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Mental health resolutions and good literature


I do like the resolutions which John Piper has posted over at Desiring God, originally from Clyde Kilby, a professor of English Literature at Wheaton College, whose “plea was that we stop being unamazed by the strange glory of ordinary things”.

And if you would like to read some good literature, in an old book, with a little input, this month at the EQUIP book club we are reading through The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, with notes from Susannah Macready, who did her doctoral thesis on The Scarlet Letter and it’s engagement with seventeenth-century American Puritan Theology. It looks to be all very interesting. I got a copy of the book for Christmas and am looking forward to reading along (and need to start soon!).

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  • Hey Ali,
    I might just join you for my first equip book club ride! My HSC individual drama performance (14yrs ago!) was a piece from The Scarlet Letter. I loved it! But haven't read it since. (I read it about 8 or 9 times that year to prepare my script!) I think it's time for me to read it again. 🙂
    Btw – we ate the lion christmas cake the last few days.. It was tasty! Charlie even enjoyed it! 🙂
    xx

  • Hi Liz,

    Well that sounds like it would have been all good fun, once upon a time! I have never read it so I am looking forward to it (haven't started yet, but soon). Glad you all enjoyed the Christmas cake!

    Rebecca, you're welcome. I am glad it has come to the attention of us both! Happy New Year!

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