Summer Book Club Descriptions


Summer Book Club Descriptions


Summer Book Club

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Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

by Brene Brown

Meets Mondays 6:30-8 p.m.
July 15-August 12

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Brené Brown PhD, LMSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. 

Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.”


The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World's Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian
by Brian McLaren

Meets Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
July 2-30

Drawing from his work as global activist, pastor, and public theologian, McLaren challenges readers to stop worrying, waiting, and indulging in nostalgia, and instead, to embrace the powerful new understandings that are reshaping the church. In The Great Spiritual Migration, he explores three profound shifts that define the change – spiritually, theologically, missionally.


Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
by Nabeel Qureshi and Lee Strobel

Meets Thursdays 5:30-7 p.m.
July 11-August 8

Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi struggled with an inner turmoil that will challenge Christians, Muslims, and all those who are interested in the world’s greatest religions.