Conversations of Conscience Series 2020 Using literature and media to target contemporary issues affecting the world, the church and our lives today. These sessions will be opportunities to ask questions, receive feedback and engage in meaningful dialogue with other Christians who want to make a difference. Reading the book is not necessary but advised. You only have to attend both sessions of the book discussion. The sessions are 60 minutes long.
Sessions: Book: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (#1 New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book) A practical discussion of some of the themes of Just Mercy- Navigating the issues of justice and mercy from a practical Christian perspective. Micah 6: 8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Sessions: Book: Living with Purpose: An Activist's Guide to Listening, Learning and Leading by Dorothy Heights (Recipient: Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor) An in-depth conversation and view into the life of Dorothy Irene Height and her view of the purpose of life as well as her view of other civil rights world changers. Psalms 90:12 “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Zoom session: Dates
Sessions: Book: Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change (Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work/Biography) by John Lewis A practical discussion of how all of us can “get into good trouble” as John Lewis’ shares his view of the civil rights movement and how it relates to us today. November
Zoom Book Discussion Schedule: 1-Introduction of the themes of the books and related historic backdrop 2-Socratic questions to ponder as it relates to the topic and our walk as believers. 3-Presentation of important themes to frame discussion 4-Open discussion questions 5. Next steps- practical and biblical solutions to the stated problems