This series will help us understand more about our neighbors in the US. Each of the books will contain personal stories so that we can hear their voices – What is their world like? What is different and what is the same? What do we do now? I hope you will prayerfully consider joining me on this journey, which at times may be a struggle as we come to grips with our own fears, allowing God to help us get to know our neighbors. Please contact Gina Dawson to reserve your spot and purchase a book (if you need one).
301-881-1881, ext. 2006
“Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction” by David Sheff
November 16, 2018, 7:30-9:00pm, Room 206
The next book in series is Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff, which is now a movie that comes out this fall (Watch the trailer ).
What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery.
Before Nic became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. David Sheff traces the first warning signs: the denial, the three a.m. phone calls – is it Nic? The police? The hospital? His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every treatment that might save his son. And he refused to give up on Nic.
Books ($10) are available at the mailbox downstairs outside the Church Office, where you can sign up as well (you can pay on the night of the discussion). Contact Gina Dawson with any questions.
Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love by William H. Willimon (February 24, 2017)
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (March 24, 2017)
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (May 19, 2017)
Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild (July 21, 2017)
Acts of Faith: The Story of An American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation by Eboo Patel (September 22, 2017)
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt (October 20, 2017)
Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving (November 17, 2017)
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a 13-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida
If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating by Alan Alda (April 13, 2018)
The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone (July 27, 2018)
The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches From the Border by Frances Cantú (September 14, 2018)