Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande

Awakening Shalom Podcasts

Shalom is the Hebrew word for the peace, harmony, wholeness, well- being, community, equity, justice, goodness, and beauty that exist when we are living in right relationship with God, ourselves, other human beings, and all created things. The Awakening Shalom podcast is an opportunity for digital faith formation at Myers Park Baptist Church that accompanies the Awakening Series, a year long journey of exploration and discernment that invites all people to learn about current social justice issues and how they impact our faith. Each podcast series is a deep reading of a book that accompanies the theme for the year.

In this special Lenten edition of the Awakening Shalom Podcast, Rev. Ben Boswell is joined by special guests in the field of history, medicine, health care, wellness, and end of life concerns to discuss Atul Gawande’s bestselling book Being Mortal. 


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Bonus Episode: You’re Doing it Wrong!

By Bethany L. Johnson

We are excited to offer this special episode centered around Bethany Johnson’s new book You’re Doing it Wrong. Listen in as Rev. Boswell and Bethany talk about the book together on the Awakening Shalom Podcast. Her book will be available for purchase in Heaton Hall Foyer on Sunday or in the Church Office. 

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Submit any comments or questions to Laura Geer. Maybe your questions will be the topic of the next week’s conversation! 

Rev. W. Benjamin Boswell 
Senior Minister


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