Book Club

Wednesday, 5:30 PM
Spiritual Life House
We will be finishing Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays by last semester’s Minorities Day speaker Dr. Bernadette C. Barton. Dr. Melinda Rice and Jacqueline Bengie will be leading discussion for this six-week series. Books will be provided free of charge. Join us for food, drinks, and discussion.

The next selection for the Spiritual Life Book Club will be Anne Lamott’s Traveling Mercies, which we will start the Wednesday after Spring Break, March 19. The time and location will remain the same—Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, in the Spiritual Life House.

Anne Lamott is a popular writer on faith matters. Her down-to-earth style and her willingness to share personal stories from her own life make her a great choice for the Book Club. The publisher says about the book, “Lamott's faith isn't about easy answers, which is part of what endears her to believers as well as nonbelievers. Against all odds, she came to believe in God and then, even more miraculously, in herself. As she puts it, "My coming to faith did not start with a leap but rather a series of staggers." At once tough, personal, affectionate, wise, and very funny, Traveling Mercies tells in exuberant detail how Anne Lamott learned to shine the light of faith on the darkest part of ordinary life, exposing surprising pockets of meaning and hope.”

If you are interested in joining us as we read this book together and discuss it, contact College Minister David Miller at 546-2191 or dkmiller@unionky.edu, and a book will be ordered for you.

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