In just a few short days, two book studies will be kicking off on campus, and all are encouraged to join. Students have the opportunity to become informed and enlightened while studying prevalent and worthwhile topics from best-selling novels, all while in the comfort of the Fireside Room in Ramaker.
In recognition of February as Black History Month, the Bridge Center will be hosting a variety of events and activities to provide education on black history and to honor black voices.
One such activity will be a 4-week book study, starting on Feb. 9. Those who choose to attend will have the pleasure of going through “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” by Emmanuel Acho, a New York Times best-selling author.
Acho looks at important events in U.S. history to answer difficult questions such as, “how can I have white privilege if I’m not wealthy?” or “why is it not okay for people of different ethnicities to say the ‘N’ word if black people can say it?” These are just a couple of the many questions that will be discussed, and anyone who is interested in fruitful conversations with others and who values being informed on this topic is encouraged to attend the sessions.
These sessions will be held on Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. in the Fireside Room in Ramaker.
The second book study being held will be put on by the Wellness Center and will begin on Feb. 6. The group will be going through the book “Find Your People – Building Deep Community in a Lonely World” by Jennie Allen.
In this best-selling book, Allen explains, from a biblical standpoint, that God created us as human beings to do life with one another and to thrive in a real, authentic community. He did not create us to be left to our own devices. Allen uncovers this truth as she brings the reader through the story of her personal experience in finding community and learning to value the importance of it.
Readers on ChristianBookstore.com have reported that this book is also helpful in the process of finding simple ways to connect with others while avoiding any awkwardness, identifying the type of friend you are and the type of friends you should seek out and lastly, understanding how conflict in relationships can strengthen them rather than destroy them.
The sessions for this series will be held on Mondays at 4 p.m. in Ramaker Fireside Room, starting on Feb. 6.