LENTEN STUDY: Gifts of the Dark Wood :
Seven Blessings for Soulful Skeptics (and other wanderers) by Eric Elnes

 Though commonly understood as a place to be feared and avoided, the Dark Wood is the surest place to meet God, writes Dr. Eric Elnes (author of The Phoenix Affirmations and Asphalt Jesus). In clear and lucid prose that combines the heart of a mystic, the soul of a poet, and the mind of a biblical scholar, he demystifies the seven gifts bestowed in the Dark Wood: the gifts of uncertainty, emptiness, being thunderstruck, getting lost, temptation, disappearing, and the gift of misfits. This book is for anyone who seeks to find holiness amid their holy mess, who prefers practicality to piety when it comes to finding their place in this world.

Wednesdays March 6 – April 17, 2019 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm in the Grace Library