At Angela’s Villa, we’re constantly striving to arrange the spiritual and social opportunities we -- as young daughters of Christ -- seek. New ideas are always being generated. These have led to our Sunday brunches, holiday celebrations and weekly meals. One that was mentioned several months ago was the possibility of a book club.
Since then the Core Group at Angela’s has been developing the idea into a reality. After discussing and forming a plan, we chose a book series that would help us delve into our Catholic beliefs. Catholic Home Study sends you the books at no cost, only requiring that you take a short quiz after each book. The first book in the series, We Believe, is broken down into three parts with discussion questions listed at the end of each chapter.
Sun., Sept. 24, six of us met after noon-brunch for the first official discussion. Together, we read the first chapter (we definitely played “bump,” no shame), reflected and shared our thoughts.
For those who couldn’t make it, the first chapter focused on reasons for believing in God, why we need to believe, and the doubts and difficulties of believing. In discussion, we reflected on questions like, “When have you felt closest to God?”, “When have you most doubted God’s existence?”, “Which reason for believing is most convincing to you?”, and “What other reasons for belief are important to you?”
Journeying through this book together will be a fun and effective way to learn more about our faith and what it means to each of us. By reflecting and discussing together, we’re exposed to thoughts and perspectives we might not produce on our own.
Besides, who couldn’t go for some of Steph’s French toast and a little light reading on a Sunday afternoon?