Monday Evening Book Studies

Mondays, 6:15–7:30pm in the Library Lounge

  • Grounded: Finding God in the World—A Spiritual Revolution by Diana Butler Bass

    January 22, 29; February 5

    An increasing portion of the American population describes itself as “spiritual but not religious.” This may be viewed as an indication that there is more faith to be found everywhere around us. In Grounded, Diana Butler Bass uses emotionally affecting prose to trace how spiritual practice escaped the confines of houses of worship to suffuse the entire human experience, from nature to politics.

  • A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith by Brian D. McLaren

    April 16, 23, 30

    Brian D. McLaren, a leading voice in Convergence Christianity, examines ten pressing questions facing the church and its members. Referring throughout to matters of the world and the Word alike, McLaren shows how believers can bring their beliefs and commitments to bear as they shape the church of the future. He helps readers find a biblical basis for their ruminations on the guidance of the church regarding topics such as violent conflict, human sexuality, and appropriate interaction with people from other faith traditions.

Daytime Book Study

Wednesdays, January 10, 17, and 24 at 1pm

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance


J.D. Vance’s extended family was Appalachian in its origins and upper middle class in its aspirations—the author, a Marine, graduated from Yale Law School and this book was a New York Times bestseller—but the stories Vance tells in Hillbilly Elegy prove that class mobility in today’s United States is a tenuous proposition at best. The experiences of Vance’s family in Appalachian and Rust Belt milieus will ring familiar to us in a region that combines qualities of both.

Sunday Worship @ 10:00 am

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