Renovare
Book Club

A guided journey through four soul-shaping books.

Happening now through June 2017.
Join Renovaré team members and fellow sojourners in the annual online Renovaré Book Club.

Join Bookclub$30

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Benefits of joining

Lighthouse Direction from the author or a seasoned guide to lead you through the book.
Notebook Schedule, study guide, podcasts, facilitator essays and email reminders to keep you on track.
Notebook Thoughtful online discussion with other Book Club members and Renovaré team.

Book selections for 2016–2017

Beyond Loneliness
Session 1 Oct 17–Dec 17
Beyond Loneliness : The Gift of God's Friendship
by Trevor Hudson
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Life Of Beloved
Session 2 Jan 02–Feb 25
Life of the Beloved : Spiritual Living in a Secular World
by Henri J. M. Nouwen
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Liturgy Of Ordinary
Session 3 Feb 27–Apr 29
Liturgy of the Ordinary : Sacred Practices in Everyday Life
by Tish Harrison Warren
Tish Harrison Facilitated by Tish Harrison Warren
On The Incarnation
Session 4 May 01–Jun 24
On the Incarnation (Popular Patristics Series) : with an Introduction by C.S. Lewis
by Athanasius
chris-hall Facilitated by Chris Hall President of Renovaré

You’re invited to the great conversation of the soul. Join us for the 2016-17 Renovaré Book Club.

Join Bookclub$30

Please purchase books separately at your local bookseller, Christianbook.com, or Amazon.

Meet the Facilitators

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Trevor Hudson

Trevor Hudson has been part of the Methodist movement in Southern Africa for more than 35 years. Serving primarily around Johannesburg, South Africa, he is deeply committed to the work and ministry of the local congregation. Presently he works part-time at the Institute...
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Deirdre LaNoue

Freelance author and speaker Deirdre LaNoue is a graduate of the first cohort of the Renovaré Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Baylor University and is an Adjunct Professor of Church History and Spiritual Formation at Logsdon Seminary. In 2000, her...
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Tish Harrison

Tish Harrison Warren

Tish Harrison Warren is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America. She writes regularly for The Well, Her.meneutics, and Christianity Today. Her work has also been featured in Art House America, Churchleaders.com, Mere Orthodoxy, Anglicanpastor.com, Christ and Pop Culture, and...
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Chris Hall

Chris Hall currently serves as President of Renovaré. Previously Chris was Director of Academic Spiritual Formation and Distinguished Professor of Theology at Eastern University. Chris is the author of a number of books, including The Mystery of God (with Steven D. Boyer; Baker...
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Trevor Hudson

Trevor Hudson has been part of the Methodist movement in Southern Africa for more than 35 years. Serving primarily around Johannesburg, South Africa, he is deeply committed to the work and ministry of the local congregation. Presently he works part-time at the Institute for Creative Conversation of Northfield Methodist Church in Benoni, just outside Johannesburg. A significant part of his weekly work is the giving of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius.

Besides his local commitments, Trevor travels widely, preaching, teaching, and lecturing in the areas of spiritual formation, spiritual direction, and pastoral therapy. He lectures at Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, in their Doctor of Ministry (Spiritual Direction) program, and he also works closely with Upper Room Ministries, the Renovaré International Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation, the Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation, and the Jesuit Institute in South Africa. He is the author of 15 books including Discovering Your Spiritual Identity (IVP) and Beyond Loneliness (Upper Room).

Trevor is married to Debbie, and they are the parents of two adult children, Joni and Mark.

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Deirdre LaNoue

Freelance author and speaker Deirdre LaNoue is a graduate of the first cohort of the Renovaré Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Baylor University and is an Adjunct Professor of Church History and Spiritual Formation at Logsdon Seminary. In 2000, her highly-acclaimed biography and study of Henri Nouwen, The Spiritual Legacy of Henri Nouwen, was published by Continuum International Publishing group (reprinted by Bloomsbury Academic). In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and golf.

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Tish Harrison

Tish Harrison Warren

Tish Harrison Warren is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America. She writes regularly for The Well, Her.meneutics, and Christianity Today. Her work has also been featured in Art House America, Churchleaders.com, Mere Orthodoxy, Anglicanpastor.com, Christ and Pop Culture, and on the White Horse Inn. 

After seven years in campus ministry with InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries at Vanderbilt University and the University of Texas, she now works with InterVarsity Women in the Academy and Professions. She and her husband Jonathan (who is also a priest) live in Austin, Texas, and serve at Resurrection South Austin. They have two young daughters, who keep them laughing and needing coffee. Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life is her first book. Find her at tishharrisonwarren.com.

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Chris Hall

Chris Hall currently serves as President of Renovaré. Previously Chris was Director of Academic Spiritual Formation and Distinguished Professor of Theology at Eastern University. Chris is the author of a number of books, including The Mystery of God (with Steven D. Boyer; Baker Academic), Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers, Learning Theology with the Church Fathers, Worshiping with the Church Fathers (InterVarsity Press), and The Trinity (with Roger Olson; Eerdmans). Chris and his wife Debbie reside in Philadelphia. They have three grown children.

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Questions & Answers

When does the Book Club begin? Can I join anytime?

Our Book Club season began on October 17, 2016. You may join the Book Club at any time. We are currently offering a partial-season membership for the remaining three books. We will begin the next session on January 2, 2017.

What are the benefits of Membership?

Membership includes reading schedule with email reminders, study guides, podcasts, essays and a members-only discussion forum where you can interact with other members and the Renovaré team members leading the sessions.

Are books included with membership cost?

To purchase the remaining three books (Life of the Beloved, Liturgy of the Ordinary, and On the Incarnation), we recommend your local bookstore, Amazon or Christian Book Distributors.

How do I join the Renovaré Christian Book Club?

Please follow this registration link. Thank you!

Can I purchase a Book Club Membership as a gift for someone else?

You sure can! Just select the “gift” option once you’re in the registration form.

Who are the moderators of the book club?

Each session has a facilitator (either the author or an expert on the book) who will help you grow as you read each title. (Consult the “Meet the Facilitators section above for more information.) Additionally, our Renovaré staff work together to moderate the discussion board.

How do I access downloads and participate in the discussions?

After signing up, you’ll receive instructions on how to log in to the Book Club members section (within 72 hours). There you’ll find downloads and the discussion forum. If you have any trouble accessing your account, contact [email protected]

Who chooses the books?

The leadership at Renovaré meets every spring and maps out the schedule for the year.

I have another question.

Justine Olawsky is glad to help. Email her at [email protected]

Join the 2016-17 Renovaré Book Club.

Join Bookclub$30

Please purchase books separately at your local bookseller, Christianbook.com, or Amazon.