Laidback Book Club

Our next Laidback Book Club
begins November 13.

Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better

By: Brant Hansen

Picture of the book Unoffendable

Our next Laidback Book Club begins November 13. We are reading UNOFFENDABLE: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better by Brant Hansen. The mid-term election results will be in and some of us might be feeling a little bit “offended,” but “It turns out giving up your “right” to be offended can be one of the most freeing, healthy, simplifying, relaxing, refreshing, stress-relieving, encouraging things you can do.” What if we, Catholic Christians, became the most un-offendable people in the world??

Grab a book, electronic copy, or listen along. If you would like to join our Facebook group that would be great, but not necessary. Contact Lyn Pajk or visit the parish website for more information about how to join the group. We will have a final discussion on January 12.

“It’s a radical, provocative idea: We’re not entitled to get offended or stay angry. The idea of our own “righteous anger” is a myth. It is the number one problem in our societies today and, as Dallas Willard says, Christians have not been taught out of it. But what if Christians were the most unoffendable people on the planet?

In Unoffendable you will find concrete, practical ways to live life with less stress, including:

  • Adjusting your expectations to fit human nature
  • Replacing perpetual anger with refreshing humility and gratitude
  • Embracing forgiveness and beginning to love others in unexpected ways

In a humorous and conversational style, Unoffendable seeks to lift religious burdens from our backs and allow us to experience the joy of gratitude, perhaps for the first time, every single day of our lives—flourishing the way God intended.”

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