Fall Book Study with Don: Mental Health & Spirituality
This fall, Don will host a (nearly) weekly Zoom gathering on Wednesday evenings to explore the new book, With Sighs Too Deep for Words, by Bishop Robert Hirschfeld, the Bishop of New Hampshire.
The Episcopal Church in New Hampshire describes Bishop Rob's new book as a meditation and prayer companion for those who struggle with depression in this way:
"The stigma around mental illness in our culture has had a damaging effect on those who suffer from its grip. As a priest and bishop, Bishop Rob has quietly been in treatment for depression for decades. In his book, he now shares his own experience publicly.
Christians often feel that their experience of depression or mental illness is a reflection of a deficit in their faith. As a result of seeing depression as a moral shortcoming or spiritual failure, we risk more damage to ourselves and even hurt those around us by denying what is really going on. This book, with its prayers and practical suggestions for spiritual and creative practices and resilience, can be a companion for those who suffer so that they may know more deeply the resilient love of Jesus."
We'll meet the following Wednesdays at 7pm for about 60 minutes of informal conversation to unpack the questions at the conclusion of each chapter. Zoom links will be in our e-news as well as in our Parishioner Facebook Group.
- September 23
- September 30th
- October 7th
- October 21st
- October 28th
Questions? Send Don a note.