D’Arcy
When the Heart Waits Sue Monk Kidd
Grace to Carry Marcia Putnam
Screwtape Letters C.S. Lewis

 

 








2008 BOOK SELECTIONS
 
Tree Full of Angels Macrina Wiederhehr
101 Things Everyone Should Know about the Bible Trigilio and Brighenti
Left to Tell Immaculee Ilibagiza
View from the Altar Howard Bleichner
Rediscovering Catholicism Matthew Kelly
Same Kind of Different as Me Hall, Moore, and Vincent
The Shack William P. Young
Plan B Ann Lamott



2007 BOOK SELECTIONS
 
God and You William Barry SJ
Conversations with God David Walsch
Prodigal Son Henri Nouwen
Redeeming Love Katherine Reeves
The Five People You Meet in Heaven Mitch Albom
Hinds Feet on High Places Hannah Hurnard
The Faith Club Idiliby, Oliver, Werner
The Message of Jesus Christ Mahatma Gandhi et al
Listen: Finding God in the Story of Your Life Keri Wyatt Kent
Traveling Mercies Ann Lamott
My Monastery is a Minivan Denise Roy
The Lamb’s Supper Scott Hahn
Father Joe: the Man Who Saved My Soul Tony Hendra
Dinner with a Perfect Stranger David Gregory

 

 

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Go, Went, Gone

by Jenny Erpenbeck

Published 2017

Amazon Review:

New York Times Notable Book 2018; 
Foreign Affairs Best Book of 2018;
MLA LOIS ROTH AWARD WINNER

An unforgettable German bestseller about the European refugee crisis: “Erpenbeck will get under your skin” (Washington Post Book World)

Go, Went, Gone is the masterful new novel by the acclaimed German writer Jenny Erpenbeck, “one of the most significant German-language novelists of her generation” (The Millions). The novel tells the tale of Richard, a retired classics professor who lives in Berlin. His wife has died, and he lives a routine existence until one day he spies some African refugees staging a hunger strike in Alexanderplatz. Curiosity turns to compassion and an inner transformation, as he visits their shelter, interviews them, and becomes embroiled in their harrowing fates. Go, Went, Gone is a scathing indictment of Western policy toward the European refugee crisis, but also a touching portrait of a man who finds he has more in common with the Africans than he realizes. Exquisitely translated by Susan Bernofsky, Go, Went, Gone addresses one of the most pivotal issues of our time, facing it head-on in a voice that is both nostalgic and frightening.

Next meeting:  February 2019