Book circles

Our warmest welcome to join one of our  book circles. We select exciting books for you to choose from and we hope for many good conversations about faith and life.

    Discover life through books

    Sign up for a book circle this spring! Together we meet to talk about faith and life based on the book we are reading.

    The groups will meet physically if possible, but this might change based on restrictions and regulations due to Covid-19. The book circle will be held in Swedish. Before the first meeting you are responsible for getting your own copy of the book. You do not have to call yourself a christian or be a regular church-goer to be part of the circle, all who are interested are welcome!

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    Book circle during Lent: “Längtans flöde” by Alva Dahl

    “This little prosaic writing (…) is the best fiction I have read this year.(…)
    I guess the Longing’s flow will be a classic”.

    Josefin de Gregorio, SvD

    The flow of longing (Längtans flöde) begins in a separation and the new life that arises for the book’s self in its tracks. The reader is invited to accompany the narrator on a journey through a year marked by the changes of the seasons and the chores of everyday life, of loneliness and community, of longing and touch, of prayer, fasting and monastic stays. Along the way, we encounter questions about what it means to find oneself anew, to live in the world and to live in God at the same time, and to long and to endure the longing that can never be completely satisfied.

    We gather for a conversation during Lent and are given both the book and Lent as the soundtrack opportunity to talk for a few Tuesdays and reflect on the themes that both the book and Lent evoke in us.

    Alva Dahl is a writer, linguist and translator. In addition to Längtans flöde, she has published Slå rot i förvandlingen, a biography of Gunnel Vallquist (Ellerströms, 2021)

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    Leaders: Lina Mattebo och Jaanus Teose

    Time: 8/3, 22/3, 5/4 every other Tuesday at 18.30–19.30.

    Last day to register: 3 March

    Place: The chapel “Kapellet”

    The book circles are arranged in collaboration with Bilda.