The church that reads together… Grace Reads is an occasional opportunity to gather with others who have read the same book and discuss it’s themes, theological elements, community implications, etc. Books are chosen 1-2 months ahead of time and announced here and in all communications. Books are usually for sale in the church office, and will be for sale at Grace Book Fairs (the next one is February 26, 2017) – contact the office for prices. We will also have a couple available in our little Grace library for formal check-out (as in, you’ll have to sign-up and return them in a timely manner).
RSVP to Pastor Melanie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or sign up on the list next to the office.
Sunday, February at 12 noon (meet at Grace and walk to Noodles & Co. on Washington):
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
“Gyasi’s characters are so fully realized, so elegantly carved—very often I found myself longing to hear more. Craft is essential given the task Gyasi sets for herself—drawing not just a lineage of two sisters, but two related peoples. Gyasi is deeply concerned with the sin of selling humans on Africans, not Europeans. But she does not scold. She does not excuse. And she does not romanticize. The black Americans she follows are not overly virtuous victims. Sin comes in all forms, from selling people to abandoning children. I think I needed to read a book like this to remember what is possible. I think I needed to remember what happens when you pair a gifted literary mind to an epic task. Homegoing is an inspiration.”— Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between The World and Me