L4L – Four Great Books

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This event finished on 17 December 2017



This class will share the impact that certain books and authors have had on the presenter. Come to learn of significant books/authors, and come to hear how God has touched a life through these books. God may well touch your life in a fresh way.

  • November 26, 2017. Reid Robinson on the works of C.S. Lewis
    C.S.Lewis is a very interesting and enormously influential Christian writer. His work has had a profound influence on both the secular and Christian community. This one hour class will attempt to look at the way his unique approach has had such an amazing impact on so many people.
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  • December 3, 2017. Esther Wiens on “The Holy Longing“, by Ronald Rolheiser.
    The author hails  from Cactus Lake Saskatchewan and is presently president of The Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio Texas. Although he is a Catholic theologian and priest, he has written for both Catholics and Protestants. In his book he poses the question: What is Christian Spirituality? He answers the question by emphasizing the Incarnation of Christ, the nonnegotiable essentials of Christianity and the importance of authentic Christian living.
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  • December 10, 2017. Brenda Beckman-Long on “The Right to Remain Silent: A Night to Remember” by Joy Desjarlais.
    After her nephew Darrell Night survived a “starlight tour” on Jan. 27, 2000, Joy Desjarlais followed his testimony in court and a subsequent provincial inquiry. Her memoir, The Right to Remain Silent: A Night to Remember, questions ideas of justice and human dignity from indigenous and Christian perspectives. She is a Moose Jaw resident and frequent speaker at Briercrest College’s Aboriginal Awareness Week.
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    • Other related resources:
      • Abbott, Sarah and Colleen Murphy. Out in the Cold (film). Moving Images Distribution, 2008.
      • Beckman-Long, Brenda. “Secrets and Lies: Identity and Politics in The Right to Remain Silent: A Night to Remember.” Overlooking Saskatchewan: Minding the Gap, edited by Randal Rogers and Christine Ramsay. University of Regina Press, 2014, pages 101-16.
      • Desjarlais, Joy. The Right to Remain Silent: A Night to Remember, Eagle Publishing, 2002. AMMSA,
      • Fournier, Suzanne and Ernie Crey. Stolen from Our Embrace. Douglas and McIntyre, 1997.
      • Reber, Susanne and Robert Renaud. Starlight Tour: The Last, Lonely Night of Neil Stonechild. 2005. Vintage Canada, 2006.
  • December 17, 2017. Ron Phillips on “Rescuing the Gospel From the Cowboys” by Richard Twiss.
    Must an Indigenous person give up their culture in order to become a Christian? Or can they be both proudly Indigenous and proudly Christian? Have we confused the gospel with Western cultural expressions of the faith? Richard Twiss, an Indigeous Christian, has some challenging things to say to us, in answer to these questions. Reviews: IVPress, IVP2Amazon.ca, GoodReads, Wartick, Missio, CBiBooks
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