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Lenten Book Study: To Pray & to Love
Lenten Book Study: To Pray & to Love

Tue, Feb 27


Freemason Street Baptist Church

Lenten Book Study: To Pray & to Love

6-session study connecting the love of God and neighbor through prayer as seen through the New Testament and the experience of the Early Church. Bob Guffey, study leader.

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Time & Location

Feb 27, 2024, 7:00 PM – Apr 02, 2024, 7:00 PM

Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA

About the event

Lenten Book Study 2024

(Blended: In person and Zoom)

Tuesdays, February 27-April 2, 2024

To Pray and to Love:

Conversations on Prayer with the Early Church

Book by Roberta C. Bondi (128 pages)

Led by Bob Guffey

7:00-8:00 p.m.

(Sign-up online and by email. Books available to order at all online booksellers. We can order for you, if you prefer. Mention that when you signup.)

Six Sessions

“Praying without Ceasing”

“Living into the Image of God”

“Approaching Prayer”

“Only Myself and God”

“Our Life and Death Is with Our Neighbor”

“The Desire for God”

Reviews of To Pray and to Love

“Drawing on the vast riches of early monastic writers, Roberta Bondi's book on prayer is real, salty, and wise. ... Amid the welter of books on prayer and Christian spirituality, this one shines like Epiphany and will empower like Pentecost.”

“Bondi offers a beautifully simple and profound account of prayer as the desert fathers saw it: integrally connected to love of God and neighbor, but also leading to introspection which facilitates spiritual growth.”

“To Pray and to Love is for all persons who want to pray but do not know how, who pray but feel uncertain about it, and who pray happily but want to grow more deeply. For those who have been longing for prayer and yet have never prayed, the author offers some specific suggestions about attitudes, beliefs, and dispositions that get in the way of our prayer without us even noticing.”

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