Fall Book Club Discussion

Practice the Pause 
by Caroline Oakes

facilitated by Kathi Gatlin

Sometimes you read a book that you wish you could discuss with others. There is a much richer engagement in the conversation around a book in community than reading such an excellent book alone. 

Practice the Pause is one such book. Caroline Oakes covers a wide scope of topics in this beautifully written discussion around understanding the Christian faith from the gift of Eastern Orthodoxy vs the Western understanding we hold more broadly. In addition, she brings in insightful connections with neurobiology and the gift of contemplation in healing our brains. 

If you would like to discuss this book with a group of other interested participants, please join in this rich conversation with us. 
  • Dates

    October 19,
    November 2, 16, & 30, 2023

  • Day of the Week

    2-3:30pm PT

  • Format

    Book Club

  • Duration

    4 sessions over 7 weeks



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Kathi Gatlin

Kathi Gatlin founded Boldly Loved and co-founded the Companioning Center to bring together her two greatest passions: spiritual formation and teaching. In this, she utilizes her DMin. in Leadership and Spiritual Formation from Portland Seminary and her M.Ed. earned through George Fox University.

Her greatest joy is walking alongside others, individually and in groups, in their own spiritual journey, sharing ways of understanding God anew through contemplative prayer and teaching, and to see them grow in the depth of their own understanding of who God is and who they are in relationship with God.

Kathi is a spiritual director, supervisor, writer, spiritual formation group facilitator, retreat speaker, and leadership mentor. For more information about Kathi, check out boldlyloved.org.
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