Greenville author Rev. Catherine Skinner Powell will be celebrating the launch of her new book, Make Your Home in My Love, at Fiction Addiction on Saturday, February 8, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
Rev. Catherine Skinner Powell’s Make Your Home in My Love takes a look at central questions such as: Are you living as God’s burning bush, without being consumed? Or might you be headed toward burnout?
Readers will rediscover the blessing of this mutual love relationship with God, overflowing to others, as God’s sheer gift. Could it be that the first and greatest commandment is for our greatest joy, and not some mysterious burden to fulfill?
One metaphor is the vine and the branches from John 15:1-11. Jesus is the vine and we are the branches; apart from the vine the branch can do nothing. God wants to be our supply, our source, in an intimate encounter of the finite with the infinite.
Rev. Powell writes, “God was the source for these heroes of faith: Augustine of Hippo, Bernard of Clairvaux, Catherine of Siena, Ignatius of Loyola, John Calvin, and Teresa of Avila. Using a descriptive process called the Classic Three Ways, including the purgative (letting go), illuminative (seeing with the heart), and unitive (intimacy), dating back to around 350 CE, we now add a fourth way, the unitive/active (the dance). From that dance of mutual love, ministry overflows. We do it together, it is participatory, humankind following God’s lead.”
The Rev. Catherine Skinner Powell, raised in Clearwater, Florida, learned God is love, and sensed a call to provide settings so others would know. After thirty years of computer programming, she founded The Anchorage: A Contemplative Community. She completed the Shalem Spiritual Guidance Program, the Spiritual Exercises and a training program to lead 8-day retreats. Her DMin at LTSP was in spirituality. She lives in Greenville, SC with her husband and their pets.
FAQs for the Launch Party
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Call us at 864-675-0540 or email us at [email protected]
Do I need a ticket since this is a free event?
Yes, please sign up for a free ticket so we know that you will be in attendance.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, but you’ll need to show a picture ID that matches the name on the ticket.
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