This Tender Land
by William Kent Krueger

William Kent Krueger is a story-teller who believes in the power of story to transform. This story takes place in the depression and begins with four children escaping a school in Nebraska where Native American children are forcibly sent to be educated. Part Huckleberry Finn and part The Odyssey, Krueger’s richly imagined narrative as well as stunning prose — according to one reviewer — “mesmerizes the reader with its evocations of compassion, courage, and self-discovery.” There is also a lot to discuss together!

Wednesday, July 29, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
on the church lawn, weather permitting
for men & women
(led by Deacon Mary Baker)

 

The Cross and the Lynching Tree
by James Cone

This is both a personal narrative by an important black theologian, as well as a history of the American Church’s complicity in repression of the Black people. Yet there is hope present in this book as Cone reveals the inseparability of the grim realities of the Cross and the lynching tree. He clings to the Cross and Easter “as eternal reminders that the truth-crushed earth will rise again.”

This discussion is for anyone who would like to discuss the book, whether or not you were able to participate in the Friday Morning Bible Study over the summer.

Friday, August 21 , 6:30 – 8:00 PM
on the church lawn, weather permitting
for men & women
(led by Deacon Joy Unger)