Upcoming Adult Education (during our new Sunday School time 9:15-10:15 am, meet in Asbury Room)
“Death by Suburb” (January 14, 21, 28, February 4 and 11)
For these five sessions. Doug and Lola Hotchkis will lead the study. The full title is Death by Suburb: How to Keep the Suburbs from Killing Your Soul by David L. Goetz. A great number of seekers find themselves in the seemingly unreal world of the suburbs. They read spirituality books but find themselves in carpools and coaching soccer, not in monasteries. David Goetz, a former pastor living in Wheaton, shows that the suburbs are a real world, but a spiritually corrosive one. The land of SUVs and soccer leagues can truly be toxic to the soul. Suburbanites need to under-stand how the environment affects them and what spiritual disciplines are needed for their faith to survive and thrive. Goetz’ style is very humorous but his intent is very serious.
The session on January 14 will cover Chapters 1-2. The sessions after that will each cover two chapters of the book. The Elmhurst Public Library has no copies but about six are available through their LinkIn system. You can also purchase the book yourself. The eBook for Kindle or Nook is $7.99, or you may be able to obtain a book for less through Amazon.com.