South West District Book Club

United Methodist Women Reading Plan

Shed light on your life and love perspective through the Reading Program!
Spring"Trouble I’ve Seen"  by Drew Hart– we are covering a chapter a week with email discussion questions for each chapter. Come to my house at 11am, Saturday, June 16th for a group discussion. Bring a sandwich. Drinks and desert will be provided.
Summer "A House In The Sky"  by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett– 6/21/2018
Fall – "Adventure of Ascent: Notes from a Lifelong Journey " by Luci Shaw – 9/22/2018 

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Changing the Way the Church Views Racism
Drew G.I. Hart
Herald Press, 2016

What if all Christians listened to the stories of those on the racialized
margins? How might Church be changed by the trouble they've seen? In  this provocative book, theologian and blogger Drew G.I. Hart places
police brutality, mass incarceration, anti-black stereotype, poverty
and everyday acts of racism within the larger framework of white
supremacy. Leading readers toward Jesus, Hart offers concrete practices for churches that seek solidarity with the oppressed and committed to racial justice.

(Nurturing for Community Category in the UMW reading plan)

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Drew G. I. Hart is a blogger, PhD candidate in theology and ethics at Lutheran Theological Seminary, part-time professor, and activist. His writing and speaking are informed by his ten years of pastoral ministry experience and his ongoing commitment to following Jesus. His blog, Taking Jesus Seriously, is hosted by Christian Century, and he speaks regularly at churches, universities, conferences, and seminaries. His writing has appeared in Sojourners and in books such as Living Alternative: Anabaptist Christianity in a Post-Christendom World and Exploring the Gospel of Peace. He also can be found on Twitter, @druhart, where he reflects on life and faith as it unfolds, and at He and his wife, Renee, have two young sons, Micah and Dietrich, and live in Philadelphia.