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Lenten Book Study


Throughout the program year, we have been exploring the theme of “friendship” in various ways. In our discussions, we have noted that friendship is more than a matter of passing interest: it is essential to human flourishing. This is, in many ways, the assumption of the book we will be reading during the season of Lent this year: “Friendship: The Heart of Being Human” by Victor Lee Austin. Austin explores the theological and philosophical dimensions of friendship and considers how nurturing friendship allows us to embrace more fully who we are called to be.

We will be discussing “Friendship: The Heart of Being Human” on Wednesday evenings during Lent, beginning on March 1, when Victor Austin will visit Heavenly Rest and introduce his book to us. The Reverend Canon Victor Austin, Ph.D. is the theologian-in-residence at the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas. A priest-scholar with a background in both the parish ministry and the academic world, he has written a number of books on a variety of topics, including Christian ethics, authority, and grief.

Join Canon Austin and the people of Heavenly Rest on Wednesday, March 1. Our study of “Friendship: The Heart of Being Human” will continue throughout the season of Lent. Supper will be served at 6:00, and the program will begin at 6:30 on Wednesday evenings.

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