Book Discussion Group

As we look ahead to the fall of 2021 and plan our Adult Book Group, we welcome your joining us at our first zoom meeting on Sunday October 3 at 6pm for a one-hour discussion our new book, How to Heal Our Divides: A Practical Guide by Brian Allain.  Many in our congregation have expressed interest in learning how to “dismantle walls, one brick at a time.”  The following is a description of the book:

“If we didn’t recognize them already, 2020 put a spotlight on several serious, deep divides that have had strong negative impacts on our society – racial, political, religious, and other divides. Much has been written describing these divides and how they came about, or encouraging us to look deeply inside ourselves to discover our own flaws.  All good things! But there has been a lack of attention regarding what to do about it. ‘How to Heal Our Divides’ is a book aimed at building awareness of organizations that are taking real action to address these issues. The book is not an attempt to gloss over serious problems or “make happy” but instead to highlight tangible efforts that are solving problems – actually healing divides in effective and practical ways.”  

This book is written in such a way that even if you can only attend several sessions, you will still be able to participate and learn.  All congregants, first time participants, and return readers are welcome.  Locally, the book can be ordered thru the Norwich Bookstore.  If you have questions or would like the Zoom link, please contact Wendy Manganiello or the church office.

Discussion Schedule (6-7 p.m. on Zoom)

October 3, 2021   Introduction, Covenant and Chapters 1-4 (pages 3-19)

October 17 Chapters 5-8 (pages 23-52)

November 7 Chapters 9-12 (pages 53-82)

November 21 Chapters 13-16 (pages 83-109

December 5 Chapters 17-20 (pages 110-139)

December 19 Chapters 21-24 (pages 140-172)

January 9, 2022 Chapters 25-28 (pages 173-204)

January 23, 2022 Chapters 29-32 (pages 205-236)

Chapter 33 (pages 237-243)

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