Join us for our next “Books with Jane” installation: “Take This Bread” by Sara Miles

Kathryn Kaatz, Series Coordinator for "Books with Jane"

Kathryn Kaatz, Series Coordinator for "Books with Jane"

We are excited to share our Fall/ Winter selections for the ‘“Books with Jane” series at our Urban Spirituality Center  in north Minneapolis.  Join us every other month at the St. Jane House from 6pm -8pm to discuss books that inspire or challenge us to become better people. (Doors open at 6pm for refreshments and book discussion starts at 6:30pm.)

Here are the upcoming selections:
November 29: “Take this Bread: A Radical Conversion” by Sara Miles (details below.)
January 31: “The Screwtape Letters” by C. S. Lewis
March 28: tbd
May 30: tbd

Watch the St. Jane House Facebook page for more information and to RSVP.

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More on Take this Bread: A Radical Conversion by Sara Miles…

Early one morning, for no earthly reason, Sara Miles, raised an atheist, wandered into a church, received communion, and found herself transformed–embracing a faith she’d once scorned. A lesbian left-wing journalist who’d covered revolutions around the world, Miles didn’t discover a religion that was about angels or good behavior or piety; her faith centered on real hunger, real food, and real bodies. Before long, she turned the bread she ate at communion into tons of groceries, piled on the church’s altar to be given away. Within a few years, she and the people she served had started nearly a dozen food pantries in the poorest parts of their city.

Take This Bread is rich with real-life Dickensian characters–church ladies, millionaires, schizophrenics, bishops, and thieves–all blown into Miles’s life by the relentless force of her newfound calling. Here, in this achingly beautiful, passionate book, is the living communion of Christ.

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–Kathryn Kaatz, Northside Neighbor, Friend of St. Jane House