Do you compile a reading list each summer? Have you ever read a book you really wanted to share with others? This summer, HRBC is combining both and invites you to join one or more of our summer reading groups. Each group will commit to reading a novel and discuss the implications of the story for people who follow in the way of Jesus. There is a title for everyone, including families! Each group will conclude with an activity that engages the group with the heart of the story. You can register for a group, beginning Sunday, June 4. Each book will cost $5. Then, plan to attend a kickoff event Sunday, June 25 at 5:00 pm where you can hear an introduction to each book, receive some guidance for reading, and set a discussion schedule.
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis. Explore the themes of Narnia and how childlike faith in Aslan changes the children who stumble into the world of Narnia through the wardrobe. Concludes with a viewing of the movie, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. This is a great activity for families to participate in together!
Night, a short memoir by Elie Wiesel. Struggle with the author as he comes to grips with whether the God of his Jewish family can be found in the evil of the Nazi concentration camp. Concludes with a trip to the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.
Cry, The Beloved Country, by Alan Patton. Learn, through the eyes of a Zulu pastor, of how systems established to favor one group of people over other groups tear at the fabric and dignity of humanity created in the image of God. Follow Umfundisi Stephen Kumalo as he seeks to learn the whereabouts of his son, Absalom, who left home to work in the mines of Johannesburg. Concludes with a viewing of the film, Cry, the Beloved Country.
Contact Matthew Hensley for more details!