SJR Reads meets on Sundays after the church service in the parlour – bring a bag lunch and join us for an interesting and fun discussion . If you have suggestions for our ongoing book list that we make selections from, let us know. If you would like to be added to our email list for regular updates contact Charmian Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-893-5316. Hope to see you there!
“Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz – Sunday April 29th
For many, this is a life-changing book, whose ideas come from the ancient Toltec wisdom of the native people of Southern Mexico. The Toltec were ‘people of knowledge’ – scientists and artists who created a society to explore and conserve the traditional spiritual knowledge and practices of their ancestors. The four agreements are: be impeccable with your word, don’t take anything personally, don’t make assumptions, always do your best. The book is available in the Book Nook. Norma Mosgrove will lead our discussion.
“Nobody Nowhere – the Extraordinary Autobiography of an Autistic” by Donna Williams – Sunday May 27th
Disturbing, eloquent and ticklishly funny. An account of a soul of someone who lived the word ‘autism’ and survived in unsympathetic environments despite intense inner chaos and incomprehension. An international number one bestseller, with 15 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List and published in 20 languages, this is a moving, gripping, surreal, myth-shattering, but ultimately uplifting book and one that will stay with you as one of the most moving and exceptional works you will ever read. Life, ‘normality’ and ‘reality’ will not be the same after you read this book. Available at KPL (2 copies).