Adult Education

Summer Book Group, Week 5

Tonight our Summer Book Group moves into our second month, with our second book!

Join us on Zoom for an hour of discussion and fellowship. We’ve got two more selections lined up, with Tuesday evening Zooms from now through Aug. 25. See the curriculum below. There is no reading assignment for the first Tuesday of the month. Feel free to drop in as many nights as you like, but you do need to register to receive the URL or call-in information.

The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog, by Adam Gidwitz
Led by Jaime Staehle
July 7, 14, 21 & 28
The Inquisitor’s Tale “It’s not a surprise that I chose a book aimed at young people. Yet, while this book is the fun adventure of three children and their holy dog, the deeper themes of prejudice, justice, and standing up for others moved me in ways that surprised me. These three children, divided by class, gender, race, and religion find that in the search for the truth about God and the universe, perhaps friendship is the greatest marvel of all.”

The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For and Believe, by Richard Rohr
Led by Morgan Valencia King
Aug. 4, 11, 18 & 25
I should admit up front that I haven’t yet read this book. But look at that title! It’s quite literally promising us the (theological) world. I don’t see any way that one book about Jesus could offer that much. But if there’s even a small chance this book can help us connect with God in a new way this summer, I think it’s more than worth it.