Center Book Study

Welcome to the Center Book Study, where we read and reflect upon books that challenge us to live out our call to formation, justice and peace!

Book study february 2024

Join host Greg Thompson in February 2024 as we discuss Michael Rhodes’ new book, Just Discipleship: Biblical Justice in an Unjust World.

Grounded in biblical theology, virtue ethics, and his own experiences, Rhodes shows that justice is central to the Bible, central to Jesus, and central to authentic Christian discipleship. Justice stands at the heart of Scripture. Following Jesus demands that we become just disciples in an unjust world.

Previous Books And Studies

Our Unforming: De-Westernizing Spiritual Formation by Cindy S. Lee

Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Voices of Lament: Reflections on Brokenness and Hope in a World Longing for Justice edited by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

Rediscipling the White Church by David Swanson

Soul Care in African American Practice by Barbara Peacock

Four Weeks Practicing Lament: Scriptures, articles, poetry, and songs about the spiritual practice of LAMENT.

Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair by Duke Kwon and Gregory Thompson

Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman

Who We Are

Our Book Study is an informal community of readers led by Center Advisory Board member Gregory Thompson or Peace Talks Host Vanessa Sadler.

What We Do

We gather around a book we have selected for its relevance to the Center’s focus on growing in love of God, neighbor, and self. Our studies last anywhere from four to eight weeks, depending on the book. We connect once a week on Zoom for 90 minutes, typically in the evening. Many of our members also participate in the Center Community Group, a more general space for connection and peer-based learning.

How to Join

Email Katie to join a current or upcoming Center Book Study.