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McNally Robinson Booksellers are once again offering learning opportunities through their Community Classroom program. This fall there are two courses to commend to you as valuable ways to increase your knowledge of Christian history and grow in your own spirituality:

Beginning on Monday, 7 November, MaryLou Driedger will teach Learning About Women in the Bible Through Art. From the website:

Over the centuries artists have portrayed Biblical women in surprising, beautiful, and interesting ways. This course will use a variety of approaches to look at artwork from the 1300s to the present that can give us new insight into the lives and stories of women we find in traditional as well as apocryphal texts.

Then, beginning on Tuesday, 15 November, Dr Heather Barkman of the University of Manitoba will teach Who Wants to Die for God? Christian Martyrs in the Ancient World. From the website:

In ancient Rome, refusing to sacrifice to the gods when ordered to do so was punishable by death, often in spectacular fashion in the arena. Christians who died because they refused to worship any but their one God were called “martyrs”. Over three weeks, we will examine ancient texts and material evidence that reveal who these martyrs were, how they died, and how the memory of them helped to shape Christianity.

If you are interested in more information or registering for either of these courses, please contact McNally Robinson Booksellers at 204-475-0483 or online at Community Classroom Registration Information.