All Invited to Participate: One Church, Two Books

There’s still time to participate in our ONE Church/TWO Books summer reading! Evicted, by Matthew Desmond, who was honored as the Stowe Prize winner for Social Justice Writing this week, will open your eyes to the appalling cycle of eviction and poverty. Desmond brings us into the lives of eight families who live this cycle and the landlords who control it. He creates living portraits of people struggling to find stable, decent housing for their families in the face of dehumanizing economic forces. We will discuss this important book on Thursdays, September 20th and 27th, 6pm, in the Chapel, and Sunday, September 30th, 11:15am, in the Chapel.

Alternately (or in addition!), you can read The Hate U Give. You will fall in love with Starr, the sixteen-year-old narrator of this book, and you’ll ache with her through her harrowing experiences. Angie Thomas is an extraordinary young author. Discussion groups for this book will be held Thursdays, October 25th and November 1st, 6pm, in the Chapel, with a special outing to see the movie version of the book on Sunday, October 28th. Extra copies of the books are available in Fellowship Hall.