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Book Study - Beheading Hydra: A Radical Plans for Christians in an Atheistic Age
Go deeper and register for our next book study - Beheading Hydra: A Radical Plan for Christians in an Atheistic Age
Led by, Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Monday evenings March 14 - April 25th, 7:30-8:30pm ET
Go deeper! We are gearing up for our next book study on Fr. Dwight Longenecker's book, Beheading Hydra: A Radical Plan for Christians in An Atheistic Age, led by our very own, Susan Brinkmann, OCDS. In this captivating book, Fr. Longenecker shows how, like the multi-headed beast, the Hydra, atheism manifests itself today through sixteen “isms” that are corrupting the foundations of Western civilization and entrapping countless faithful Christians. Our Book Study Leader, Susan Brinkmann, will read with you as Fr. Longenecker exposes the philosophies behind scientism, materialism, utilitarianism, sentimental humanitarianism, and more, explaining how they became the core assumptions of our culture and how they are, in turn, corrupting the politics and power structures of the world. Through study questions and online weekly discussion you will unpack this book with Susan and the group and learn the plan of action to behead the Hydra!
The plan calls for neither direct conflict nor dialogue, but creative subversion. You’ll discover powerful and practical actions you and your friends can take now. And also learn how to acquire the grace needed to see the problem clearly — and the solutions. It is ordinary men and women who become extraordinary heroes in this battle against Satan, explains Fr. Longenecker. Only by the light of our lives will we defeat this darkness. Debate and dialogue are now pointless. Our lives are our only remaining argument.
Join Susan Brinkmann, OCDS for this captivating seven-week Women of Grace Book Study, meeting Monday nights beginning March 14th and ending April 25th.. When you register, you will automatically receive a link for our Kick-Off Webinar with author, Fr. Dwight Longenecker on Monday evening, March 7th! We are looking forward to having you with us-register now AND order your book to make sure you receive your it in time! (Book must be paid for separately.)
Kick-Off Webinar with author, Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Monday, March 7th,
'Fighting Monsters: A Battle Strategy for Christians'
7:30-8:30pm ET! Free when you sign up for the book study!
Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Susan Brinkmann, O.C.D.S., is an author and award-winning journalist who is a member of the Third Order of Discalced Carmelites. She serves as the Director of Communications and New Age Research for Women of Grace® and is a frequent guest on EWTN's Women of Grace® television show. Susan formerly worked as a Correspondent for the Catholic Standard & Times, the newspaper for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. For the last 10 years she has been the lead researcher for Women of Grace’s New Age Q&A Blog which is the largest blog of its kind in the world. The library of information now exceeds 1200 entries on everything from acupuncture and angels to wicca and yoga. She has also authored eleven books, including the Learn to Discern Compendium: Is it Christian or New Age, and her latest book, Day by Day in the Little Way: 365 reflections on the Teachings of St. Therese of Lisieux. Along with Johnnette Williams, she co-authored the Young Women of Grace Study Program which teaches girls ages 13+ about what it means to be authentically feminine. The Catholic Guide to Mindfulness, was published by Avila Institute, and her Like a Catholic series, which has imprimaturs from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was published by the Catholic Life Institute Press. Her national journalism awards include the Bernadine-O'Connor Award for Pro-Life Journalism, the Eileen Egan Journalism Award from Catholic Relief Services, and numerous awards from the Catholic Press Association and the Philadelphia Press Association.
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
I was brought up in an Evangelical home in Pennsylvania. After graduating from the fundamentalist Bob Jones University with a degree in Speech and English, I went to study theology at Oxford University. Eventually I was ordained as an Anglican priest and served as a curate, a school chaplain in Cambridge and a country parson on the Isle of Wight.
Realizing that the Anglican Church and I were on divergent paths, in 1995 I and my family were received into the Catholic Church. For ten years we continued to live in England where I worked as a freelance writer and charity worker. Then in 2006 the door opened to return to the USA and be ordained as a Catholic priest.
I now serve as Pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Greenville, South Carolina.