Books & Breakfast: 5 Practices of Fruitful Living

Robert Schnase

Five Practices of Fruitful Living

In this book, Robert Schnase (Bishop of the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church) addresses the questions: How do I cultivate a life that is purposeful, deep, and fruitful? What are the commitments, critical risks, and personal practices that open me to God’s grace? How can I discover the spiritual life and the difference God intends for me to make in the world? Bishop Schnase speaks to these questions by encouraging a Christian life defined by five central practices: Radical Hospitality. Passionate Worship. Intentional Faith Development. Risk-Taking Mission and Service. Extravagant Generosity. Through these practices, God changes us from the inside out and works through us to transform the world.

Read the Book, Invite a Friend, Join the Discussion

The first installment of this discussion occurred on February 11

Please join us for part two on

Saturday, February 25, 9:00 – 11:30 in the Upper Parish Hall

Cost: $15 — book and breakfast included.

Reserve a book and a place by calling our parish administrator Wendy Proctor at 519-438-2994 or by email:

About Books & Breakfast

Every few months we gather together on a Saturday morning for a breakfast of good scones and good coffee, and engage in a lively discussion of book pertain to life and living the Christian faith. All are welcome to participate in this Christian education event sponsored by St. George’s Church.

Some books we have previously read and discussed include:

  • John Stott, Basic Christianity, 50th Anniversary Edition (InterVarsity, 2008)
  • Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (Penguin, 2009)
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together (HarperOne, 2009)
  • Scott Bader-Saye, Following Jesus in a Culture of Fear (Brazos Press, 2007)
  • Amy G. Oden, God’s Welcome: Hospitality for a Gospel-Hungry World (Pilgrim Press, 2008)
  • Scott Hoezee, Remember Creation: God’s World of Wonder and Delight (Eerdmans, 1998)
  • Wm. Paul Young, The Shack (Windblown Media, 2008)
  • William T. Cavanaugh, Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire (Eerdmans, 2008)
  • Lauren F. Winner, Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Spiritual Life (Algonquin Books, 2002)
  • Rowan Williams, Silence and Honey Cakes: The Wisdom of the Desert (Lion, 2004)
  • Herbert McCabe, OP, God, Christ and Us (Continuum, 2005)