Join Us for Good-Reads!

In the Good Reads book discussion group we have begun disscussing Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. This group meets bi-monthly via Zoom on Thursday afternoons. 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM ; Our next meeting is April 20. Contact Marie Highby for more information and Zoom link!
“Some might say that Cutting for Stone is not a religious book, and it certainly is not a “Christian” book in that it is not limited to the Christian perspective. It does, however, masterfully interweave theological themes that touch upon every life, whether we are aware of them or not. Included in the themes that Verghese explores are call, obedience, sin, redemption, sacrifice and reconciliation. What makes the book so compelling is that Verghese explores all these issues (and more) through the lens of an unconventional family made up of flawed and gracious persons. No one is perfect or “saintly,” yet several of the characters certainly behave like saints in the Reformed understanding of the word. We quickly come to care about these people and what happens to them, and we see in a fresh way how the issues of faith that can seem so abstract are actually intertwined with the most quotidian choices we make every day (as well as the more significant ones). Sometimes we do not know if a choice we make is one that is going to change our lives forever or one that will be forgotten in a matter of hours until long after, so it is wise to pay careful attention to how our actions affect not only ourselves, but others as well. ”  — Comments on theological themes from The Presbyterian Outlook,
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