Summer Book Club: The Art of Transformation

The Art of Transformation by FrombergThere is no adult education in June 2017. However, beginning July 2, 2017, we start our summer book club at Church of the Redeemer. Our first book is The Art of Transformation: Three Things Churches Do That Change Everything by Paul Fromberg. Here is a description of the book:

It’s all too common for Christians to wonder, if Jesus came to bring transformation and wholeness, why do I still feel like the same old me and struggle with the same issues as always? Paul Fromberg, rector of St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco, offers a practical approach to life transformation that proves that church, if done right, can be the catalyst for bringing about real change in people’s lives.

For those frustrated that they haven’t had real experiences of transformation in their churches and for church leaders who are frustrated that members aren’t being transformed by their experiences in church. Fromberg presents a way to move beyond cynicism, sadness, and alienation and reconnect with the deep, passionate, beautiful life that God has in mind for us. The first step is to question assumptions, but it takes relationships to make this change and courage to risk what you know for the sake of being made new. The intersection between beauty, justice, and friendship is the place where people can dare to be transformed. The best gift the church can give is to make transformation a real part of people’s lives.

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About Fr. Paul Fromberg

Paul Fromberg is rector of St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco and president of the Board of The Food Pantry at St. Gregory’s.

In addition to congregational ministry, Fromberg teaches at Church Divinity School of the Pacific and for the Diocese of Minnesota. He is a consultant with congregations across the country, including, with Sara Miles, Nadia Bolz-Weber’s House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver.

A retreat leader, mentor, and participant in emergent church conversation groups, Fromberg is also a speaker and liturgist for the Wild Goose Festival and Greenbelt Festival in Great Britain. He is a contributor to liturgical materials for the Episcopal Church, including Daily Prayer for All Seasons and rites for blessing same-sex unions. A deputy to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, he serves on the Standing Committee on Liturgy, and Music.

Fromberg and his husband Grant Martin live in San Francisco with their dog, Frankie.

Fr. Paul Fromberg at St. Gregory of Nyssa in San Francisco

Church of the Redeemer

Community life at Redeemer centers on worship in the Episcopal tradition. Art and music vitally deepen this worship. Our faith expresses itself with service to people, locally to internationally.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.

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