Conversations, News, VOLUME 12

Reminder: Lenten Book Conversation – A.J. Heschel’s The Sabbath

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The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel

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Our first set of discussion questions, which will cover the introduction (by Heschel’s daughter Susannah) and the prologue, will be posted on Thursday of this week. 
You can prepare for this conversation by reading the above passage. ( If you have an older edition of the book, it may not include the introduction, but you can read that online here). For background on Heschel’s life and work, you might want to watch these video clips.
Hoping that you will join with us in this conversation!


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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at:


  1. How does one sign up for the discussion??

  2. Gloriamarie, Delighted that you want to participate!

    There is not a signup for this conversation. The questions for each week will be announced in a post on our website, and then readers can discuss the questions as they wish in the comments (or ask their own questions, or make observations).

  3. Oh, dear, I am going to have to remember to check the website? So much more likely to participate when I receive an email reminding me. Sorry, that is the simple truth.

  4. No problem. Completely understand that people each have different preferred ways of using technology.

    Are you on one of our email lists? The post kicking off each week of the Lenten conversation will go to both our weekly and our daily email list. While we don’t presently have the capability to track every comment in the conversation via email, we will alert readers to the launch of each week’s segment of the reading/conversation.