The Second Mountain

I have been reading a just released book, “The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life.” The author is New York Times columnist and regular on the PBS NewsHour and Meet the Press, David Brooks. Brooks is a very thoughtful and sane voice amidst the craziness going on around us these days. In the Introduction, Brooks writes:
 
I now think the rampant individualism of our current culture is a catastrophe. The emphasis on self — individual success, self-fulfillment, individual freedom, self-actualization — is a catastrophe. I now think that living a good life requires a much vaster transformation. It’s not enough to work on your own weakness. The whole cultural paradigm has to shift from the mindset of hyper-individualism to the relational mindset of the second mountain. 
 
The challenges in this book are very important for the Church to be grappling with, as well as people of faith. I am only a few chapters into this book and I can already say that this is one of the most important books about our current times to come out. 
 
I am wondering if any of you would like to be in a book group that would get together a few times to discuss it. If so, please let me know. 
 
Blessings,
 
Steve

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