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Book Discussion

Book Discussion on The Overstory by Richard Powers, Zoom meeting on Thursday, May 14th.

To continue themes of the 6-week Christian Simplicity CE course, organized by Lewinsville Earth Care, the congregation is invited to join members of the Earth Care team in reading The Overstory. This book won the Pulitzer Prize and was shortlisted for the Mann Booker award. Novelist Ann Patchett writes, “the best novel ever written about trees, and really just one of the best novels, period.”

Although not a religious book, it connects with Barbara Brown Taylor’s writings on blessing in An Altar in the World, that “matter matters to God. The most ordinary things are drenched in divine opportunity,” where she encourages her students to go outside and read poems to trees to encounter and share God’s blessings.

The book is long, so get started on ready it right away! A zoom link was included in the Thursday, May 7th Update. CLICK HERE to request the login information.