OUR CURRENT BOOK FOR TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY….
On July 14th, we begin studying a new book, The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James H. Cone.
The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk. Both the cross and the lynching tree represent the worst in human beings and at the same time a thirst for life that refuses to let the worst determine our final meaning. While the lynching tree symbolized white power and black death, the cross symbolizes divine power and black life God overcoming the power of sin and death. For African Americans, the image of Jesus, hung on a tree to die, powerfully grounded their faith that God was with them, even in the suffering of the lynching era.
It’s available on Kindle as well as in paperback from your local friendly bookseller.
The Zoom discussion group takes place every Tuesday at 5:15 PM. Join us by clicking on the link below.
Books we have studied in the Past
-The Book of Joy, Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, by The Dalai Lama and The Right Reverend Desmond Tutu.
–Breathing Under Water, By Richard Rohr
–Lent, With Evelyn Underhill. Edited by G.P. Mellick Belshaw
–Preparing for Christmas, Daily meditations for Advent, by Richard Rohr
-Toxic Charity, by Robert Lupton
-I See Satan Fall like Lightning, by Rene’ Girard.
-The Bible Challenge: Read the Bible in a Year, by Marek P. Zabriskie
–Growing a Sustainable Soul, by Bob Flanagan