Community Adult Book Read - Sacred Nature: Restoring Our Ancient Bond with the Natural World by Karen Armstrong
- Community Adult Book Read - Sacred Nature: Restoring Our Ancient Bond with the Natural World by Karen Armstrong
- 2/27/2024, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Inviting all Westfield Parents, Guardians, and Friends!
As a part of our year-long consideration of We Seek to Create an Earth Restored, we have selected the following book to read and discuss together. We will have two opportunities to gather to discuss our thoughts on Sacred Nature: Restoring Our Ancient Bond with the Natural World by Karen Armstrong.
The morning session will be Tuesday, February 27th from 8:30-9:30 AM. Drop off your kids, bring your coffee to the library, and enjoy a lively discussion.
The evening session will be Wednesday, February 28th from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM. Stay tuned - we will be able to provide childcare.
Here is the description from Amazon:
"Since the beginning of time, humankind has looked upon nature and seen the divine. In the writings of the great thinkers across religions, the natural world inspires everything from fear, to awe, to tranquil contemplation; God, or however one defined the sublime, was present in everything. Yet today, even as we admire a tree or take in a striking landscape, we rarely see nature as sacred.
In this short but deeply powerful book, the best-selling historian of religion Karen Armstrong re-sacralizes nature for modern times. Drawing on her vast knowledge of the world’s religious traditions, she vividly describes nature’s central place in spirituality across the centuries. In bringing this age-old wisdom to life, Armstrong shows modern readers how to rediscover nature’s potency and form a connection to something greater than ourselves."