Sermon Reboot and Book Recommendations for Epiphany, Part 2

More book recommendations for you, friends. Sermon Reboot and 9 am Spiritual Formation are energizing and compassionate conversations. These 2 recommendations came out of our January 15 conversation at Let’s Find Out About Shadow Rock.

The Parable Series by Octavia Butler

Generation to Generation by Edwin Friedman

Happy Reading, everyone! ~Karen


PS Not everyone is a reader, for lots of reasons. If it works for you to have a discussion or Q&A about any topic floating around Shadow Rock, please call Pastor Ken or Karen in the SR office or grab a quick chat on Sunday mornings. Peace!

Sermon Reboot and Book Recommendations for Epiphany

Hey there Shadow Rock beloveds. Yesterday was SO. GREAT. We had a spirited beginning to our prayer series at 9:00 am, 10:15 am, 11:15 am, and 4:00 pm!

  • 9:00 am Spiritual Formation: we shared personal experiences of prayer and began building new prayer experiences by writing breath prayers.
  • 10:15 am Worship included a beautiful song for centering and contemplation, Quiet Place, and some new language from Pastor Ken about prayer modes.
  • 11:15 am Sermon Reboot was (as usual!) a shifting conversation about worship planning, a community household ethic of inclusion, and personal spiritual disciplines.
  • 4:00 pm Love Seed at North Mountain Brewery was the start of an exploration of The Phoenix Affirmations, a new kind of “creed” for 21st Century Christians.

There was a lot of interest during Sermon Reboot in continuing study and education. Several books were mentioned and recommended…
Reading the Bible Again For the First Time by Marcus Borg
The Story of the New Testament by Edgar Goodspeed
Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home by Richard Foster

It’s a wonderful gift to spend time in growth and prayer. See you around the Mountain Campus soon!


Shadow Rock United Church of Christ
12861 N. 8th Avenue | Phoenix, AZ 85029
Rev. Ken Heintzelman, Senior Minister


Church Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Phone: 602-993-0050