This summer At Hope, A New Opportunity–Book Clubs

This summer we will be reading and discussing four books–you can sign up for just one or do all four. The books cover a wide variety of topics and most are relatively short. They aren’t central or vital the way that a book we might study in Sunday school would be (with one exception–Delighting in the Trinity) but all of them will spark conversation and will provoke discussion. 

So sign up to read a book and let’s use this summer to deepen our understanding and enjoy each other’s company. Meeting logistics TBA but will be in the evening. Consider ordering from Hearts and Minds as you might get faster shipping. You can order online or give Byron a call (717) 246-3333. 

Sunday June 28: Delighting in the Trinity

Monday July 6: How To Think

Wednesday July 15: Adorning the Dark

Friday July 24: The Book of the Dun Cow


The Choices

Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to Christian Faith  by Michael Reeves, 

Do you think of the Trinity as too mysterious or confusing, almost an “extra” component to Christianity? Theologian Michael Reeves will teach us how the trinity is absolutely essential, how the whole story of Christianity is rooted in the Trinity, and how the Trinity is vital for Christian doctrine, faith, and life. 135 pages. 

How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds  by Alan Jacobs

This book, written by a Christian but for a broad audience, reflects on the process of thinking and how we can be better thinkers. It addresses tribalism, wrestles with what healthy skepticism is, challenges the notion of the “open” mind, and helps us all navigate our world of partisanship and punditry. 160 pages. 

Adorning the Dark  by Andrew Peterson 

Singer-Songwriter Andrew Peterson (“Is He Worthy?”) delves into what it means to create and how we serve God in our calling. Peterson talks about his own story and creative process but also meditates on what is good art, motivation, the tension between inspiration and hard work, faithfulness, and calling. This book is for writers, poets, artists, musicians, and also for those who want to to be inspired or to be able to look at their world and their work in a new way. 224 pages. 

The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin Jr.

This National Book Award Winner is part fantasy, part allegory, part medieval morality play, and so much more. Join us as we follow the adventures of Chauntecleer the Rooster as he seeks to save his coop (and the world) from the evil Wyrm and his minion Cockatrice. Probably best for high school age and up. 258 pages