EREMOS Fall 2022 Book Reflection
Prayer in the Night
For Those Who Work or Watch or Weep
by Tish Harrison Warren
“In our deepest moments of anxiety and darkness, we enter into this craft of prayer, often trembling and feeble. Most often, we take up prayer not out of triumphant victory or unimpeachable trust but because prayer shapes us; it works back on us to change who we are and what we believe.” – Tish Harrison Warren
Using the evening prayer of Compline as the framework for her personal and profound exploration of faith in times of doubt and struggle, Tish Harrison Warren offers thought-provoking insights into how the practice of prayer can serve as a light in the darkness.
“But if God cannot be trusted to keep bad things from happening to us, how can he be trusted at all?”
Warren does not shy away from the tough questions she wrestled with in the night. Instead, she invites us into the conversation. Led by trusted facilitators, each group will support experiencing and reflecting upon Warren’s stories, theological perspective, and wisdom gained in community. Please join us!
Come with your unique spiritual beliefs and concerns and be open to the wisdom this Anglican Priest and New York Times columnist offers.
“Reading this book was like sitting with a friend who keeps watch in the night, reminding me of the patient presence of God.” –Andrew Peterson
Book Reflection Details
FOUR 90-MINUTE FACILITATED SESSIONS, BEGINNING IN OCTOBER
Sessions include time for silence, reflection, and sharing. (dates vary by facilitator)
$50 + book.
Partial Scholarships available
See chart below for a complete list of facilitators and the dates/times their groups meet.
For more information about this empowering workshop event, please contact Eremos today.
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(90 Minute Sessions)
|DATE OFFERED||LOCATION OFFERED||STATUS OF GROUP|
|Dianna Amorde||Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30pm||Oct. 5Th, 12th, 19th, and 26th||VIRTUALLY (Zoom)||OPEN|
|Dianna Amorde||Thursdays from 7:00pm – 8:30pm||Sept. 29th, Oct. 6th, 13th, 27||In PERSON at Eremos (Westlake Hills)||CLOSED|
|Annette Pearson||Tuesdays from 2pm-3:15pm||November: 1st, 8th, 15th, and 29th||VIRTUALLY (Zoom)||CLOSED|
All Time are Central
Unless otherwise noted, all groups will be facilitated over Zoom.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tish Harrison Warren
Tish Harrison Warren is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America. She is the author of Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life (Christianity Today’s 2018 Book of the Year) and Prayer in the Night: For Those Who Work, or Watch, or Weep (Christianity Today’s 2022 Book of the Year and 2022 ECPA Christian Book of the Year). Currently, Tish writes a weekly newsletter for The New York Times, and she is a columnist for Christianity Today. Her articles and essays have appeared in Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Comment Magazine, The Point Magazine, The New York Times, and elsewhere.
For over a decade, Tish has worked in ministry settings as a campus minister with InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries, as an associate rector, and with addicts and those in poverty through various churches and non-profit organizations. Now, Tish serves as Writer in Residence at Resurrection South Austin. She is a founding member of The Pelican Project and a Senior Fellow with the Trinity Forum. She lives with her husband and three children in the Austin, Texas area.
FACILITATOR: Dianna Amorde
Dianna is the Executive Director of Eremos and has been facilitating these book groups since she arrived 8 years ago. She considers them one of her favorite ways of connecting with and supporting the Eremos community and delights in the opportunity to hear different points of view.
FACILITATOR: Annette Pearson
Annette Pearson is a spiritual director, writer, and workshop and retreat leader. She loves to incorporate different contemplative practices and various art forms in her programs and enjoys the rich conversations book groups offer. Annette began her training in spiritual direction at FIND, a program of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, and holds a certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation.
FACILITATOR: Karen Cotton
Following careers in business, education, and as a volunteer for organizations working to end homelessness and hunger, Karen Cotton earned the Master of Divinity degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She enjoys facilitating study groups, listening to her partner play bluegrass music, and playing with her grandchildren. Going on a pilgrimage to the island of Iona off the west coast of Scotland remains a bucket list item for her.
FACILITATOR: Regina Moser is an educator, spiritual director and avid reader who has facilitated book groups for over 15 years. Regina loves sharing the joys of reading, pondering and exploring in reflective groups. Trusting that listening is Holy, Regina appreciates weaving contemplate practices, journaling and thoughtful questions to delve into the power of sharing stories.
FACILITATOR: Barbara Schutz was called more deeply into the care of God’s people through the ministry of Spiritual Direction more than 20 years again. She offers individual and group spiritual direction, retreats, classes, and workshops and has facilitated many book groups for Eremos. Barbara describes her passion as “creating opportunities for others to encounter God”.