The spiritual history in Europe has ranged from beautifully united to severely fractured, and from dreary to vibrant. Regardless of the broader cultural climate, throughout the ages women and men emerged who wrote of deep faith experiences which left them and their readers forever changed. If you are interested in digging into some of these readings, please join us for the European Spiritual Classics Book Club. Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Steve Tungate.
March 19: The Little Flowers of St. Francis by Thomas Okey (13th c., Italy)
April 16: Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis (20th c., Great Britain)
May 21: Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (17th c., Great Britain)
June 18: A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life by William Law (18th c., Great Britain)
July 16: Practicing the Presence by Brother Lawrence (17th c., France)
August 20: Experiencing Union with God by Madame Guyon (17th - 18th c., France)
September 17: Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis (15th c., Dutch)
October 15: Introduction to Devout Life by Frances de Sales (16th - 17th c., France)
November 19: Interior Castle by Teresa de Avila (16th c., Spain)
December 17: Dark Night of the Soul by John of the Cross (16th c., Spain)
Steve holds a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Spirituality from Fuller Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary, and is currently writing a Ph.D. dissertation in church history for the University of South Africa. He has conducted research while on sabbatical at the University of Oxford, England and participates in an ongoing fellowship through Southern Methodist University. Steve serves as the pastor of the Woodstock Free Methodist Church.