Book Study

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!


We will be reading Voices of Lament together in February. For more information, email Katie at

Author, speaker, and coach Natasha Sistrunk Robinson will lead us in a time of lament using portions of the newly released book she edited called Voices of Lament: Reflections on Brokenness and Hope in a World Longing for Justice. Click HERE to join on Thursday night!

Previous Books And Studies


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.