Soul Food Book Study - June 2021

Please join us on June 1, 8, and 15 from 6:30-8pm for a group book study of “Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation” by Latasha Morrison. Racism and racial justice are sensitive, heartfelt topics, with differing viewpoints across our country and, possibly, even within our church. In an effort to bring greater unity, understanding, empathy and change, we wish to create a space for personal dialog, active listening and personal reflections. Ultimately, we hope to unite and strengthen our relationship with each other and grow more aligned with God’s calling for us.

Part of the reason this book was chosen was because the author presents a very personal view of how racism has presented itself in her life and then she broadens her feelings and perspectives in a Christian context, with biblical references and belief that we must recognize the image of God in one another. “Be the Bridge” is very easy to read and each chapter is followed by discussion questions and a prayer. We will not have time to cover every discussion question, but we will undoubtedly highlight and expand upon those topics most relevant to individual participants.
 
News of racism and other forms of hatred continue to reverberate throughout our country. The focus in this series will highlight racism against Black people in America. We invite you to learn, listen, and share your thoughts on racial reconciliation and anti-racism. To sign up, please complete this form or contact Ronald Eng at 858-342-4286 or ronaldeng5@gmail.com. Please sign up no later than May 30 to allow for adequate planning.

“Be the Bridge” is available from Amazon for $8.93 (paperback). It is also available for free as an e-book and an audio book through the San Diego County Library's OverDrive Libby app; you just need a valid county library card to access. For those who are currently facing financial hardship, please contact the office by May 26 either by phone or by email to office@povucc.org and request a copy at no cost. 
 
A final note: This book study is the first study of what we hope will be a year-long study addressing racism experienced by different groups in America and how we as Christians might respond. We hope you will join us!