Mon, Jul 10|
Messiah Book Club
All are welcome - whether you’ve read the selected book or not. Book: On Juneteenth (Annette Gordon-Reed).
Time & Location
Jul 10, 7:00 PM
Conference Room, 6900 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919, USA
About the event
July 10, 2023 – led by Beth Ford On Juneteenth (Annette Gordon-Reed). The history of the Juneteenth holiday, and its true importance to American history.
September 18, 2023 – led by Valerie Biberdorf The Last Green Valley (Mark Sullivan). A novel of a Ukrainian family’s courage in facing difficult choices at the end of WW2.
November 13, 2023 – led by Connie Cole The Universal Christ (Richard Rohr). Re-discovering the story of how Jesus came to be called “Christ,” and what it means for us today.
January 15, 2024 – led by Roy Biberdorf Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy (Jamie Raskin). Congressman Raskin’s story of leading the investigation of the January 6 insurrection, while simultaneously navigating a devastating family tragedy.
March 18, 2024 – led by Mike Driskill No Name in the Street (James Baldwin). The landmark civil rights writer’s classic take on several historical figures and the tumultuous political events of the early 1960’s.
May 20, 2024 – led by Illy Wood Traces (Patricia L Hudson). A novel recounting Daniel Boone’s life as seen through his wife Rebecca’s eyes, based on detailed historical research.
July 15, 2024 – a poetry reading led by all! Call Us What We Carry (Amanda Gorman). Exploring history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative collage of poetry.