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Winter Book Club
Are you ready to dive into a classic by Thomas Merton? If so, join us on Monday, January 23, 2023 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. We will meet for six consecutive Mondays, ending on February 27th. You can join us in person (Williamstown, NJ) or via Zoom. We will read and review his book, Contemplative Prayer.
In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance for prayer. He brings together a wealth of meditative and mystical influences–from John of the Cross to Eastern desert monasticism–to create a spiritual path for today. Most important, he shows how the peace contacted through meditation should not be sought in order to evade the problems of contemporary life, but can instead be directed back out into the world to affect positive change. Contemplative Prayer is one of the most well-known works of spirituality of the last one hundred years, and it is a must-read for all seeking to live a life of purpose in today’s world.
There is no charge to attend. However, you are responsible for purchasing the book at your favorite book store. It is available in paperback, digital and audible. Teresa Yerkes and Frank Hanley will facilitate the meetings.
Christian Meditation Center’s Book Club Facilitators
Teresa Yerkes, the Founder of Christian Meditation Center, has been a Christian since 1983 and has practiced Christian meditation since 2000. She is the author of three books, Come Closer: The Practice of Christian Meditation, God Within You: The Case for Christian Meditation and Making Love: The Spiritual Act of Love. She teaches and leads Christian meditation trainings and facilitates sessions. She is a public speaker, facilitates book clubs and leads retreats. Teresa is a Certified Lay Speaker and Lay Counselor. She brings nearly forty years of her own personal discovery, along with highly specialized spiritual direction training provided by the Shalem Institute.
Frank Hanley is a retired financial economist, who graduated from Drexel University. He has instructed graduate finance students at Rutgers University and has testified as an expert witness many times before federal and state regulatory agencies. Frank has been practicing Christian meditation for eight years. He is active in several ministries in his church and has been baptized in the Spirit. He is an avid reader and enjoys attending CMC’s book clubs.
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