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Winter Book Reflection

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST

Eremos Winter Book Reflection

How To Know A Person:
The Art of Seeing Others Deeply
and Being Deeply Seen

by David Brooks

“I’ve come to believe that the quality of our lives and the health of our society depends, to a large degree, on how well we treat each other in the minute interactions of daily life.” – David Brooks

From his own heart-opening efforts while witnessing “creeping dehumanization” in the world, best-selling author and New York Times columnist David Brooks has become passionate about the need to develop better social skills.

Research shows most of us are woefully lacking in the ability to deeply see and listen to another. This book is an invitation through stories, research, and suggestions to become a better human by being more attentive to another.

“There is one skill that lies at the heart of any healthy person, family, school, community organization, or society: the ability to see someone else deeply and make them feel seen—to accurately know another person, to let them feel valued, heard, and understood.” –David Brooks

Join us for four weekly conversations as we discuss the insights shared and seek to become more understanding and considerate towards others, so we see to the heart of a person. And in doing so, we encourage others to see us.

Book Reflection Details

Four 90-minute facilitated sessions, beginning FEBRUARY 2024 (dates vary by group).

Sessions include time for silence, reflection, and sharing.


Investment: $50 + book.

Partial Scholarships available


See chart below for a complete list of facilitators and the dates/times their groups meet. Unless otherwise noted, all groups will be facilitated over Zoom.

We always encourage you to support your local bookseller like BookPeople.com in Austin, IVP Books, Hearts & Minds Books, or Your Local Bookstore

You’re invited to purchase a copy of the book through this link to Amazon.com. Please note that if you click through and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. This is at no additional cost to you.

(90 Minute Sessions)
Dianna AmordeWednesdays from 7:00pm – 8:30pmFeb. 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28thVIRTUALLY (Zoom)SOLD OUT
Barbara WiederaendersWednesdays from 12:30pm – 2:00pmFeb. 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28thVIRTUALLY (Zoom)SOLD OUT
Regina MoserMondays from 7:00pm – 8:30pmFebruary 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th.VIRTUALLY (Zoom)SOLD OUT

All groups are now full. Please email Dianna Amorde if you have a strong desire to join a group. We will accommodate you if we can. Our next Book Reflection is coming in June: Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit by Lyanda Lynn Haupt. Details coming soon.

All Times are Central


About David Brooks: An op-ed columnist for The New York Times and a writer for The Atlantic, David Brooks also appears regularly on PBS NewsHour. He is the bestselling author of The Second Mountain, The Road to Character, The Social Animal, Bobos in Paradise, and On Paradise Drive.


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: Barbara Wiederaenders
A longtime participant in the Eremos Book Reflections, Barbara is excited to facilitate one of this Fall’s groups. She brings to the group her experience in facilitating caregiver support groups and serving elders in her congregation.  Her Masters in Spiritual Formation from the Seminary of the Southwest in 2014 at age 73 was a welcome challenge to continue learning and growing.

Regina Moser, M Ed, RYT: Joining us from Northville, Michigan, Regina brings her spiritual direction training to her attentive facilitation of each book group she leads for Eremos. “Listening with the ear of her heart,” Regina invites you to join her and the other welcoming participants in sharing your thoughts and feelings on the book.


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February 7
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