As part of our ongoing focus to explore current cultural dynamics through the lens of contemporary wisdom writers we will use David Brook’s Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life for our fall series book study.

The subtitle reflects this New York Times columnist’s personal search for meaning resulting from a dark night experience and his seeking spiritual understanding through various wisdom sources.  Brooks posits that hyper-individualism has been a misdirected search for happiness, i.e., a first mountain, and that second-mountain living represents a shift from self-centered to other-centered living.

Brooks intelligently and insightfully examines commitment through vocation, marriage and healthy intimacy, how faith serves us and others, and relationship through engagement in community.

Facilitated by Diane Nettifee and Terry Shaughnessy

August 13th, 2019