Book Club Dates: Mondays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27, 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost for series: $100. Scholarship opportunities are available. Please contact us at 215-934-6206 or firstname.lastname@example.org or more information.
Join with other seekers as we explore how hope and resilience offer solace and wisdom in navigating these unsettling times. Drawing upon the wisdom of our faith traditions and contemporary psychology we will ponder and identify concrete practices for strengthening hope and resilience in our daily lives.
About the Book
The Virtue of Resilience
by James D. Whitehead and Evelyn Eaton Whitehead
Orbis Books, 2016
After introducing the concept and the “three Rs of resilience” (recruiting, reframing, resolving) the Whiteheads explore the personal, social, and civic aspects of resilience. They offer examples through stories of individuals (like Rep Gabby Giffords) and even cities (Boston after the Marathon bombing) exploring the emotional, spiritual, and relational bases for recovery and renewal.
For all those who work with and counsel people and communities, as well as individuals seeking a better understanding of the resources available to us in times of dislocation and despair, The Virtue of Resilience offers much practical advice and inspiration for the struggles we face in our journeys through life.