The Pilgrims' Course 2022

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
The Presentation (Candlemas)
6:30 PM


Newcomers to Saint Thomas Church and those not yet members of the church are invited to our “Pilgrims’ Course,” which is a comprehensive introduction to the Christian faith, as received and understood by the Episcopal Church. The course will be taught by the Rector, Father Carl Turner.

Please fill out this form if you would like to attend the class.

Course Reading List

The following is a reading list for the Pilgrims’ Course 2021.  Although none of these books is required, participants may find these books to be helpful resources about the topics covered in the course.

The Episcopal Church

  • Jenifer Gamber and Bill Lewellis, Your Faith, Your Life: An Invitation to the Episcopal Church, rev. ed. (Church Publishing, 2017).
  • Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe, Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices (Forward Movement, 2018).
  • Ian S. Markham and C.K. Robertson, Episcopal Questions, Episcopal Answers: Exploring Christian Faith (Morehouse Publishing, 2014).
  • Christopher L. Webber, Finding Home: Stories of Roman Catholics Entering the Episcopal Church (iUniverse, 2011).
  • Christopher L. Webber, Welcome to the Episcopal Church: An Introduction to Its History, Faith, and Worship (Church Publishing, 2017).’
  • The Episcopal Handbook, rev. ed. (Morehouse Publishing, 2015).

Prayer and Spirituality

  • Vicki K. Black, Welcome to Anglican Spiritual Traditions (Morehouse Publishing, 2010).
  • Robert Durback, ed., Seeds of Hope: A Henri Nouwen Reader (Image Books, 1997).
  • Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth, special anniversary ed. (HarperOne, 2018).
  • Margaret Guenther, The Practice of Prayer (Cowley Publications, 1998).
  • Derek Olsen, Inwardly Digest: The Prayer Book as Guide to a Spiritual Life (Forward Movement, 2016).
  • The Way of Love: Pray (Church Publishing, 2018).


  • John-Francis Friendship, The Mystery of Faith: Exploring Christian Belief (Canterbury Press, 2019).
  • Robert W. Jenson, A Theology in Outline: Can These Bones Live? (Oxford University Press, 2016).
  • Michael Lloyd, Café Theology: Exploring Love, the Universe, and Everything, 3rd ed. (St. Paul’s Theological Centre Books, 2012).
  • Alister E. McGrath, Theology: The Basics, 4th ed. (Wiley Blackwell, 2018).
  • Arthur Michael Ramsey, Introducing the Christian Faith, rev. ed. (SCM Press, 1970).
  • Rowan Williams, Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer (Eerdmans, 2014).
  • Rowan Williams, Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life (Eerdmans, 2016).
  • Rowan Williams, Being Human: Bodies, Minds, Persons (Eerdmans, 2018).