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October Book of the Month: Waging Peace by Diana Oestreich

A beautiful and gut-wrenching memoir, Waging Peace exposes the false divide between loving our country and living out our faith’s call to love our enemies–whether we perceive our enemy as the neighbor with an opposing political viewpoint, the clerk wearing a head-covering, or the refugee from a war-torn country. By showing that us-versus-them is a false choice, this book will inspire each of us to choose love over fear.

Are you ready for a unique way to expand your cultural and global understanding in a safe, non-threatening environment where you can process out loud with others? There is nothing better than curling up with a new book, especially one that takes you on a journey of discovery and gives you permission to ponder ideas you might not have otherwise considered. Stories of courageous women who through trials beyond comprehension, learned the true meaning of putting love first, forgiveness, and the power of sisterhood and prayer. Join others around the globe as we breathe in these stories of hope and inspiration through the lens of peacemaking.

Danielle Strickland will be our host and guide each month to launch us into our book. Be part of our interactive format that will expose you to various voices in various ways. Here’s a glimpse into what we are talking about:

Week One: We will gather together as a group on-line through Zoom. Danielle Strickland will introduce the book for that particular month and facilitate a guide that will provide questions to ask yourself as you turn the pages. During this time you will be put into Zoom rooms for connection, conversation and community.

Week Two: Space for reading.

Week Three: We will gather together as a group on-line through Zoom. Lisa Jernigan will facilitate and interview with the author/someone connected to the topic of the book for that month. There will also be space for Q & A.

Week Four: We will gather together as a group on-line through Zoom. Cheryl Nembhard will lead a wrap-up and debrief along with a Q & A.

Details for October Book Club:

When: Wednesdays at 8PM EST, starting on 10/7

Where: Zoom

Cost: $10

November Book of the Month: Mighty Be Our Powers by Leymah Gbowee
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The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize shares her inspirational, powerful story of how a group of women working together created an unstoppable force that brought peace to Liberia.

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