Best-selling author Kathleen Norris provides a unique viewpoint of "what matters most," including these sessions:
Belief Matters: Why does belief matter? To what do we give our hearts? What is the core message of what we believe—creeds or commitment? To what extent is to believe also "to belove"? The Bible Matters: The Bible is our collective story. How is that story reflected in our daily lives? What is it about the Bible that always seems to address our present moment? Community Matters: In community, individualism and imperfection meet grace and acceptance. What is our part in the Body of Christ? Place Matters: In what ways is faith set within the physical space of home, church, land and people? We Matter: What it means to remain in God's image and to counter our selfishness by embracing the world and its needs?
Ideal for adult and young-adult small groups, Christian educators, clergy, chaplains and campus ministries. Each of the five DVD sessions begins with a 10-15 minute video presentation by Kathleen Norris followed by filmed interaction with a diverse small group of adults.
“When Kathleen Norris returned to church she brought with her a quick sense of homer, a poet's imagination and appreciation of our common humanity, and openness to what the church aspires to be and what it actually is. Kathleen's literary breadth alone makes spending time with her in conversation a special gift. Her secret here, among many, is to meet us where we are, to take our experience absolutely seriously, and to engage us in conversation with her characteristic integrity and winsome humility. This study is a true treasure in an honestly, compellingly human vessel.”
—John Buchanan, Editor/Publisher, The Christian Century, Chicago, Illinois.
“Kathleen Norris is one of the great spiritual masters of our time”
—James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, contributing editor of America magazine and author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything.
“This writer, whose contemplative walk with Christ inspires the many who know her from the printed page, added another dimension to my engagement with what she says when I experienced it in the format of televised conversation. One of the things I treasure most about Kathleen Norris is the fact that she does not flinch from the harder parts of the walk with Christ, and yet communicates this unwavering honesty in a way that quietly invites."
—Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, director of The Geranium Farm, an online institute for the encouragement of spiritual practice. She serves St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Metuchen, NJ.
"At the heart of our problem is a major "crisis of meaning". So many Western people have never knocked on the hard bottom of Reality or the high ceiling of the Transcendent. We need master teachers to rebuild the foundations of broad Wisdom and inherent Goodness. Well, here is one of those teachers!"
—[Fr.] Richard Rohr, O.F.M, Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico