Book Reflection

Summer Book Reflection

An Altar in the World:
A Geography of Faith

by Barbara Brown Taylor

“Many years ago now, a wise old priest invited me to come speak at his church in Alabama. ‘What do you want me to talk about?’ I asked him. ‘Come tell us what is saving your life now,’ he answered…Every chapter in this book is a tentative answer to the question that priest asked me so many years ago.” –Barbara Brown Taylor

As we continue with our exploration of “Contemplative Living” in 2019, Barbara Brown Taylor shows us the way to bring the sacred into our daily lives through her down-to-earth sharing of stories and simple practices. She invites us to get out of our heads and to “trust the body to enlighten the soul.”

Through quiet reflection and rich conversation, we’ll contemplate the stories shared and the power of the practices offered by Barbara Brown Taylor. Please join us and start your summer off by trying on some new “practices”. They just might help this be your best summer yet!

“In a world where faith is often construed as a way of thinking, bodily practices remind the willing that faith is a way of life” —Barbara Brown Taylor

An Altar in the World

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Book Reflection Details

Four 90-minute facilitated sessions, beginning JUNE (dates vary by facilitator/location).

Sessions include time for silence, reflection, and sharing.


$50 + book.

Locations, Facilitators & Dates

We have 2 facilitators leading groups in Cedar Park, Travis Heights, and Westlake (Eremos).

Groups meet either on a weekday or evening, depending upon the location.

Eremos Group (Westlake)

Facilitator: Dianna Amorde
Wednesday afternoons, 1:30pm to 3:00pm, June 12th, 19th, and 26th and July 3rd*

*Will decide with group whether last session is July 3rd or July 10th

Travis Heights Group

Facilitator: Dianna Amorde
Wednesday evenings, 7pm to 8:30pm, June 12th, 19th, and 26th and July 3rd*

*Will decide with group whether last session is July 3rd or July 10th

Cedar Park Group

Facilitator: Regina Moser
Thursday evenings, 7pm to 8:30pm, June 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

For more information about this empowering workshop event, please contact Eremos today.

About the Author

Barbara Brown Taylor

A best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest, her first memoir, Leaving Church, won an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association in 2006.  Her next two books, An Altar in the World (2010) and Learning to Walk in the Dark (2015), earned places on the New York Times bestseller list. In 2014 TIME included her on its annual list of Most Influential People; in 2015 she was named Georgia Woman of the Year; in 2016 she received the President’s Medal at the Chautauqua Institution in New York.  Her fourteenth book, Holy Envy, was released by HarperOne in March 2019.  

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